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Alberto Cairo, Power BI & the rise of data journalism

Microsoft Blog: ” From the election of Pope Francis to the passing of Nelson Mandela to Miley Cyrus’ MTV #twerk heard ’round the world, 2013 was full of big headlines and viral hits. Yet The New York Times’ top story of the year was the humble result of a vocabulary survey of 350,000 randomly selected… Continue Reading

Microsoft releases beta of Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit for deep learning advances

“Microsoft has released an updated version of Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit, a system for deep learning that is used to speed advances in areas such as speech and image recognition and search relevance on CPUs and NVIDIA® GPUs. The toolkit, previously known as CNTK, was initially developed by computer scientists at Microsoft who wanted a tool to… Continue Reading

Selected Characteristics of the Citizen Voting-Age Population

“The U.S. Census Bureau released today selected characteristics of the citizen voting-age population from the 2015 American Community Survey for all U.S. states and congressional districts. These characteristics include selected age groups, sex, race, Hispanic origin, educational attainment, poverty status and household income.” Continue Reading

The Global Gender Gap Report 2016

“The Global Gender Gap Index was first introduced by the World Economic Forum in 2006 as a framework for capturing the magnitude of gender-based disparities and tracking their progress over time. The Index benchmarks national gender gaps on economic, education, health and political criteria, and provides country rankings that allow for effective comparisons across regions… Continue Reading

Finding the Public Domain – The Copyright Review Management System

Issue Brief – Finding the Public Domain – The Copyright Review Management System, Melissa Levine, Lead Copyright Officer, University of Michigan, Ithaka S+R. October 26, 2016. “The public domain is the ultimate open access. It is key to the bargain of copyright. Rather simplistically, in order to incentivize authors to produce works, the public, through… Continue Reading

MIT Libraries launch “Public Access QuickSubmit”

“The Libraries has launched a “quicksubmit” web form to help MIT authors comply with research funder public access requirements for articles. We built the form in response to the Department of Energy’s public access plan, released in 2014, which requires researchers to submit accepted manuscripts reporting on DOE-funded work to an open access repository like… Continue Reading

What to Do When You Suspect a Data Breach: FTC Issues Video and Guide for Businesses

“If your business has experienced a data breach, you are probably wondering what to do next. The Federal Trade Commission’s new Data Breach Response: A Guide for Business, an accompanying video and business blog can help you figure out what steps to take and whom to contact. Among the key steps are securing physical areas,… Continue Reading

Commentary – Why we still need to keep books in our campus libraries

Ann E. Michael is writing coordinator at DeSales University, and a poet. She blogs on poetry, nature, philosophy — and sometimes libraries — at www.annemichael.wordpress.com. “..Like many avid readers, I’ve been engaging with texts since I teethed on my first book of nursery rhymes. So I admit to a strong bias toward the presence of… Continue Reading

New on LLRX – Are you using a cell phone for s-l-o-w reading? And how about other reading?

Via LLRX.com – Are you using a cell phone for s-l-o-w reading? And how about other reading?  – David Rothman addresses an often overlook paradigm shift – using a smartphone for slow reading. You almost always have your smartphone with you. And with an estimated 190 million smartphone users in the US, Rothman posits that… Continue Reading

Authors Alliance and Internet Archive Team Up to Make Books Available

Internet Archive Blog, Michael Wolfe, Executive Director, Authors Alliance – “To write a book takes time, effort, more often than not, love. Happily, books are built to last, and with the proper stewardship remain relevant, provide insight and information, or entertain for generations. So why is it that, when the internet provides more avenues than… Continue Reading

Brookings – Black-white disparity in student loan debt more than triples after graduation

Brookings – “The moment they earn their bachelor’s degrees, black college graduates owe $7,400 more on average than their white peers ($23,400 versus $16,000, including non-borrowers in the averages). But over the next few years, the black-white debt gap more than triples to a whopping $25,000. Differences in interest accrual and graduate school borrowing lead… Continue Reading

School Enrollment in the United States: 2015

“The updated tables provide information by age, sex, race, Hispanic origin, family income, type of college, employment status, nativity, foreign-born parentage, attendance status (full or part time), type of school (public or private) and vocational course enrollment. They also delve into topics such as nursery school and kindergarten enrollment, the likelihood of enrollment in a… Continue Reading