November 1, 2014

The Global Language Monitor Releases “Top Trending Words of 2012 Mid-Year Update”

From the Intro: Trending 2012 Update: Obesogenic, Derecho (and the gender neutral ‘hen’) are taking on the Mayan Apocalypse, Kate, and Debt as candidates for the Top Word of the Year according to a mid-year update by the Global Language Monitor. Each year, GLM produces the top trending words for the following year just before the new year […]

Reference: Fast Facts: Fastest Growing U.S. Cities Since 2010 Census

From the U.S. Census: Texas had eight of the 15 most rapidly growing large cities between Census Day (April 1, 2010) and July 1, 2011, according to population estimates for all of the nation’s incorporated cities and towns and minor civil divisions released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. “These estimates provide our first look […]

Reference: Who Owns the News Media (Interactive Database)

From the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism: Who Owns the News Media was developed to enhance the information available in the State of the News Media report, the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism’s annual report on the health of American journalism. The tool uses a tab format to house […]

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 […]

List: Top 10 Hot Articles in Library and Information Science, June 2012

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Ready Reference: New York City Green Book Now Available Online, Searchable

From an Introduction by Mayor Michael Bloomberg: For nearly a century, the Green Book has kept New Yorkers informed about the agencies, offices, boards, and commissions that keep our dynamic City running. This year, to complement the traditional printed edition, we are proud to publish the first truly “green” Green Book-a searchable, up-to-date City directory […]

Amazon.com Releases Annual “Most Well-Read Cities in America” List

Of course the rankings are only based on Amazon.com sales and there are plenty of other places to purchase and borrow reading material. Nevertheless, it’s always fun to review lists like this one when you understand the caveats and purpose. Amazon.com releases this list to help promote the summer reading season. Below the list are […]

Revised Report: How Much Money Does the U.S. Federal Government Spend on Info Products and Services?

Many answers (with actual numbers) in the recently revised report embedded below. Title: Federal Government Strategic Sourcing Of Information Products And Services A Report Prepared by the Federal Research Division, Library of Congress Under an Agreement with the Federal Library and Information Network (FEDLINK), Library of Congress Revised: April 2012 From the Preface: This report […]

Using Wolfram|Alpha to Access and Analyze Census Data

C. Alan Joyce from Wolfram|Alpha has a terrific post (the first in a series) about using the wonderful computational reference resource to analyze data (comparisons, chart, etc.) from the American Community Survey (U.S. Census). The post includes background, screenshots, and plenty examples of what’s possible when you utilize Wolfram|Alpha. Here are a few examples: Population […]