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This Week in LIS - 6 March 2015

Headline of the Week: Copyright and Streaming
A recent story shared that ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers), a performing rights organization, reported that it tracked twice as many performances of songs (500 billion) in 2014 as it did in 2013. Streaming music services are part of that growth.

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This Week in LIS - 26 February 2015

Headline of the Week: Apple Car, Robots and the (Economic) Future
Yesterday we had a visit from our Apple representative, Tom. In LIS we purchase, configure, distribute and support many Apple products for the Luther College community including laptops and tablets used by faculty, staff and, in labs, for students.

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This Week in LIS - 20 February 2015

Headline of the Week: Cutting Cords
A move from the farm to Decorah has provided an opportunity to re-evaluate telecommunication services we leverage. Service alternatives have emerged in recent years, some of which have reached a tipping point leading to changes and hopefully efficiencies. Are there analogous options for Luther College?

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This Week in LIS - 13 February 2015

Headline of the Week: College Lectures on Airplanes
Anyone recall the Clooney movie “Up in the Air?” In the movie the character that Clooney plays becomes the youngest frequent flyer to rack up 10 million miles on his favorite airline. Let’s see, at an average of 500 miles per hour, that’s 20,000 hours. At approximately 2,000 work hours per work year that would be about 10 working years seated in an airplane seat.

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This Week in LIS - 23 January 2015

Headline of the Week: Beyond the Time at College - Why Liberal Education Matters
A few months ago I shared some thoughts marrying the idea of a Pragmatic Liberal Education with the essential value of “learning to learn” in a world where change, and especially technology driven change, is permeating so many domains of endeavor. A recorded interview with Michael S. Roth, President of Wesleyan University, provided inspiration for the piece.

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This Week in LIS - 16 January 2015

Headline of the Week: The Necessity of Broadband - President Obama Visits Cedar Falls and Decorah Metronet
President Obama came to Cedar Falls on Wednesday to visit their broadband utility and to talk about the necessity of broadband Internet access to competitiveness and his ideas and plans on how to improve broadband in rural areas including enabling competitive options for consumers.

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