News from the Open Web

Posted by Duncan Whitmire on 12/3/18 11:59 AM

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news-1This blog series provides easy, free access to open web resources and content that support affordable learning opportunities. A wide variety of resources published by government entities, think tanks, and more are curated to demonstrate what may be relatively unknown or ‘buried’ in the internet. Resources reflect issues happening today for the use of librarians, students, and all audiences.

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In Case You Missed It: New Open Resources

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

Understand the latest in the wage gap between women and men:

Global Wage Report 2018/19: What Lies Behind Gender Pay Gaps Source: International Labour Organization

Keywords: Statistics, Gender, Labor, Salaries

New detailed report examines landmines and explosives left behind after war:

Landmine Monitor 2018

Source: International Campaign to Ban LandminesKeywords: Statistics, Landmines, Conflict

New resources from the U.S. Global Change Research Program:

Fourth National Climate Assessment, Vol. II: Impacts, Risks, and Adaptation in the United States and 2nd State of the Carbon Cycle Report

Website and All Resources
News Release
Climate Assessment Vol. II Report (Read Online)

-Report in Brief (196 pages; PDF)
-Summary Findings (8 pages; PDF)
-U.S. Global Change Research Program
-2nd State of the Carbon Cycle Report (SOCCR2)

Source: U.S. Global Change Research Program

Keywords: Climate, Climate Change, Environment Assessments

Updated research now available from the CDC on smoking and vaping among high school students:

Use of Electronic Cigarettes and Any Tobacco Product Among Middle and High School Students — United States, 2011–2018

Source: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR/CDC)

Keywords: Smoking, Health, Tobacco, Cigarettes, Students

Gain insight into trends on international students and scholars studying and teaching in the United States:

International Education Exchange: 2018 Open Doors Report

Source: Institute of International Education (IIE)

Keywords: Higher Education, Students, International

The U.S. Census has released new data on young couples’ behavior:

For Young Adults, Cohabitation Is Up, Marriage Is Down

Data Tables: America’s Families and Living Arrangements

Source: U.S. Census

Keywords: Young Adults, Marriage, Families, Living

Did You Know: Open Resources to Bookmark

Global Change Information System (GCIS)

The GCIS is a database that links together a network of information, including organizations, datasets, and research, especially those products maintained and disseminated by government agencies and organizations.

Source: US Global Change Research Program (USGCRP)

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