October 30, 2014

Education Statistics: NCES Releases New Data on Postsecondary Tuition, Fees and Degrees

New online from the National Center for Education Statistics. Title Postsecondary Institutions and Price of Attendance in 2011-12; Degrees and Other Awards Conferred: 2010-11; and 12-Month Enrollment: 2010-11 Highlights Between 2009-10 and 2011-12, the average tuition and required fees at 4-year public institutions (after adjusting for inflation) increased more for in-state students (9 percent increase) […]

University of Virginia Library Building Theresa Sullivan Resignation Archive, Preserving Physical Objects and Digital Conten

From an article in The Chronicle of Higher Education by Angela Chen: This is the first time the libraries have tried to preserve materials from a large-scale, continuing event, said Bradley Daigle, director of digital-curation services. The staff did not begin collecting materials on the subject until a rally on June 18. As of June […]

UNESCO Releases 2012 Paris OER (Open Educational Resources) Declaration During World Congress

The declaration (embedded below) was released by UNESCO during the 2012 OER Congress that concluded today in Paris. What are open educational resources? From the Paris OER Declaration: Open Educational Resources (OER) was coined at UNESCO’s 2002 Forum on Open Courseware and designates “teaching, learning and research materials in any medium, digital or otherwise, that […]

New Briefing Paper Looks at JISC’s Work in Developing Digital Literacy

Developing_Digital_Literacies.pdf

A look at the work being done by JISC in the UK. Universities and colleges have an increasing responsibility to develop digitally literate graduates in order to meet student expectations and the demands of employers, in addition to addressing wider concerns regarding the competitiveness of the UK workforce in global markets. There is also a […]

Reference: Digest of Education Statistics 2011 Now Available

Released yesterday by the National Center for Education Statistics. The primary purpose of the Digest of Education Statistics is to provide a compilation of statistical information covering the broad field of American education from prekindergarten through graduate school. The Digest includes a selection of data from many sources, both government and private, and draws especially […]

Reference: U.S. Department of Education Releases New and Updated College Cost Data

From the U.S. Department of Education: The U.S. Department of Education continued to increase transparency around the cost of college by updating several lists on its College Affordability and Transparency Center today, highlighting institutions with the highest and lowest tuition and net price, and those schools where prices are rising the fastest. In addition, this […]

Princeton University: The Daily Princetononian Newspaper Digitization Project Nears Completion

From the Mudd Manuscript Library Blog: The Princeton University Archives, working in conjunction with the Princeton University Library Digital Initiatives, has nearly completed a monumental project that will change the way researchers investigate University history.  The student newspaper, The Daily Princetonian, has been digitized from its inception in 1876 through 2002.  The site has been available […]

Costa Rica’s National Printing Office Unveils New Digital Library

From the Costa Rica Star: Thanks to an initiative by the National Printing Office, public school students in Costa Rica will soon be able to access all their mandatory reading assignments online. The project named “Editorial Digital” was presented to the government weeks ago, and according to Jarmon Noguera Gonzalez of La Prensa Libre, the […]

Research Article: “Beyond Citations: Scholars’ Visibility on the Social Web” (Preprint)

Title Beyond Citations: Scholars’ Visibility on the Social Web Authors Judit Bar-Ilan Department of Information Science, Bar-Ilan University (Israel) Stefanie Haustein Central Library, Forschungszentrum Julich  (Germany) Isabella Peters Department of Information Science, Heinrich-Heine-University (Germany) Jason Priem School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (USA) Hadas Shema Department of Information Science, Bar-Ilan […]

Updated Database: College Athletics Finances (2006-2011)

Provided by the USA Today. The data, updated for 2011, are based on the revenue and expense reports collected from more than 225 public schools in the NCAA’s Division I that have an obligation to release the data (the NCAA does not release the data publicly). Data back to 2006. Sortable Data Fields: School Name […]