News from the Open Web

Posted by Duncan Whitmire on 9/18/18 2:46 PM

Affordable Learning Solutions

chart on increasing number of climate-related disastersThis blog series provides easy, free access to open web resources 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 Open Web News: Timely Topics

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

U.S. Census Bureau Releases 2017 American Community Survey (ACS) 1-Year Estimates

The U.S. Census Bureau recently released its most detailed look at America’s people, places, and economy with new statistics on income, poverty, health insurance, and more than 40 other topics from the American Community Survey (ACS). The post linked above includes highlights, a number of data and visualization tools, and links to several guidance tools to make the best use of the resources.

Keywords: demographics, statistics, census, united states, population

Global Hunger Continues to Rise (“The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2018″)

New evidence continues to signal that the number of hungry people in the world is growing, reaching 821 million in 2017 or one in every nine people, according to The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2018.

Full Text Report/Data

Summary Report

Interactive Version 

Keywords: hunger, food, statistics, world, data

In Case You Missed It: New Open Resources

OASIS: OER Search Tool

Openly Available Sources Integrated Search (OASIS) is a search tool developed at SUNY Geneseo's Milne Library that aims to make the discovery of open content easier. OASIS currently searches open content from 58 different sources and contains 160,258 records.

Keywords: OER, tools, documents, search, research

Did You Know? Open Resources to Bookmark


Webrecorder is a web archiving service anyone can use for free to save web pages. Making a capture is as easy as browsing a page like you normally would. Webrecorder automatically archives the page, along with any additional content triggered by interactions.

Keywords: web, tools, archiving, archives, research

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