November 25, 2015

Reference: New, Full Text: International Organization for Migration (IOM) Statistical Report 2011–2014

Released today by the International Organization for Migration (IOM). Prepared by the Global Migration Data Analysis Centre (GMDAC). Information presented [in the report] is an extract of the forthcoming IOM Statistical Report 2011–2014. The report provides 1)  An update of the statistical overview of IOM’s activities contained in the World Migration Report 2011, which presented […]

Reference: Statistics: OECD Releases “Education at a Glance 2015″ Report

The full text of the report is available (free) to read (only) online. The report is also available for purchase or via the OECD Digital Library. From OECD: Education at a Glance 2015 reveals the rapid progress made in expanding education over the past 25 years, with around 41% of 25-34 year-olds now having a […]

Minnesota: Gayle Forman’s “Just One Day” Challenged in Suburban Minneapolis School District

From The Star Tribune: A Rosemount couple believes a book their sixth-grade daughter brought home from the Rosemount Middle School library is inappropriate because of its sexual content and is suggesting the district remove it from all Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan libraries. Ben and Kandi Lovin are challenging the book “Just One Day” by Gayle Forman, which […]

Updated Resources and Info Page: “Linked Data Service of the German National Library (DNB)”

A recently updated page from the German National Library (in English) about the linked data they make available. The page includes info about and links to: Background Licensing info Text FAQ Documentation (Access, Version History, Modelling of Bibliographic, Data, etc.) Direct to Linked Data Service of the German National Library Page

Pennsylvania: Lancaster County May Absorb Library System, Give More Money to Member Libraries

From LancasterOnline: The Library System of Lancaster County might be on the way out as an independent entity. The system, established in 1987 to coordinate services to its member libraries, may be folded into county government, county commissioner Scott Martin said Friday. “It’s time to start a community conversation,” Martin said. [Clip] The library system, […]

Web Standards: World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Makes its Data Available Through Web API

From a W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) Blog Post and Github Web Page: In response to demand from developers in our community wanting to interact with W3C’s data, we have developed an API. Through it we are making available public data on Specifications, Groups, Organizations and Users. We are providing a JSON format initially with […]

28 People Selected to Participate in 2016-2017 ARL Leadership Fellows Program

Congrats to those selected! From the Association of Research Libraries (ARL): The Association of Research Libraries has selected 28 individuals to participate in the 2016–2017 Leadership Fellows program. This executive leadership program facilitates the development of future senior-level leaders in large research libraries and archives. In response to a continued need to develop future leaders […]

U.S. Census: New Data Tables “Reveal a Variety of Characteristics About U.S. Families”

From the U.S. Census: Between 2000 and 2015, the share of married couples where the wife earned at least $30,000 more than the husband increased from 6 to 9 percent, according to statistics released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. Married couples where the husband earned at least $30,000 more than the wife decreased from […]

Health Research: “New AHRQ Database Tracks Hospital Readmission Rates” (U.S.)

From an Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Blog: If you hear health services researchers talking about a “nerd,” you shouldn’t necessarily assume they’re talking about themselves. For now, they’re probably referring to a new database. The database in question—the Nationwide Readmissions Database or NRD (hence the nickname, “nerd”)—is the newest addition to AHRQ’s […]

Colorado: “School Libraries in Boulder County Changing for 21st Century”

From The Daily Camera: “Kids can prototype and create projects in our library,” said Trail Ridge Principal Eddie Cloke. “It’s a really cool space.” Both the St. Vrain Valley and Boulder Valley school districts are beginning to make changes to bring their libraries into the 21st century. In St. Vrain Valley, there’s a library pilot […]