October 21, 2021

University of Minnesota Launches Catalog of Peer-Reviewed Open Source Textbooks

From Inside Higher Ed: [The University of] Minnesota launched an online catalog of open-source books last month and will pay its professors $500 each time they post an evaluation of one of those books. (Faculty members elsewhere are welcome to post their own reviews, but they won’t be compensated.) Minnesota professors who have already adopted […]

U. of Minnesota and Ancestry.com Announce Plans to Create Massive Database of 1940 Census Material

From the University of Minnesota and Ancestry.com: A collaboration between the University of Minnesota and Ancestry.com will create the largest database of detailed information about people and their households ever made available for scientific research. The National Archives and Records Administration today released images of the enumeration manuscripts from the 1940 Census of Population. [Our […]