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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Technische Universitat Darmstadt v. Eugen Ulmer

Categories: Copyright/Patents,European Union,Libraries/Museums

Decision of the European Court of Justice allowing libraries to digitize books in their collections without the consent of the copyright owner in order to make them available for reading on a dedicated computer.  The court also ruled that copyright owners must be compensated if library users want to print or capture the text on storage devices.  From the European Court of Justice


The Contributions of Selected Diseases to Disparities in Death Rates and Years of Life Lost for Racial/Ethnic Minorities in the United States, 1999-2010

Categories: African Americans,Asian Americans,Health/Medical,Hispanics,Native Americans,Statistics

Based on the theory that differences in risk of death from diseases by racial/ethnic factors contributes to the limited improvement in the state of health in the U.S., this study identifies causes of death that are the largest contributors to health disparities among racial/ethnic groups. From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Prevalence and Characteristics of Sexual Violence, Stalking, and Intimate Partner Violence Victimization, National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey, United States, 2011

Categories: Crime/Justice,Health/Medical,Sex Issues,Statistics

Describes the overall prevalence of sexual violence, stalking, and intimate partner violence, racial/ethnic variations in prevalence, how types of perpetrators vary by violence type, and the age at which victimization typically begins.  Also examines a range of negative impacts experienced as a result of intimate partner violence.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Sexual Orientation and the Federal Workplace: Policy and Perception

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Govt Personnel,Labor/Employment,Laws/Regulations

Examines federal employee perceptions of workplace treatment based on sexual orientation, reviews how federal workplace protections from sexual orientation discrimination evolved, and seeks to determine if further action is warranted.  From the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board


Consumer Expenditures 2013

Reports that average expenditures per consumer unit in 2013 were $51,100, little changed from 2012 levels.  Also offers details on the average consumer expenditures per category such as housing, food, transportation and so forth.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries in 2013 (Preliminary Results)

Categories: Births/Deaths,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Offers statistics on 4,405 fatal work injuries recorded in the U.S. in 2013.  Covers worker characteristics, types of incidents, industries and occupations related to the fatal accidents.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Differences in Adult Day Services Center Participant Characteristics by Center Ownership: United States 2012

Categories: Elderly,Health/Medical,Statistics

Presents selected characteristics of participants  of adult day services centers in 2012 and compares those characteristics for participants in for-profit and nonprofit centers.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Differences in Adult Day Services Center Characteristics by Center Ownership: United States, 2012

Categories: Elderly,Health/Medical,Statistics

Presents and compares national estimates for characteristics of profit and nonprofit adult day service centers in 2012.  The majority of centers are nonprofit but for-profit centers have increased from 27% in 2010 to 40% of total in 2012.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


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