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» Blacklists are technically infeasible, practically unreliable and unethical. Period. It’s been a big weekend for poorly designed blacklists.

» Blacklists are technically infeasible, practically unreliable and unethical. Period.

But prior to this another blacklist was also a significant discussion. Beall’s list of so-called “Predatory” journals and publishers vanished from the web around a week ago. There is still not explanation for why, but the most obvious candidate is that legal action, threatened or real, was the cause of it being removed. Since it disappeared many listservs and groups have been asking what should be done? My answer is pretty simple. It won’t surprise anyone that I’ve never been a supporter of the list. Does that mean that it’s a good thing the lists are gone? But the real reason the list doesn’t help isn’t because of its motivations or its quality. Cognitive bias cheat sheet – Better Humans. Great, how am I supposed to remember all of this?

Cognitive bias cheat sheet – Better Humans

You don’t have to. But you can start by remembering these four giant problems our brains have evolved to deal with over the last few million years (and maybe bookmark this page if you want to occasionally reference it for the exact bias you’re looking for): Information overload sucks, so we aggressively filter. Noise becomes signal.Lack of meaning is confusing, so we fill in the gaps. Signal becomes a story.Need to act fast lest we lose our chance, so we jump to conclusions. All I Know Is What’s on the Internet — Real Life. All I Know Is What’s on the Internet Information literacy is not the antidote to fake news, because the institutions for teaching it can’t be trusted either Rolin Moe January 17, 2017 share Image: "Lost in Reflection" from Night Shift by Guillaume Lachapelle.

All I Know Is What’s on the Internet — Real Life

Fake news elected Donald Trump. At least, judging by media attention — social or otherwise — one might come to that conclusion. Though they may profit from a culture of obfuscation, fake-headline writers did not build it alone. Fake news is squatting in one building in an entire landscape of neglect and corruption; evicting them will make no difference to the blight Fake news is a convenient framing that sets the stage for feel-good, ultimately escapist solutions. Just as fake news is not new, neither is information literacy. That report was itself a response to a paper from the 1974 National Commission on Libraries and Information Science, which called for the nation to achieve information literacy by 1984.

Once a fearsome murderer invaded a Zen master’s home. The End of Theory: The Data Deluge Makes the Scientific Method Obsolete. "All models are wrong, but some are useful.

The End of Theory: The Data Deluge Makes the Scientific Method Obsolete

" So proclaimed statistician George Box 30 years ago, and he was right. But what choice did we have? Only models, from cosmological equations to theories of human behavior, seemed to be able to consistently, if imperfectly, explain the world around us. Until now. The Surprising Political Power Of Libraries. There’s a practicum student at the desk when I arrive for my shift.

The Surprising Political Power Of Libraries

She’s here for a three-week work term before finishing her Master’s in Library Studies. We chat for a while between serving customers, and then she turns to me: “Did you know that our Health display is all diet books? All of them!” I’ve been working here for two months, but I didn’t know that. I walk over to the display, a permanent showcase of books vaguely categorized as “Health and Wellness.” The public library is considered a bipartisan environment, and many library systems have explicit policies to that effect. The American Library Association (ALA) defines core values of librarianship that include access, privacy, diversity, intellectual freedom, and serving the public good.

Identifying reliable sources. "WP:Reliable" redirects here.

Identifying reliable sources

For criticisms of Wikipedia, see WP:Reliability. Wikipedia articles should be based on reliable, published sources, making sure that all majority and significant minority views that have appeared in those sources are covered (see Wikipedia:Neutral point of view). If no reliable sources can be found on a topic, Wikipedia should not have an article on it. The guideline in this page discusses the reliability of various types of sources. “The past is already gone, the future is not yet here. There’s only one moment for you to live.” – Fake Buddha Quotes. I’m quite sure this quote, which was sent to me the other day, is fake: “The past is already gone, the future is not yet here.

“The past is already gone, the future is not yet here. There’s only one moment for you to live.” – Fake Buddha Quotes

There’s only one moment for you to live.” The Buddha talked a little about the past, present, and future, although not as much as you might assume, based on contemporary teachers’ emphasis on that theme. LibGuides: Pedagogy to Oppress? - Hybrid Pedagogy. You have to be a pretty tenacious researcher to find any criticism about LibGuides, the practical and convenient tool that librarians use to create online guides to research.

LibGuides: Pedagogy to Oppress? - Hybrid Pedagogy

My search for “LibGuides and critique or criticism” taught me a great deal about how to interpret literature, while keying in “LibGuides and problems” merely returned information about the occasional scheduled downtime. It was not until I limited my search to wordpress.com and then traced a bunch of links and pingbacks that I could even start to gather a sense of the conversation round the topic. Yet, ironically, it is exactly this twisting, infuriating and (occasionally) joyful process of research that is stifled by the way that most librarians structure and organize their LibGuides.

Web-based research guides have helped to bridge the gap that the growth of online resources has put between the library and its patrons.