Monthly Archives: September 2015

American Community Survey

September 30, 2015

American Community Survey
http://factfinder.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/programs.xhtml?program=acs

The American Community Survey (ACS) is a nationwide survey designed to provide communities a fresh look at how they are changing. It is a critical element in the Census Bureau’s decennial census program. The ACS collects information such as age, race, income, commute time to work, home value, veteran status, and other important data. As with the 2010 decennial census, information about individuals remains confidential. Roughly Three and a Half Million Housing Units Selected. The ACS collects and produces population and housing information every year instead of every ten years. Collecting data every year provides more up-to-date information throughout the decade about the U.S. population at the local community level. About 3.5 million housing unit addresses are selected annually, across every county in the nation. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™.

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American Housing Survey (AHS)

September 30, 2015

American Housing Survey (AHS)
http://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/ahs.html

The AHS is sponsored by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau. The survey is the most comprehensive national housing survey in the United States.The Purpose is to provide a current and continuous series of data on selected housing and demographic characteristics. Policy analysts, program managers, budget analysts, and Congressional staff use AHS data to monitor supply and demand, as well as changes in housing conditions and costs, in order to assess housing needs. Analyses based on the AHS are used to advise the executive and legislative branches in the development of housing policies. HUD uses the AHS to improve efficiency and effectiveness and design housing programs appropriate for different target groups, such as first-time home buyers and the elderly. Academic researchers and private organizations also use AHS data in efforts of specific interest and concern to their respective. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™.

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IAB Internet Advertising Revenue

September 30, 2015

IAB Internet Advertising Revenue
http://www.iab.net/research/industry_data_and_landscape/adrevenuereport

The IAB’s Internet Advertising Revenue Report, a survey conducted independently by PricewaterhouseCoopers, is released in full twice a year, to coincide with the collection of half-year and full-year data. At the end of the first and third quarters, the IAB releases via press release estimated, top-line reports. The results reported are considered the most accurate measurement of Internet/online advertising revenues since the data is compiled directly from information supplied by companies selling advertising online. All-inclusive, the report includes data reflecting online advertising revenues from Web sites, commercial online services, Email providers, as well as other companies selling online advertising. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™.

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ThreatPost – Independent News Site for IT and Business Security

September 29, 2015

ThreatPost – Independent News Site for IT and Business Security
https://threatpost.com/

Threatpost, The Kaspersky Lab security news service, is an independent news site which is a leading source of information about IT and business security for hundreds of thousands of professionals worldwide. Threatpost’s award-winning editorial team produces unique and high-impact content including security news, videos, feature reports and more. They break important original stories, offer expert commentary on high-priority news aggregated from other sources, and engage with readers to discuss how and why these events matter. Threatpost has been referenced as an authoritative source on information security by leading news outlets including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, MSNBC, USA Today and National Public Radio. Threatpost’s global editorial activities are driven by industry-leading security journalist Dennis Fisher, editor-in-chief. He is assisted by Christopher Brook and Brian Donohue. Make Threatpost your first stop for security news and analysis to stay informed and keep your organization safe. This will be added to Privacy Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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LiveTrekker

September 29, 2015

LiveTrekker
http://www.livetrekker.com

For short- and long-distance travellers, smart phones have become requisite. Readers can now add to the litany of conveniences LiveTrekker, an app that allows users to record and share their travels with the world. To use the app, select “Tracker,” then “Start.” LiveTrekker will then record your route on a GPS map. Meanwhile you can use the appropriate icons to take photos, record video and voice memos, or write comments along the way. When finished, select “Stop” and name the trip. From there, sharing to Facebook or other social media is as simple as touching another icon. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2015. https://www.scout.wisc.edu

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National Center for Women & Information Technology

September 29, 2015

National Center for Women & Information Technology
https://www.ncwit.org

The National Center for Women & Information Technology seeks to “correct the imbalance of gender diversity in technology and computing” in order to “improve the design of products and services to better serve a more diverse population, and increase economic and social well-being by providing more women with stable and lucrative careers.” There is plenty on the site to scout, including, under the Resources & Tools tab, sections on K-12 education, Higher Education, the Workforce, and other topics. The programs tab provides information about a number of programs around the country designed to diversify computer science. And, under the News & Events tab, besides the Press Room and Newsletters, there exists an excellent Blog that addresses topics such as how to increase male advocacy in gender diversity efforts and how how Latina talent is key to the future of the U.S. technology workforce.This will be added to Reference Resources Subject Tracer™. From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2015. https://www.scout.wisc.edu

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Mashcat – Library Cataloguers and Developers

September 28, 2015

Mashcat – Library Cataloguers and Developers
http://www.mashcat.info/

Mashcat is a loose group of library cataloguers, developers and anyone else with an interest in how library catalogue data can be created, manipulated, used and re-used by computers and software. Our aim is to work together and bridge the communications gap that has sometimes gotten in the way of building the best tools we possibly can to manage library data. There is no manifesto, but generally they believe that: a) Library data is a Good Thing; b) Library staff creating and improving library data is a Good Thing; c) Library systems is a Good Thing; d) Library data people should be conversing with library systems people (and vice versa); and e) It’s time to move past “MARC must die” and throwing pebbles at each other. To join Mashcat, follow the #mashcat hashtag on social media – and feel free to use it if you’ve written something that’s relevant! – and join the conversation. This will be added to Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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Beagle – AI Contract Analysis and Productivity Tool

September 28, 2015

Beagle – AI Contract Analysis and Productivity Tool
http://beagle.ai/

Eliminate Contract Pain by: a) Tailor-made engine for contract analysis that learns; b) A graphical summary for instant evaluation; and c) Real-time collaboration for frustration-free revisions. How it works: 1) Analyse – Lawyers & NLP experts train the system and artificial intelligence (AI) reads the contract and highlights key information. All you have to do it drag and drop a file; 2) Visualize – The information is then highlighted for you in easy-to-read graphs and charts. This way entire documents (no matter the length) can be summarized in just one page. All clauses are then viewable in context and with the ability to edit, annotate, highlight, and translate; 3) Collaborate – They built theirn real-time platform so multiple users can work and negotiate together on the latest version of the contract. The contracting process as we know it is streamlined and administrative steps are reduced; and 4) Learn – They built the system so it will get smarter over time. The more you use it the more personalized it becomes. Beagle remembers your behaviors and preferences using artificial intelligence (AI) machine learning techniques. Basically a fancy way of saying it gets smarter the more you use it. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Artificial Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™.

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ClipMine – Tag Content Inside Online Video

September 28, 2015

ClipMine – Tag Content Inside Online Videos
https://www.clip.mn/

ClipMine enables bloggers, creators and enthusiasts to tag content inside online videos and create a more engaging video experience. Help your viewers discover what matters most to them! ClipMine works great for sharing and embedding recorded video-game sessions, tutorials, product reviews, talk shows, speeches, lectures and sports coverage. Features include: a) Meaningful Sharing – Current means of online video sharing only work for short videos focused on a single topic. For anything meaningful, give your intended viewers a better viewing experience by sharing deep links to individual tags or fully tagged videos on ClipMine; b) Interactive Embeds – Want to enable the ClipMine experience on your blog or Twitter feed? Just embed their Content-Aware Video Player. It is responsive and built to work across different modern browsers and devices. Start by tagging a video of your choice or pick an already tagged one and simply paste the embed code into your website; and c) Smart Tagging – Found an interesting point in a video? On ClipMine, adding tags is not reserved for the video owners only – any community member can do it. In addition their smart algorithms can automatically suggest tags (in private beta) for a wide variety of videos! Benefits include: 1) Personalized Experience – ClipMine allows your viewers to scan the video content and see what’s inside, skim through it, and share specific parts of the videos they like; 2) Improved Engagement – Their customers have seen up to 50% higher engagement and lower early drop-off rates on their videos when embedded with ClipMine; and 3) Actionable Analytics – Our in-video analytics (by invitation only) allow you to understand user engagement in terms of your content rather than timestamps. You’ll exactly know which parts of the video are more likely to be clicked and how long users stay there. This has been added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to World Wide Web Reference Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Script Resources Subject Tracer™.

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Science – HowStuffWorks

September 26, 2015

Science – HowStuffWorks
http://science.howstuffworks.com/

HowStuffWorks, which began in 1998 at a college professor’s kitchen table, has garnered dozens of awards and features thousands of posted articles and podcasts about everything from cars to animals to money. There are even HowStuffWorks Quizzes, Shows, and Videos, as well as an app for both iOS and Android devices. Unsurprisingly, the Science section of the HowStuffWorks website is loaded with fascinating facts. After scouting the Most Popular section on the landing page, readers may like to jump to What’s Inside: Science, which boasts over a dozen topics, such as Engineering, Environmental Science, Forces of Nature, Innovation, and others. Don’t miss the article, “10 Historical Robots,” which explicates automata from as far back as Swiss clockmaker Pierre Jaquet-Droz’s 1774 intricately constructed moving dolls. Readers are sure to find hours of edifying entertainment on this most famous of science sites. This will be added to Reference Resources Subject Tracer™. From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2015. https://www.scout.wisc.edu

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