November 25, 2014

The Top 10 Web Brands, Video Destinations, and Apps of 2012 (U.S.)

New year-end rankings from Nielsen. Smartphone owners became the majority of mobile phone users for the first time this year, growing from 49 percent of mobile subscribers in Q1 2012, to 56 percent by Q3 2012. Mobile app usage also continued to grow. Among the top 10 mobile apps, Twitter was the fastest growing Android […]

Reference: New Global Resource: IFABC Compiles Newspaper Circulation Data for More than 400 National Newspapers (Free)

Via Media Week The International Federation of Audit Bureaux of Circulation (IFABC), the association for auditors ABC and BPA around the world, has launched a free online database that provides headline circulation data for newspapers from 34 countries for the first time. [Clip] The historic data, which is currently available from 2008 onwards, will be […]

Reference: U.S. Launches Interactive Global HIV/AIDS Database on Census.gov

From the United States Census: The U.S. Census Bureau today launched an interactive global resource on the prevalence of HIV infection and AIDS cases and deaths. The database was developed in 1987 and now holds 149,000 statistics, an increase of approximately 10,800 new estimates in the last year, making it the most complete of its […]

Reference: Three New Interactive Infographics from the U.S. Census

1. Top 20 Cities: Highest Ranking Cities, 1790 to 2010 This wordmap includes the names of cities that have ever been listed as one of the 20 most populous cities in the country, since 1790. The size of each city name reflects the number of times that place has been ranked in the top 20. […]

An Updated and Tasty Reference Guide from Library of Congress: “American Barbecue: History and Geography”

This updated reference guide comes from the Science Reference Section, Science, Technology, and Business Division at the Library of Congress. “American Barbecue: History and Geography” contains introductions, books (bibliographic data), articles (bibliographic data), and links to selected Internet resources. The guide was revised by Alison P. Kelly.  

Reference: Report/Statistics/Infographic: Mobile Phone Access Reaches Three Quarters of Planet’s Population

From The World Bank: Around three-quarters of the world’s inhabitants now have access to a mobile phone and the mobile communications story is moving to a new level, which is not so much about the phone but how it is used, says a new report released today by the World Bank and infoDev, its technology […]

New Online from The British Library: Oral History Recordings with British Sporting Legends

From the BL: With less than two weeks until the start of the London 2012 Olympics, the British Library is making available a selection of 61 oral history interviews documenting the lives and careers of sportsmen and sportswomen throughout the twentieth century. Available for anyone to listen to via the Library’s Sounds website, the recordings […]

UVA Law Library’s Digital Exhibit Reveals Little-Known Details of Tokyo War Crimes Trial, More the 28,000 Primary Documents Digitized

From the University of Virginia Law School: Frank Stacy Tavenner Jr., a 1927 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law and assistant chief prosecutor of the Tokyo War Crimes trial, stood at the lectern on April 16, 1948, and delivered the final summation in the case against 28 Japanese defendants who stood accused […]

Full Text Book Available Online (Free): “Hidden Treasure: The National Library of Medicine”

Hidden Treasure: The National Library of Medicine is available FREE (122 pages; PDF) and/or for $31.24 from Amazon. It was published in April. A new article in NLM In Focus provides some highlights along with comments from the editor. “If I have a gift for anything, it’s that I love to find obscure and wonderful […]

New Webliography: Sustainable Agriculture Resources

The following resource was compiled by Michele DeSilva, the emerging technologies librarian at Central Oregon Community College’s Barber Library. It appears in the July/August 2012 issue of C&RL News. From the Introduction: The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) defines sustainable agriculture as a “way of practicing agriculture which seeks to optimize skills and technology […]