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NASA Pulls Together National Data to Sleuth Out Air Traffic Improvement Mysteries

It is mid-2016 – and this has just been implemented – well – welcome Sherlock!: “For the first time ever, air traffic researchers can view and analyze archived flight data collected and merged from all air traffic facilities across the U.S., with fast update rates ranging from one second to 12 seconds for every flight’s… Continue Reading

Updated Circular A-130, Managing Information as a Strategic Resource

White House – OMB: [July 26, 2016] “the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) …releas[ed] an update to the Federal Government’s governing document for the management of Federal information resources: Circular A-130, Managing Information as a Strategic Resource. The way we manage information technology (IT), security, data governance, and privacy has rapidly evolved since A-130… Continue Reading

Explore ongoing history of human civilization through research and data visualization

“OurWorldInData is an online publication that shows how living conditions around the world are changing. It communicates this empirical knowledge through interactive data visualisations (charts and maps) and by presenting the research findings on global development that explain what drives the changes that we see and what the consequences of these changes are. The publication… Continue Reading

Friending the Privacy Regulators

McGeveran, William, Friending the Privacy Regulators (August 5, 2016). 58 Arizona Law Review, Forthcoming; Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 16-26. Available for download at SSRN: “According to conventional wisdom, data privacy regulators in the European Union are unreasonably demanding, while their American counterparts are laughably lax. Many observers further assume that any privacy… Continue Reading

Printable USGS PDF Quads A Quick, Easy, Free way to Download any Quad in the Country

“National Geographic has built an easy to use web interface that allows anyone to quickly find any quad in the country for downloading and printing. Each quad has been pre-processed to print on a standard home, letter size printer. These are the same quads that were printed by USGS for decades on giant bus-sized pressed… Continue Reading

Inspection of Federal Computer Security at US Department of the Interior

Inspection of Federal Computer Security at the U.S. Department of the Interior, August 9, 2016: “In accordance with Section 406 of the Cybersecurity Act of 2015, we inspected DOI’s policies, procedures, and practices for securing its computer networks and systems for all covered systems related to logical access control policies and practices, use of multifactor… Continue Reading

New or Expanded Content and Features in FRASER

Via Katrina Stierholz -Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis: *   “Bulletins of the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics ( are available from Bulletin 1 (November 1895) to Bulletin 2299 (March 1988 *   The Commercial and Financial Chronicle (, a weekly business newspaper, is available for 1871-1935 (with several gaps in coverage). *   The Financial… Continue Reading

The Copyright Holdout Problem and New Internet-Based Services

Cross, John T. and Yu, Peter K., The Copyright Holdout Problem and New Internet-Based Services (July 29, 2016). EXPLORING SENSIBLE MECHANISMS OF PAYING FOR COPYRIGHT, Liu Kung-Chung and Reto M. Hilty, eds., Springer, 2016. Available for download at SSRN: “This chapter examines the holdout problem involving a copyright holder’s refusal to license digital content… Continue Reading

Understanding Health Research – A tool for making sense of health studies

“Understanding Health Research is a tool designed to help people understand and review published health research to decide how dependable and relevant a piece of research is. The tool guides users through a series of questions to ask about specific types of health research, and helps users to understand what the answers to those questions… Continue Reading

New Google Chrome 55 will boost use of HTML5 over Adobe Flash

Flash and Chrome – August 9, 2016. “Adobe Flash Player played a pivotal role in the adoption of video, gaming and animation on the Web. Today, sites typically use technologies like HTML5, giving you improved security, reduced power consumption and faster page load times. Going forward, Chrome will de-emphasize Flash in favor of HTML5. Here’s… Continue Reading

Born digital news collections: New formats, new approaches

Born Digital News Collections: New Formats, New Approaches Elisa Villanueva, Koninklijke Bibliotheek (National Library of the Netherlands); Jasper Faase, Koninklijke Bibliotheek (National Library of the Netherlands), IFLA 2016. “Nowadays most newspapers (or almost all of them) have a digital version or are definitely turning to digital. Furthermore, there are many news websites which provide news… Continue Reading

Federal Source Code Policy: Achieving Efficiency, Transparency, and Innovation through Reusable and Open Source Software

Federal Source Code Policy – “The U.S. Government is committed to improving the way Federal agencies buy, build, and deliver information technology (IT) and software solutions to better support cost efficiency, mission effectiveness, and the consumer experience with Government programs. Each year, the Federal Government spends more than $6 billion on software through more than… Continue Reading