April 15, 2014

New Reference Publication Now Available: The Data Journalism Handbook

The web version (free) of The Data Journalism Handbook was released today. An ebook and a print version will be available soon from O’Reilly Media. Web Version: Direct to Full Text From an Introductory Blog Post: The handbook is a free, open source reference book for anyone interested in the emerging field of data journalism. […]

Digital Curation: “Research Data & Institutions: Roles & Responsibilities?” (Conference Presentation)

Title Research Data & Institutions: Roles & Responsibilities? Presenter Dr Liz Lyon, Associate Director, UK Digital Curation Centre Director, UKOLN, University of Bath, UK Presented At Opening science through e-infrastructures Horizon 2020 Consultation event: Open Infrastructures for Open Science Date Rome, April 2012 Direct to Slides (10 pages; PDF) Note: Slides seven and eight list […]

Reference: Healthcare: AdAge Map Shows Where People Get Sick, Dataset Also Available

The map shows prevalence of major illnesses by county. The dataset used to create the map also available as an XLS file. From the Article and Map via AdAge: As grim as it is to say this, for health-care marketers, knowing where people are sick is a useful data point. As part of the American […]

UK: First Openly-Available Public Libraries Contact Database Now Available from Collections Trust

From a Collections Trust Announcement: The UK’s first openly-available public libraries contact database has gone live as a result of a major data development project initiated by the Collections Trust, a not-for profit organisation which promotes excellence in collections and adds value for their users. The information is freely available on the Government’s data.gov.uk database. […]

Reference: U.S. Census Releases Graphs on Historical Voting Trends

From a U.S. Census Bureau E-Mail: The Census Bureau has released 10 graphics that highlight national trends in voting by race, age, education, and other characteristics since 1964. Four graphics address presidential elections, four address congressional elections and two address all national elections. All are based on previously released tabulations from the November Voting and […]

Reference: New Search Tool from the IRS: Exempt Organizations Select Check

From the IRS Web Site: Exempt Organizations Select Check is an on-line search tool that allows users to select an exempt organization and check certain information about its federal tax status and filings. It consolidates three former search sites into one, providing expanded search capability and a more efficient way to search for organizations that: […]

Just Released: Fast Facts: Estimates of State Voting-Age Population: July 1, 2011

From the U.S. Census:  Estimates of the number of people 18 and older in each state and Puerto Rico. The downloadable file will also include total population and the percentage of people 18 and older. These are the first estimates since 2010 Census tabulations were released. Direct to Datasets

'Drinking from a Fire Hose': Has Consumer Data Mining Gone Too Far?

‘Drinking from a Fire Hose’: Has Consumer Data Mining Gone Too Far? In a world of endless information sharing, consumers have become the product. Platforms such as Google, Facebook, Foursquare and Twitter are the new factory floor, and online users, who leave digital crumbs as they browse the web and tap into social networks, generate […]

A New Guide from the Digital Curation Centre: How To Cite Datasets and Link to Publications

Well done! This guide includes material for researchers, data repositories, and others. It includes examples, hyperlinked footnotes, additional resources. Title: How to Cite Datasets and Link to Publications Authors: Alex Ball (Digital Curation Centre) and Monica Duke (Digital Curation Centre) Source: DCC This guide will help you create links between your academic publications and the […]