“This year’s report [OCLC Annual Report: http://www.oclc.org/en-US/annual-report/2015/home.html] highlights breakthroughs made by sharing knowledge, connecting users, delivering value and transforming spaces. Connect with colleagues around the world through videos, photos and stories that highlight their accomplishments.”– From statement by OCLC.
“[T]he U.S. Census Bureau [has] created an official Instagram account. The account will provide an outlet for the public to view the story behind the numbers, starting with the 2015 Census Test in the Savannah, Ga., area. Follow the Census Bureau on Instagram at@uscensusbureau.”–From the website.
Submitted by Earnest at Gaston Park:
From the website: “For the past decade, the GCFLearnFree.org program has helped millions around the world learn the essential skills they need to live and work in the 21st century. From Microsoft Office and email to reading, math, and more, GCFLearnFree.org offers 125 tutorials, including more than 1,100 lessons, videos, and interactives, completely free. We believe there’s freedom in the ability to learn what you want, when you want, regardless of income or circumstances. We offer 125 tutorials on the subjects you need to continue your education—or get it started. Everything at GCFLearnFree.org is completely free. There’s no catch and no gotchas.”
“FabricLink.com is the trade-to-consumer online resource. For 10 years, FabricLink has been the premier site for consumer textile education and product promotion. Currently, FabricLink.com averages over 150,000 visitors each month, who access the site’s wealth of fabric resource and product educational information.”–From the website.
An online typing practice page that has 16 lessons that will help anyone learn how to type or improve their skills. A user sits at his or her computer and completes each lesson. Free to use, of course, but some advertising on the site.
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.
This website allows you to delete unnecessary frames, text, ads, images, etc. from webpages. It also creates a PDF version. It could be helpful for difficult to print webpages or just parsing down a page to just the necessary portions. Thanks to Alex Peyton at Cordova for the information on this site.
“Today we updated the Wayback Machine with much more data and some code improvements. Now we cover from late 1996 to December 9, 2012 so you can surf the web as it was up until a month ago. Also, we have gone from having 150,000,000,000 URLs to having 240,000,000,000 URLs, a total of about 5 petabytes of data.”–From the website. 240 billion websites!
“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.