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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Library of Congress Recommended Formats Statement 2016-2017

Categories: Libraries/Museums

http://www.loc.gov/preservation/resources/rfs/RFS%202016-2017.pdf

Document which shows preferred and acceptable formats which are suitable for large-scale acquisition and preservation for long-term access of various categories of “creative content” including textual, still image, audio, moving image, software, datasets/databases, and websites. From the Library of Congress

 

Mercury Poisoning Linked to Skin Products

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Health/Medical

http://www.fda.gov/downloads/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/UCM294876.pdf

Consumer warning about the danger of using skin creams, beauty and antiseptic soaps and lotions that contain mercury.  From the Food and Drug Administration

(consumer info/protection     health/medical)

U.S. Electric System Operating Data

Categories: Energy,Science/Technology,Statistics

http://www.eia.gov/beta/realtime_grid

Shows electricity use in the U.S. on a current basis with updates every 15 minutes.  Includes current electricity demand, yesterday’s demand, data visualizations, and a description of the U.S. power grid and how it works.  Claims to be the first hourly data collection conducted by a federal statistical agency.  From the Energy Information Administration

(energy     science/technology     statistics)

ICT Facts and Figures 2016

Categories: Statistics,Telecommunications/Internet

http://www.itu.int/en/ITU-D/Statistics/Documents/facts/ICTFactsFigures2016.pdf

Reports that two-thirds of the world’s population lives within an area covered by a mobile broadband network, that developing countries now account for a majority of Internet users, but that 3.9 billion people do not have access to the Internet.  From the International Telecommunications Union

 

Anthropometric Reference Data for Children and Adults: United States, 2011-2014

Categories: Children,Food/Nutrition,Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/series/sr_03/sr03_039.pdf

Human body measurements provide important indicators of nutritional status in children and adults.  They reflect general health status, dietary adequacy, disease risk, body composition, and growth patterns.  These data show the distribution of height, weight, body mass index and other details of the U.S. population.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Americans’ Eating Patterns and Time Spent on Food: The 2014 Eating and Health Module Data

Categories: Food/Nutrition,Statistics

http://www.ers.usda.gov/media/2122095/eib158.pdf

Presents an overview of Americans’ eating and other food-related time-use patterns, including grocery shopping and meal preparation.  Includes information on consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages.  From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

 

U. S. Households’ Demand for Convenience Foods

Categories: Advertising/Marketing,Food/Nutrition,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

http://www.ers.usda.gov/media/2122384/err211.pdf

Examines the reasons behind the rise in popularity of convenience foods including pricing, advertising, and time-use patterns.  From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

 

Business Research and Development and Innovation: 2013

Categories: Business/Economics,Copyright/Patents,Science/Technology,Statistics

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/2016/nsf16313/pdf/nsf16313.pdf

Offers more than 60 statistical tables on research and development expenditures by businesses operating in the U.S. and the District of Columbia.  Also includes spending for R&D staff and information on patents.  From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

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