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December 8, 2013
EIA – “The average bidweek price of natural gas in New England for December settled at $14.52 per million British thermal units (MMBtu), well above prices in other U.S. regions, according to the IntercontinentalExchange monthly index. The bidweek price, shown in the chart above, sets in a price for natural gas over the entire month […]The post December natural gas prices spike in Boston appeared first on beSpacific.
BIS Quarterly Review for December 2013 – full text, 85 pages Sections include: Highlights of the BIS international statistics; articles on International banking and financial market developments; Global FX market; FX and derivatives; OTC interest rate derivatives market; Treatment of sovereign risk in the Basel capital framework.The post BIS Quarterly Review, December 2013 appeared first on beSpacific.
Snowden and Greenwald: The Men Who Leaked the Secrets by Janet Reitman, December 4, 2013. This story is from the December 19th, 2013 – January 2nd, 2014 issue of Rolling Stone. “Early one morning last December, Glenn Greenwald opened his laptop, scanned through his e-mail, and made a decision that almost cost him the story of his life. A […]The post Rolling Stone – Snowden and Greenwald: The Men Who Leaked the Secrets appeared first on beSpacific.
Via LLRX.com - Calculating Justice: Mathematics and Criminal Law - Ken Strutin’s new guide on criminal justice illuminates the growing importance of math in the administration of justice, with an emphasis on the areas of proof and judgment. Ken raises the examples of how statistics (evidence) and probability (analytics) have been used and challenged in many criminal cases to […]The post New on LLRX – Calculating Justice: Mathematics and Criminal Law appeared first on beSpacific.
Spooky Business: Corporate Espionage Against Nonprofit Organizations, by Gary Ruskin, November 20, 2013 “Many different types of nonprofits have been targeted with espionage, including environmental, anti-war, public interest, consumer, food safety, pesticide reform, nursing home reform, gun control, social justice, animal rights and arms control groups. Corporations have been linked to a wide variety of espionage tactics. The most prevalent tactic […]The post Paper – Corporate Espionage Against Nonprofit Organizations appeared first on beSpacific.
The Semantics of Cyber Warfare, Jason Fritz, Bond University. East Asia Security Symposium and Conference. Beijing. Nov. 2013 “The study of cyber warfare in China suffers from the same excess of overlapping terminology as in English documents. This paper will analyze key cyber warfare terms from authoritative sources and show that all of them can be broken down into three fundamental branches […]The post The Semantics of Cyber Warfare appeared first on beSpacific.
LA Times, Stuart Pfeifer - Google Inc., a company known for its nontraditional work environment, has determined something that’s long been accepted in the workplace: Managers matter. The company, which has 37,000 employees and 5,000 managers, spent several years reviewing employee exit interviews, manager and employee evaluations and other data to determine what makes a good leader, […]The post Google Oxygen study on good management – research identifites 8 key factors appeared first on beSpacific.
Alexis Madrigal – The Atlantic: ”The National Library of Norway is planning to digitize all the books by the mid 2020s. Yes. All. The. Books. In Norwegian, at least. Hundreds of thousands of them. Every book in the library’s holdings. By law, “all published content, in all media, [must] be deposited with the National Library of Norway,” so when […]The post Commentary – Norway Decided to Digitize All the Norwegian Books appeared first on beSpacific.
The Hill, Kate Tummarello: “…You need to have some freedom to learn about what you think is important without worrying about whether it ends up in some FBI file,” said Alan Inouye, director of the Office for Information Technology Policy at the American Library Association (ALA). Government snooping of libraries has a long history. Under the Patriot […]The post American Library Association gathering support to protect user metadata and privacy appeared first on beSpacific.
“The Digital Library of the Royal Botanic Garden (CSIC) is an online information resource about botanical bibliography. It wants to be the reference botany digital library of the Iberian Peninsula, Balearic Islands, Macaronesia, North Africa, Mediterranean region and Latin America publications; and also to provide the largest possible collection of essential works, journals, and other botanical works (historical, […]The post Biblioteca Digital del Real Jardín Botánico appeared first on beSpacific.
December 7, 2013
CRS - Legislative Actions to Repeal, Defund, or Delay the Affordable Care Act - C. Stephen Redhead, Specialist in Health Policy; Janet Kinzer, Information Research Specialist. November 22, 2013. “Congress is deeply divided over implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), the health reform law enacted in March 2010.Since the ACA’s enactment, lawmakers opposed to specific provisions in the ACA, […]The post Legislative Actions to Repeal, Defund, or Delay the Affordable Care Act appeared first on beSpacific.
Past Government Shutdowns: Key Resources: Jared C. Nagel, Information Research Specialist; Justin Murray, Information Research Specialist. November 25, 2013 “This report provides historical documents and other resources related to past government shutdowns, along with brief annotations that describe the contents of the documents. The report includes links to full-text documents when available. There is limited information and guidance related to […]The post CRS – Past Government Shutdowns: Key Resources appeared first on beSpacific.
Metadata Management – “How will we evolve our metadata structures to work effectively in a semantically richer Web or to connect to network hubs? How can we make our data work harder, to release greater value in systems and services? We’re working to make the future investment in descriptions of library materials less costly, more […]The post OCLC – Metadata Management appeared first on beSpacific.
“The Registering Researchers Task Group aims to create a concise report that summarizes the benefits and trade-offs of emerging approaches to the problem of incomplete national authority files. Background - National name authority files are incomplete. Many researchers—tenured and non-tenured faculty and graduate students—are only partially represented in national name authority files. National name authority files […]The post OCLC – Registering Researchers in Authority Files appeared first on beSpacific.
Infographic - These 10 Corporations Control Almost Everything You Buy: “This chart shows that most products we buy are controlled by just a few companies. It’s called “The Illusion of Choice.”The post These 10 Corporations Control Almost Everything You Buy appeared first on beSpacific.
December 6, 2013
“The Federal Reserve on Friday launched the History Web Gateway, a new online resource with biographies, images, and essays on key events in the Fed’s 100-year history. The gateway is part of the Fed’s effort during its centennial year to encourage a deeper reflection on its role in the nation’s economy. “Looking back at our […]The post Federal Reserve launches History Web Gateway appeared first on beSpacific.
“Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index 2013 offers a warning that the abuse of power, secret dealings and bribery continue to ravage societies around the world. More than two thirds of the 177 countries in the 2013 index score below 50, on a scale from 0 (perceived to be highly corrupt) to 100 (perceived to be […]The post Global Corruption: The 2013 Index by Transparency International appeared first on beSpacific.
Among the highlights of the Second National Action Plan for United States Open Government “We the People”: The White House will introduce new improvements to the We the People online petitions platform aimed at making it easier to collect and submit signatures and increase public participation in using this platform. Improvements will enable the public to perform data […]The post United States Releases its Second Open Government National Action Plan appeared first on beSpacific.
FDIC Office of Audits and Evaluations Report No. AUD-14-001 - The FDIC’s Progress in Implementing Systemic Resolution Authorities under the Dodd-Frank Act, November 2013. “The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the Dodd-Frank Act) created a comprehensive new regulatory and resolution framework designed to avoid the severe consequences of financial instability. Among other things, the Dodd-Frank Act gave the FDIC broad […]The post The FDIC’s Progress in Implementing Systemic Resolution Authorities under Dodd-Frank Act appeared first on beSpacific.
News release: “The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a rule today that allows the Bureau to supervise certain nonbank student loan servicers for the first time. The rule brings new oversight to the nation’s second largest consumer debt market – student loans – which have seen a rise in borrower delinquency in recent years. “Student […]The post CFPB to Oversee Nonbank Student Loan Servicers appeared first on beSpacific.