October 15, 2019

Collection Development: Reference Resources Roundup #14 (A Curated Collection of Recently Published or Updated Data-Rich Reports Available on the Web)

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This roundup began on June 27, 2019.

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13 previously released curated roundups featuring hundreds of reports, datasets, etc. can be accessed online

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August 7, 2019

2019 Canada’s Best Communities (Macleans)

50 Best Workplaces For Innovators (via Fast Company)

Lead Inspector General for Operation Inherent Resolve | Quarterly Report to the United States Congress | April 1, 2019 – June 30, 2019 (via US DOD)
116 pages; PDF.

List of Standing Committees and Select Committees and Their Subcommittees of the House Of Representatives of the United States (via Clerk of the U.S. House)

August 6, 2019

Collision Between US Navy Destroyer John S McCain and Tanker Alnic MC Singapore Strait, 5 Miles Northeast of Horsburgh Lighthouse August 21, 2017 (via NTSB)
57 pages; PDF.

Census Project Shows Job Flows by Institution, Degree, Major and Geography (via U.S. Census)

Land Ports of Entry: CBP Should Update Policies and Enhance Analysis of Inspections (via GAO)

Still Not Enough Naloxone Where It’s Most Needed Most (via CDC) ||| Pharmacy-Based Naloxone Dispensing — United States, 2012–2018 (via MMWR/CDC)

August 5, 2019

3D Printing: Overview, Impacts, and the Federal Role (via CRS)
18 pages; PDF.

Gallup’s Guide to U.S. Public Opinion on Guns (via Gallup)

Forecast of 2019 Atlantic Seasonal Hurricane Activity (via Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado St. University)
32 pages; PDF.

August 4, 2019

CrisisWatch: Tracking Conflict Worldwide (July 2019; via ICG)
Outlook for August 2019; Trends for July 2019

Joint Review of Law Enforcement Cooperation on the Southwest Border between the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Homeland Security Investigations (via OIG/USDOJ)

Number of U.S. Fish Stocks At Sustainable Levels Remains Near Record High  (via NOAA) |||2018 Report to Congress on the Status of U.S. Fisheries (via NOAA)

Overview Of Risks Introduced By 5G Adoption In The United States (via CISA/DHS)
16 pages; PDF.

August 2, 2019

Illicit Drug Flows and Seizures in the United States: In Focus (via CRS)
3 pages; PDF.

Impact of Recent Tariffs on Canada’s Merchandise Trade (via Statistics Canada)

July Matched, and Maybe Broke, Record for the Hottest Month Since Analysis Began (via WMO)

The Current Ebola Outbreak and the U.S. Role: An Explainer (via KFF)

Urban–Rural Differences in Drug Overdose Death Rates, By Sex, Age, And Type Of Drugs Involved, 2017 (via NCHS/CDC)Trust and Mistrust in Americans’ Views of Scientific Experts (via Pew Research)

U.S. Department of Defense Comprehensive Selected Acquisition Reports for the Annual 2018 Reporting Requirement as Updated by the President’s Fiscal Year 2020 Budget
22 pages; PDF.

August 1, 2019

Closing Gaps in Our Knowledge of PhD Career Pathways: Job Changes of PhD Graduates After Earning Their Degree (via Council on Graduate Education)

College Faculty Have Become More Racially and Ethnically Diverse, But Remain Far Less So Than Students (via Pew Research)

Age-Adjusted Death Rates* from Dementia, by Sex, Race, and Hispanic Origin — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2017 (via NCHS/CDC)

Heat Wave Results In Highest U.S. Electricity Demand Since  2017 (via EIA)

Injection Practices and Sexual Behaviors Among Persons with Diagnosed HIV Infection Who Inject Drugs — United States, 2015–2017 (via MMWR/CDC)

Most and Least Stolen Vehicles in the United States (2016-18 Model Years; via Highway Loss Data Institute)

Timeline: Key Dates in the U.S.-China Trade War (via Retuers)

Trends in the U.S. Poverty Rate after Recessions (via CRS)

Top Government Contractors in USA, FY 18 (via Bloomberg)

July 31, 2019

2018 Airline Industry Statistics Released (via IATA)

28% of Europeans Can’t Afford a 1 Week Annual Holiday (via Eurostat)

Creative Europe Publishes Monitoring Report 2018
76 pages; PDF.

Financial Services Attack Economy (via Akamai)
40 pages; PDF.

Housing Finance At A Glance: A Monthly Chartbook, July 2019 (via Urban Institute)
36 pages; PDF.

National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence Submits Initial Report to Congress ||| Comments by EPIC

Prescription Drugs: Safe Importation Action Plan (via FDA)
4 pages; PDF.

July 30, 2019

Annual Report of the Secretary-General on Children and Armed Conflict (via UN)
44 pages; PDF.

Data Visualization: Micropolitan America (via U.S. Census)

Migration Destinations Like Phoenix, Atlanta, Vegas and Austin Keep Attracting Thousands of Homebuyers From Pricey, High-Tax Metros &
These Are the Hottest Neighborhoods in the Nation’s Top Migration Destinations (via RedFin)

 “Unprecedented Migration at the U.S. Southern Border: What is Required to Improve Conditions?” (Testimony Before the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affair/U.S. Senate by OIG/DHS)
10 pages; PDF.

July 29, 2019

Access to Attorneys Difficult for Those Required to Remain in Mexico (via TRAC/Syracuse U.)

Data Protection Impact Assessments: Microsoft Office and Windows Software (Dutch Ministry of Justice)

Italy is the World’s Largest Wine Producer in 2018 (via GAIN/USDA)

Total Consumer Report 2019 (via Nielsen)

Globally, More Than 11 Million Years of Healthy Life Lost Due to Childhood Cancer in 2017 (via IHME) ||| Source Article (via The Lancet Oncology)

July 27, 2019

By the Numbers: Who’s Going to Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Graduate School in the US (via c&en)

Charts of the Week: Americans with Disabilities in Education and the Workforce (via Brookings)

Money Tree Report ( Venture Capital), Q2 2019 (via PWC/CB Insights)

QuickStats: Number of Deaths from Hornet, Wasp, and Bee Stings, Among Males and Females — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2000–2017 (via NCHS/CDC)

July 26, 2019

Reference: 2020 Edition of the CDC Yellow Book (Health Information for International Travel) Now Available Online

Federal Information Security: Agencies and OMB Need to Strengthen Policies and Practices (via GAO)
80 pages; PDF.

Free to Play? Hate, Harassment, and Positive Social Experiences in Online Games (via ADL) ||| PDF Version (48 pages)

June 2019 Bankruptcy Filings Fall 0.3 Percent (via U.S. Courts)

Oversight of Opioid Prescribing and Monitoring of Opioid Use: States Have Taken Action to Address the Opioid Epidemic (via Office of OIG/HHS)
24 pages; PDF.

Privacy Impact Assessment for the Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (via DHS)
12 pages; PDF.

July 25, 2019

2018 Conflict of Interest Prosecution Survey (via Office of Government Ethics)
10 pages; PDF.

2019 Global Innovation Index (GII) Published

23 Million Stolen Credit Cards for Sale on the Dark Web in the First Half of 2019 (via Sixgill)

Canada’s Military Role in Iraq (via Library of Parliament, Canada)

Comprehensive Preparedness Guide (CPG) 201: Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA) (via FEMA)

Preliminary 2017-2018 Data on Crime, Violence, Discipline, and Safety in U.S. Public Schools (via NCES)
83 pages; PDF.

Report of the Select Committee On Intelligence, United States Senate on Russian Active Measures Campaigns and Interference in the 2016 U.S. Election, Volume 1: Russian Efforts Against Election Infrastructure with Additional Views
67 pages; PDF.

July 24, 2019

Births in the United States, 2018 (via NCHS/CDC)
8 pages; PDF.

Direct Investment by Country and Industry, 2018 (via BEA)

Mortality Trends by Race and Ethnicity Among Adults Aged 25 Years And Over, United States, 2000-2017 (via NCHS/CDC)
8 pages; PDF.

Sales Tax Holidays 2019 (by State; Map and List) (via Tax Foundation)

Trend Report: Q2 2019: Synthetic Cannabinoids in the United States  (via Center for Forensic Science Research and Education, Fredric Rieders Family Foundation)
6 pages; PDF

Thematic Bibliography: Information Warfare (via NATO Library)
60 pages; PDF.

U.S. Census: Bureau Needs to Take Additional Actions to Address Key Risks to a Successful Enumeration (Testimony; via GAO)
47 pages; PDF.

July 23, 2019

Capital Punishment, 2017: Selected Findings (via BJS)

Global Catastrophe Recap: First Half of 2019 (via Aon)
12 pages; PDF.

Interim Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Measles in Healthcare Settings (via CDC)
12 pages; PDF.

Nursing Homes: Improved Oversight Needed to Better Protect Residents from Abuse (via GAO)
71 pages; PDF.

Prices for the Most Affordable U.S. Homes Up 9% in June (via Redfin)

State Supreme Court Diversity (via Brennan Center/NYU)
51 pages; PDF.

What Americans Know About Religion (via Pew Research)

July 22, 2019

Canada: Police-Reported Data on Cybercrime, Hate Crime and Organized Crime, 2016, 2017 and 2018 (via Statistics Canada)

Solutions to Reduce Fraud, Waste, and Abuse in HHS Programs: OIG’s Top Recommendation (via HHS)
88 pages; PDF.

U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) Trade and Travel Report FY 2018
16 pages; PDF.

U.S. Government Files 58 Percent Fewer Civil Lawsuits in Federal Court (via TRAC/Syracuse University)

July 19, 2019

ICE Fails to Target Serious Criminals in Immigration Court Filings

Management Alert – CBP Did Not Adequately Protect Employees from Possible Fentanyl Exposure
13 pages; PDF.

Military Families Require More Coordinated Support, Says New Report (via National Academies)

July 18, 2019

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Releases Report on ThirdParty Debt Collections (via CFPB)
17 pages; PDF.

Defending Elections: Federal Funding Needs for State Election Security (via Brennan Center/NYU)
10 pages; PDF.

June 2019 Was Hottest on Record For the Globe (via NOAA) & Assessing the Global Climate in June 2019 (via NCEI)

Transnational Fraud Ring Targets U.S. Government Procurement Offices and Vendors (via DHS)
2 pages; PDF.

UNHCR’s Annual Public Health Global Review (via UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency)

July 17, 2019

European Data Protection Board (EDPB) Releases 2018 Annual Report
34 pages; PDF.

Issue Brief: State Cyber Disruption Response Plans (via NGA)
38 pages; PDF.

Global Social Media Users Pass 3.5 Billion (WeAreSocial)

Misdemeanor Justice: Statutory Guidance for Sentencing (via NCSL)

Provisional Drug Overdose Death Counts (via NCHS/CDC)

July 16, 2019

Prosecution of Sex Trafficking of Children is Down Nationwide (via TRAC/Syracuse University)

Review of the US Mobile Landscape 1H 2019: Carrier Performance at National, State, and Metro Levels (via RootMetrics)

State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2019 (via UNICEF)
Direct to Full Text (239 pages; PDF)

Student Reports of Bullying: Results From the 2017 School Crime Supplement to the National Crime Victimization Survey
61 pages; PDF.

Top 50 NYC Neighborhoods (by Median Sale Price; Q1, 2019)

Top Cities for Startups in the US – Chicago, Phoenix, San Antonio Among Best Large Cities for Early Stage Startups (via Commercial Cafe/Yardi)

July 15, 2019

20 Million Children Miss Out On Lifesaving Measles, Diphtheria And Tetanus Vaccines In 2018 (via WHO)

2019 Women Entrepreneur Cities (WE Cities) Index (Top 50 Cities For Women Entrepreneurs (via Dell)

A Closer Look at How Religious Restrictions Have Risen Around the World (10th Annual Report; via Pew Research)
Full Text and links to appendices.

K-12 Education: Certain Groups of Students Attend Alternative Schools in Greater Proportions Than They Do Other Schools (via GAO)
61 pages; PDF.

Securing 5G Networks (via Council on Foreign Relations)

This is Now the World’s Largest Volcano, Geologists Say (via National Geographic)

July 14, 2019

5G Wireless Networks: Market Penetration and Risk Factors (Chart; via DHS)

Consumer Behavior: Quarter By Numbers Q1 2019 (via Nielsen)

National Best Practices for Implementing and Sustaining a Cold Case Investigation Unit (OJP/USDOJ)
158 pages; PDF.

July 13, 2019

2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup: Media Snapshot (via Nielsen)

July 12, 2019

A Growing Number of American Teenagers – Particularly Girls – are Facing Depression (via Pew Research)

Enhancing Security and Stability in Afghanistan (via U.S. Dept. of Defense)
92 pages; PDF.

Internet Society’s Online Trust Alliance 2018 Cyber Incident & Breach Trends Report)
15 pages; PDF.

Latest Data Reveals Little Improvement in College Persistence for First-Time Students ||| Direct to Report, Charts, and Data Files (via National Student Data Clearinghouse)

July 11, 2019

2018 Characteristics of New Housing (via U.S. Census)

Almost Four in Ten Young People in England Apply To University – A New Record; 30% More Applicants From China Than at this Point Last Year (via UCAS)

FEMA’s Disaster Recovery Efforts in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, July 11, 2019
33 pages; PDF.

Organizing the Work of the Art Museum (via ITHAKA S+R)

Phoenix Area Leads Large Metropolitan Employment From May 2018 to May 2019 (via BLS)

July 10, 2019

Campaign and Election Security Policy: Brief Introduction (via Congressional Research Service)
3 pages; PDF.

EU Population Up to Over 513M on 1 January 2019: More Deaths Than Births
5 pages; PDF.

Evolving Internet Use Among Canadian Seniors (via Statistics Canada) ||| PDF Version (19 pages)

Global Study on Homicide – 2019 (via UN Office on Drugs and Crime)

IRS: National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson Releases Comprehensive Report Intended To Improve Earned Income Tax Credit Administration; Publishes “Subway Map” of Taxpayer’s Journey Through the Tax System
Direct to Summary/News Release ||| Report Materials (Text, Graphics, etc.) ||| Direct to Taxpayer Roadmap/Subway Map

Regulation of Artificial Intelligence in Selected Jurisdictions (via Law Library of Congress)
Note: Report is global in scope. Published Jan. 2019 and recently made available online.
138 pages; PDF.
||| HTML Version

State and Local Sales Tax Rates, Midyear 2019 (via Tax Foundation)

Understanding Climate Change From a Global Analysis of City Analogues (via PLOS One)

Women’s Suffrage: Fact Sheet (via EveryCRS/Congressional Research Service)

July 9, 2018

Chart: Average Daily Number of Deaths, by Month — United States, 2017 (via MMWR/CDC)

Facebook 2019 Diversity Report (via FB)

Global Catastrophe Recap June 2019
14 pages; PDF.

Mass Attacks In Public Spaces – 2018 (via United States Secret Service and National Threat Assessment Center)
20 pages; PDF.

Trends in Ratio of Pell Grant to Total Price of Attendance and Federal Loan Receipt (via NCES)
2 pages; PDF.

Taxonomic Approach to Understanding Emerging Blockchain Identity Management Systems (DRAFT) (via NIST)
57 pages; PDF.

U.S. Has Its Wettest 12 Months On Record – Again (via NOAA) & Assessing the U.S. Climate in June 2019 (via NCEI)

July 8, 2019

Amtrak Sustainability Report 2018
17 pages; PDF.

Beneficial Ownership Transparency in Corporate Formation, Shell Companies, Real Estate, and Financial Transactions
26 pages; PDF.

The Federal Role in Historic Preservation: An Overview (via Congressional Research Service)
18 pages; PDF.

Immigration: Alternatives to Detention (ATD) Programs (via Congressional Research Service)
18 pages; PDF.

National Security Agency (NSA) Office of the Inspector General Semi-Annual Report to Congress (October 2018-March 2019)
38 pages; PDF.

U.S. Hispanic Population Reached New High in 2018, But Growth Has Slowed (via Pew Research Center)

United States Life Tables, 2017 (via CDC)
66 pages; PDF.

July 5, 2019

Brazil Once Again Becomes the World’s Largest Beef Exporter (via USDA)

July 4, 2019

Just 10% of Workers Receive Nearly Half of Global Pay (via International Labour Organization)

July 2, 2019

BBC 2018-2019 Annual Report
262 pages; PDF. ||| Highlights

Blue Crab Population Increases By 60% [in Chesapeake Bay], Stock Considered Sustainable (via Chesapeake Bay Program) ||| Direct to Full Text Report

Data Point: Credit Card Revolvers (via Consumer Financial Protection Bureau)
14 pages; PDF.

The Effect of Heat Stress on Productivity and Decent Work (International Labour Organization)

Management Alert – DHS Needs to Address Dangerous Overcrowding and Prolonged Detention of Children and Adults in the Rio Grande Valley (Redacted) (via OIG/DHS)
16 pages; PDF.

Policy Brief: Principles for Responsible Data Handling (via The Internet Society) ||| PDF version (13 pages) also available.

A Study of Outlinks Contained in Tweets Mentioning Rumiyah (via Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies)
15 pages; PDF.

July 1, 2019

Evolution of Illicit Drug Markets And Drug Policy In Africa (via ENACT)
76 pages; PDF.

Facebook’s Civil Rights Audit – Progress Report (via Facebook)
27 pages; PDF. ||| Introductory Blog Post

About One-in-Six U.S. Teachers Work Second Jobs – and Not Just in the Summer (via Pew Research)

June 29, 2019

2018 Wiretap Report: Orders and Convictions Fall (via Admin of the U.S. Courts)

Aid Worker Security Report 2019 (via Humanitarian Outcomes)
23 pages; PDF.

World Drug Report 2019 (via UNODC)
Report, Resources ||| News Release/Summary

June 27, 2019

The Emoluments Clauses of the U.S. Constitution (via CRS)
3 pages; PDF.

Declines in HIV/AIDS Funding Put Poorest Countries at Risk (Infographic; via Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation)

Mexico’s Immigration Control Efforts (via CRS)
3 pages; PDF.

The State of the Nation’s Housing 2019 (via Harvard University)
Direct to Full Text Report (44 pages; PDF) ||| Direct to Interactive Tools ||| Direct to Data File (.xls)

State Pension Funding Gap: 2017 (via Pew Charitable Trusts)

Terrorism Situation and Trend Report 2019 (TE-SAT via Europol)
82 pages; PDF.

Gary Price About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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