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Measuring the impact of digitized theses: a case study from the London School of Economics

Bennett, L. & Flanagan, D., (2016). Measuring the impact of digitized theses: a case study from the London School of Economics. Insights. 29(2), pp.111–119. DOI: http://doi.org/10.1629/uksg.300. Published 5 July 2016. “This study tests the assertion that the online dissemination of theses has a positive impact on the research profile of the institution and sets out… Continue Reading

GAO Report – Gun Control: Analyzing Available Data Could Help Improve Background Checks Involving Domestic Violence Records

Gun Control: Analyzing Available Data Could Help Improve Background Checks Involving Domestic Violence Records, GAO-16-483: Published: Jul 5, 2016. Publicly Released: Jul 5, 2016. “Most of the 50 states submit domestic violence records—misdemeanor crime of domestic violence (MCDV) convictions and domestic violence protection orders—to the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for… Continue Reading

No U.S. History? How College History Departments Leave the United States out of the Major

Via American Council of Trustees and Alumni – “…ACTA’s new report, No U.S. History? How College History Departments Leave the United States out of the Major, reveals that less than 1/3 of the nations leading colleges and universities require students pursuing a degree in history to take a single course in American history. Only 23 undergraduate… Continue Reading

World Health Organization Fact Sheet on Depression

WHO Fact Sheet, April 2016: “Depression is a common illness worldwide, with an estimated 350 million people affected. Depression is different from usual mood fluctuations and short-lived emotional responses to challenges in everyday life. Especially when long-lasting and with moderate or severe intensity, depression may become a serious health condition. It can cause the affected… Continue Reading

GAO Reports – 2020 Census, Defense Headquarters, Registering Voters, FOIA, ID Fraud

2020 Census: Census Bureau Needs to Improve Its Life-Cycle Cost Estimating Process, GAO-16-628: Published: Jun 30, 2016. Publicly Released: Jun 30, 2016. Defense Headquarters: Geographic Combatant Commands Rely on Subordinate Commands for Mission Management and Execution, GAO-16-652R: Published: Jun 30, 2016. Publicly Released: Jun 30, 2016. Defense Headquarters: Improved Data Needed to Better Identify Streamlining… Continue Reading

You’re getting a pension: What are your payment options?

You’re getting a pension: What are your payment options? By William J. Wiatrowski, June 2016 “For those workers who participate in a traditional pension plan—15 percent of private sector workers and 75 percent State and local government workers—the math exercise doesn’t end once you figure out your monthly benefit (often based on earnings and years… Continue Reading

Census Infographic: 30-Year-Olds: Then and Now

“This infographic shows how 30-year-olds today compare with those in 1975. It provides comparisons on characteristics of these young adults, such as having been married, enrollment in school, living on their own and living with a child. Selected socio-economic characteristics are also included, such as having a high school diploma, participating in the labor force,… Continue Reading

The Young and the Carless? The Demographics of New Vehicle Purchases

June 24, 2016 – The Young and the Carless? The Demographics of New Vehicle Purchases, Christopher Kurz, Geng Li, and Daniel Vine, Federal Reserve Board: ” U.S. sales of new light vehicles have rebounded strongly since the end of the 2007-09 recession and are considered one of the bright spots of the recovery. Indeed, sales… Continue Reading

MSU McLellan Free Expression Online Library

“MSU Law’s First Amendment Law Clinic is the only clinical program in the country solely dedicated to the protection of student speech and press rights. Now, a $500,000 donation from leading Michigan attorney and MSU Law Trustee Richard D. McLellan will expand the clinic’s impact nationwide by creating a Free Expression Online Library and Resource… Continue Reading

The New World Atlas of Artificial Sky Brightness

Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences – “Light pollution in urban centers creates a sky glow that can blot out the stars. The brighter the area in this zoomable map, the harder it is to see stars and constellations in the night sky. In the United States, national parks are often a refuge for… Continue Reading

DPLA and FamilySearch Partner to Expand Access to Digitized Historical Books Online

“In concert with the American Library Association national conference in Orlando, Florida, this week, the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) and FamilySearch International, the largest genealogy organization in the world, have signed an agreement that will expand access to FamilySearch.org’s growing free digital historical book collection to DPLA’s broad audience of users including genealogists, researchers,… Continue Reading