July 25, 2014

ProQuest To Begin Publishing "Statistical Abstract of the United States" (Print & Electronic Versions)

via ProQuest: ProQuest will rescue one of researchers’ most valued reference tools when it takes on publication of the Statistical Abstract of the United States beginning with the 2013 edition. The move ensures continuation of this premier guide to an extraordinary array of statistics, which has been published since 1878. The U.S. Census Bureau, responsible […]

Wake the Kids & Phone the Neighbors! The 2012 Statistical Abstract of the U.S. Has Been Released

From a U.S. Census E-Mail: This annual factbook contains more than 1,400 tables of social, political and economic facts about our nation and the world. Among the broad topics covered are marriage and divorce, health, education, law enforcement, national security, social insurance, business, science and technology, agriculture, natural resources, energy, information and communications, banking and […]

Washington Post Op/Ed: "Don’t Kill America’s Databook" (U.S. Census Statistical Abstract)

From a Column by Robert J. Samuelson: …the [Census] agency’s 2012 budget would eliminate the Statistical Compendia Branch, which compiles the Stat Abstract and other publications (example: the “County and City Data Book”). The cut: $2.9 million and 24 jobs. Both the book and online versions of the Stat Abstract would vanish. This is a […]

SLA, AALL, and MLA Oppose Funding Cuts for the U.S. Census Bureau’s Statistical" Abstract Program

From an SLA Public Policy Blog Post by Doug Newcomb: SLA, AALL, and MLA Oppose Funding Cuts for the U.S. Census Bureau’s Statistical Abstract Program On 11 April 2011, SLA, AALL, and MLA sent letters to the U.S. Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies’ members opposing the proposed elimination of funding for the […]