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Earl Gregg Swem Library

World War I Centennial Commission

Categories: History

http://worldwar-1centennial.org/

Organization created by 2013 legislation to develop and carry out programs, projects, and activities to commemorate the centennial of World War I.  From the Commission

 

Global Manufacturing: Foreign Government Programs Differ in Some Key Respects From Those in the United States

Categories: Canada,Germany,Japan,Korea,Manufacturing

http://www.gao.gov/assets/660/656239.pdf

In a time when developed countries are losing manufacturing facilities and jobs to developing countries, this report examines government programs for saving manufacturing in other advanced economies, and the key differences between those programs and U.S. efforts.  Based on programs in Canada, Germany, Japan, and South Korea.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries in 2012 (Preliminary Results)

Categories: Births/Deaths,Labor/Employment,Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/cfoi.pdf

Reports on the number of fatal occupational injuries, the industry sectors in which they occurred, the characteristics of those workers who died, and the incidents which caused the deaths.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Human Rights Indicators: A Guide to Measurement and Implementation

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,United Nations

http://www.ohchr.org/Documents/Publications/Human_rights_indicators_en.pdf

Presents an approach to identifying quantitative and qualitative indicators to promote objective human rights assessments.  From the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights

 

Intellectual Property: Assessing Factors that Affect Patent Infringement Litigation Could Help Improve Patent Quality

Categories: Copyright/Patents,Supreme Court/courts

http://www.gao.gov/assets/660/657103.pdf

Examines the volume and characteristics of recent patent litigation, views of stakeholders on factors that have contributed to litigation, judicial developments that affect patent litigation, and recent actions by the Patent and Trademark Office that may affect future litigation. From the Government Accountability Office

 

Farm Computer Usage and Ownership

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Statistics,Telecommunications/Internet

http://www.nass.usda.gov/Publications/Todays_Reports/reports/fmpc0813.pdf

Offers statistics on farm computer usage, access to Internet, and conducting business on the Internet.  From the National Agricultural Statistics Service

 

Rethinking Pakistan’s Development Choices: Contributions to the Emerging Agenda

Categories: Business/Economics,Pakistan

http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/feature/2013/08/20/rethinking-pakistans-development-choices-contributions-to-the-emerging-agenda

A country economic memorandum and 16 supporting policy notes for improving Pakistan’s economy.  From the World Bank

 

Trends in Circumcision for Male Newborns in U.S. Hospitals: 1979-2010

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hestat/circumcision_2013/circumcision_2013.pdf

Presents annual rates of newborn circumcision for the 1979-2010 period and discusses trends.  Overall rates declined by 10% from 64.5% to 58.3%.   From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

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