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Reference: Compare Statistics With New United Nations CountryStats iOS App (Free)

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Released late last week by the United Nations. UN CountryStats is a data visualization tool to compare key economic, social, environmental, trade, and area & population indicators for 216 countries and territories. Indicators, drawn from the United Nations’ unique and authoritative data set, can be viewed as complete country tables or visualized as bar graphs. […]

AAP: 81 Scholarly Journal Publishers Oppose Federal Research Public Access Act

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Here we go again. Some of the publishers who signed the letter include Cambridge U. Press, Elsevier, Springer, McGraw-Hill, Taylor & Francis, Wiley, and Wolters Kluwer (Complete List Below). From the Association of American Publishers: Today, 81 U.S. scholarly journal publishing organizations expressed their strong opposition to the third introduction of the Federal Research Public […]

Scholarly Articles For Everyone! JSTORs Register and Read Program Launches

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Register and Read is an experimental program from JSTOR and features full-text content from 75 publications/40 publishers, a subset of the complete JSTOR database. It’s FREE to register for the program and then access the full text articles (max 3 items, items must remain for a minimum of 14 days). You do not need to […]

Canada: Danielle McDonald Named New CEO of Ottawa Public Library

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From an OPL Announcement: Danielle holds a Master of Arts, Public Administration from Carleton University and a Bachelor of Environmental Studies, Honours, Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Waterloo. Her educational background is complemented by more than 25 years of management experience, including strategic planning, finance, human resources and technology with the City […]

“A Library System Hanging in the Balance”: An Open Letter From Harvard Union of Clerical and Technical Workers

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From the Letter (2 pages; PDF): Since 2009, Harvard has been reorganizing its 73 libraries into a consolidated entity, the Harvard Library. Library staff members at all levels are deeply concerned that some of the proposed changes, including workforce reductions, will result in serious threats to the integrity of the Library. We worry that if […]

Reference: UNESCO Releases World Atlas of Gender Equality in Education (Full Text, Free)

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From the UNESCO Web Site: The World Atlas of Gender Equality in Education includes more than 120 maps, charts and tables featuring a wide range of sex-disaggregated indicators produced by the UNESCO Institute for Statistics. The Atlas enables readers to visualize the educational pathways of girls and boys in terms of access, participation and progression […]

Reference: Bloomberg Launches Global Daily Billionaires Ranking

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Direct to Bloomberg World’s Billionaire Index The Bloomberg Billionaires Index is a daily ranking of the world’s 20 richest people. In calculating net worth, we strive to provide the most transparent estimates available. Each Bloomberg Billionaire profile contains a detailed analysis of how that person’s fortune has been tallied. The index is a dynamic measure […]