Submitted by SafeLibraries on January 7, 2016 - 11:54am
A public library in New Jersey had a child viewing Internet p 0 r n in the kid's section of the library in January 2015. The mom complained. The library reacted by ensuring kids could continue to view the unfiltered Internet in the children's section of the library. They did this by changing library policy to add the American Library Association recommendations that accomplish that goal. While doing that, they repeatedly blocked the public from observing those policy changes.
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Pulitzer Prize Winner, Tom Toles, discussed editorial cartooning on Thursday, July 30 in the Amphitheater. Toles is currently to editorial cartoonist at The Washington Post. He has received numerous awards for his work, including the National Cartoonist Society's Editorial Cartoon Award the 2011 Herblock Prize, and the 1990 Pulitzer Prize in editorial cartooning. In his lecture he went through five steps it takes to make editorial cartoons, and discussed his recent work.
Submitted by Bibliofuture on October 13, 2015 - 12:18am
The Weakness of the Case for Cameras in the United States Supreme Court
Many people regard it as obvious that Supreme Court proceeding's
should be open to video camera, and should be broadcast live on television
and online. After all, the activities of Congress and the President are routinely publicized in this way, as are the proceedings of many state and lower federal courts. The benefits of such broadcasting seem manifest, and by stubbornly resisting this trend the Supreme Court apparently runs afoul of the basic demands of democratic transparency.
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In a sharp-elbowed opinion piece in The New York Times this week, Victor Fleischer, a law professor at the University of San Diego, took several big-name schools to task for the ways that they handle their endowments.
Fleischer cited Harvard, the University of Texas, Stanford and Princeton — but he reserved his harshest criticism for Yale University, which he says pays private equity firms $480 million a year to handle its endowment. Meanwhile, he says the school spends only $170 million dollars on financial aid for students — while tuition often rises.
Submitted by Walt on August 13, 2015 - 1:52pm
More than half a million articles appeared in Gold OA journals (in DOAJ) in 2014--in more than 9,700 such journals. (The 400,000 mark was actually reached in 2012.)
That initial finding is at the heart of the lead essay in a unique issue of Cites & Insights, available in two different versions:
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Steve Inskeep, co-host of NPR's Morning Edition, explores a chapter of American history that isn't well known: how the United States expanded into the Deep South after the Revolutionary War. Inskeep joins Judy Woodruff to discuss his new book, "Jacksonland: President Andrew Jackson, Cherokee Chief John Ross and a Great American Land Grab."
Submitted by Bibliofuture on April 9, 2015 - 1:33am
Steven Spielberg and Warner Bros are set for a reunion.
The director will take on the studio's "Ready Player One," the highly anticipated project based on the popular sci-fi book by Ernest Cline that takes place in a virtual world, Deadline reports.
This is the first time in 14 years Spielberg has worked with Warner Bros. The last project he worked on with the studio was 2001's "A.I. Artificial Intelligence."
Submitted by Bibliofuture on March 15, 2015 - 1:52am
The first historical dictionary devoted to science fiction, Brave New Words:The Oxford Dictionary of Science Fiction shows exactly how science-fictional words and their associated concepts have developed over time, with full citations and bibliographic information. It's a window on a whole genre of literature through the words invented and passed along by the genre's most talented writers. In addition, it shows how many words we consider everyday vocabulary-words like "spacesuit," "blast off," and "robot"-had their roots in imaginative literature, and not in hard science.
Submitted by Walt on March 1, 2015 - 9:14pm
Cites & Insights 15:4 (April 2015) is now available for downloading at http://citesandinsights.info/civ15i4.pdf
The print-oriented version is 38 pages long; it includes boldface as applied but the links don't work.
If you're reading online or on an e-device and want working links (but no boldface), you may prefer the single-column 6x9" version at http://citesandinsights.info/civ15i4on.pdf
The single-column version is 72 pages long.