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New American Community Survey Data available

While we’re waiting for the Decennial Census data to released there is new cumulative American Community Survey (ACS) material. (from the Bureau of the Census) “The American Community Survey (ACS) is an ongoing survey that provides data every year — … Continue reading

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Good News about the Census

Andy Beveridge, who should know, says that the NYC count was good and captured most our residents. You know what that means–NEW DATA! You can read more from Andy here at the Gotham Gazette

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So I was at a party talking Econometrics with someone…

OK, it was a party that skewed pretty heavily to librarians, but there was one lone economist there who gave me this terrific resource… Economic Research at the St. Louis Federal Reserve It’s a terrific site with wide ranging data–US, … Continue reading

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Mapping the Response to BP Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico

If you’ve been following the oil spill, as most of us have, heres new tool from NOAA, GeoPlatform.gov/gulfresponse Their website says “The dynamic nature of the BP oil spill has been a challenge for a range of communities – from … Continue reading

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The CIA World Factbook –there’s an APP for that. What?

Ever since reading the new report from Pew Internet and American Life Project on new paths to government services I’ve been intrigued by the idea of social networking and gov docs. And by extension all the non-book ways users can … Continue reading

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Best Title EVER!

These covers were collected by the librarians on the GovDoc-L discussion group. They are funny or ironic or just “what where they thinking?” All items are actually government publications. http://www.flickr.com/groups/besttitlesever/pool/

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National Security Strategy Document

Courtesy of  Greta E. Marlatt who keeps all the docs librarians updated on new reports… Here’s the official word…http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/rss_viewer/national_security_strategy.pdf Their blog adds this background for the document http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2010/05/27/a-blueprint-pursuing-world-we-seek The National Security Strategy is guided by a clear understanding of our … Continue reading

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Afganistan and Pakistan Smart Books

Available at Depository Libraries  and online. These are Country Guides, more compact than the Area Handbooks, that you might know from previous library visits. You can find Pakistan here http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Pakistan_Smart_Book_v1.pdf And Afghanistan here http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:AFGHAN_SMART_Book-1-.pdf

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