Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

Reform of the U.S. Copyright Office

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

Proposal for reform of the Copyright Office including changing it into an independent entity within the legislative branch, making the head subject to Congressional approval, providing it with standing advisory committees, and upgrading its technology infrastructure.  Policy proposal from the House Judiciary Committee


Groundbreaking Land Cover Data to Support Chesapeake Bay Restoration Efforts

Categories: Chesapeake Bay,Environment,Federal State Relations,Maps/Geography,Natural Resources,Virginia Issues

Announces the completion of the Chesapeake Bay High Resolution Land Cover Project to improve information about the features of the Bay watershed landscape.  Enhances evaluation efforts on progress toward reducing the amount of pollution flowing into the Bay.  From the Chesapeake Bay Program


Digest of Education Statistics 2015

Categories: Education,Education-Higher,Libraries/Museums,Statistics

The 51st edition of an annual compilation of education data including number of schools and colleges, teachers, enrollments, graduates, finances, federal funding, libraries, and international comparisons.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


Statement Regarding the Dakota Access Pipeline

Categories: Energy,Environment,Headlines,Native Americans

Press release calling for additional discussion and analysis following review of the environmental consequences of the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline across Lake Oahe.  Blocks any further construction until a final determination on whether to grant an easement is made.  From the Army Corps of Engineers.


Report: The Continuing Need to Rethink Discipline

Categories: African Americans,Children,Disability,Education,Statistics,Youth

Describes progress made and calls for further efforts to reform exclusionary school discipline policies which often betray disparities along racial, sex, and disability characteristics.  Includes a section on the impact of exclusionary discipline practices.  From the Executive Office of the President


Migration Statistics

Categories: European Union,Great Britain,Immigration/Migration,Statistics

Summarizes the recent history of migration to and from the United Kingdom, covers the reasons people come to the UK and the countries from which they come, and includes a section on migration in other European Union countries.  House of Commons Library Briefing Paper Number SN06077


Hampton Roads Regional Water-Quality Monitoring Program

Categories: Chesapeake Bay,Environment,Natural Resources,Virginia Issues

Describes the water quality monitoring program launched by the USGS in partnership with the Hampton Roads Sanitation District to determine the amount of nitrogen, phosphorus and suspended solids added to the Chesapeake Bay by the Hampton Roads communities.  From the U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2016-3095


Doctorate Recipients From U.S. Colleges and Universities: Data Tables 2015

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Education-Higher,Mathematics,Science/Technology,Statistics

Offers a series of 72 data tables on institutions, recipients, fields of study, sources of financial support, and post-graduate commitments.  From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation


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