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New Study On Impact of School Libraries

Ever hear someone say, "Why do we need school libraries? We can just 'Google it'." Well. THIS is why: (via NYLA) School Libraries DO Increase Student Achievement: http://www.nyla.org/max/4DCGI/cms/review.html?Action=CMS_Document&DocID=6&MenuKey=eBulletin

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Usage: Google and Apple

It's all on how you look at it: (via WSJ) Google Mobile Apps Grab Almost as Much User Time as Facebook’s Apps / http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2015/06/29/google-mobile-apps-grab-almost-as-much-user-time-as-facebooks-apps/?mod=ST1

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Latest Large Scale Attack

Article states, "The large-scale attack was revealed in early June. At the time, officials said that the data of nearly 4 million past and current federal workers were at risk."

(via NPR) Federal Employee Breach Very Likely Included Security Clearance Info / http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2015/06/12/414031155/federal-employee-breach-included-classified-clearance-info

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Calculating the Search Result

Librarians know this already, but for some this is a good reminder: (via TWP) Always click the first Google result? You might want to stop doing that:  http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-intersect/wp/2015/06/30/always-click-the-first-google-result-you-might-want-to-stop-doing-that/?postshare=5451435688895719 /

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2015's Y2K Bug?

Generally speaking I would refer to these as Y2K meets the Leap Second:

One giant leap: (via CNet) Universes could be created during Tuesday's leap second / http://www.cnet.com/news/universes-could-be-created-in-the-time-it-takes-tuesdays-leap-second-to-pass/


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