Blog topic: Government information
The US government produces a LOT of statistics in the course of its daily work. There are 13 official "federal statistical agencies" that provide essential statistical information for use by governments, businesses, researchers, and the public:
UN Day marks the anniversary of the entry into force in 1945 of the UN Charter, the founding document of the Organization. Signed in San Francisco by 51 Member States, the Charter lays out the main goals of the United Nations to maintain international peace and security, to protect human rights, to promote sustainable development, to deliver humanitarian aid, and to uphold international law.
Databases of the week: highlighting the data providers at Gear Up For Social Science Data Extravaganza
This week's "databases of the week" is a "twofer." We'd like to highlight the databases from the data providers who will be attending our 2019 Gear Up For Social Science Data Extravaganza on friday October 25, 2019 from 10am - 5pm. The Social Science Data Extravaganza will include a DATA EXPO with one-on-one consultations with representatives from the data providers listed below and more!; DATA TALKS by invited Stanford affiliated researchers; and DATA DEMOS by Stanford Library an
Welcome to the fall 2019 quarter at Stanford libraries. We're here for all of your information and data needs, and it all starts at library.stanford.edu. One of the ways we do that is to subscribe to databases of various types of content and information - journal articles, news, ebooks, archival resources, statistics and data, images, streaming video, and more. We currently have 2550(!) databases on the library's databases page.
Are you registed to vote??
National Voter Registration Day is a national holiday celebrating our democracy. It was first observed in 2012 and has been growing in popularity every year since. Held on the fourth Tuesday of September, it take place on September 24, 2019.
The National Geospatial Advisory Committee (NGAC) held its first in-person meeting of the year on June 11-12, 2019 in Washington, DC. The full report of the meeting is available on the NGAC website. The NGAC is a Federal Advisory Committee that reports to the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC). Our role is to provide advice and recommendations related to the national geospatial program and the development of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI).
The completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869 marked an important milestone in the history of the United States with the joining of the populated east with the growing cities and towns of the west. Stanford University, with its connection to Leland Stanford and Timothy Hopkins, holds in its libraries an impressive array of materials related to this monumental achievement including the often overlooked contributions of the Chinese railroad workers.