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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Frontiers in Massive Data Analysis

Categories: Science/Technology

Discusses the challenge of generating, analyzing, and sharing huge data files so effective use can be made of them.  From the National Research Council


Drug Compounding: Clear Authority and More Reliable Data Needed to Strengthen FDA Oversight

Categories: Laws/Regulations,Science/Technology

Covers the status of the Food and Drug Administration’s authority to oversee drug compounding, gaps in authority between federal and states roles, and actions taken or planned by states or national pharmacy organizations to improve oversight.  From the Government Accountability Office


U.S. Crude Oil and Natural Gas Proved Reserves, 2011

Categories: Energy,Statistics

Reports on record increases in the amount of proved reserves, primarily due to horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing.  Also covers price fluctuations as a factor in supply and exploration.  Includes 19 statistical tables.  From the Energy Information Administration


Records of the Federal Reserve System

Categories: Business/Economics,History

A collection of records on the early history of the Federal Reserve, including the Organization Committee, which selected the boundaries and cities for the 12 FR districts, and records relating to the Banking Holiday of 1933.  From the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank


Copyright Policy, Creativity, and Innovation in the Digital Economy

Categories: Copyright/Patents,Science/Technology,Telecommunications/Internet

Assesses current policy related to copyright protection and the Internet, identifies important issues being addressed by courts, discusses the current state of rights and exceptions, and examines new tools related to these issues.  From the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


Department of Justice Proposes Remedy to Address Apple’s Price Fixing

Categories: Antitrust/Monopoly,Business/Economics,Supreme Court/courts

Press release about proposal submitted to New York District Court which would mandate that Apple terminate existing agreements with five major publishers and refrain from such anti-competitive e-book distribution contracts for a period of five years.  From the Justice Department


State Lotteries

Categories: Govt Finance,Statistics

Information about how many states have lotteries, how much revenue they raise, what the revenue is used for, and arguments for/against state-sanctioned gambling.  From the Council of State Governments


International Criminal Court Legal Tools

Categories: Crime/Justice,History,Supreme Court/courts

Includes more than 2,200 documents from an archive of the United Nations War Crimes Commission added to the database in July 2013.  From the United Nations


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