December 11, 2017

Reference: Digest of Education Statistics 2011 Now Available

Released yesterday by the National Center for Education Statistics. The primary purpose of the Digest of Education Statistics is to provide a compilation of statistical information covering the broad field of American education from prekindergarten through graduate school. The Digest includes a selection of data from many sources, both government and private, and draws especially […]

Reference: MarkMonitor Launches gTLD Info Database

Yesterday, ICANN, an international organization in charge of Internet domain names, announced the names and applicants for new generic top-level domain names (gTLDs). We have coverage here. Today, MarkMonitor, a company providing intellectual property services including domain name registrations and monitoring for many companies (including Google), has released a gTLD application information database. The database […]

Reference: National Archives (UK) and Wikimedia UK Make Digitized World War II Art Available Online

Historic digitized art is being made available through a partnership between the National Archives (UK) and Wikimedia UK. The content is public domain. From Today’s Announcement: Hundreds of original wartime art works are going online following a partnership between The National Archives and Wikimedia UK. Photographed with a digitisation grant from Wikimedia UK, the collection […]

Reference: U.S. Department of Education Releases New and Updated College Cost Data

From the U.S. Department of Education: The U.S. Department of Education continued to increase transparency around the cost of college by updating several lists on its College Affordability and Transparency Center today, highlighting institutions with the highest and lowest tuition and net price, and those schools where prices are rising the fastest. In addition, this […]

Reference: Folger Shakespeare Library Launches Book Bindings Database

From a Letter to Colleagues Shared on Book_Arts-L. Discovered via Twitter. The Folger Bindings Image Collection provides access to high resolution images and descriptions of bindings from the rare book and manuscript collections of the Folger Shakespeare Library. Bindings are chosen from the collection for photography and description not only because of decorative tooling but […]

Call on Congress: A New/Free Telephone Service to Access Info About the U.S. Congress

Yet another impressive, important, and useful service from the Sunlight Foundation! Kudos! The Sunlight Foundation created Call on Congress to help bridge the “digital divide” by giving anyone with a phone line a free and meaningful way to understand their government and hold elected officials accountable. The Call on Congress web page mentions that the […]

Bing and Encyclopaedia Britannica Announce Partnership

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From the Bing Community Blog: Starting today, we’re excited to announce a partnership with Encyclopedia Britannica to include Britannica Online answers directly in the Bing results page. The answer provides a quick overview of the subject, a thumbnail image, and useful facts and figures making it easier than ever to get trusted content in search. […]

New Resource: National Postal Museum Announces Launch of Centralized Gateway to World’s Greatest Philatelic Research

From the Smithsonian Institution: The Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum announces the launch of the Global Philatelic Library website, a centralized information gateway to the world’s greatest philatelic research. Founding partners include the National Postal Museum and Smithsonian Libraries in Washington, D.C., the Royal Philatelic Society London and the American Philatelic Research Library in Bellefonte, Pa. […]

Official Website of the State of Texas Portal Goes Mobile

From the News Release: Texas.gov, the official website of the State of Texas, proudly announces the launch of m.texas.gov – a mobile-friendly site that lets Texans access government services anytime, anywhere with any device. Since the launch of Texas.gov in 2010, web analytics indicate that mobile visits are growing steadily. Every day, more than 6,800 […]