Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

Orphan Works and Mass Digitization: A Report of the Register of Copyrights

Categories: Copyright/Patents,Laws/Regulations

http://copyright.gov/orphan/reports/orphan-works2015.pdf

Documents the problems faced by those who seek to use orphan works or engage in mass digitization projects because rights holders cannot be located or identified.  Proposes legislative recommendations to resolve the problem while respecting the rights of copyright owners.  From the U.S. Copyright Office, Library of Congress

 

Trans-Pacific Partnership: Leveling the Playing Field

Categories: Foreign Trade/Investment,Treaties

https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/USTR-Tariff-Information-by-Sector-6115.pdf

Argues that the proposed trade agreement, known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership, will provide an opportunity to work for lower tariff levels among participating Asian countries.   From the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

Science and Engineering Research Facilities: Fiscal Year 2013: Detailed Statistical Tables

Categories: Education-Higher,Science/Technology,Statistics

http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/70139448

Data on the amount of science and engineering space at qualifying U.S. colleges and universities, the condition of facilities, current and planned renovation/repair.  From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

Did Banking Reforms of the Early 1990s Fail? Lessons from Comparing Two Banking Crises

Categories: Business/Economics,Financial Crisis/Markets

https://www.richmondfed.org/-/media/richmondfedorg/publications/research/economic_brief/2015/pdf/eb_15-06.pdf

Compares financial crises of 1986-92 with 2007-2013 and the success of reforms intended to prevent such problems in the future.  From the Richmond Federal Reserve Bank

 

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1969-1976, Volume E-11, Part 1: Documents on Mexico; Central America; and the Caribbean, 1973-1976

Categories: Foreign Affairs,History,Latin America

http://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments/frus1969-76ve11p1

Covers U.S. diplomatic policy toward this region during the Nixon/Ford administrations.  Part 2 will cover the nations of South America.  From the State Department

 

Quarterly Release of Newly Digitized Foreign Relations Volumes

Categories: Foreign Affairs,History

http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2015/06/243188.htm

Latest release of volumes in the Foreign Relations diplomatic series, formerly available in print, now also available online as part of a public/private partnership.  The latest digitized volumes cover events in the late 1940s and early 1950s.  From the State Department

 

Three Decades of Nonmarital First Births Among Fathers Aged 15-44 in the United States

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db204.pdf

Nonmarital childbearing in the U.S. increased from the 1940s to the 1990s, peaked in 2007-2008, and declined in 2013.  This report examines this trend by father’s age at birth and race/ Hispanic origin.  Also examines  births occurring in cohabiting unions.  From the National Center for Health Statistics