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Daily Archives: October 15, 2015

Building Expertise to Support Digital Scholarship: A Global Perspective

Building Expertise to Support Digital Scholarship: A Global Perspective by Vivian Lewis, Lisa Spiro, Xuemao Wang, and Jon E. Cawthorne  October 2015. 50 pp. ISBN 978-1-932326-51-2 CLIR pub 168 PDF Download of Full Report. This is a web-only report—it is not available in print. “This report sheds light on the expertise required to support a… Continue Reading

Global Wealth Report 2015

“Now in its sixth edition, the Credit Suisse Global Wealth Report offers a comprehensive portrait of global wealth, covering all regions and countries, and all parts of the wealth spectrum, from the very base of the wealth pyramid to ultra-high net worth individuals (UHNWIs). We believe that an inclusive picture of wealth across regions and… Continue Reading

Commentary – the web is not a library, repository, a place

The Atlantic – If a Pulitzer-finalist 34-part series of investigative journalism can vanish from the web, anything can, by Adrienne LaFrance, October 14, 2015: “If a sprawling Pulitzer Prize-nominated feature in one of the nation’s oldest newspapers can disappear from the web, anything can. “There are now no passive means of preserving digital information,” said… Continue Reading

Children paying a high price for growing inequality

“How’s Life? describes the essential ingredients that shape people’s well-being in OECD and partner countries. It includes a wide variety of statistics, capturing both material well-being (such as income, jobs and housing) and the broader quality of people’s lives (such as their health, education, work-life balance, environment, social connections, civic engagement, subjective well-being and safety).… Continue Reading

Central banks’ use of and interest in big data

Central banks’ use of and interest in “big data” 2015. Survey conducted by the Irving Fisher Committee on Central Bank Statistics (IFC) October 2015. “This report presents the results of the 2015 IFC survey of central banks on the use of and interest in “big data”. The aim of this survey was twofold: (i) To… Continue Reading

Ninth progress report on adoption of Basel regulatory framework

Ninth progress report on adoption of the Basel regulatory framework, October 2015 “This updated Progress report on adoption of the Basel regulatory framework provides a high-level view of Basel Committee members’ progress in adopting Basel III regulations as of end-September 2015. The report focuses on the status of domestic rule-making processes to ensure that the… Continue Reading

School Enrollment in the United States: 2014

Census: “These tables provide information by age, sex, race, Hispanic origin, family income, type of college, employment status, nativity, foreign-born parentage, attendance status (full or part time), type of school (public or private), and vocational course enrollment. They also delve into topics such as nursery school and kindergarten enrollment, the likelihood of being enrolled in… Continue Reading

GAO Reports – DOD Financial Management, Intelligent Transportation Systems, K-12 Education

DOD Financial Management: Additional Efforts Needed to Improve Audit Readiness of Navy Military Pay and Other Related Activities, GAO-15-658: Published: Sep 15, 2015. Publicly Released: Oct 15, 2015. Intelligent Transportation Systems: Vehicle-to-Infrastructure Technologies Expected to Offer Benefits, but Deployment Challenges Exist, GAO-15-775: Published: Sep 15, 2015. Publicly Released: Oct 15, 2015. K-12 Education: Most Eighth… Continue Reading