April 2012 Archives
April 18, 2012
Over the past few years, the world has seen a rapid explosion in technological development. The devices and services these innovations provide help make life easier, and their ongoing evolution will continue to provide users with increased opportunities and benefits. While technological innovations may move at a breakneck pace, the American legal system is slower to adapt. Constitution 3.0 explores the tension between law and technology, by projecting how this conflict might unfold in the year 2025. read more!
April 11, 2012
Here’s a new way to keep an eye on what’s happening in Washington. MetaVid is a new video archive of the U.S. Congress, containing footage of legislative sessions going back to 2006. You can search or browse clips by the name of the speaker, words spoken, date, and user-contributed tags (categories of which include “Volcano,” “Tea Party” and “As Seen on the Daily Show.”) By combining a video library with a wiki format, the collection should get stronger and easier to use as its audience grows. read more!
April 4, 2012
By Jennifer Huck, Systems and Emerging Technologies LibrarianThere are so many productivity tools out there, sometimes it is hard to know where to begin. Never fear! Here are three well-regarded productivity applications that you might find useful. These applications all... read more!