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Sabrina I. Pacifici, MSLIS, KM, Law Librarian, SME / Legal Research, Financial Services, Privacy, Civil Liberties, GovDocs, Social Media.
Solo Editor, Publisher, Founder, Owner - LLRX.com® – the free e-journal on law, technology and research for Librarians, Lawyers, Researchers, Academics, and Journalists. Established in 1996, and published monthly.
Sabrina I. Pacifici is also the solo Researcher/Author, of beSpacific® - Accurate research and knowledge discovery of documents and resources focused on law, technology, government documents, civil liberties, privacy, justice and emerging technology issues - with a global perspective. Updated daily since 2002 with a searchable database of over 45,000 postings.
See also the beSpacific Mastodon feed updated daily, with unique resources to support effective, timely, focused, subject matter resource sharing.

LLRX January 2021 Issue

Articles and Columns for January 2021 The body’s fight against COVID-19 explained using 3D-printed models – In this interview, Nathan Ahlgren, assistant professor of biology at Clark University, uses 3D-printed models to explain what proteins do in viruses, how they interact with human cells, how the vaccine delivers mRNA into the cell, and how antibodies …

Subjects: KM

LLRX December 2020 Issue

Articles and Columns for December 2020 Masks and mandates: How individual rights and government regulation are both necessary for a free society – Professor Martha Ackelsberg is political theorist – she studies how communities are organized, how power is exercised and how people relate to one another in and between communities. Through talking to friends, …

Subjects: KM

LLRX November 2020 Issue

Articles and Columns for November 2020 Managing Metadata: An Examination of Successful Approaches – If Google can deliver results across the entire internet in seconds, why do I have so much trouble finding things in my organization?” asked Jonathan Adams, Research Director at Infogix, at the DATAVERSITY® DGVision Conference, December 2019. In a presentation titled, …

Subjects: KM

LLRX October 2020 Issue

Articles and Columns for October 2020 You have rights when you go to vote – and many people are there to help if there’s trouble at the poll – Despite all the challenges to this year’s election – long lines, calls for voter intimidation, baseless claims of fraud – voting is a fundamental civil right. As …

Subjects: KM

COVID-19 masks FAQs: How can cloth stop a tiny virus? What’s the best fabric? Do they protect the wearer?

Face masks reduce the spread of viruses passed on from respiratory secretions. While cloth masks are imperfect, widespread use of an imperfect mask has the potential to make a big difference in transmission of the virus. Professors Catherine Clase, Edouard Fu and Juan Jesus Carrero started reading the research on cloth masks and face coverings at the start of the pandemic, looking for ways to protect our vulnerable dialysis patients and our dialysis staff. We found a total of 25 studies, advocated for mask use and summarized our findings in a peer-reviewed publication. We also created an evidence-based, plain-language website to help people navigate this area. Although mask use has been widely adopted, many people still have questions about them, and we provide answers in this guide.

Subjects: Education, Health, Healthcare, KM

LLRX New Issue – September 2020

Articles and Columns for September 2020 A Time to Act: Putting Awareness into Action – Wendy L. Werner’s call to action is clear: “lawyers have a unique opportunity to intervene on behalf of those with fewer resources, and people who have been under served and under-represented. Many of us have been impacted by the growing …

Subjects: KM

LLRX New Issue – August 2020

Articles and Columns for August 2020 Statistics Resources and Big Data on the Internet 2020 – This expansive listing by Marcus P. Zillman focuses on statistics and big data datasets available free on the internet, covering multiple disciplines, for teaching, learning and reference. These data are published and maintained by sources that include: the U.S. …

Subjects: KM

LLRX New Issue – July 2020

Articles and Columns for July 2020 Student Research Resources 2020 – This timely and extensive guide by Marcus Zillman includes resources for students, teachers and parents who together begin this school year with most, or in many cases, all of their courses conducted via online distance learning. The guide includes a wide range of links to …

Subjects: KM

LLRX – June 2020 Issue

Articles and Columns for June 2020 Reopening Your Law Firm: Your Clients – Nicole L. Black has published a series of articles focused on helping your firm work remotely and effectively throughout the pandemic. As many firms throughout the country are planning and executing phased re-openings, Nicole identifies issues and actions to assess and implement …

Subjects: KM

LLRX New Issue – May 2020

Articles and Columns for May 2020 How not to fall for coronavirus BS: avoid the 7 deadly sins of thought – Luke Zaphir, Researcher for the University of Queensland Critical Thinking Project, posits that amid the panicked flurry of the pandemic, employing concepts from the field of critical thinking called vice epistemology can be demonstrably useful. …

Subjects: KM