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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Authors Guild v. Hathitrust

Categories: Copyright/Patents,Headlines,Libraries/Museums,Supreme Court/courts

Ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit that the creation of a full-text searchable database of copyrighted works by Hathitrust is not a violation of the fair use doctrine of copyright law.  From Scribd


Department of Veterans Affairs Access Audit System-Wide Review of Access

Categories: Govt/Business Scandals,Headlines,Veterans

Reports the results of a system-wide investigation of scheduling and access management practices.  Finds that pressures were placed on schedulers to use inappropriate practices in order to make waiting times appear more favorable.  From the Department of Veterans Affairs


Influenza Activity: United States, 2013-14 Season and Composition of the 2014-15 Influenza Vaccines

Categories: Health/Medical

Summarizes influenza activity in the U.S. for the 2013-14 flu season including the predominant strains and reports recommendations for the components of the 2014-15 Northern Hemisphere influenza vaccines.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2013

Categories: Crime/Justice,Education,Education-Higher,Headlines,Statistics

Presents the most recent data available on school crime and student safety, covering the 2011-12 school year.  Reports cover incidents of violence and theft, the school environment, and discipline/safety measures.  Also covers campus safety and security.  From the National Center for Education Statistics and the Bureau of Justice Statistics


MedlinePlus Guide to Healthy Web Surfing

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Health/Medical,Telecommunications/Internet


Suggestions for evaluating the quality of health information found on web sites.  From the National Library of Medicine


Information Security Oversight Office Report to the President 2013

Categories: Govt Information,Govt Secrecy,Statistics

Annual report on the level of government classification of information.  Reports that original classification decisions declined by 20% over the past year.  From the Information Security Oversight Office, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


National Security Presidential Directive 54: Cybersecurity Policy

Categories: Homeland Security,Presidency,Telecommunications/Internet

Presidential directive dating from 2008 and recently declassified by the National Security Agency which lays out U.S. policy and guidelines about the protection of computer networks.  Posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education: Assessing the Relationship between Education and the Workforce

Categories: Education,Education-Higher,Mathematics,Science/Technology

Examines recent trends in the number of STEM degrees and jobs in STEM fields, the extent to which postsecondary STEM education programs take workforce needs into consideration, and the extent to which K-12 STEM education programs prepare students for postsecondary STEM education.  From the Government Accountability Office


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