May 29, 2017

Education: Data: 69.7 Percent of 2016 High School Graduates Enrolled in College in October 2016

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From the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Of the 3.1 million people ages 16 to 24 who graduated from high school between January and October 2016, about 2.2 million, or 69.7 percent, were enrolled in college in October 2016. The college enrollment rate of recent high school graduates in October 2016 was little changed from […]

News Roundup

1. Royal Society of Chemistry Joins CHORUS 2. FAQ on NEH Current Operations and Fiscal Year 2018 Budget 3. Crowd-Sourced Project To Build Yale Theater History Database (via YaleNews) 4. Open Data Barometer (4th Ed.) Released (via World Wide Web Foundation)

Accessibility: “Ebook Procurement Must Serve All Students”

From a Blog Post by Brad Turner, Vice President Global Literacy at Benetech: Digital content is on the rise in classrooms across the country. Much of this content comes in the form of ebooks. Unfortunately, not all ebooks are accessible to students unable to read standard print due to low vision, blindness, or dyslexia. Procurement staff—either […]

Nielsen: “Over 92% of All Adult Viewing In The U.S. is Done on the TV Screen”

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From Nielsen: A new analysis of insights from Nielsen’s fourth-quarter 2016 Comparable Metrics Report found that over 92% of all viewing among U.S. adults (18+) happens on the TV screen. The analysis focused on the share of total gross minutes of consumer viewing across TVs and TV-connected devices in addition to PC, smartphone and tablet […]

Center For Democracy & Technology: “Paywall to Georgia’s State Legal Code a Broad Misapplication of Copyright Protections”

From the Center For Democracy & Technology: The Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT) has joined our colleagues at the ACLU Foundation and the ACLU Foundation of Georgia in filing an amicus brief in Code Revision Commission v. Public.Resource.Org. The brief calls on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit to preserve equal […]

Reference: “The Condition of Education in the United States 2017″ Report Published and Available Online

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From the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) The National Center for Education Statistics has released The Condition Of Education 2017. The Condition of Education is a congressionally mandated annual report summarizing important developments and trends in education using the latest available data. The 2017 Condition of Education report presents 50 indicators on topics ranging from […]

Report: Scribd Says It Has Over 500,000 Subscribers Paying $8.99/month For Ebooks, Audiobooks, and Now News

Comment from infoDOCKET Founder/Editor Gary Price: It would interesting (and useful) to research and learn how many of these books and other sources are available REMOTELY and 24x7x365 (with a library card) from various public libraries around the U.S. and if library users were aware of these services/resources vs. paying for access to a collection. […]

Data: Fastest-Growing Large Cities in the United States, 2016 and More Updated Population Estimates

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From the U.S. Census: Ten of the 15 fastest-growing large cities were located across the South in 2016, with four of the top five in Texas, according to new population estimates released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. Conroe, Texas (near Houston), was the fastest-growing large city (population of 50,000 or more) between 2015 and […]

Library of Congress Places Digital Collection of Nearly 25,000 Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps Online (with More to Come)

From LC: The Library of Congress has placed online nearly 25,000 Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps, which depict the structure and use of buildings in U.S. cities and towns. Maps will be added monthly until 2020, for a total of approximately 500,000. The online collection now features maps published prior to 1900. The states available include […]

News Roundup

1. HathiTrust Libraries Propose to Retain More than 16 Million Volumes in the Shared Print Program (via HT Update; May 2017) 2. Canada: Prince Edward Island Libraries Are Ending Overdue Fines for Children’s Materials (via The Guardian) 3. Facebook Introduces a Redesigned “Trending” Page (via Facebook Newsroom)