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NIST Ballistics Toolmark Research Database (NBTRD)

July 25, 2016

NIST Ballistics Toolmark Research Database (NBTRD)
https://tsapps.nist.gov/NRBTD/

The NIST Ballistics Toolmark Research Database (NBTRD) is an open-access research database of bullet and cartridge case toolmark data. The development of the database is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Justice’s National Institute of Justice. The database is being developed to: a) foster the development and validation of measurement methods, algorithms, metrics, and quantitative confidence limits for objective firearm identification; b) improve the scientific knowledge base on the similarity of marks from different firearms and the variability of marks from the same firearm, and c) ease the transition to the application of three-dimensional surface topography data in firearms identification. The database contains traditional reflectance microscopy images and three-dimensional surface topography data acquired by NIST or submitted by database users. The goal is a collection of data sets that: 1) represents the large variety of ballistic toolmarks encountered by forensic examiners, and 2)represents challenging identification scenarios, such as those posed by consecutively manufactured firearm components. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™. Thanks to Sabrina Pacifici of beSpacific for this find.

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WikiMindMap

July 16, 2016

WikiMindMap
http://www.wikimindmap.org/

WikiMindMap is a tool to browse easily and efficiently in Wiki content, inspired by the mindmap technique. Wiki pages in large public wiki’s, such as wikipedia, have become rich and complex documents. Thus, it is not allways straight forward to find the information you are really looking for. This tool aims to support users to get a good structured and easy understandable overview of the topic you are looking for. The browser is a modified version of the GNU GPL licenced Flash browser for FreeMind. All content of the mindmap is derived from the wiki which was selected and is available under the terms of GNU Free Documentaion Licence. Any other content and the conceptual idea of this website belong to the author Felix Nyffenegger. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Reference Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™.

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Legislative Openness Data Explorer

July 16, 2016

Legislative Openness Data Explorer
https://beta.openparldata.org/

Around the world, an increasing number of parliaments are embracing the principles of parliamentary openness: ensuring public access to legislative information, providing opportunities for meaningful citizen participation, and embracing the possibilities presented by new technologies. The Open Government Partnership (OGP) has provided an international platform for these parliaments to exchange experience, share good practice, and, in some cases, advance reform. OGP’s Legislative Openness Working Group compiled the data and administers this website. The website was built by the National Democratic Institute and KohoVolit.eu. Despite growing global interest in the topic of legislative openness, relatively few global studies have been conducted. The Global Centre for ICT in Parliament’s World e-Parliament Report 2012 collected some information, though that report covers a much broader range of issues related to parliaments and technology. Civil society groups have also conducted strong regional studies, such as those done by the Latin American Legislative Transparency Network and NDI’s Western Balkans Legislative Strengthening Initiative and the Slovak National Council. Regional studies are extremely valuable, but there is also value in comparing performance with countries around the world. It is important to capture comparative information on legislative openness at a global scale because innovation and good practice can originate anywhere. This website is an effort to ensure that global good practice is being effectively captured and shared. This will be added to Academic and Scholar Search Engines and Sources. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Reference Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™.

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Zetoc: Monitoring and Search Service for Global Research Publications

July 15, 2016

Zetoc: Monitoring and Search Service for Global Research Publications
http://zetoc.jisc.ac.uk/

They are one of the world’s most comprehensive research databases, giving you access to over 29,000 journals and more than 52 million article citations and conference papers through the British Library’s electronic table of contents. Keeping pace with your peers, staying up to date with new research, and expanding your field of knowledge has never been so simple. They make it easy for you to set-up personalized email Zetoc Alerts or RSS feeds to track the latest articles or journal titles related to your interests. In most cases, you can access abstracts or the full text of articles, depending on your institution’s subscription arrangements. This will be added to Academic and Scholar Search Engines and Sources. This will be added to 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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NationMaster – Compare Countries on Just About Anything

July 08, 2016

NationMaster – Compare Countries on Just About Anything
http://www.nationmaster.com/

NationMaster is where stats come alive! They are a massive central data source and a handy way to graphically compare nations. They are a global team of passionate stat geeks, dedicated to the mission of bringing facts to the world of geopolitics, economics, geography, defense and culture. They believe that statistical literacy should be a core part of education. In the information age, everyone needs to be able to interpret data. If you leave it to someone else, you’re risking your future. NationMaster was founded by Luke Metcalfe back in 2003. He was a fan of the CIA World Factbook but wanted to give it context, comparing countries side by side and calculating everything per capita. From there, NationMaster turned into the internet’s one stop shop for international statistics – a place where you can compare anything at all. Now NationMaster is growing into a community of statistics creators and users. They want to be the web’s one-stop resource for country statistics on everything from obesity to murders. This will be added to International Trade Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Statistics Resources and Big Data Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Reference Resources Subject Tracer™. 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™ Information Blog.

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The Memory Hole 2 – Rescuing Knowledge, Freeing Information

July 07, 2016

The Memory Hole 2 – Rescuing Knowledge, Freeing Information
http://thememoryhole2.org/

The Memory Hole 2 – run by Russ Kick – saves important documents from oblivion. Its predecessor, The Memory Hole (2002-2009), posted hundreds of documents, many of which will be reposted on the new site. 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™.

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Twitter Capture and Analysis Toolset (DMI-TCAT)

June 30, 2016

Twitter Capture and Analysis Toolset (DMI-TCAT)
https://wiki.digitalmethods.net/Dmi/ToolDmiTcat

DMI-TCAT provides robust and reproducible data capture and analysis, and interlinks with existing analytical software. Analytical features are based on two main ideas: a) captured datasets can be refined in different ways (search queries, exclusions, date range, etc.) and b) the resulting selections of tweets can be analyzed in various ways, mainly by outputting files in standard formats (CSV for tabular files and GEXF for network files). This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™.

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CrunchBase – Discover Innovative Companies and the People Behind Them

June 30, 2016

CrunchBase – Discover Innovative Companies and the People Behind Them
https://www.crunchbase.com/#/home/index

An excellent resource for business intelligence including: a) Discover – Find insights into company and people profiles; b) Customize – Get alerts about companies and people you follow; and c) Contribute – Build your profile and get in front of millions of users. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Start Up Resources for the Entrepreneur and the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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Investigative Reporting Workshop

June 28, 2016

Investigative Reporting Workshop
http://investigativereportingworkshop.org/

The Investigative Reporting Workshop, a project of the School of Communication (SOC) at American University, is a nonprofit, professional newsroom. The Workshop publishes in-depth stories at investigativereportingworkshop.org about government and corporate accountability, ranging widely from the environment and health to national security and the economy. The Workshop pairs experienced professional reporters and editors with graduate students, and co-publishes with mainstream media partners and nonprofit newsrooms. This will be added to Journalism Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™.

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World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC)

June 27, 2016

World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC)
http://www.wttc.org/

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) is the forum for business leaders in the Travel & Tourism industry. With Chief Executives of some one hundred of the world’s leading Travel & Tourism companies as its members, WTTC has a unique mandate and overview on all matters related to Travel & Tourism. WTTC advocates partnership between the public and private sectors, delivering results that match the needs of economies, local and regional authorities and local communities with those of business, based on: a) Governments recognizing Travel & Tourism as a top priority; b) Business balancing economics with people, culture and environment; and c) A shared pursuit of long-term growth and prosperity. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to International Trade Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™.

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