The Curator September 13 2017 issue

 

The Curator: September 13, 2017

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Thinking of our fellow librarians
and archivists in Texas and Florida

The whole country has been watching the devastation of Harvey and Irma. Several LAC Group employees have been affected and we know some of you have been affected too. The imminent danger is past; now comes the long, hard journey to recovery. We wish you well in your personal recovery efforts; for professional library rebuilding, we are sharing the following articles on our post-Hurricane Katrina experiences helping Tulane University’s disaster recovery. Project lead and LibSource employee Del Hamilton will be sharing some of her insights in the next issue.

Recovering from 3 post-Hurricane Katrina disasters at Tulane University
Helping Tulane University Libraries mark Hurricane Katrina 10th anniversary

sois 50th celebration

Our distinguished virtual research team

Kathrine Henderson has been named one of 50 distinguished MLIS alums of the University of Wisconsin’s School of Information Studies (SOIS). The school is celebrating its 50th Anniversary. Congrats to both Kat and SOIS!

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DiGilio must reads

Collapsing under the burden of so much great LIS / legal research reading and too little time? Take a few minutes to catch-up with a curated list from John DiGilio. Today’s topics include: fake news, blockchain, PACER, and AI/cognitive computing.

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Dark data pool

Your data may be part of the dark data pool

In the last Curator, we viewed dark data through the lens of a current event—the eclipse. Now let’s talk about dark less metaphorically and more realistically. As you know (and may be one of the 143 million US consumers affected), a big load of personal and financial data was dumped into the dark data pool thanks to a security breach at Equifax.

Following is an Equifax security breach reading list:

Legal action
Chatbot will let you sue Equifax without a lawyer 
Arbitration rule becomes the tempest in the teapot

Lawmakers take notice
Equifax breach could mark regulatory turning point
Dem senator on Equifax breach: ‘Somebody needs to go to jail’

Big data needs bigger governance and security
Big data needs bigger security
Your latest cybersecurity threat could be your new hire

Preparing for the next big data theft
How to prepare for the next Equifax-type data theft
How to stop the next unstoppable mega-breach—or slow it down

Select Federal

Does “8(a) STARS II GWAC” make sense to you?

If so, we’re happy to share that LAC Federal has a new Mentor-Protégé joint venture with MCH Corporation called Select Federal Services! Our combined experience and capabilities will simplify the process of implementing fresh, valuable information solutions to government agencies.

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 from the archive

From the archive

We congratulate Kat Henderson and invite you to meet some of her distinguished LAC Group colleagues:

Information Specialist dedicated to LibSource client in media / entertainment

Librarian dedicated to LAC Federal client NOAA

LibGig Senior Recruiter dedicated to legal staffing

Announcement Invitation to writers, bloggers and content curators

Are you interested in contributing to The Curator? If you have a library / information services blog, represent a relevant website, or would like to be a guest contributor to our blog, contact us with details. Thank you!

 

lac 30th anniversary
Celebrating 30 years!

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