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Daily Archives: October 4, 2017

Global Financial Stability Report October 2017

IMF – “The Global Financial Stability Report 2017 provides an assessment of the global financial system and markets, and addresses emerging market financing in a global context. It focuses on current market conditions, highlighting systemic issues that could pose a risk to financial stability and sustained market access by emerging market borrowers. The Report draws out the financial ramifications of economic imbalances highlighted by the IMF’s World Economic Outlook. It contains, as special features, analytical chapters or essays on structural or systemic issues relevant to international financial stability.”

LC – A Redesigned Portal for Librarians and Archivists

Library of Congress Blog – “The Library of Congress provides many resources to support information professionals worldwide. To streamline access to that content, we’ve redesigned our portal for librarians and archivists. The new portal highlights the standard library functions of acquisitions, bibliographic access, preservation and public service, providing an overview of these activities at the… Continue Reading

UN – Scanned copies of Statistical Yearbooks from 1948 – 2016

Digitization Team of the Dag Hammarskjöld Library, United Nations Department of Public Information “The scanned copies of Statistical Yearbooks are available in this section back to the first issue from 1948. Over the past 60 years or more, while the Yearbook has remained a consistent reference book for statistical tables produced by international organisations, much… Continue Reading

Video toolkit provides instruction on repelling fake tweeters

Poynter – Henk Van Ess: “This video toolkit is intended to help you debunk dubious tweets. It was first developed in research by the Institute for Strategic Dialogue and the Arena Program at the London School of Economics to detect Russian social media influence during the German elections. It was also the basis for a… Continue Reading

Pew Report – Automation in Everyday Life

Americans express more worry than enthusiasm about coming developments in automation – from driverless vehicles to a world in which machines perform many jobs currently done by humans “Advances in robotics and artificial intelligence have the potential to automate a wide range of human activities and to dramatically reshape the way that Americans live and… Continue Reading

CRS – Executive Branch Reorganization

Executive Branch Reorganization, August 3, 2017 R44909 “The federal bureaucracy of the present day is the product of more than two centuries of legislative and administrative actions by successive generations of elected and appointed officials. As such, the diverse organizations and processes of the federal government are a consequence of the influence and decisions of… Continue Reading