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Daily Archives: June 4, 2017

New on LLRX – Competitive Intelligence – A Selective Resource Guide – Updated June 2017

Via LLRXSabrina I. Pacifici has completely revised and updated her guide, which she first published in 2005 and has updated yearly since that time. A wide range of free sites with expertly sourced content specific to researchers focused on business, finance, government data, analysis and news from the US and around the world, are included in this article. The resources in this guide are the work of corporate, government, academic, advocacy and news sources and individuals or groups using Open Source applications. This guide is pertinent to professionals who are actively engaged in maintaining a balanced yet diverse group of reliable, actionable free and low cost sources for their daily research.

New on LLRX – Automatic Justice: Shaping the Legal Mind of Tomorrow

Via LLRX – Automatic Justice: Shaping the Legal Mind of Tomorrow – Smart computing is changing the nature of legal work even as the profession struggles to understand its scope. Machines sophisticated enough to communicate intelligibly and naturally with human hosts, technology with the processing power to wrangle big data are enhancing the way attorneys… Continue Reading

Education Data Release: New Indicators and More Data for Countries in Every Region

UNESCO Institute for Statistics: “The UIS has issued its most important education data release of the year, with a series of newly developed indicators to inform the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and a wider range of data. From early childhood educational development programmes to tertiary and adult education, the release includes updated data for 2015 and… Continue Reading

Searching with Bing Visual Search Button

Bing Blog: “Over the years people have come to expect search engines to automatically detect intent and provide great search results for text queries typed into a single search box. Now Bing takes the first step to achieve the same for images. The Bing Team sets out to connect your camera to a deep search… Continue Reading

Pew – Millennials aren’t job-hopping any faster than Generation X did

“Millennial workers, those ages 18 to 35, are just as likely to stick with their employers as their older counterparts in Generation X were when they were young adults, according to recently released government data. And among the college-educated, Millennials have longer track records with their employers than Generation X workers did in 2000 when… Continue Reading

Atlas of the Human Planet 2017: Global Exposure to Natural Hazards

EU Science Hub – “The Atlas of the Human Planet 2017. Global Exposure to Natural Hazards summarizes the global multi-temporal analysis of exposure to six major natural hazards: earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis, floods, tropical cyclone winds, and sea level surge. The exposure focuses on human settlements assessed through two variables: the global built-up and the global… Continue Reading

AP Stylebook posts data use and reporting guidelines

The AP Stylebook now includes new guidelines on data (requesting it, scraping it, reporting on it, and publishing it)  – “It’s fitting that, in a year when the Panama Papers investigation won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for explanatory reporting (the entire leaked data set for that investigation totaled 11.5 million documents adding up to 2.6… Continue Reading

Report – Valuing Workplace Benefits

New York Fed – Liberty Street Economics, June 2, 2017: “Workplace benefits—such as parental leave, sick leave, and flexible work arrangements—are increasingly being recognized as important determinants of differences in labor supply behavior, education and occupation choice, inequality in wages, and gender disparities in labor market outcomes. Researchers have argued that the failure of the… Continue Reading

Data systematically wiped from federal government sites

Washington Post – Under Trump, inconvenient data is being sidelined – “The Trump administration has removed or tucked away a wide variety of information that until recently was provided to the public, limiting access, for instance, to disclosures about workplace violations, energy efficiency and animal-welfare abuses. Some of the information relates to enforcement actions taken… Continue Reading