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Science – USDA is not posting new animal inspections

Follow up to multiple postings addressed here – Some animal welfare data removed from USDA site is restored – news from Science [Meredith Wadman]  that “the Donald Trump administration appears to have reversed its decision to remove from public sight the results of past government inspections of animal research facilities. But getting hold of new inspection reports is proving to be another matter. An animal welfare researcher has found that only four reports have been posted during the first quarter of 2017, compared with 406 reports during the first quarter of 2016…”

2015 American Housing Survey National and Metropolitan Area Public Use File Microdata and Codebook

Today, the U.S. Census Bureau released the microdata and codebook for the 2015 American Housing Survey, which includes the National Public Use File. The release  contains records for the national sample and the 15 largest metropolitan areas, as well as the Metropolitan Public Use File containing records for 10 additional metropolitan areas. Microdata are files… Continue Reading

European Data Protection Supervisor – New Website

“Our website has undergone quite a makeover! With new features and drop down menus, we present you our new look website to share information about who we are and what we do. Read how the EDPS is organised under the About EDPS section; for detailed information on our data protection work, Ethics, IPEN, Big Data… Continue Reading

Youth Banking Resource Center

“The FDIC is sharing resources to encourage banks and schools to work together to improve the financial skills and experiences of youth. Financial education and school-based savings programs introduce young people to financial services at an early age, while helping youth learn how to manage their money more effectively. Youth savings programs not only encourage… Continue Reading

New Web Service Accurately Counts Item Downloads from Institutional Repositories

OBrien, Patrick, Kenning Arlitsch, Jeff Mixter, Jonathan Wheeler and Leila Belle Sterman, “RAMP – the Repository Analytics and Metrics Portal: A prototype web service that accurately counts item downloads from institutional repositories,” Library Hi Tech, Vol. 35 Iss: 1 (2017): 144–158, “Researchers from Montana State University, OCLC Research, the University of New Mexico and the Association of Research Libraries… Continue Reading

Implementation of IT Reform Law and Related Initiatives Can Help Improve Acquisitions

Information Technology: Implementation of IT Reform Law and Related Initiatives Can Help Improve Acquisitions, GAO-17-494T: Published: Mar 28, 2017. Publicly Released: Mar 28, 2017. “The Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) was enacted in December 2014 to improve federal information technology (IT) acquisitions and can help federal agencies reduce duplication and achieve cost savings.… Continue Reading

A New Home for Google Open Source

Google Open Source Blog: “Free and open source software has been part of our technical and organizational foundation since Google’s early beginnings. From servers running the Linux kernel to an internal culture of being able to patch any other team’s code, open source is part of everything we do. In return, we’ve released millions of… Continue Reading

A Century of Women in Congress

Follow up to March is Women’s History Month – see A Century of Women in Congress – “On November 7, 1916, Jeannette Rankin of Montana became the first woman elected to the United States Congress. To commemorate the centennial of her November 1916 election and April 1917 swearing-in as a U.S. Representative, the Office of… Continue Reading

OECD – How Better Governance Can Help Rebuild Public Trust

Trust and Public Policy – How Better Governance Can Help Rebuild Public Trust. OECD, 27 Mar 2017. Pages: 160. ISBN: 9789264268920 (PDF) ;9789264268913(print). DOI: 10.1787/9789264268920-en “Trust plays a very tangible role in the effectiveness of government. Few perceptions are more palpable than that of trust or its absence. Governments ignore this at their peril. Yet,… Continue Reading

New York Public Library – Digital Collection of How to Do It Cards

From the New York Public Library Digital Collections – see these !00 year old color cards – gallaher how to do it – they instruct us on how to do simple but still necessary and often fascinating tasks (that are often fun, calming, and help us focus and concentrate without distractions for online and or digital… Continue Reading