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The Summer After Kindergarten: Children’s Experiences by Socioeconomic Characteristics

Categories: Children,Education,Libraries/Museums,Recreation/Travel,Statistics

https://nces.ed.gov/pubs2018/2018160.pdf

Uses two socioeconomic characteristics—household poverty status and parental level of education—to examine differences in childrens’ experiences during summer vacations after kindergarten.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Mandatory Deposit of Electronic-Only Books

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

https://s3.amazonaws.com/public-inspection.federalregister.gov/2018-07484.pdf

Proposed regulation that would mandate deposit at the Library of Congress of all electronic-only books published in the U.S. under the Copyright Act.  From the Library of Congress and the Federal Register

 

The Leonard Bernstein Collection

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Libraries/Museums

https://loc.gov/collections/leonard-bernstein/about-this-collection/

More than 3,700 items (photos, letters, music manuscripts, audio recordings and more) now available online from the Leonard Bernstein Collection on the 100th anniversary of his birth.  From the Library of Congress

 

Enrollment and Employees in Postsecondary Institutions, Fall 2016; and Financial Statistics and Academic Libraries, Fiscal Year 2016: First Look

Categories: Education-Higher,Libraries/Museums,Statistics

https://nces.ed.gov/pubs2018/2018002.pdf

Includes data on race/ethnicity and gender of students, attendance status, student level, distance education, institutional revenues and expenditures, staff by race/ethnicity and gender, and library collections, expenditures, and services.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

2017 National Film Registry is More Than a Field of Dreams

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Libraries/Museums

https://www.loc.gov/item/prn-17-178/

Press release announcing the 25 films added to the National Film Registry for 2017.  They include Field of Dreams, Titanic, Superman, and Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner.  From the Library of Congress

 

Abraham Lincoln Papers at the Library of Congress

Categories: History,Libraries/Museums,Presidency

https://www.loc.gov/collections/abraham-lincoln-papers/about-this-collection/

An online collection of more than 20,000 documents comprising 62,000 images as well as transcriptions of about 10,000 documents.  Represents an upgrade from the original collection placed online in 2001.  From the Library of Congress

 

Executive Summary: Updated Study and Additional Analysis of Study on Copyright Limitations and Exceptions for Educational Activities

Categories: Copyright/Patents,Education,Libraries/Museums,Treaties

http://www.wipo.int/edocs/mdocs/copyright/en/sccr_35/sccr_35_5.pdf

An international study which focuses on several copyright issues including provisions for the use of adaptations and translations for educational purposes, provisions that restrict the liability of educational institutions and those that limit the scope of contracts narrowing permitted educational activities, and more.  From the World Intellectual Property Organization

 

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

 

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