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Foreign Relations of the United States, 1977-1980, Volume XXX, Public Diplomacy

Categories: Foreign Affairs,History,Propaganda

https://s3.amazonaws.com/static.history.state.gov/frus/frus1977-80v30/pdf/frus1977-80v30.pdf

Documents the public diplomacy efforts of the Carter administration.   A main emphasis is the major role that the U.S. Information Agency (later to be known as the U.S. International Communication Agency) played in the formulation and implementation of public diplomacy.  From the Office of the Historian of the State Department

(foreign affairs     history     propaganda)

U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services: Annual Revision for 2015

Categories: Business/Economics,Foreign Trade/Investment,Statistics

http://www.bea.gov/newsreleases/international/trade/2016/pdf/trad1316.pdf

Contains revised statistics on U.S. trade in goods and services for the period January 2013 to March 2016.  On an annual basis, the goods and services deficit was revised downward 7.3% for 2015.  From the Bureau of Economic Analysis

(business/economics     foreign trade/investment     statistics)

E-Stats 2014: Detailed Tables

Categories: Business/Economics,Manufacturing,Statistics,Telecommunications/Internet

http://www.census.gov/library/publications/2016/econ/2014-e-stats.html

14 tables which cover manufacturing, wholesale, retail, and services e-commerce activity.  From the Census Bureau

 

E-Stats 2014: Measuring the Electronic Economy

Categories: Business/Economics,Manufacturing,Statistics,Telecommunications/Internet

http://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/publications/2016/econ/e14-estats.pdf

Provides estimates of e-commerce activity in key sectors of the U.S. economy for 2014, as well as revisions to 2013 estimates, and places these estimates in historical perspective.  From the Census Bureau

 

Children and Armed Conflict: Report of the Secretary General

Categories: Afghanistan,Children,Crime/Justice,Iraq,Sex Issues,Sudan,Syria,Terrorism,United Nations

http://www.un.org/ga/search/view_doc.asp?symbol=s/2016/360&referer=/english/&Lang=E

Annual report on the impact of war on children.  Annexes to the report which covers 2015 include information about parties that recruit and use children as warriors, sexual violence against children, attacks on schools and hospitals, and the abduction of children.  From the United Nations Security Council

 

Section 108: Draft Revision of the Library and Archives Exceptions in U.S. Copyright Law

Categories: Copyright/Patents,Laws/Regulations,Libraries/Museums

https://s3.amazonaws.com/public-inspection.federalregister.gov/2016-13426.pdf

As part of the current copyright review process in Congress, this notice invites interested parties to propose/discuss potential revisions relating to library and archives exceptions to current copyright law.  Cites, as possible topics, provisions concerning copies for users, security measures, public access, and third-party outsourcing.  From the Copyright Office of the Library of Congress

 

2013-2014 Civil Rights Data Collection: A First Look

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Education-Higher,Headlines,Statistics

http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/2013-14-first-look.pdf

Provides key data highlights on equity and opportunity gaps in the nation’s public schools.  Among key areas covered: school discipline, restraint and seclusion, early learning, access to college and career readiness programs, student absenteeism, and teacher/staffing equity.  From the U.S. Department of Education

 

Persistent Disparities Found Through Comprehensive Civil Rights Survey …

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Education,Headlines,Statistics

http://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/persistent-disparities-found-through-comprehensive-civil-rights-survey-underscore-need-continued-focus-equity-king-says

Press release on the results of a new Civil Right Data Collection which showed race-related gaps in key areas affecting educational equity and opportunity for students.  The survey collected data from public schools across the nation.  From the U.S. Department of Education

 

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