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Category Archives: Knowledge Management

Analyzing Hospice Care in the United States

Center for Data Innovation – “The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released a data set called the Hospice Utilization and Payment Public Use File (Hospice PUF) detailing the services of 4,015 hospice providers to Medicare subscribers in 2014. The Hospice PUF includes deidentified data on over $15 billion in Medicare payments… Continue Reading

A remarkable life – 600 year old historic tree in NJ finally succumbs

New York Times – “The locals say that George Washington and the Marquis de Lafayette — the Frenchman who bankrolled the American patriots with cold, hard cash — picnicked in the shade it provided. Rank-and-file soldiers are said to have rested under it, gathering strength before going on to beat the redcoats. It is a… Continue Reading

Additional START Datasets Now Available

National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism – “Utilizing the Dataverse Network Project, START has created its own repository of datasets and databases on terrorism, conflict, and preparedness. This collection includes research funded by START as well as research for which START has been given permission to release. Users can read… Continue Reading

Technological Neutrality: Recalibrating Copyright in the Information Age

Craig, Carys J., Technological Neutrality: Recalibrating Copyright in the Information Age (October 14, 2016). Osgoode Legal Studies Research Paper No. 5/2017. Available for download at SSRN: “This Article aims to draw the connection between how we conceptualize legal rights over information resources and our capacity to develop technologically neutral legal norms in the information… Continue Reading

Paper – The Returns to Knowledge Hierarchies

The Returns to Knowledge Hierarchies [subscription req’d] Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization”> J Law Econ Organ(2016) doi:10.1093/jleo/eww008 “Hierarchies allow individuals to leverage their knowledge through others’ time. This mechanism increases productivity and amplifies the impact of skill heterogeneity on earnings inequality. This article analyzes the earnings and organization of US lawyers and uses an… Continue Reading

NY Fed releases Economic Research Tracker App

“The Economic Research Tracker is designed to increase the visibility and accessibility of the Bank’s research. Aggregating posts from the Liberty Street Economics blog, this app features the insights and analysis of New York Fed economists in an easy-to-use interface that can be customized according to a user’s preferences. Users can search the full catalog… Continue Reading

Rutgers library announces new incentive to reduce textbook costs

This video report highlights the consistently increasing costs of text books in both print and e-format and the struggles of many students to to fund their purchase. Continue Reading

Websites around the world disappear as HTTPS certificates mistakenly blocked by root authority

Via The Register: “GlobalSign has performed a postmortem examination on how, as one of the world’s root certificate authorities, it managed to break a chunk of the web. The New Hampshire, US-based biz has to date sold 2.5 million SSL/TLS certificates to websites around the world. This week, it inadvertently smashed its own chain of… Continue Reading

USSS Faces Challenges Protecting Sensitive Case Management Systems and Data

“We performed this audit as a follow-up to a September 2015 Office of Inspector General (OIG) investigation regarding United States Secret Service (USSS) employees improperly accessing and distributing sensitive information onthe agency’s Master CentraIndex (MCI) mainframe system. Our objective was to determine whether adequate controls and data protections were in place on systems to which… Continue Reading

Data Driven Journalism – Fragile Cities: Plotting lesser known urban stories

Data Drive Journalism: “London, Paris, Madrid, New York…there are a numerous “global cities” that mesmerize us with their power and opportunity. But what about the lesser known cities? That can’t boast such potential? What do we know about them? To scope out which cities are forging ahead, and identify those that are falling behind, the… Continue Reading

Findings from the Global Burden of Disease Study

“The GBD 2015 study shows that, from 1990 to 2015, the world as a whole has been undergoing an epidemiological transition. The nature of that transition is discussed below in a brief overview of some key GBD 2015 results. Since the GBD 2015 study’s results consist of over 2 billion estimated data points, this report… Continue Reading

Paper – How Are Scientists Using Social Media in the Workplace?

Collins K, Shiffman D, Rock J (2016) How Are Scientists Using Social Media in the Workplace? PLoS ONE 11(10): e0162680. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0162680 “Social media has created networked communication channels that facilitate interactions and allow information to proliferate within professional academic communities as well as in informal social circumstances. A significant contemporary discussion in the field of… Continue Reading