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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Expenditures on Admissions to the Arts, Movies, Sporting Events, and other Entertainment

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Athletics/Exercise,Libraries/Museums,Prices/Inflation,Recreation/Travel,Statistics

https://www.bls.gov/spotlight/2017/expenditures-on-arts-movies-sporting-events-and-other-entertainments-and-recreational-activities/pdf/expenditures-on-arts-movies-sporting-events-and-other-entertainments-and-recreational-activities.pdf

In 2015 Americans spent an average of $652 on fees and admissions for entertainment.  The figures do not include spending on out-of-town events because of inadequacies in the data.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Alexander Hamilton Papers

Categories: Arts/Humanities,History,Libraries/Museums

http://loc.gov/collections/alexander-hamilton-papers/

The papers of Alexander Hamilton now available for the first time online in their original format.  Features a selection of the more than 12,000 items from Hamilton’s personal and public correspondence in the library’s collection.  From the Library of Congress

 

Simplifying Deposit Requirements for Certain Literary Works and Musical Compositions

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Copyright/Patents,Laws/Regulations

https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-08-16/pdf/2017-17194.pdf

Proposed regulation change relating to requirements for deposit of printed literary works and musical scores/sheet music.  Basically the change reduces the requirement for deposit from two copies to one, except in certain circumstances.  From the Copyright Office of the Library of Congress

 

2015 Doctorate Recipients from U.S. Universities

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

https://www.nsf.gov/statistics/2017/nsf17306/static/report/nsf17306.pdf

Annual report on individuals who receive research doctoral degrees from U.S. universities.  Covers characteristics of students who earn doctorates, fields of study, sources of financial support, time required to attain degree, and the employment outcomes including salary.  Also hs special coverage on international students who intend to stay in the U.S.  From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

Webcomics Web Archive

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Libraries/Museums

https://www.loc.gov/collections/webcomics-web-archive/about-this-collection/

A collection focused specifically on comics created for the web. Includes mainstream comics artists and those who are not well-known.  From the Library of Congress

(arts/humanities     libraries/museums)

U.S. Arts and Cultural Production Satellite Account (1998-2014)

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Business/Economics,Libraries/Museums,Statistics

https://www.arts.gov/artistic-fields/research-analysis/arts-data-profiles/arts-data-profile-12?utm_source=Research+-+May+2017+Newsletter&utm_campaign=Research+December+2016+Newsleter&utm_medium=email

Updates data through 2014 on contributions to the U.S. economy by the arts and cultural sector.  From the National Endowment for the Arts

 

The Nation’s Report Card: Arts Assessment 2016, Grade 8

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Education,Headlines,Statistics,Tests/Assessments

https://www.nationsreportcard.gov/arts_2016/

Reports results separately for music and visual arts for eighth graders on the National Assessment of Education Progress exams.  In both areas, score gaps between White and Hispanic students narrowed from 2008 tests.  Female students scored higher in both areas than males.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Arts Data Profile: State-Level Estimates of Arts and Cultural Employment: 2001-2014: Research Brief #2: Trends in Arts and Cultural Employment

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Labor/Employment,Statistics

https://www.arts.gov/sites/default/files/Brief2Access-trends-arts-and-cultural-employment.pdf

Examines state-level trends in employment patterns in the arts for the past year and from the time of the Great Recession in 2008.  From the National Endowment for the Arts

 

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