Social Networking Librarian Librarian in Black Blog – Sarah Houghton-Jan Digital divide - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia A digital divide is an economic inequality between groups, broadly construed, in terms of access to, use of, or knowledge of information and communication technologies (ICT). The divide within countries, such as the digital divide in the United States) may refer to inequalities between individuals, households, businesses, and geographic areas at different socioeconomic and other demographic levels, while the divide between countries is referred to as the global digital divide, which designates nations as the units of analysis and examines the gap between developing and developed countries on an international scale. Definition and usage The term Digital divide is used to describe a gap between those who have ready access to information and communication technology and the skills to make use of those technology and those who do not have the access or skills to use those same technologies within a geographic area, society or community. Means of connectivity
Literary Transgressions blog The Unquiet Librarian Nieman Reports | Local Characters: How to Tell the Stories You Have to Tell In mid-October The Nieman Foundation and The Alliance for Community Journalism, a Boston-based organization that supports locally owned and owner-operated community newspapers, sponsored a community journalism conference for Boston’s neighborhood and community reporters. Lane DeGregory, a feature writer with the St. Petersburg Times, offered tips for these community reporters on how to find people whose stories a local audience would want to read. What follows are edited excerpts from her presentation. Tip 1: Elmer Wright. Tip 1: Talk to strangers. I got this story right when I moved to St. So I went back the next weekend and I took a photographer with me and we just hung out for a day with Elmer Wright, and we asked him if we could come back to his house. When I’m reporting a story, I don’t always know what it’s going to be, but I try to think about what could the theme be as I’m talking to this person. I asked him, “Why do you do this?” So this was a story about loneliness.
Librarian by Day | Bobbi L. Newman Bibliographic Wilderness Town Gets Rid Of 44 Tons Of Stinking Bison Meat BRIDGEWATER, S.D. — Behind the freezer doors at a meat plant mysteriously abandoned by its owner, the 44 tons of bison meat managed to hold its own for months, masked by the brutal chill of two South Dakota winters. Once the power was cut and spring thaw arrived, nature took over. And enough rotting meat to fill a high school gym did exactly what you'd expect: It stank. It stank at the bank. It smelled at the law office. It reeked at the cafe. "You've also got the city offices, the grocery store and the post office. Fed up with the smell, a brave crew of 18 city and county workers took matters into their own hands this summer and stormed the plant to haul away the putrid meat and take back their town. "We tried to work with that guy," said a dismayed Barattini. The saga of the smell began in January 2008, when owner Ilan Parente closed Bridgewater Quality Meats and moved the business to Dawson, Minn., as Noah's Ark Processors LLC. "This is worse than rotten bodies," Barattini said.
CAIS-ACSI Special Libraries Cataloguing, Inc. Murdered journalists: 90% of killers get away with it but who are the victims? | Media A grim toll of 370 journalists have been murdered over the past 10 years in direct retaliation for doing their job. An even more alarming statistic is that 90% of their killers have not been brought to justice, according to statistics from the Committee to Protect Journalists. In its report, The road to justice: breaking the cycle of impunity in the killing of journalists, the CPJ argues that governments need to do much more to catch the killers. Journalists murdered between 2004 and 2013 with full justice: BrazilSamuel Romã, Radio Conquista FM, April 20, 2004Luiz Carlos Barbon Filho, Jornal do Porto, JC Regional, and Rádio Porto FM, May 5, 2007 Dominican RepublicJuan Emilio Andújar Matos, Radio Azua and Listín Diario, September 14, 2004 El SalvadorChristian Gregorio Poveda Ruiz, freelance, September 2, 2009 IndonesiaAnak Agung Prabangsa, Radar Bali, February 11, 2009 NicaraguaMaría José Bravo, La Prensa, November 9, 2004 PeruMiguel Pérez Julca, Radio Éxitos, March 17, 2007
The girl in the window Part One: The Feral Child PLANT CITY — The family had lived in the rundown rental house for almost three years when someone first saw a child's face in the window. A little girl, pale, with dark eyes, lifted a dirty blanket above the broken glass and peered out, one neighbor remembered. Everyone knew a woman lived in the house with her boyfriend and two adult sons. But they had never seen a child there, had never noticed anyone playing in the overgrown yard. The girl looked young, 5 or 6, and thin. The child stared into the square of sunlight, then slipped away. Months went by. Just before noon on July 13, 2005, a Plant City police car pulled up outside that shattered window. Clutching his stomach, the rookie retched in the weeds. Plant City Detective Mark Holste had been on the force for 18 years when he and his young partner were sent to the house on Old Sydney Road to stand by during a child abuse investigation. They found a car parked outside. "Unbelievable," she told Holste. Dr. Click.