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Chat GPT Link Roundup

This link roundup is by LIT-SIS Blog Committee member Shay Elbaum, Reference Librarian at the University of Michigan Law Library.  The AI-powered chatbot ChatGPT was released at the end of November and has generated thousands of hot takes, some of… Continue Reading →

The TikTok ‘exclusion act’ of 2022.

Magic Washer Detergent…  “TikTok must go”   Following a move conducted by the executive branch, Congress recently moved forward banning the use of TikTok on federal government devices. The purported ban was declared necessary by officials due to the national… Continue Reading →

Tech to Watch From CES

CES, a global technology event, wrapped up in early January and while I didn’t attend, I was curious to find out what new technologies were introduced at the event that might interest librarians and educators. I found a number of… Continue Reading →

Call for Nominations: The Kenneth J. Hirsch Distinguished Service Award

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS The Kenneth J. Hirsh Distinguished Service Award honors a LIT-SIS member who has made outstanding contributions to the SIS, to AALL, and who is well regarded for their service to the profession. The inaugural award recipient was… Continue Reading →

Favorite Tech of 2022

I had fun incorporating some new technologies into my daily life in 2022.  Here are some of my favorites. Remarkable 2 I love my iPad.  I use it all the time for reading, playing games, watching videos, and drawing.  It’s… Continue Reading →

Marketing Your Electronic Resources

Earlier this week, Cindy Bassett and Laura Wilcoxon, librarians at the University of Missouri School of Law, hosted one of AALL’s Coffee Chats – this week’s topic was Marketing Your Electronic Resources: No More Best-Kept Secrets. Thanks to the large… Continue Reading →

ABA TECHSHOW Grant Application Due Jan. 10, 2023

The LIT-SIS Grants and Awards Committee is happy to announce a $1000 grant to attend the upcoming ABA TECHSHOW in person. One grant of $1000.00 will be awarded to attend the 2023 ABA TECHSHOW in person. The application deadline for… Continue Reading →

Top Tech for Holiday Gift Giving, 2022 Edition

Do you have a tech lover in your life? Not sure what to add to your own wishlist this holiday season? Here’s a link roundup of gift guides for tech lovers. And here are some of our favorites that didn’t… Continue Reading →

Data Cartels: The Companies that Control and Monopolize Our Information

Sarah Lamden’s new book, Data Cartels: The Companies that Control and Monopolize Our Information, came out earlier this month, and Sarah is currently making the webinar and podcast rounds to discuss it. In her book, Sarah discusses the unregulated underworld… Continue Reading →

The battle for the Internet Archive and the future of Controlled Digital Lending.

Over the past fifty years college tuition has increased to four hundred percent. In that same period textbook prices have increased by over one thousand percent. The textbook/case law sales industry is considered a racket in certain circles. Some sympathetic… Continue Reading →

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