December 17, 2017

New Online Database: NORMLEX (Information System on International Labour Standards)

From the International Labour Organization: NORMLEX is a new information system which brings together information on International Labour Standards (such as ratification information, reporting requirements, comments of the ILO’s supervisory bodies, etc.) as well as national labour and social security laws. Direct to Database See Also: NATLEX NATLEX is the database of national labour, social […]

Reference: Worldwide Cost of Living Survey 2012

From an Economist Intelligence Unit Announcement: According to the latest Worldwide Cost of Living Survey, published by the Economist Intelligence Unit, London sits among the twenty most expensive cities in the world. Manchester, the other UK city in the report, lies in 53rd place in the ranking of over 130 cities. Even though inflation levels […]

New U.S. Government Resource: Open Innovation Toolkit

The toolkit might be of special interest to infotech, business, government researchers. However, the resources featured will likely be of value to many others. From the Open Government Initiative Blog: On his last day in office, then-U.S. Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra released the Open Innovator’s Practitioner’s Toolbox.  It contains 20 of the best disruptive […]

Reference: New Report & Interactive Infographic: "Where Are House Hunters Searching?"

From Trulia: About three months ago, the data geniuses at Trulia kick started a never before seen housing report that starts with where people live today and where they want to live tomorrow. We dubbed it the “Metro Movers Report” because it’s a quick-and-dirty analysis of house hunting activity between people living in one metro area and […]

Web Resource Collection: "Financial Literacy: A Primer for Librarians, Educators, and Researchers"

Direct to Complete Article Title Financial Literacy: A Primer for Librarians, Educators, and Researchers Authors Stephanie P. Livengood University of Akron, Wayne College Kathryn L. Venditti Ashland College Source C&RL News (February 2012; 73.2) From the Introduction This collection of Internet resources is organized by audience in the higher education community. Sources were selected using […]

Reference: Rankings: IFI Announces Top Global Companies Ranked By 2011 U.S. Patents

From the IFI Web Site: IFI CLAIMSPatent Services, the leading producer of global patent databases, analytic solutions and innovative web services, today announced its top-50 ranking of global companies awarded the most U.S. utility patents in 2011. IFI uses proprietary algorithms and 50 years’ experience analyzing U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) data to compile […]

From The Library of Congress: "The Non-Profit Sector in the United States: A Guide to Selected Information Sources"

Provided by Business Reference Services at The Library of Congress. Mykhailo Kryvoruchko, Edmund Muskie Fellow, Summer 2011 Carolyn Larson and Gulnar Nagashybayeva, Editors, September 2011 Direct To Document: The Non-Profit Sector in the United States: A Guide to Selected Information Sources This guide focuses on selected print and electronic resources related to the non-profit sector […]

U.S. Congress: Financial Contributions: MapLight Launches New Company Pages

From the MapLight Blog: MapLight announces the launch of its Company pages (Beta) for U.S. Congress and the CA and WI Legislatures. The new Company pages profile top contributing companies and organizations, ranking them according to the total contributions they have made, documented bill positions they have taken, and bill positions they have “won.” Company […]

Reference: New Search Tool from the IRS: Exempt Organizations Select Check

From the IRS Web Site: Exempt Organizations Select Check is an on-line search tool that allows users to select an exempt organization and check certain information about its federal tax status and filings. It consolidates three former search sites into one, providing expanded search capability and a more efficient way to search for organizations that: […]

New State Info Databases From Alaska, Maryland, and Nevada

1. Students at the University of Alaska Release University Employee Salary Database (via ZDNet) Direct to Database 2. Maryland Creates Online Database of Business Incentives (via Washington Post) Direct to Database 3. Brighter Light Focuses on Campaign Spending and Transparency in Nevada with Launch of Aurora Searchable Database Direct to Database