Monthly archives: May, 2013

Job Swaps and Library Exchanges – 2013 update

This guide by Katie Thomas completely updates her previous article from 2006, and focuses on resources that promote and disseminate information about international visits and exchanges for librarian around the world.

Subjects: Communication Skills, Features, Job Hunting, Libraries & Librarians, Recruiting

Negotiating Justice: The New Constitutional Spectrum of Plea Bargaining

Ken Strutin focuses on the impact of the Supreme Court’s decisions in Missouri v. Frye and Lafler v. Cooper, and the upcoming appeal in Burt v. Titlow in regard to placing plea bargaining front and center on the national stage. As a result, they have divided practitioners and scholars into two camps: (1) those who consider the rulings to be a new statement in the law of plea bargaining and right to effective assistance of counsel; and (2) those who believe they are only a restatement of established principles. These cases have generated interest in the centrality and regulation of plea bargaining, the ethics and effectiveness of defense counsel as negotiator, the oversight of prosecutors regarding charging decisions, sentence recommendations and pre-trial discovery, and the scope of federal habeas corpus review and remedies. Ken’s article is a comprehensive annotated guide to high court opinions, scholarship and commentary regarding the themes addressed by the Supreme Court in Lafler and Frye as well as their implications for the administration of criminal justice.

Subjects: Constitutional Law, Court Resources, Criminal Law, Features, Legal Research, Supreme Court, United States Law

Voice Dream e-reading app: Stellar for text to speech – and promising as a general reader

David H. Rothman reviews the Voice Dream Reader app for iPads, iPhones and iPod Touches. At $10 it is more expensive than the average app, but David’s deep dive has resulted in a recommendation that there is enough value to justify the cost.

Subjects: E-Books, Features, Gadgets, Libraries & Librarians, Library Software & Technology

Journalism Resources on the Internet

This guide by Marcus P. Zillman is a comprehensive listing of journalism resources and sites on the Internet. These sources provide researchers with a wealth of reliable, topical and comprehensive data, information, reports, images, bibliographies, style and writing guides, from a wide range of public, institutional, association, advocacy and news organizations.

Subjects: Business Research, Competitive Intelligence, Features, Search Engines, Search Strategies, Technology Trends

Promising DPLA debut–but please don’t confuse with a full-fledged ‘public library’ demo

David H. Rothman discusses the strengths and gaps of the current site, which he notes is a demo project with which the DPLA hopes to raise money and attract more, and much needed volunteers. The organization also plans to use this iteration as an opportunity to apply lessons learned to future versions as the project navigates forward in a demonstrably challenging time for libraries.

Subjects: Features, Libraries & Librarians, Library Marketing, Library Software & Technology, Web Accessibility

Concert at New York City’s Carnegie Hall Zankel Hall – Properly Performed Masterpieces

The Foundation For The Revival Of Classical Culture presents master pianist Tian Jiang in a concert entitled “Properly Performed Masterpieces.” The concert will take place at New York City’s Carnegie Hall Zankel Hall, May 28, 2013 at 7:30 pm. The program includes Beethoven’s Sonata no.7 in E flat Major, op.10, no.3; the Sonata no.23 in F minor, “Appassionata” op 57; and Brahms’ Variations on a Theme by Handel, op.24.

Subjects: Features
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