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Center for Open Science Releases Another Branded Preprint Service With LawArXiv

“The Center for Open Science (COS) is pleased to announce that it has added another branded service to its open source preprints service, OSF Preprints. The new service, called LawArXiv,  provides free, open access, open source archives for legal research. LawArXiv is an open access legal repository supported and maintained by members of the scholarly… Continue Reading

Fed Chair Yellen on women and workplace equal opportunity past and present

So We All Can Succeed: 125 Years of Women’s Participation in the Economy – Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet L. Yellen At “125 Years of Women at Brown Conference,” sponsored by Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island. “…The gap in earnings between women and men, although smaller than it was years ago, is still significant; women… Continue Reading

More common now for young adults to live at home and for longer stretches

“Through both recession and recovery, the share of young adults living in their parents’ home continues to rise. Today’s young adults are also more likely to be at home for an extended stay compared with previous generations of young adults who resided with their parents, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. census… Continue Reading

How CBO Analyzes the Economic Effects of Changes in Federal Subsidies for Education and Job Training

How CBO Analyzes the Economic Effects of Changes in Federal Subsidies for Education and Job Training Keith Hall on May 3, 2017 “The Congress requires the Congressional Budget Office, to the greatest extent practicable, to assess the effects on the economy of “major” legislation that Congressional authorizing committees approve and to incorporate those effects into… Continue Reading

Little Free Libraries®: Interrogating the impact of the branded book exchange

SCHMIDT, Jane; HALE, Jordan. Little Free Libraries®. Journal of Radical Librarianship, [S.l.], v. 3, p. 14-41, apr. 2017. ISSN 2399-956X. Available at: <https://journal.radicallibrarianship.org/index.php/journal/article/view/17>. Date accessed: 19 apr. 2017. “In this article, we critique the phenomenon of Little Free Libraries® (LFL®), the non-profit organization dedicated to sharing books with one’s neighbours. Through our engagement with the… Continue Reading

Youth with Autism: Federal Agencies Should Take Additional Action to Support Transition-Age Youth

Youth with Autism: Federal Agencies Should Take Additional Action to Support Transition-Age Youth, GAO-17-352: Published: May 4, 2017. Publicly Released: May 4, 2017. “According to GAO’s nationwide survey of school district special education directors, GAO estimates that about 85 percent of districts in school year 2015-16, provided youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) services such… Continue Reading

The Future of Jobs and Jobs Training

Pew – May 3, 2017: The Future of Jobs and Jobs Training – “As robots, automation and artificial intelligence perform more tasks and there is massive disruption of jobs, experts say a wider array of education and skills-building programs will be created to meet new demands. There are two uncertainties: Will well-prepared workers be able… Continue Reading

The State of Black America Report

“The State of Black America®, the National Urban League’s seminal annual publication, now in its 41st edition, has become one of the most highly-anticipated benchmarks and sources for thought leadership around racial equality in America across economics, employment, education, health, housing, criminal justice and civic participation. Each edition of the State of Black America® contains… Continue Reading

Trump Administration TV News Archives

Internet Archives – “The Trump Administration Archive [currently hosting over 1,000 items] collects TV news shows containing debates, speeches, rallies, and other broadcasts related to the Trump Administration. This evolving non-commercial, searchable collection is designed to preserve the historical record for posterity. The project is a work in progress, with improvements planned for expanding collection… Continue Reading

Understanding Computational Web Archives Research Methods Using Research Objects

Understanding Computational Web Archives Research Methods Using Research Objects, Maemura, Emily; Becker, Christoph; Milligan, Ian. Issue Date: 2016. Publisher: IEEE Citation: Emily Maemura, Christoph Becker, Ian Milligan. Understanding Computational Web Archives Research Methods Using Research Objects. In: IEEE International Conference on Big Data (IEEE BIg Data 1026), December 2016, Washington, D.C. “Use of computational methods… Continue Reading

How Libraries Became Public

Barbara Fister, April 26, 2017 – “Of all of our cultural institutions, the public library is remarkable. There are few tax-supported services that are used by people of all ages, classes, races, and religions. I can’t think of any public institutions (except perhaps parks) that are as well-loved and widely used as libraries. Nobody has… Continue Reading

New Executive Order on Federal Control of Education Identifies Power of States Rights

Presidential Executive Order on Enforcing Statutory Prohibitions on Federal Control of Education EXECUTIVE ORDER – April 26, 2017 – – – – – – – ENFORCING STATUTORY PROHIBITIONS ON FEDERAL CONTROL OF EDUCATION By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and in… Continue Reading