May 28, 2016

New Research on Privacy: “Online Tracking: A 1-Million-Site Measurement and Analysis”

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 […]

Reference: Interactive Web Version of U.S. Climate Atlas Now Available Online

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 […]

Cultural Heritage: How Do People Use Europeana? A New Statistics Dashboard Launches (Beta)


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 […]

New Report: How Cities Can Grow the Maker Movement


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 […]

Price on Privacy | Charleston Conference 2015


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.

New Interactive Database: Silicon Valley’s Highest-Paid CEOs for 2015

Released today by the 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 […]

New Online Database Provides Searches of Registered Designs in Israel

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 […]

Higher Education (U.S.): New Data Released on Postsecondary Tuition, Fees and Degrees

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. […]

New Digital Collection: Rare Elizabeth Gaskell Manuscripts Go Digital for the First Time

From the University of Manchester: The only known complete handwritten manuscript of one of Elizabeth Gaskell’s novels will feature in the world’s largest online collection of her works which went live this week – giving the public free unlimited access to it for the first time. Highlights from the collection are the unedited ‘warts and […]