News From the Open Web

Posted by Duncan Whitmire on 8/1/19 11:03 AM

Affordable Learning Solutions

news-644847_640This 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. 

Global benchmark study ranking 129 economies using 80 indicators ranks Switzerland as the world’s most-innovative country.

2019 Global Innovation Index (GII) Published
Source: World Intellectual Property Organization, Cornell University, INSEAD, and Others

Keywords: Business, Innovation, Economics, Development, Statistics

New data released on violence in K-12 public schools in the United States.

Preliminary 2017-2018 Data on Crime, Violence, Discipline, and Safety in U.S. Public Schools
Source: National Center for Education Statistics

Keywords: Education, Students, Schools

Report looks at the deaths and number of executions in prisons in the U.S.

Capital Punishment, 2017: Selected Findings
Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics

Keywords: Death Penalty, Executions, Prisoners, Statistics

The economic costs of natural and weather disasters around the World during the first half of 2019.

Global Catastrophe Recap: First Half of 2019
Source: Aon

Keywords: Weather, Storms, Natural Disasters, Earthquakes, Floods

The most current report on trust in the consumer packaged goods marketplace. 

Total Consumer Report 2019
Source: Nielsen

Keywords: Consumers, Trust, Data, Technology

Keywords: Gender, Economics, Equality

Did You Know: Open Resources to Bookmark

Windy: This incredible interactive data resource provides real-time weather data for the entire globe. A mobile version is also available. A MUST for anyone interested in weather.

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