News From the Open Web

Posted by Duncan Whitmire on 6/20/19 10:55 AM

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news_typewriterThis 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. 

Data and trends about children and their well-being nationally and for all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico (30th edition).

2019 KIDS COUNT Data Book: 2019 State Trends in Child Well-Being
Source: Annie Casey Foundation

Keywords: Children, Statistics, Trends

History of U.S.–Iran relations in the Trump era, including dates, summary, and videos. 

Timeline of Tensions Between Trump and Tehran
Source: United States Institute of Peace

Keywords: United States, Iran, Foreign Relations, Timelines

Interactive resource providing information on unauthorized immigration by state of residence and country of birth.

Unauthorized Immigrant Population Trends For States, Birth Countries and Regions
Source: Pew Research

Keywords: Demographics, Immigration, Immigrants, Statistics

Background on the impeachment process and how it works in the U.S. House of Representatives.

The Impeachment Process in the House of Representatives
Source: Congressional Research Service

Keywords: U.S. Congress, Government, Impeachment

Background report on the future of transportation, including an infographic and links to a number of additional resources.

Hyperloop: The Future of Intercity Transportation?
Source: Library of Parliament, Canada

Keywords: Transportation, Futurism, Infrastructure

New analysis on educational attainment, gender, and salary in the U.S.:

College Degree Widens Gender Earnings Gap: Among the Educated, Women Earn 74 Cents for Every Dollar Men Make
Source: U.S. Census Bureau  

Keywords: Salary, Gender, Census, Education

200+ page document provides data on gender equality for economies around the world: 

The Little Data Book on Gender 2019
Source: World Bank

Keywords: Gender, Economics, Equality

Did You Know: Open Resources to Bookmark

C-SPAN Video Library: This database, free to access and use, provides keyword-searchable access to just about everything that has aired on the C-SPAN networks since C-SPAN's original launch in 1979. Updated in near real-time, the database allows users to search using metadata and/or the transcript of the actual words spoken. Presently, more than 250,000 hours of video are included.

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