“Starting with over two million items, each with its own special story and significance, the Digital Public Library of America will now begin to assemble the riches of our country’s libraries, archives, and museums, and connect them with the public.”–From the website.
Also from the website: ”[T]here will be three key elements to the DPLA:
- First, an easy-to-use portal where anyone can access America’s collections and search through them using novel and powerful techniques, including by place and time.
- Second, a sophisticated technical platform that will make those millions of items available in ways so that others can build creative and transformative applications upon them, such as smartphone apps that magically reveal the history around you.
- Third, along with like-minded institutions and individuals the DPLA will seek innovative means to make more cultural and scientific content openly available, and it will advocate for a strong public option for reading and research in the twenty-first century.”
American Society of Civil Engineers 2013 Infrastructure Report Card on United States Infrastructure.
Urban Land Institute and Ernst & Young: 2013 Infrastructure, Global Priorities, Globa Insights. Includes information on U. S. infrastructure plus information on the infrastructure of countries from around the world.
10 Pieces of U. S. Infrastructure We Must Fix Now, from Popular Mechanics
Council on Foreign Relations: Encouraging U. S. Infrastructure Investment, Policy Innovation Memorandum no. 17 (Can be downloaded from the site).
InfrastructureUSA : Advocating to Restore America’s Infranstructure.
Includes a database by the non-profit organization Common Sense Media of reviews on all types of media (movies, books, games, websites, apps, music, and TV) that parents and their children can use to find trustworthy information about all of these kinds of media.
“Here is a list of “holiday hazards” the Tennessee Poison Center believes you should know about to keep your children safe during the holidays. If you think someone has been poisoned, call Tennessee Poison Center right away–1-800-222-1222. All calls are free. Interpreters are available.”–From the website.
You can find nutrient information on over 8,000 foods in this database. The search feature is new and improved. You can also acces the USDA Ground Beef Calculator from this same page. This page allows you to view nutrient information tailored to any fat or lean percentage of ground beef within certain ranges, either for raw ground beef, or ground beef cooked in a certain way.
“The Direct Marketing Association’s (DMA) Mail Preference Service (MPS) lets you opt out of receiving unsolicited commercial mail from many national companies for five years. When you register with this service, your name will be put on a “delete” file and made available to direct-mail marketers and organizations. This will reduce most of your unsolicited mail. However, your registration will not stop mailings from organizations that do not use the DMA’s Mail Preference Service. To register with DMA’s Mail Preference Service, go to
, or mail your request with a $1 processing fee to:
Direct Marketing Association
P.O. Box 643
Carmel, NY 10512″–From the website.
“Foursquare is opening up its desktop home page to all users, not just logged-in members. Visitors can now get Foursquare’s recommendations on local places and search for nearby bars, restaurants and businesses …”–From this article.