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Infographic: Prevalence of Disabilities for Ages 18+

Infographic: Prevalence of Disabilities for Ages 18+

“The following infographic from the US Census was included in a collection of statistics about the disabled population published in the 2014 American Survey.

PDF and JPG versions of the infographic are also available.

Prevalence of Disabilities for Ages 18+(Source: U.S. Census Bureau”

Stephen

Posted on: August 24, 2016, 6:42 am Category: Uncategorized

ACRL released a statement on the value of academic libraries

“The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) released a statement on the value of academic libraries to be used by library leaders as a communication tool with academic leaders on their campuses such as provosts and presidents. Academic libraries provide critical direct and indirect value to institutions of higher education in the following areas:

  1. support recruitment, retention and matriculation,
  2. enhance student learning,
  3. support faculty research and teaching, and
  4. raise institutional visibility and contribute to the community.

The statement was developed by ACRL’s value of academic libraries committee and approved by the ACRL Board of Directors at their meeting on June 25, 2016. The statement consists of an executive summary, followed by longer talking points.

“Within the evolving landscape and new roles of academic and research librarianship, the Value of Academic Libraries statement provides an avenue to engage academic leaders in conversations with their librarian leadership. These discussions are intended to raise issues of institutional importance, highlighting librarians’ contributions and support,” remarked ACRL president Irene M.H. Herold, university librarian at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa. “ACRL remains committed to providing tools to help the academic and research library workforce effectively navigate changes in higher education environments.”

“We heard a need from the broader community for brief statements that library leaders could use to communicate library value to colleagues within institutions of higher education,” noted Jaime Hammond, chair of ACRL’s value of academic libraries committee and director of library services at Naugatuck Valley Community College. Find the statement online as part of ACRL’s Value of Academic Libraries website.”

Stephen

Posted on: August 24, 2016, 6:09 am Category: Uncategorized

Report: Nearly 60 percent of searches now from mobile devices

Report: Nearly 60 percent of searches now from mobile devices

Hitwise examined hundreds of millions of queries across 11 key categories.

Report: Nearly 60 percent of searches now from mobile devices

 

Hitwise mobile search %

Stephen

Posted on: August 23, 2016, 6:32 am Category: Uncategorized

Updated: Reading Books Will Help You Live Longer, Researchers Say

 

Updated: Reading Books Will Help You Live Longer, Researchers Say

A chapter a day: Association of book reading with longevity

Highlights • Book reading provides a survival advantage among the elderly (HR = 0.80, p < 0.0001). • Books are more advantageous for survival than newspapers/magazines. • The survival advantage of reading books works through a cognitive mediator. • Books are protective regardless of gender, wealth, education, or health.

From A chapter a day: Association of book reading with longevity

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0277953616303689

Stephen

Posted on: August 23, 2016, 6:29 am Category: Uncategorized

Internet Users by Country (2016)

Internet Users by Country (2016)

http://www.internetlivestats.com/internet-users-by-country/

Internet live stats has the online Internet population by country projected to the end of 2016

China    721 million    52% penetration  2.2% annual growth
India    462 million    35% penetration 30% growth
USA      287 million    89% penetration  1.1% growth
Brazil   139 million    66% penetration  5% growth

India is 5 to 6 years behind China in Internet adoption

Stephen

Posted on: August 22, 2016, 6:25 am Category: Uncategorized

ON-PREMISE VS. CLOUD STORAGE: SERVER MAINTENANCE, DATA SECURITY, AND MORE (INFOGRAPHIC)

ON-PREMISE VS. CLOUD STORAGE: SERVER MAINTENANCE, DATA SECURITY, AND MORE (INFOGRAPHIC)

On-Premise vs. Cloud Storage: Server Maintenance, Data Security, and More (Infographic)

on-premise vs cloud storage for business

 

Stephen

Posted on: August 22, 2016, 6:23 am Category: Uncategorized

Harassment Continues on Social Networks (Infographic)

Harassment Continues on Social Networks (Infographic)

http://www.adweek.com/socialtimes/harassment-continues-on-social-networks-infographic/643150

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They “found that 22 percent of social network users were victims of bullying, harassment and threatening behavior in 2016, down only slightly from 25 percent in 2014.

The survey also found that while progress was made in sexual harassment, which dropped to 27 percent in 2016 from 44 percent in 2014, the opposite was true for political harassment, which rose from 16 percent in 2014 to 30 percent in 2016.

Other findings included:

  • 72 percent of millennials were harassed online by someone they knew.
  • 63 percent of online harassment happens on Facebook.
  • 47 percent of millennials have either personally experienced harassment or know someone who has—unchanged since 2014.
  • 62 percent of daily Tinder users (three-quarters of whom are millennials) have been harassed online.
  • 55 percent of adults who reported harassment in 2016 were women.
  • Email harassment rose from 20 percent in 2014 to 25 percent in 2016.
  • 79 percent of adults aged 55 through 64 who are harassed online experience political harassment.”

Stephen

Posted on: August 21, 2016, 6:13 am Category: Uncategorized