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Purdue Owl: White Papers

May 23, 2017

Purdue Owl: White Papers
https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/546/1

According to the Purdue Owl, a “white paper” is “a certain type of report that is distinctive in terms of purpose, audience, and organization.” The term originates from early twentieth century Great Britain, where it was used to describe to an official government document designed to outline a particular viewpoint and provide supportive evidence and information. Today, the term is used more broadly in the business and nonprofit world to describe similar publications that are intended not for commercial use, but to advocate an official position or solution. Like all forms of writing, white papers come with their own established norms, and Purdue Owl offers this website that outlines these norms and expectations. In Organization and Other Tips, visitors will find a brief, one-page summary of the major components of white papers. This section also includes a detailed PowerPoint presentation that provides information about the purpose and mechanics of white papers in greater detail. This presentation, 25 slides in length, is free to download and might easily be incorporated into a meeting or professional development session. This will be added to Reference Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Journalism Resources Subject Tracer™. Copyright © 2017 Internet Scout Research Group – http://scout.wisc.edu

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World Digital Library (WDL)

May 06, 2017

World Digital Library (WDL)
https://www.wdl.org/

The World Digital Library (WDL) is a project of the U.S. Library of Congress, carried out with the support of the United Nations Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (UNESCO), and in cooperation with libraries, archives, museums, educational institutions, and international organizations from around the world. The WDL makes available on the Internet, free of charge and in multilingual format, significant primary materials from all countries and cultures. The principal objectives of the WDL are to: a) Promote international and intercultural understanding; b) Expand the volume and variety of cultural content on the Internet; c) Provide resources for educators, scholars, and general audiences; and d) Build capacity in partner institutions to narrow the digital divide within and between countries. This will be added to Reference Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Research Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™.

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mL(at)H

May 04, 2017

mL(at)H
https://metalabharvard.github.io

metaLAB, or mL(at)H, is “an idea foundry, knowledge-design lab, and production studio” that is dedicated to pioneering new ways for libraries to serve communities. Based out of Harvard University’s Berkman Klein Center, the metaLAB explores “the digital arts and humanities through research, experimentation, tool building, teaching, through publications in print and online, and via exhibition, performance, and social practice.” Within this broad mission, the future of libraries is a special focus. metaLAB is headed by Matthew Battles, who authored the 2003 book Library: An Unquiet History. One of metaLAB’s ongoing projects, Library Test Kitchen, is a series of workshops that encourage participants to rethink how libraries could function. Recent ideas that have come out of these workshops include a “Neo-Carell Sleeping Chair” (a portable carell that simultaneously serves as a chair, laptop stand, and napping spot) and a WiFi “Cold Spot” to help users disconnect. meanwhile, other metaLAB projects and publications center on the changing nature of preserving and presenting data and objects. For example, Yanni Alexander Loukissas’s Life and Death of Data, offers an interactive history of Harvard’s Arnold Arboretum Archives. Visitors may scroll through a timeline to see when the Arboretum acquired certain archival materials. This will be added to Reference Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Research Resources Subject Tracer™. Copyright © 2017 Internet Scout Research Group – http://scout.wisc.edu

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PressReader – Connecting People Through News

April 26, 2017

PressReader – Connecting People Through News
http://www.about.pressreader.com/

PressReader delivers an endless stream of top news stories to read, discuss and share. Get full issues of thousands of top magazines and newspapers, just as they appear in print. They are your home for all-you-can-read news with full access to more than 5,000 newspapers and magazines. PressReader partners with thousands of publishers in over 100 countries to help them distribute their content globally. All of the publications they offer can be read online, in print or downloaded via the PressReader app. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Reference Resources Subject Tracer™.

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Doing Business 2017 – World Bank

April 22, 2017

Doing Business 2017 – World Bank
http://www.DoingBusiness.org
http://www.doingbusiness.org/~/media/WBG/DoingBusiness/Documents/Annual-Reports/English/DB17-Full-Report.pdf

“Doing Business 2017 is the 14th in a series of annual reports investigating the regulations that enhance business activity and those that constrain it.Doing Business presents quantitative indicators on business regulation and the protection of property rights that can be compared across 190 economies—from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe—and over time. Features include: a) Doing Business measures aspects of regulation affecting 11 areas of the life of a business. Ten of these areas are included in this year’s ranking on the ease of doing business: starting a business, dealing with construction permits, getting electricity, registering property, getting credit, protecting minority investors, paying taxes, trading across borders, enforcing contracts, and resolving insolvency; b) Doing Business also measures features of labor market regulation, which is not included in the ranking; and c) Data in Doing Business 2017 are current as of June 1, 2016. The indicators are used to analyze economic outcomes and identify what reforms of business regulation have worked, where and why.” This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to International Trade Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Reference Resources Subject Tracer™.

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A Glossary of Archival and Records Terminology

April 13, 2017

A Glossary of Archival and Records Terminology
http://www2.archivists.org/glossary

Anyone who has ever conducted archival research knows that the field includes a variety of specific vocabulary terms, including words relating to material preservation, copyright law, and more. Fortunately, the Society of American Archivists (SAA) has created this free, extensive glossary of archival and records terminology. On this website, visitors can browse hundreds of terms alphabetically or conduct a text search for unfamiliar terms. The glossary, over 400 pages in total, is also available as a free PDF download. The guide includes a helpful Preface, authored by archivist Robert Pearce-Morris, that outlines how archival vocabulary has shifted over time. In addition, those interested in learning new archival terms one week at a time can sign up for a free Word of the Week email. This will be added to Reference Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™. Copyright © 2017 Internet Scout Research Group – http://scout.wisc.edu

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Updated> eReference Library Link Dataset Toolkit 2017

April 12, 2017

Updated> eReference Library Link Dataset Toolkit 2017
http://www.eReferenceLibrary.com/

The eReference Library Link Dataset Toolkit 2017 has been completely updated, reviewed with ALL links verified and is now a 68 page freely available white paper link compilation for a selected group of reference resources that are available over the Internet. These resources are designed to be your eReference Library and to give you the latest and greatest reference resources available from the Internet. The eReference Library Link Toolkit 2017 has been created by Internet guru and expert Marcus P. Zillman who is the Executive Director of the Virtual Private Library and designed specifically for use on iPads, iPhone, Androids, Smart Phones,and netbooks/laptops. Updates to this toolkit are powered by Subject Tracer™ Information Bots (STIB). This has been added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. Additional freely available white papers by Marcus P. Zillman are available by clicking here. [Completely updated including all links validated and new links added April 12, 2017 .pdf 68 pages 455KB]

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LLRX> eReference Library Link Dataset Toolkit 2017

April 04, 2017

LLRX> eReference Library Link Dataset Toolkit 2017
http://llrx.com/2017/03/ereference-library-link-dataset-toolkit-2017/

This guide is a comprehensive link dataset toolkit of reliable resources available on the Internet to support your research across multiple subject matters and relevant to many disciplines. In many instances effective research begins and succeeds based on the choice to use resources such as those included here by Marcus Zillman, rather than defaulting to the use of a search engine. Consider your goals and objectives, and leverage sites and free knowledge services that will expand the scope of relevant results to your queries, as well as add new facets and dimension to your work product. This has been added to Reference Resources Subject Tracer™.

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Presidential Libraries and Museums of the National Archives

April 03, 2017

Presidential Libraries and Museums of the National Archives
https://www.archives.gov/presidential-libraries

Presidential Libraries and Museums promote understanding of the presidency and the American experience. We preserve and provide access to historical materials, support research, and create interactive programs and exhibits that educate and inspire. Presidential Libraries and Museums present vast archives of documents, museums full of important Presidential artifacts, interesting educational and public programs, and informative web sites. Presidential Libraries and Museums are repositories for the papers, records and historical materials of the Presidents. We work to ensure that these irreplaceable items are preserved and made available for the widest possible use by researchers. Presidential Libraries and Museums give you the chance to see, hear, and participate in the events that changed our lives and made us who we are as a nation. This will be added to Research Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Reference Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™.

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Updated> eReference Library Link Dataset Toolkit 2017

February 24, 2017

Updated> eReference Library Link Dataset Toolkit 2017
http://www.eReferenceLibrary.com/

The eReference Library Link Dataset Toolkit 2017 has been completely updated, reviewed with ALL links verified and is now a 68 page freely available white paper link compilation for a selected group of reference resources that are available over the Internet. These resources are designed to be your eReference Library and to give you the latest and greatest reference resources available from the Internet. The eReference Library Link Toolkit 2017 has been created by Internet guru and expert Marcus P. Zillman who is the Executive Director of the Virtual Private Library and designed specifically for use on iPads, iPhone, Androids, Smart Phones,and netbooks/laptops. Updates to this toolkit are powered by Subject Tracer™ Information Bots (STIB). This has been added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. Additional freely available white papers by Marcus P. Zillman are available by clicking here. [Completely updated including all links validated and new links added February 24, 2017 .pdf 68 pages 455KB]

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