December 14, 2017

NYPL, NYC Schools Form Partnership for Delivery of Books Directly to Classrooms

From the Associated Press: A partnership between the New York Public Library and the city’s public school system will for the first time allow teachers to borrow books online and have them delivered directly to classrooms. The Wall Street Journal reports that teachers at more than 50 schools will be able to borrow up to […]

Educational Resources: PBS LearningMedia to Offer Schools Initial Access to U.S. Department of Education’s Learning Registry

From PBS: In a move that brings vast digital educational resources together for teachers to use in the classroom, content shared through the U.S. Department of Education’s Learning Registry will be accessible for free through PBS LearningMedia.  An expansive collection of resources, including photos, video, and audio files from federal organizations like NASA, the Library […]

"Feds Tighten Belt by Cutting Agriculture Reports"

“Feds tighten belt by cutting agriculture reports” When farmers need to check honey prices so they can decide whether to sell, there’s been a report for that. And when catfish and sheep farmers want to check production in their industries, there’ve been reports for that, too. The U.S. Agriculture Department has kept tabs for decades […]

Reference: New Statistical Report: The 2011 Global Education Digest Now Online

Published by UNESCO. From UN Pulse: The 2011 Global Education Digest, released today by the Institute for Statistics of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), says there are only enough seats for 36 per cent of children who want to enrol in secondary education in sub-Saharan Africa. The report notes that the global […]

"Missouri Governor Signs Law Repealing Teacher Social Media Restrictions"

From Government Technology: A portion of a controversial Missouri law that restricted the ability of teachers to interact with students on social media and websites has been repealed. Gov. Jeremiah W. (Jay) Nixon signed Senate Bill (SB) 1 last week, eliminating Section 162.069 of SB 54 — the Amy Hestir Student Protection Act — which […]

Article: "Patriot Act Turns 10, With No Signs of Retirement" + Infographic

See Also: New USA Patriot Act Infographic (via ACLU) Download the graphic Download the PDF David Kravets Writes at Wired.com: The USA Patriot Act, the law granting the government vast surveillance powers that was adopted in the wake of September 11, turns a decade old Wednesday. The act, which has remained largely the same since […]

New: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Opens National Levee Database For Public Access

From a USACE News Release: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced it will open the National Levee Database (NLD) for public access with a series of public webinars beginning Oct. 27 at 2 p.m. EDT. The NLD is a living, dynamic information source that provides visualization and search capability for the first time […]

Two New Reports From UK: The Benefits to the Private Sector of Open Access to Higher Education and Scholarly Research & Open Access Fees Report

Title: The Benefits to the Private Sector of Open Access to Higher Education and Scholarly Research (52 pages; PDF) Authors: Dr. David Parsons, Dick Willis and Dr. Jane Holland and Title: Open Access Fees Report Commissioned by Open Access Implementation Group From a Summary: JISC welcomes the UK Open Access Implementation Group’s (OAIG) reports and […]

OpenClass: "Pearson and Google Partner to Offer a Free Learning Management System"

From a Wired Campus Report by Josh Fischman: Today Pearson, the publishing and learning technology group, has joined the software giant Google to launch OpenClass, a free LMS that combines standard course-management tools with advanced social networking and community-building, and an open architecture that allows instructors to import whatever material they want, from e-books to […]

Database Update: ERIC Adds 42 Sources to Collection (34 Grey Literature Sources + 8 Journals)

From an ERIC News Update: From May through August 2011, the ERIC digital library added 42 sources to the collection, including 34 grey literature sources and 8 journals. Of particular note are the number of research centers that will now be represented in the collection. ERIC will index documents and journal articles upon receipt from […]