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New UK digital platform to highlight academic excellence

“The University of Sheffield is one of three leading UK research-intensive universities to set up a new open access digital platform to publish scholarly articles across the academic disciplines. Sheffield has joined forces with the universities of Leeds and York to establish the White Rose University Press (WRUP) which opened for submissions this week.Continue Reading

Most viewed articles on Wikipedia 2015

100 most viewed articles on English Wikipedia during 2015 and in countries around the world.

The Wikipedia Library/1Lib1Ref

“Imagine a World where Every Librarian Added One More Reference to Wikipedia. Wikipedia is a first stop for researchers: let’s make it better! Your goal today is to add one reference to Wikipedia! Any citation to a reliable source is a benefit to Wikipedia readers worldwide. When you add the reference to the article, makeContinue Reading

Congressional Record State of the Union Address 2016

[Congressional Record Volume 162, Number 7 (Tuesday, January 12, 2016)] [House] [Pages H324-H329] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office President Barak Obama – “…But for my final address to this Chamber, I don’t want to just talk about next year. I want to focus on the next 5 years, the nextContinue Reading

Trends in College Pricing

“Trends in College Pricing 2015 provides information on changes over time in undergraduate tuition and fees, room and board, and other estimated expenses related to attending colleges and universities. The report, which includes data through 2015-16 from the College Board’s Annual Survey of Colleges, reveals the wide variation in prices charged by institutions of differentContinue Reading

Impact of food waste on humans, world wildlife, environment

“Food wastage: Key facts and figures via FAO The global volume of food wastage is estimated at 1.6 billion tonnes of “primary product equivalents.” Total food wastage for the edible part of this amounts to 1.3 billion tonnes. Food wastage’s carbon footprint is estimated at 3.3 billion tonnes of CO2 equivalent of GHG released intoContinue Reading

People who are not in the labor force: why aren’t they working?

Bureau of Labor Statistics – Steven F. Hipple – “People who are neither working nor looking for work are counted as “not in the labor force,” according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Since 2000, the percentage of people in this group has increased. Data from the Current Population Survey (CPS) and its AnnualContinue Reading

Paper – Staying Smart: How Today’s Graduates Continue to Learn Once They Complete College

Project Information Literacy Research Report: “Staying Smart” | January 5, 2016 | Alison J. Head Staying Smart: How Today’s Graduates Continue to Learn Once They Complete College – “This report presents findings about the information-seeking behavior of relatively recent college graduates used for lifelong learning in personal life, the workplace, and the local communities whereContinue Reading

Report From the Student Privacy Frontlines: 2015 in Review

EFF: “This year the fight to protect student privacy hit a boiling point with our Spying on Students campaign, an effort to help students, parents, teachers, and school administrators learn more about the privacy issues surrounding school-issued devices and cloud services. We’re also working to push vendors like Google to put students and their parentsContinue Reading

Ben’s Guide to the U.S. Government: Free, Educational Content from GPO for Children and Adults of all Ages

Via – Ben’s Guide to the U.S. Government: Free, Educational Content from GPO for Children and Adults of all Ages – Kelly Seifert gives us a tour of Ben’s Guide to the U.S. Government, a service of the U.S. Government Publishing Office that presents educational content for children and adults of all ages onContinue Reading

New on LLRX – Deep Web Research and Discovery Resources 2016

Via – Deep Web Research and Discovery Resources 2016 – Marcus Zillman has a longstanding and comprehensive expertise pertaining to the Deep Web. The Deep Web or Dark Web covers trillions of pages of information held in dynamically generated repositories throughout the global web that remain inaccessible through popular applications and search engines. SearchingContinue Reading

UK Survey – The digital skills gap in government

UK National Audit Office – “Government’s austerity and reform agenda means delivering the same or better with less resource. Civil service headcount is down nearly one-fifth since 2010. Further cost reductions will be difficult without major service redesign, and significant contribution is expected from digitally-enabled business transformation. To improve data about the availability of theContinue Reading