May 25, 2017

Updated Datasets/Database: CMS’ Open Payments Posts Full Year of 2014 Financial Data (Medicare/Medicaid Data)

From the Center For Medicare  and Medicaid Studies: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today published 2014 Open Payments data about transfers of value by drug and medical device makers to health care providers. The data includes information about 11.4 million financial transactions attributed to over 600,000 physicians and more than 1,100 teaching […]

Reference: Canadian Government Launches Expenditure Database

From the Treasury Board of Canada: The tool gives Canadians a quick picture of how taxpayer dollars are spent and allows Parliamentarians to better analyse government expenditures. [Clip] The database allows users to search for spending information in three categories: by Authorities and Expenditures, which compares the amount of funding that was authorized to what […]

Reference: TRAIL Open Access Archive of U.S. Government Technical Reports Adds New Content

From CRL: TRAIL [Technical Report Archive and Image Library] has recently uploaded new U.S. government technical reports to the University of North Texas Digital Library, which serves as one of the repositories of TRAIL’s digitized collections. Recently added content includes reports from the United States Bureau of Standards, United States Bureau of Mines, and the National […]

Reference: USGS’s New Database Helps Users Map Biodiversity

From FCW: A new Web-based federal resource makes more than 100 million mapped records of nearly every living species nationwide searchable by any user. The Biodiversity Information Serving Our Nation (BISON) system allows users — often land managers, researchers, refuge managers, citizen scientists, agriculture professionals, fisheries managers, water resource managers, educators and others — to search for […]

Archived Version of Yesterday’s Intro to American FactFinder Training Webinar Now Online

American FactFinder is a database for data from the U.S. Census. Details about the data it offers. The intro webinar is titled, “Access Census Bureau Stats: American FactFinder” and was recorded on February 13, 2013. During the one hour webinar, you’ll learn: How to Access the American FactFinder A Look at Key American FactFinder Features […]

Reference: U.S. Launches Interactive Global HIV/AIDS Database on Census.gov

From the United States Census: The U.S. Census Bureau today launched an interactive global resource on the prevalence of HIV infection and AIDS cases and deaths. The database was developed in 1987 and now holds 149,000 statistics, an increase of approximately 10,800 new estimates in the last year, making it the most complete of its […]

USC Shoah Foundation Completes Preservation/Digitization of Nearly 52,000 Holocaust Testimonies

From the USC Shoah Foundation (via PR Newswire): The USC Shoah Foundation Institute has completed a multiyear, multimillion-dollar project to digitally preserve the video interviews in its Visual History Archive. The archive contains testimony from nearly 52,000 Holocaust survivors and other witnesses. [Clip] The Institute recorded the testimonies on 235,005 Betacam SP videotapes between 1994 […]

Reference: Who Owns the News Media (Interactive Database)

From the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism: Who Owns the News Media was developed to enhance the information available in the State of the News Media report, the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism’s annual report on the health of American journalism. The tool uses a tab format to house […]

Roundup: New Services and Digitized Content From ProQuest, OCLC, and EBSCO

Some of the many company announcements out of ALA 2012. ProQuest Releases More Digitized NAACP Archives Material Ahead of Schedule 12 New Publishers Sign With OCLC To Provide Metadata and Full Text to Several WorldCat Services EBSCO Partners With Innovative Interfaces, SirsiDynix, and OCLC for Enhanced Discovery

Canada: Alberta’s Government Launches Database of Companies Who Owe Employees Money

From The Calgary Herald: Alberta bosses who don’t pay their employees will have their names posted online for all to see, the province announced Tuesday. Human Services Minister Dave Hancock said roughly 1,700 employers owe 3,500 Alberta workers more than $14 million in unpaid earnings. Their names are now listed in a searchable online database. […]