December 14, 2017

Reference: New USGS Topographic Maps for California, Louisiana, and Mississippi Rolling Out

Maps are free to download online. Links below. From the USGS: In response to the need for up to date map coverage of the United States, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has developed a national map series named the US Topo. With approximately 48,000 new digital maps currently available for free download, more than 4,300 […]

Reference: Getty Launches Full Text Website for Art History Research

From The LA Times: The Getty Research Portal, which officially launched Thursday, was developed by the Getty Research Institute, the Getty museum’s more academic sibling. But it’s meant to be accessible to anyone with an Internet connection — scholar, student or just browser — like an art-specific version of Google Books. In this case, though, […]

Reference: Book Industry Study Group Releases EPUB 3.0 Support Grid

From a BISG Announcement: To help content creators and executives make decisions in the rapidly evolving world of digital publishing — with its myriad devices and reading systems — BISG, through its Content Structure Committee has developed the EPUB 3.0 Support Grid. Recognizing the constantly shifting nature of digital publishing, the Content Structure Committee plans […]

Reference: A New Resource from The World Bank, Exporter Dynamics Database

From The World Bank: A few large companies dominate export markets in developing and developed countries, with the top one percent often accounting for more than half – sometimes nearly 80 percent – of total exports, according to a new World Bank database with a wealth of details on exporting firms. The new Exporter Dynamics Database […]

Reference: FDA Launches New Pediatric Drug Database

From WHYY: The Food and Drug Administration has just launched a new database with information about drug safety and efficacy for kids. Parents and doctors can search by drug or disease for information on how medications affect young patients, said Dr. Dianne Murphy, head of the FDA’s office of pediatric therapeutics. “Children are different in […]

Reference: U.S. Census Bureau Releases ACS Selected Population Tables, American Indian & Alaska Native Tables

From the U.S. Census: We are pleased to announce the release of the 2006-2010 American Community Survey (ACS) Selected Population Tables and the 2006-2010 ACS American Indian and Alaska Native Tables. This is the first time new detailed estimates about the social, economic and housing characteristics of hundreds of race, tribal, Hispanic and ancestry groups […]

Free Online: California Historical Society Releases Golden Gate Bridge Multimedia e-Book for iPads

From the Contra Costa Times: The California Historical Society has released a multimedia eBook for iPads that captures the history and story of the Golden Gate Bridge through artwork, photographs, video, memorabilia, stories, images and more. The free iPad eBook is titled,  A Wild Flight of the Imagination: The Story of the Golden Gate Bridge. […]

Handy! Reference: Compare Streaming Media Devices and Content Platforms With New Chart

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Say hello to The Ultimate Streaming Media Device Guide: 2012. It’s color chart making it easy to compare basic specs for 12 streaming media devices and content platforms. Compiled and edited by Dan Rayburn, Principle Analyst at Frost and Sullivan and EVP at StreamingMedia.com. From Dan’s Blog Post: Today, at the broadband device pavilion on […]

Reference: Just Released: U.S. National, State and County Population Estimates by Demographic Characteristics: July 1, 2011

From the U.S. Census: The U.S. Census Bureau today released a set of estimates showing that 50.4 percent of our nation’s population younger than age 1 were minorities as of July 1, 2011. This is up from 49.5 percent from the 2010 Census taken April 1, 2010. A minority is anyone who is not single-race […]

Reference:16th Edition of the Eurostat Yearbook Released and Now Online

From the News Release The 16th edition of the Eurostat yearbook, published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union [is now available online, PDF version to follow]. The Eurostat yearbook is available as a regularly updated electronic publication on the Eurostat website. Europe in figures – Eurostat yearbook 2012 presents a comprehensive selection […]