WEDNESDAY: Internet users & the biggest sites on the net are uniting to save #NetNeutrality

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Democracy Now! The election of the next president is not yet a done deal

“The election of the next president is not yet a done deal. Electors of conscience can still do the right thing for the good of the country. Presidential electors have the legal right and a constitutional duty to vote their conscience.”

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Library News: Ebrary is now Ebook Central

Our migration from the current ebrary ebook platform to Ebook Central is now complete.  Take a look:  Ebook Central

For more info please view the LibGuide and the YouTube videos.

Individual bookshelves are still not accessible; the problem has been reported.

Drones & the Super Bowl: Know Before You Fly


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Google created a Google Scholar Button Chrome extension: Look up scholarly articles as you browse the web

Just learned about this on one of my listservs  — try it!

Google created a Google Scholar Button Chrome extension.

From the description:
Lookup scholarly articles as you browse the web.
This extension adds a browser button for easy access to Google Scholar from any web page. Click the Scholar button to:
– Find full text on the web or in your university library. Select the title of the paper on the page you’re reading, and click the Scholar button to find it.
– Transfer your query from web search to Scholar. Press the Scholar button to see top three results; click “full screen” in the lower left of the popup to see them all.

More information here: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/google-scholar-button/ldipcbpaocekfooobnbcddclnhejkcpn

GigaOm: Racing, from a drone’s point of a view: a day with UAV advocate Raphael Pirker

Journalist Brewster profiles Raphael Pirker (of Huerta v. Pirker, Docket no. cp-217). http://www.ntsb.gov/legal/alj/Pages/pirker.aspx

Gigaom

There is a zen moment when you are flying a drone in the first-person perspective when the ground drops away and the camera stabilizes. There is a horizon in every direction, and the only question left is, “Which way do you want to fly?”

“It’s the ability to be in the pilot’s seat without the danger of actually being in the pilot’s seat,” said Raphael “Trappy” Pirker, the entrepreneur and enthusiast behind the Team BlackSheep drone shop and community. “You can travel places, you can see stuff from a different perspective. It’s kind of a mix of outdoor adventure and technology.”

Pirker, who develops and sells drones from Hong Kong, travels the world shooting familiar sites from new perspectives. You may have come across his closeup view of a fireworks display or flight around the Statue of Liberty. Team BlackSheep’s videos are daring — close passes over the highest point…

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