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The Best States for Data Innovation

Center for Data Innovation – “Across the United States, data scientists, civic leaders, educators, and business leaders are laying the groundwork for using data to grow the economy and address a range of societal challenges. This report – The Best States for Data Innovation – reviews a series of indicators that rank states on the degree to which they have achieved the key enablers of success in the data economy, including the availability of high-value datasets, the creation of important technologies, and the development of human and business capital. It then identifies a range of opportunities for state governments to maximize their potential for data-driven growth and progress.”

A visual introduction to machine learning

R2D3 is an experiment in expressing statistical thinking with interactive design: “In machine learning, computers apply statistical learning techniques to automatically identify patterns in data. These techniques can be used to make highly accurate predictions….Using a data set about homes, we will create a machine learning model to distinguish homes in New York from homes… Continue Reading

DataVizProject.com: A comprehensive archive of data visualisations

Via DataDrivenJournlsim: “DataVizProject is a project by ferdio – a Copenhagen based infographic agency transforming data and information into captivating visuals.” “We know. There’s already a lot of tools, libraries, books and posters out there about data visualisations. We really like them and we have no intention to compete with those. Most of them have… Continue Reading

Elsevier DataSearch Beta

Search for research data across domains and types, from many domain-specific, cross-domain and institutional data repositories. “Elsevier DataSearch (https://datasearch.elsevier.com) is a data search engine that allows scientists and researchers to search for many different data types and formats across a variety of domain-specific and cross-domain institutional data repositories and other data sources. Results display datasets… Continue Reading

New on LLRX – The Fight to Bring Legal Research to the Front

Via LLRX – The Fight to Bring Legal Research to the Front – Law librarian and professor Brandon Adler identifies core issues to support educating third year law students in a wide range of reliable free and low cost legal resources. Many law librarians acknowledge that there is a lack of awareness and use of… Continue Reading

Debunking Study Suggests Ways to Counter Misinformation and Correct ‘Fake News’

News release: “It’s no use simply telling people they have their facts wrong. To be more effective at correcting misinformation in news accounts and intentionally misleading “fake news,” you need to provide a detailed counter-message with new information – and get your audience to help develop a new narrative. Those are some takeaways from an… Continue Reading

The history, achievements and future work of Internet Wayback Machine

“We may be years away from the invention of the first functional time machine, but thanks to this awesome San Francisco-based non-profit digital library we can have “universal access to all knowledge.” Sounds great, right? The Internet archive was founded in 1996 with the mission: “We are building a public library that can serve anyone… Continue Reading

In the Library with the Lead Pipe

“In the Library with the Lead Pipe is an open access, open peer reviewed journal founded and run by an international team of librarians working in various types of libraries. In addition to publishing articles and editorials by Editorial Board members, Lead Pipe publishes articles by authors representing diverse perspectives including educators, administrators, library support… Continue Reading

News Use Across Social Media Platforms 2017

Pew – “As of August 2017, two-thirds (67%) of Americans report that they get at least some of their news on social media – with two-in-ten doing so often, according to a new survey from Pew Research Center. This is a modest increase since early 2016, when (during the height of the presidential primaries) 62%… Continue Reading

HBS Report – Why Competition in the Politics Industry is Failing America

Why Competition in the Politics Industry is Failing America – A strategy for reinvigorating our democracy, Katherine M. Gehl and Michael E. Porter, Harvard Business School. September 2017. “Many Americans are disgusted and concerned about the dysfunction and abysmal results from Washington, D.C., and so are we. However, this paper is not about adding to… Continue Reading

The Bureau of Lost and Found – Paris

The New Yorker: “In the southern edge of Paris, a five-thousand-square-foot basement houses the city’s lost possessions. The Bureau of Found Objects, as it is officially called, is more than two hundred years old, and one of the largest centralized lost and founds in Europe. Any item left behind on the Métro, in a museum,… Continue Reading

The International Journal of Indexing

T”he Society of Indexers is a non-profit organization founded in 1957 as an autonomous professional body for indexers to promote indexing, the quality of indexes and the profession of indexing. Further details of the Society of Indexers and the other signatories to the International Agreement will be found on the inside back cover of the… Continue Reading