News From the Open Web

Posted by Duncan Whitmire on 6/4/19 10:41 AM

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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. 

A new analysis of U.S. Census data (with links to primary documents) on educational attainment, gender, and salary is now available:

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

Overview on measles in the anti-vax era:  

Measles Outbreaks, Vaccine Hesitancy, and Federal Policy Options
Source: Congressional Research Service

Keywords: Health, Measles, Public Health, U.S. Government

New report (with numerous charts) on the electric car market share data for several U.S. cities:

Comparison of the Electric Car Market in China and the United States
Source: International Council on Clean Transportation

Keywords: Transportation, Automobiles, Environment, Energy

How the presentation of news has changed over the past 30 years and how it varies across platforms: 

News in a Digital Age: Comparing the Presentation of News Information Over Time and Across Media Platforms
Source: RAND

Keywords: News, Media, Social Media 

Did You Know: Open Resources to Bookmark

Arolsen Archives – International Center on Nazi Persecution: Over 13 million documents (with more to come) constitute the world’s largest archive on the victims and survivors of the Nazi regime. The Arolsen Archives have helped countless people over the years learn the fates of missing persons, and today this searchable resource is helping researchers explore the history of racism and persecution.


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