Guybrarians and Male Librarians

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According to this blog’s WordPress stats, the majority of search results that lead people to Pop Goes the Librarian categorize the profession as solely female.  How do I know that?

  • “hot librarian” : 37 views
  • “hot librarians” : 23 views
  • “hot lady librarians” : 15 views
  • “librarian chic” : 5 views
  • “smokin hot librarian” : 2 views

The list goes.  Although “hot” isn’t exactly a gendered qualifier, when followed by the word “librarian” it might as well be.  It’s fairly obvious to those of us who work in libraries that men are the minority. According to the article “Male Librarians: Gender Issues and Stereotypes“, “Without question the Library profession is female-dominated. Decade after decade the ratio of female to male librarians remains roughly 4:1, although the mix is closer to 3:1 in academic libraries.”  This ratio rings true for my own library; out of the 16 professional librarians…

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In its ongoing lawsuit with three of the biggest textbook publishers, open textbook startup Boundless is down, but by no means is it out.

Last spring, the Boston-based startup said it had raised $8 million in venture funding just as Pearson (s PLC), Cengage and Macmillan Higher Education slapped it with a lawsuit alleging several violations, including copyright infringement, unfair competition and false advertising. Boundless curates and packages free online content into open textbook alternatives tailored to students’ learning needs.

In June, the startup filed a motion to dismiss a few of the claims and said the other claims were without merit. But last month, a U.S. District Court Judge in New York denied the motion to dismiss.

Undeterred, Boundless this week filed another response, requesting a trial by jury.

“In our view, such legal action [by the publishers] is an attempt to stifle startups such as Boundless who are…

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Have you identified your real competitors?

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Keeping an eye on competition is a routine job of Product Manager. Before even starting to gather the intelligence, an important task is to identify who all are your real competitors, and henceforth prioritizing them. Doing so is important as some competitor may need to be handled on a short term basis while some on a longer term basis.

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2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 8,500 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 14 years to get that many views.

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Realigning Blogging- WordPress Blog

It is still not very clear to me but I intend to research this issue further, blogging on WordPress and apparently posting other materials to the web in other formats is somewhat restricted to original content. That in my opinion seems confusing in this day and age of social media that encompasses sharing massive information in a multiplicative manner. I have perused other bloggers blogs related to this subject matter and the terms: plagiarism, copyright, splogging and I am certain many others are conjured. Granted, apparently you can use the links as a source of reference but even if you use the link and rephrase or make the original post it somewhat different, add your twist etc. Is that original content?

However, many of these issues are discussed in books and other materials that continue to evolve as the laws on copyright metamorphoses to align with new technological methods of disseminating information. I would caution all individuals engaging in social media, blogging etc. to become very familiar with the limitations of the specific forum, to posting, materials including photos etc.

Can I post the links to those articles I found here or would it be considered not original content? Please bear with me as I realign the articles I have been posting which are arguably “fair use” publications. I apologize to all who may consider my posting as a copyright violation of any sort or unauthorized use of their material. I posted the information not because I wanted to falsely establish traffic to my blog and I am certain I have attributed to the origination of any content I may post. I have written this blog in response to WordPress temporarily invalidating my blog …

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Law Librarian Salary in New York | Indeed.com

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Average Law Librarian Salary in New York: $53,000. Search and compare Law Librarian Salary in New York by location for free.

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The Value of Law Librarians Blogging on their Firm’s Blog

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Cheryl Niemeier is Director of Library Services at Bose McKinney & Evans LLP   Apparently, I am blazing a new trail as seemingly the first and only law librarian who is officially blogging on t…

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Employment Resources on the Internet | LLRX.com

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Web research guru Marcus P. Zillman’s guide is a comprehensive listing of employment resources available on the Internet.

 

Employment Resources on the Internet is a comprehensive listing of employment resources available on the Internet.

These resources and sources will help you discover, review, leverage and incorporate actionable information from a wide range of employment resources into your job search strategy.

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Legal Business Development: MASTER IT!

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Master it! I can just hear some of you… “Easy for you to say!” It is easy for me to say because I…

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Does Your Law Firm Website Suck? | The Law Insider | Legal Blog

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I have had the privilege of developing over 50 lawyer and law firm websites. I bring a unique perspective to law-based web design because (1) I am a lawyer, practicing with a large and successful personal injury law firm, and (2) my websites and online marketing strategies succeed where it matters most: online lead generation.

By Stacey E. Burke

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We Need a ‘Truth’ Campaign for Digital Literacy and Data Tracking

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Earlier this year, Bill Diggins, a marketing executive at Verizon Wireless, revealed a chilling fact about how much information the company collects about its customers. “We’re able to view just everything that they do,” he told a crowd at the Paley Center in New York. “And that’s really where data is going today. Data is the new oil.”

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The cache – websites and the law | Lexology

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I want to put together an online Christmas and January sales brochure.

If you do this without the copyright owner’s permission, it may land you in hot water.

Copyright amongst other things protects the images and photographs in other people’s websites.

You should not copy the images (in whole or substantial form) without the copyright owner’s consent. “Substantial” can be measured both in terms of the quantity and the quality of the part taken. So, even if you were to take a small proportion of the images, if that part taken is fundamental, this could still mean that you are infringing copyright.

Look out for copyright notices on the websites that you visit. These will often set out what you can and can’t do with the material on that site.

 

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Copyright alert system – the “six strikes” warning system | Lexology

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The Center for Copyright Information and its partners, the Recording Industry Association of America, Motion Picture Association of America, and leading U.S.

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50 shades of knowledge management

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The knowledge management world is large and complex, with many different understandings of what the term means, and what it encompasses.

Here is a first-pass map of the Knowledge Management Landscape, and some of the nooks, crannies, islands and archipelagos that make up the landscape.

Or if you prefer, the 50 shades within the KM rainbow.

Read more: Knoco stories: 50 shades of knowledge management http://www.nickmilton.com/2012/11/50-shades-of-knowledge-management.html#ixzz2C6Fp7EII

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US military looks to social nets for intelligence strategy | TechHive

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Students at a U.S. military graduate school in California are mining social media with new methods that may change the way the armed forces collect intelligence overseas.

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