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Google Cultural Institute: Albertina

Via Google – the Albertina Museum: “Located in the historical heart of Vienna, the Albertina combines imperial flair and masterpieces of art. What used to be the city’s largest residential palace during the Habsburg monarchy is now an art museum of international renown whose name is also associated with one of the worlds most importantContinue Reading

The Guardian – How the Pentagon punished NSA whistleblowers

Mark Hertsgaard – The Guardian – “By now, almost everyone knows what Edward Snowden did. He leaked top-secret documents revealing that the National Security Agency was spying on hundreds of millions of people across the world, collecting the phone calls and emails of virtually everyone on Earth who used a mobile phone or the internet.Continue Reading

Microsoft Academic: intelligent bots at your service

Microsoft Research Blog: “Progress in AI research and applications is exploding, and that explosion extends to our own team working on academic services. Continuing our work supercharging Bing and Cortana, we are also applying new technologies to Microsoft Academic, which serves the research community. If you’re not familiar with Microsoft Academic, this online destination helpsContinue Reading

GAO Reports – Managing for Results, Food Safety, Higher Education, IRS Internal Controls, Electromagnetic Risks, K-12 Education, National Drug Control Policy, Polar Weather Satellites

Managing for Results: OMB Improved Implementation of Cross-Agency Priority Goals, But Could Be More Transparent About Measuring Progress, GAO-16-509: Published: May 20, 2016. Publicly Released: May 20, 2016. Food Safety: FDA Coordinating with Stakeholders on New Rules but Challenges Remain and Greater Tribal Consultation Needed, GAO-16-425: Published: May 19, 2016. Publicly Released: May 19, 2016.Continue Reading

GAO Report – Information Technology: OMB and Agencies Need to Focus Continued Attention on Implementing Reform Law

Information Technology: OMB and Agencies Need to Focus Continued Attention on Implementing Reform Law,GAO-16-672T: Published: May 18, 2016. Publicly Released: May 18, 2016. “The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and agencies have taken steps to improve federal information technology (IT) through a series of initiatives; however, additional actions are needed. Consolidating data centers. InContinue Reading

Bell Museum launches online Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas

“The Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas is an online digital resource offering public access to hundreds of thousands of plant and animal specimens, from algae to zebras. The Atlas houses over 5 terabytes of data from the museum’s botanical and zoological collections, with more than 16,000 species from Minnesota and around the world are represented. The mapContinue Reading

Free Seminar – What Happens When Laws Become Open Data?

Center for Data Innovation – “Since President Obama’s first day in office, open data has been a major priority for the administration, and the United States has established itself as a world leader in open data. But until recently, legislative data—information about legislative activities, including bills and their status, lawmaker votes, committee meetings, public communicationsContinue Reading

Top Private Companies by Employee Size

Via The Business Journals – Get vital information about some of the nation’s top private employers, as defined by employee size. First click on a region. Then choose a city from the listed provided.

Top 10 DOI referrals from websites in 2015

Via Crossref (a not-for-profit membership organization for scholarly publishing working to make content easy to find, cite, link, and assess) – “As part of our Event Data work we’ve been investigating where DOI resolutions come from. A resolution could be someone clicking a DOI hyperlink, or a search engine spider gathering data or a publisher’sContinue Reading

Americans’ views of women as political leaders differ by gender

“For the first time in history, a woman is the leading candidate for the presidential nomination of a major U.S. political party. As Democrat Hillary Clinton wages her campaign to be the first female chief executive, what do Americans have to say in general about the prospects and qualifications of female candidates for high politicalContinue Reading

Shared, Collaborative and On Demand: The New Digital Economy

Pew – Aaron Smith – The sharing economy and on-demand services are weaving their way into the lives of (some) Americans, raising difficult issues around jobs, regulation and the potential emergence of a new digital divide: “A number of new commercial online services have emerged in recent years, each promising to reshape some aspect of theContinue Reading

Paper – An AI Approach to Fed Watching

Via TWO SIGMA INVESTMENTS, LP. “Natural language processing techniques can translate Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting minutes into data. The results appear both intuitive and informative. For example, following the 2007-2009 financial crisis, the Fed increased the amount of time it devoted to discussing financial markets from 10 percent in 2007 to nearly 40Continue Reading