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Daily Archives: September 18, 2015

USDA Seeks Input on New Report on Climate Change and Food Security

“On Tuesday, September 8, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) published a draft of the interagency assessment report, “Climate Change, Global Food Security, and the U.S. Food System” in the Federal Register. USDA is requesting input from the public through October 8, and will publish the final report online when it becomes available. While the report itself is global in scope, its findings address the pressing issue of how climate change will affect the U.S. food system. The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) continues to advocate that this critical nexus between climate change and agriculture must be addressed through farm bill conservation programs, including transition to sustainable and organic systems, as well as scientific assessments including this recently released report. The new report is a consensus-based assessment by a team of technical experts based on the peer-reviewed scientific literature. Its final publication will serve as a valuable resource to support updates to USDA conservation programs as well as new tools for climate change adaptation and mitigation…”

24/7 Wall St. identifies the largest industry in each state

“Over the first half of this year, the U.S. economy generated slightly more than $17.9 trillion in goods and services, up $286 billion from the previous six months. The nation’s economy is driven by a wide array of industries, and every state in the country contributes billions of dollars to the national GDP.Real estate is… Continue Reading

USPTO PatentsView Beta

“PatentsView is a prototype patent data visualization and analysis platform intended to increase the value, utility, and transparency of US patent data. The initiative is supported by the Office of Chief Economist in the US Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO), with additional support from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). The PatentsView initiative was established… Continue Reading

White Paper of the Modern Language Association’s Committee on Scholarly Editions

Considering the Scholarly Edition in the Digital Age: A White Paper of the Modern Language Association’s Committee on Scholarly Editions “This white paper is intended as a tool for thinking through a set of pressing questions for the MLA’s Committee on Scholarly Editions (CSE) and as a contextualized expression of our current responses to those… Continue Reading

Webinar: The Evolving Scholarly Record: Scope, Stakeholders and Stewardship

“The scholarly record is increasingly digital and networked, while at the same time expanding in both the volume and diversity of the material it contains. The long-term future of the scholarly record cannot be effectively secured with traditional stewardship models developed for print materials. View this webinar recording (coming soon!) to learn more about the… Continue Reading

ANONIZE: A Large-Scale Anonymous Survey System

ANONIZE: A Large-Scale Anonymous Survey System – Susan Hohenberger Johns Hopkins University; Steven Myers Indiana University; abhi shelat University of Virginia; Rafael Pass Cornell University. “A secure ad-hoc survey scheme enables a survey authority to independently (with- out any interaction) select an ad-hoc group of registered users based only on their identities (e.g., their email… Continue Reading

News for Journalists – Introducing Signal for Facebook and Instagram

News release: “We’ve heard from journalists that they want an easy way to make Facebook a more vital part of their news gathering with the ability to surface relevant trends, photos, videos, and posts on Facebook and Instagram for use in their storytelling and reporting. Today we’re excited to introduce Signal, for Facebook and Instagram,… Continue Reading