News From the Open Web

Posted by Duncan Whitmire on 6/18/18 11:53 AM

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nasa imageThis blog series provides easy, free access to open web resources published by government entities, think tanks, and more to support affordable learning opportunities. Curated to demonstrate a wide variety of resources that may be relatively unknown or difficult to find on the open web for librarians, students, and all audiences, we aim to elevate background information on issues happening today in near real-time.

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In Open Web News: Timely Topics

These helpful sources are open and offer background on current events of global importance.

The Opioid Crisis: 
New data quantifies the staggering increase in overdose-related deaths and how opioids continue to be a public health crisis in North America.

The Burden of Opioid-Related Mortality in the United States

Keywords: opioids, drug abuse, overdose, fentanyl, heroin, public health

Education in the United States:
The National Center for Education Statistics has released a new report looking at student debt, public school faculty, and early childhood care spending.

The Condition of Education

Keywords: education, early childhood, public school, student debt, school teachers

In Case You Missed It: New Open Resources

Exploring Earth:
NASA has released two-decades of planetary data, making global imagery interactive and searchable for the public.

20 Years of Earth Data Now at Your Fingertips

Keywords: NASA, Earth data, space imagery, planetary data, MODIS

Did You Know? Open Resources to Bookmark

The US Census:
Interested in census data? The United States Census Bureau is in the process of releasing a new survey data portal with broad search capabilities, tables and maps.

Explore Census Data

Keywords: census, survey, United States, demographics

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