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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 →

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 →

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 →

Be Thankful for LIT-SIS: Seeking Nominations for the LIT-SIS Executive Board

The LIT-SIS Nominations Committee is still seeking nominations for two positions: Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect and Secretary/Treasurer. Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect is a three-year commitment, with the successful candidate serving as Vice-Chair, Chair, and Past Chair over three consecutive years. Secretary/Treasurer is a two-year commitment.  You… Continue Reading →

Book Recommendations for Thanksgiving Break

Here at the LIT-SIS blog, we’re always looking for a good read, especially around an upcoming break. In no particular order, here are some non-fiction books we recommend you read during the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday – many of them will… Continue Reading →

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