December 14, 2017

EMC Heritage Trust Project Grant to Help Library Digitize and Preserve Largest Collection of Canadian Company Annual Reports

From the Morning Post Exchange: The C.B. “Bud” Johnston Library, part of The University of Western Ontario Libraries, was one of eight organizations worldwide receiving an EMC Heritage Trust Project grant through the company’s Information Heritage Initiative program. Through the initiative, EMC has donated more than $20 million to date to help advance the preservation […]

Reference: Economy: Classic Thanksgiving Dinner Costing More in 2011 (26th Annual Survey)

Here’s the complete announcement about the release of some statistics you hear/read about every year. From the American Farm Bureau Federation: The retail cost of menu items for a classic Thanksgiving dinner including turkey, stuffing, cranberries, pumpkin pie and all the basic trimmings increased about 13 percent this year, according to the American Farm Bureau […]

Statistics: Copyright Industries in the U.S. Economy 2011

Copyright Industries in the U.S. Economy 2011 (PDF) From press release (PDF): The International Intellectual Property Alliance (IIPA) today released its 2011 study on the economic contributions of the copyright industries. Among key findings, in 2010 the U.S. industries most dependent on copyright protection: Added over $930 billion in value to the U.S. economy, almost […]

Safari Books Online to Significantly Expand Collection of Titles from Independent Publisher Berrett-Koehler

From a Safari Books Online News Release: Safari Books Online, the on-demand digital library for technology, digital media and business professionals, today announced that it will expand its offering of titles from independent publisher Berrett-Koehler in its online digital library. These additions push the number of books and videos available on Safari Books Online to […]

Online Databases: Amazon Sued For Publishing Actress's Real Age in Internet Movie Database (IMDb) + Full Text of Complaint

UPDATE: Full Text of Complaint (13 pages; PDF) From Media Post: An actress is suing Amazon for allegedly using information from her credit card to discover her true date of birth and append it to her public Internet Movie Database listing. The actress, who filed suit under the pseudonym Jane Doe, says in her complaint […]

Online Database: Architecture: "AIA to Launch Database of Stalled Projects in Need of Investors"

From Construction.com: Following in the well-trod path of Match.com and other online dating services, the American Institute of Architects thinks it has found a way to attract investors to the thousands of industry projects put on hold—send the potential suitors to cyberspace for a database of the good-lookers. That is, the AIA is compiling a […]

Mobile: Better Business Bureau BBB iPhone App Now Available

From the BBB: Last year, consumers turned to the Better Business Bureau 87 million times to help them find trustworthy businesses and charities. Now they can have that information in the palm of their hand with the release of the official BBB Search app, a convenient, mobile BBB solution available for the iPhone, iPad and […]

Statistics: U.S. Wireless Subscriber Connections Surpassed U.S. Population for First Time

From CTIA-The Wireless Association: For the first time in history, the semi-annual survey conducted by CTIA-The Wireless Association shows the number of wireless subscriber connections (327.6 million) has surpassed the population (315.5 million) in the United States and its territories (Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands), which means the wireless penetration rate in […]

Business Research Tools: Dachis Social Business Index Goes Public

From an AllFacebook Post: Dachis Group has created a Social Business Index, using data previously available only to participating companies. The Social Business Index uses Dachis Group’s Social Business Intelligence as a Service data services platform to rank in real-time, analyze, and benchmark companies’ social business adoption and performance. The index determines actionable insights, measures […]

Lists and Rankings: The Rich 100 (Wealthiest Canadians)

Topping the list again this year is a name known to all in the information world, Thomson (as in Thomson Reuters). The Thomson Family tops the 2011 Rich 100 list with a net worth of $21.34B/CDN. Direct to Introduction and Links Direct to Complete List Direct to World’s Billionaire Map Direct to Wealthiest Canadian Celebrities […]