From researchers at Princeton University, a new research paper (draft) titled, “Online tracking: A 1-million-site measurement and analysis” by Steven Englehardt and Arvind Narayanan From the Abstract We present the largest and most detailed measurement of online tracking conducted to date, based on a crawl of the top 1 million websites. We make 15 types […]
From the NCEI: We’ve updated the U.S. Climate Atlas and created a new interface to provide you easier access to it. Unlike the previous version, which was only available on CD-ROM, the new Atlas is available through an interactive website that you can freely access anywhere there’s an internet connection. With the website, you can […]
From Europeana: [The Europeana Statistics Dashboard is a] tool for our partners that allows us to be fully open and gives granular insight into how each collection is performing on Europeana Collections. Europeana helps cultural institutions across Europe share their digital collections with a wider audience. We collect data from thousands of institutions from all […]
A new report including a maker movement timeline from the National League of Cities that some libraries/librarians might want to review and share with colleagues, government officials, and other members of their communities. From News Release/Summary: A new report [recently] released from the National League of Cities (NLC) examines the “maker movement” and identifies what […]
During this year’s Charleston Conference I had the opportunity to speak about library privacy—and digital privacy in general—on a panel organized by Ann Okerson with co-panelists, Lisa Macklin (Emory University) and Bill Hannay (Schiff Hardin LLP). With a short time for my presentation, my goal was to make attendees aware, or MORE aware, of the privacy issues and challenges that we all face, in a library setting but also just about everywhere else.
Released today by the SiliconValley.com/Bay Area News Group. Top salaries by Silicon Valley CEO’s in 2014. Search using company name and gender. Data fields (Sortable) include: Rank Name Company Salary Stock Awards Total Pay Change Direct to Silicon Valley’s Highest-Paid CEOs for 2015 Background Article: “What the Boss Makes: GoPro CEO Nick Woodman is Silicon […]
From Lexology: Until recently, the only option for searching through registered designs in Israel was through the use of a computer terminal located at the Israel Patent Office (ILPO) in Jerusalem. In response to a growing demand for such searches, the ILPO has launched a new online database and search engine of registered designs that […]
From the National Center for Education Statistics: Between 2012-13 and 2014-15, the average tuition and required fees at 4-year public institutions (after adjusting for inflation) increased approximately the same for both in-state and out-of-state students (a nearly 3 percent increase for both). During that same time period, 4-year nonprofit institutions increased overall at 3 percent. […]