October 17, 2017

Reference: Infographic: Prevalence of Disabilities for Ages 18+

The following infographic from the US Census was included in a collection of statistics about the disabled population published in the 2014 American Survey. PDF and JPG versions of the infographic are also available. (Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Four Leading UK Research Organisations Launch Concordat on Working with Open Research Data

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From JISC: Four of the UK’s leading research organisations – Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), Research Councils UK (RCUK), Universities UK (UUK) and Wellcome Trust – have launched [July 28, 2016] a concordat that proposes a series of clear and practical principles for working with research data. The Concordat on Open Research Data has been developed […]

Washington: Sno-Isle Libraries Board of Directors Adopts 2016-2025 Capital Facilities Plan

From the Everett Herald: More than 6,000 comments later, Sno-Isle Libraries has its marching orders. The board of trustees of the regional 21-library system adopted a plan early this week that calls for building new libraries and expanding, renovating and maintaining older ones. The 10-year plan is largely a statement of library building needs with […]

New Reference Resource: California Regional Health Care Cost & Quality Atlas

From California Healthline: A new online tool made public Wednesday aims to quantify those variations to help policymakers and health care providers improve the health of Californians. The California Regional Health Care Cost & Quality Atlas crunches 2013 data on medical care provided to about 24 million people — some two-thirds of the state’s population. […]

In the News: Text Transcripts of Sunday Morning Public Affairs Programs (ABC, CBS, CNN, Fox, NBC)

Roundup: Text Transcripts of Sunday Morning Public Affairs Programs (ABC, CBS, CNN, Fox, NBC) Sunday, July 31, 2016 ABC This Week CBS Face the Nation CNN State of the Union FOX Fox News Sunday NBC  Meet The Press

New Journal Article: “Discovery and Reuse of Open Datasets: An Exploratory Study”

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The following article appears in the Journal of eScience Librarianship published at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Title Discovery and Reuse of Open Datasets: An Exploratory Study Authors Sara Mannheimer Montana State University-Bozeman Leila Belle Sterman Montana State University-Bozeman Susan Borda Montana State University-Bozeman Source Journal of eScience Librarianship. Vol. 5 (2016), Iss. 1  Abstract Objective: This article […]

Reference Resources: An Online Archive/Database Documenting Destruction of Ancient Sites

From the Voice of America: Damage to mosques, a monastery, churches and historic tombs caused by fighting near the Syrian city of Aleppo, and the destruction of monuments by the so-called Islamic State in the ancient cities of Palmyra and Nimrud, are being documented in an online archival system and made available to conservation experts […]

Dallas-Fort Worth Local Music Digital Archive Under Development at University of Texas at Arlington

From UT-Arlington: A new website developed at The University of Texas at Arlington plans to make music produced by UTA music students, alumni, professors and independent artists in the North Texas region available for free to the world. David Arditi, a UTA assistant professor of sociology, is developing MusicDetour – the DFW Local Music Archive,” […]

New Online: Interactive Map of New York City’s Permanent and Temporary Public Art Projects

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The new interactive map is made available online by NYC Parks. From TimeOut New York: This week, the NYC Parks Department added an interactive map to its site that plots the location of every plaque, statue, memorial and temporary public art project on view. Just click on a pin (green for permanent object; white for […]

New Video Online: A Look at New York’s DPLA Service Hub From the Ground Up (DPLAfest 2016 Presentation)

The following presentation was recorded at DPLAfest 2016 on in Washington, DC on April 14, 2016. About the Presentation Liaisons and digital collection administrators from the ESDN New York DPLA regional partners discuss the business of contributing to DPLA from their various contexts and platforms. Panelists discussed their experience working with ESDN to coordinate contribution […]