February 22, 2018

Research Findings from ACT: “A Sample of Student Attitudes After the 2016 Presidential Election”

From ACT: A new report from ACT, The Next Generation of Voters: A Sample of Student Attitudes After the 2016 Presidential Election, aims to better understand the concerns of our next generation of voters. ACT administered a short survey to a sample of students who took the ACT test in December, asking them about their […]

Image Search: Flickr Introduces “Similarity Search”


From the Flickr Code Blog: …today we are introducing similarity search on Flickr. If you hover over a photo on a search result page, you will reveal a “…” button that exposes a menu that gives you the option to search for photos similar to the photo you are currently viewing. [Clip] The similarity pivot […]

Roundup: New Collections Acquired by Libraries

1. New Collection at Stanford Libraries Offers Extensive Materials on Discovery, Exhibitions of Giant Sequoia Trees (via Stanford News) 2. Cornell University Library Acquiring Massive Collection on Textiles From American Textile History Museum 3. Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas at Austin:  Papers of Actors Eli Wallach and Anne Jackson Acquired

Now Available Online From GPO: Historical Congressional Record For 1971-1980

From the Government Publishing Office (GPO): The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) partners with the Library of Congress to release the digital version of the bound Congressional Record from 1971-1980 on GPO’s govinfo. This release covers debates and proceedings of the 92nd thru the 96th Congresses. This era of Congress covers historical topics such as: […]

European Union: Reference/Data: “2017 Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI)”

From the European Commission: The European Commission [recently published] the results of the 2017 Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI), a tool presenting the performance of the 28 Member States in a wide range of areas, from connectivity and digital skills to the digitisation of businesses and public services. Overall the EU has progressed and […]

Reference: A Roundup of New Research and Data-Rich Reports Available on the Open Web

In the News Taxes How Taxes and Transfers Affect the Work Incentives of People With Low and Moderate Income (via CBO) Climate February 2017 Global “State of the Climate” Report (via NOAA) Student Loans New Data: More Than 1.1 Million Federal Student Loan Defaults in 2016 (via Consumer Fed. of America) Health Care Congressional Budget […]