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INFOGRAPHIC: U.S. Public Libraries Weather the Storm(New Stephen's Lighthouse)
Despite of overall 57% decrease in funding, public libraries in the US are seeing 36% increase in attendance for technology classes,58% more use of electronic resources and respectively 60% more use of public PCs and 74% more usage of Wi-Fi services.
Now Available: U.S. State Department Releases 108 Volumes of the “Foreign Relations of the United States” in Two eBook Formats(INFOdocket)
108 volumes, covering events from 1945-197 of the Foreign Relations of the United States are now release by the U.S. State Department in EPUB and MOBI formats.
EU launches public beta of its open data portal(Tales from the Terminal Room)
The EU has launched a public beta of its new open data portal at http://open-data.europa.eu/open-data/. At present it has 5,811 datasets of which 5,634 currently come from Eurostat (http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/portal/page/portal/eurostat/home/), the statistical office of the EU
U.S. Senator Charles Schumer, Google CIO To Unveil Free WiFi In NYC’s Chelsea Neighborhood (TechCrunch)
Google is determined to build a free, public Wi-Fi network in Chelsea in Manhattan.
US Projections of Education Statistics to 2021(New Stephen's Lighthouse)
"“This publication provides projections for key education statistics. It includes statistics on enrollment, graduates, teachers, and expenditures in elementary and secondary schools, and enrollment and earned degrees conferred expenditures of degree-granting institutions. For the Nation, the tables, figures, and text contain data on enrollment, teachers, graduates, and expenditures for the past 14 years and projections to the year 2021."
Chicago: Mayor Puts More Teachers in Libraries to Help Kids with Homework( INFOdocket)
21 more libraries in Chicago will now have extra teachers in their library, thanks to initiative lead by the Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
Value of Libraries: Texas Public Libraries Return on Investment Study Available(New Stephen's Lighthouse )
Return on Investment (ROI) for public libraries is essential for obtaining extra funding from local and state authorities.
Google Launches Zavers By Google Digital Coupon Solution For Retailers And Manufacturers(TechCrunch)
Goggle launched Zavers by Google, which enables businesses to get digital coupons and rewards to their customers.