Archive for August, 2019

British Library Online Exhibitions

This institution has posted many online exhibitions featuring items from its huge collection. Ranging from a large selection of maps of London to early photographically illustrated books, these collections delve into their themes with a curator’s introduction as well as descriptive annotations on each object presented. One can easily lose oneself in the various presentations here.

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Congressional Russian Investigation Documents

Not only are all the hearings listed at this site – Public Document Clearinghouse: Congressional Russia Investigations – but letters, remarks, subpoenas, press releases, etc are all included so in essence all Congressional documents pertaining to Russian interference are available in one spot.

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Short-Form 2019 Hugo Award Winners and Contenders & 2018 Short-Form Nebula Award Winners and Contenders Freely Available Online

Most of the works in the shorter categories such as “novelette” and “short story” are available for you to read online. The 2018 Nebula titles are here; the 2019 Hugo titles can be perused here. Enjoy.

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Interviews with Dr Dorothy Denning

Since the Professional Security Studies department houses the Dr. Dorothy E. Denning Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education, now would be a good time to direct you to two recent interviews with her: an oral history interview from the University of Minnesota (2013), and this 2018 oral history interview housed at the Naval Postgraduate School.

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Top 100 Websites in the World

This infographic presents a list of these websites based on the number of monthly visitors; it should come as no surprise to learn that Google is #1. This feature also shows relational linkages as well as brief descriptions of the companies in question.

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How New Jersey School Districts Spend Their Monies

The 2019 Taxpayers Guide to Education Spending has just been released. Every district is profiled using multiple indicators. Want to know how much money your district spent? How much revenue came from the state? The teacher-pupil ratio? The cost per student? All of these questions and so many more are here.

Here are some numbers for Jersey City: total expenditures were $725, 612, 663; revenue from the state was 79.8%; the teacher pupil ratio was 11.4; and the total cost per student was $26, 028.

You can search by indicator, district, or group, and you can easily call up state averages medians as well. Access to prior reports are also available.

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Top Five Library Blog Entries

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