November 18, 2019

OECD Releases Digital Environment at a Glance Indicators Platform and Report

From the OECD: This new OECD platform for environmental indicators gives access to recent data through interactive graphics and provides trends on major environmental issues. The indicators help track environmental performance and compare country progress. Direct to New OECD Platform For Environmental Indicators Overview Video

IMLS Releases “Annual Financial Report” For FY 2019

From the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS): The Institute of Museum and Library Services announced today that the agency’s Annual Financial Report (AFR) is now available for FY 2019. The report details the health of the agency’s finances from October 1, 2018, to September 30, 2019, as required by the Office of Management and Budget. “IMLS funding, special initiatives, and shared knowledge empowers […]

New Data: 2019 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange. Report Released (Number of International Students in the United States Hits All-Time; High; U.S. Students Studying Abroad Up 2.7%)

From the Institute of International Education (IIE): The number of international students in the United States set an all-time high in the 2018/19 academic year, the fourth consecutive year with more than one million international students. The total number of international students, 1,095,299, is a 0.05 percent increase over last year, according to the 2019 Open […]

New Report: Spoken Word Audio Share in the U.S. Up 20% Since 2014; Audiobook Listening Hits All-Time High

From Edison Research and National Public Radio: The share of time spent listening to spoken word audio has increased 20% since 2014, while time spent with music across the same period decreased 5%. This shift is led by a dramatic increase in spoken word audio consumption on mobile devices across age groups, and increases in […]

Not Real News: A Look at What Didn’t Happen This Week (Weekly Fact Check from the Associated Press)

From the AP: A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out.  Direct to Full Text Article See Also: Previous “Not Real News” Roundups November 8, 2019 […]

Cultural Heritage: “Enrich Europeana: Launching the Renewed Transcribathon Platform”

From Europeana Pro: Transcribathon.eu is an online tool specially designed to enrich content from Europeana Collections, as part of the Enrich Europeana project. It allows people to transcribe and annotate cultural heritage material from Europeana Collections and national aggregator portals. Annotations made to content through this portal (also known as semantic enrichments) will be added to […]

Digital Privacy: Survey From Pew Research Finds Americans are “Concerned, Confused and Feeling Lack of Control Over Their Personal Information”

From Pew Research: A majority of Americans believe their online and offline activities are being tracked and monitored by companies and the government with some regularity. It is such a common condition of modern life that roughly six-in-ten U.S. adults say they do not think it is possible to go through daily life without having data […]

New Data: Web-Based “First Look” Report on Recent Trend Results in Adult Literacy in the United States

From the National Center For Education Statistics : Between 2012/14 and 2017, the average scores for U.S. adults with less than a high school education increased in literacy, while, for adults with a high school education, they decreased in both literacy and numeracy. The National Center for Education Statistics released a new web-based first look […]

Report: “Google Almost Made 100,000 Chest X-Rays Public — Until It Realized Personal Data Could Be Exposed”

From The Washington Post: Two days before Google was set to publicly post more than 100,000 images of human chest X-rays, the tech giant got a call from the National Institutes of Health, which had provided the images: Some of them still contained details that could be used to identify the patients, a potential privacy […]

Report: “Supporting the Changing Practices of Teaching in Business at Queens College, City University of New York”

The following article was recently posted in the City University of New York (CUNY) Academic Works repository. Title Supporting the Changing Practices of Teaching in Business at Queens College, City University of New York Authors James Tasato Mellone Queens College Edward F. Wall III Queens College Qiong Xu Queens College Source City University of New […]