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Daily Archives: December 18, 2015

Digital Preservation Coalition Report – Personal Digital Archiving

Digital Preservation Coalition Technology Watch Report ‘Personal Digital Archiving’, by Gabriela Redwine, Digital Archivist at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University.

“This free peer-reviewed report is aimed at individuals who are concerned about how best to manage and preserve their own personal digital archives, as well as professionals who advise people on how to select and best preserve such digital content. ‘The term personal digital archiving refers to how individuals manage or keep track of their digital files, where they store them, and how these files are described and organised’, explained Gabriela Redwine. ‘People keep personal archives for many different reasons and the ubiquity of personal computing devices and the ease with which files can be duplicated often means that the same digital files can exist in multiple locations simultaneously.’ The report provides an overview of the key issues related to personal digital archiving, arguing for the importance and urgency of preserving personal files, while also acknowledging the difficulty of managing digital files that include a combination of digitised and born-digital materials. There is a short introduction to the role of cultural heritage organisations, in the history of personal digital archiving, as well as current initiatives, which sets the stage for resources and recommendations for individuals who want to be proactive about saving their own digital materials.”


EU Report – Gender Equality in Power and Decision-Making

Report – Gender Equality in Power and Decision-Making Review of the Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action in the EU Member States “The vision of the European Institute for Gender Equality is to make gender equality a reality for all women and men in the European Union (EU) and beyond. Besides a fundamentally essential… Continue Reading

Agencies Issue Statement on Prudent Risk Management for Commercial Real Estate Lending

“The agencies have observed substantial growth in many CRE asset and lending markets, increased competitive pressures, rising CRE concentrations in banks, and an easing of CRE underwriting standards. Financial institutions should maintain underwriting discipline and exercise prudent risk-management practices to identify, measure, monitor, and manage the risks arising from CRE lending. Financial institutions should have… Continue Reading

Pew – Parenting in America

Outlook, worries, aspirations are strongly linked to financial situation: “A new Pew Research Center survey conducted Sept. 15-Oct. 13, 2015, among 1,807 U.S. parents with children younger than 18 finds that for lower-income parents, financial instability can limit their children’s access to a safe environment and to the kinds of enrichment activities that affluent parents… Continue Reading

GAO Reports – Defense Health Care, Littoral Combat Ship, Medicare

Defense Health Care: Research on Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy to Treat Traumatic Brain Injury and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, GAO-16-154: Published: Dec 18, 2015. Publicly Released: Dec 18, 2015. Littoral Combat Ship: Knowledge of Survivability and Lethality Capabilities Needed Prior to Making Major Funding Decisions, GAO-16-201: Published: Dec 18, 2015. Publicly Released: Dec 18, 2015. Medicare: Increasing… Continue Reading

Commentary and data analysis – How To Predict Bad Cops In Chicago

How To Predict Bad Cops In Chicago By Rob Arthur “In addition to the outsize number of complaints, Kalven said, repeaters have broader, cultural impacts, both within and outside of the department. Within the department, repeaters might normalize misconduct toward residents, pushing other cops toward wrongdoing. Outside of the department, the behavior of these officers… Continue Reading

Intercept – A secret catalogue of government gear for spying on your cellphone

“The Intercept has obtained a secret, internal U.S. government catalogue of dozens of cellphone surveillance devices used by the military and by intelligence agencies. The document, thick with previously undisclosed information, also offers rare insight into the spying capabilities of federal law enforcement and local police inside the United States. The catalogue includes details on the Stingray,… Continue Reading