December 15, 2017

Reference: Interactive “American Elections” Map Allows Users to Identify Changes to Voting Laws in All 50 States

From Swarthmore College: So how does someone easily navigate individual state voting laws? Enter the enterprising students in Richter Professor of Political Science Carol Nackenoff’s American Elections class, who have created an interactive map that compresses the myriad changes to and differences in state voting laws into a single, easy-to-use tool. The interactive map – […]

Article: “How Should Catalogers Provide Authority Control for Journal Article Authors? Name Identifiers in the Linked Data World”

The following full text article was recently published in Cataloging & Classification Quarterly (Vol. 54, No.8).  We are sharing a link to the accepted for publication version that was deposited in e-lis by the author. Title How Should Catalogers Provide Authority Control for Journal Article Authors? Name Identifiers in the Linked Data World Author Jane Sandberg […]

Updated Recommendations: “Europeana for Research” – Digitisation, Copyright Reform and Advocacy Beyond the Pilot Stage

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From Europeana: Two years ago, Research and Culture Policy makers together with Europeana and Digital Humanities Researchers created a set of Recommendations: Europeana for Research. As we move away from the pilot stage of Europeana Research, we developed an updated and streamlined set of recommendations for action: Implement more digitisation of cultural heritage; Enforce copyright reform […]

Now Available: World Wildlife Fund Publishes Living Planet Report 2016

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From the World Wildlife Fund: Global populations of vertebrates — mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish — have declined by 58 percent between 1970 and 2012, states a new report from World Wildlife Fund (WWF). Animals living in the world’s lakes, rivers, and freshwater systems have experienced the most dramatic population declines, at 81 percent. […]

Research Resources: National Crime Victimization Analysis Tool (NVAT) Updated With 2015 Data

From the Bureau of Justice Statistics: National Crime Victimization Analysis Tool (NVAT) provides instant access to data on— violent crime (rape or sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault, and simple assault) property crime (household burglary, theft, and motor vehicle theft). Users can analyze data by select victim, household, and incident characteristics, as well as crimes reported […]

New Data Briefs From U.S. Census: Characteristics of the Citizen Voting-Age Population, United States

From the U.S. Census: The U.S. Census Bureau released today selected characteristics of the citizen voting-age population from the 2015 American Community Survey. [Data tables] present estimates of the citizen, 18 and older population for all states and congressional districts. Selected characteristics include age, sex, race, Hispanic Origin, educational attainment, poverty status, and household income. […]

New Reference Resource: Digital South Carolina Encyclopedia Now Available Online

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From the South Carolina Digital Library: Thanks to funding from the Humanities Council SC, the S.C. State Library LSTA grant, and the hard work of the USC’s Institute for Southern Studies, we can now search and browse Dr. Walter Edgar’s South Carolina Encyclopedia with South Carolina Digital Library media and new, updated entries.   About […]

The Top 10 “Hot Articles” in Library and Information Science (October 2016)

Powered by bX Hot Articles from Ex Libris. Hot Articles is based on usage data from millions of researchers across journals, publishers and platforms. It helps the users to discover articles that other users found interesting – in general and for a specific topic. More Hot Articles Hot Articles for Other Disciplines See Also: The […]

News Roundup

1. Credo Launches ‘Issue Briefs’ 2. Center for Research Libraries Receives New Mellon Foundation Support for International Effort on Global Resources 3. Privacy/Security: Let’s Encrypt Receives Grant From Ford Foundation 4. Social Media: Twitter is Shutting Down “Vine” 5. NSF Statement of Support for National Artificial Intelligence Research and Development Strategic Plan 6. Ex Libris Opens Data Center in China […]

Roundup: FCC Adopts New Broadband Privacy Rules

From the FCC: The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted an Order at the October meeting that will give  consumers the tools they need to choose how their Internet service providers (ISPs) use and share their  personal data. Building on widely accepted privacy principles, the rules require that ISPs provide their  customers with meaningful choice and […]