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Daily Archives: November 11, 2015

Find Open Access Dissertations and Theses

PQDT Open provides the full text of open access dissertations and theses free of charge. You can quickly and easily locate dissertations and theses relevant to your discipline, and view the complete text in PDF format. Open Access Publishing – The authors of these dissertations and theses have opted to publish as open access. Open Access Publishing is a new service offered by ProQuest’s UMI Dissertation Publishing…”

LandMark mapping platform focuses on Indigenous Peoples

“LandMark is the first online, interactive global platform to provide maps and other critical information on lands that are collectively held and used by Indigenous Peoples and local communities. The global platform is designed to help Indigenous Peoples and communities protect their land rights and secure tenure over their lands. LandMark currently provides information at two… Continue Reading

Philadelphia Library Visits Down, but Digital Uses Rising

Pew Report – “One of the concerns facing those who operate, fund, and care about libraries is whether use of brick-and-mortar facilities will decline as people become more accustomed to reading e-books and accessing other services online. The Pew Charitable Trusts’ Philadelphia research initiative explored this topic by looking at the changing demands on the… Continue Reading

Pew – Apps Permissions in Google Play Store

“Analysis of over 1 million apps in Google’s Android operating system in 2014 shows apps can seek 235 different kinds of permissions from smartphone users. The average app asks for five permissions.” “The findings in this study pertain specifically to apps running on the Android operating system. Pew Research Center examined the Android platform because… Continue Reading

Cell Phone Location Tracking Laws By State

ACLU: “Location records can reveal an enormous of information about a person, especially with the proliferation of smartphones that constantly track our whereabouts. Because privacy laws haven’t kept up with advances in technology, police have long claimed the authority to access this information from cell phone companies without warrants. That’s changing. While Congress and the… Continue Reading

Why recycling is so important

Why is recycling important? You asked Google – here’s the answer – Adam Vaughan – the guardian “Recycling is not about rubbish: it’s valuable commodities you’re chucking in your wheelie bin, according to sustainability expert Marcus Gover, not rubbish. “It feels like you are disposing of things, but really the things we’re putting out in… Continue Reading

Navy Releases Definitive History of Naval Aviation Online

Navy Releases Definitive History of Naval Aviation Online By Jim Caiella, Naval History and Heritage Command, Communication and Outreach Division – “The Navy released online Nov. 4 its recently-published, two-volume history of U.S. naval aviation. United States Naval Aviation 1910–2010 by Mark L. Evans and Roy A. Grossnick (2015, ISBN 978-0-945274-87-2, hardback, two volumes) is the… Continue Reading

What does the Internet of Things mean for Search?

WT VOX: “The smartphone revolutionised personal computing, creating a computer that most of us have within arm’s reach 24 hours a day. The Internet of Things promises to revolutionise computing again, by connecting and collecting data from everything we live in, drive in, eat in, sleep in and work in. In just a year or… Continue Reading

Statistics on Veterans: 52 Infographics

Census: “A collection of demographic and socio-economic statistics on military veterans provided for each state, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. The data compare the veteran population in that state to that nationally in measures such as unemployment rate, homelessness, household income, business ownership, period of service, educational attainment, health care and age distribution.” Continue Reading