April 30, 1803 – Louisiana Purchase concluded On April 30, 1803, representatives of the United States and Napoleonic France conclude negotiations for the Louisiana Purchase, a massive land sale that doubles the size of the young American republic. What was known as Louisiana Territory comprised most of modern-day United States between the Mississippi and the [...]
The National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD) and the Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center have released a new report regarding state mental health policy–Responding to a High-Profile, Tragic Incident Involving a Person with a Serious Mental Illness: A Toolkit for State Mental Health Commissioners. This toolkit combines practical tips and [...]
April 29, 2004 – WWII Memorial opens in Washington DC On April 29, 2004, the National World War II Memorial opens in Washington, D.C., to thousands of visitors, providing overdue recognition for the 16 million U.S. men and women who served in the war. The memorial is located on 7.4 acres on the former site [...]
The US Congressional Budget Office has released its Labor Force Projections Through 2021. This background paper describes CBO’s methods for projecting such trends through 2021, updating CBO’s Projections of the Labor Force, a CBO Background Paper published in September 2004. The full report [pdf] can be found at: http://www.cbo.gov/ftpdocs/120xx/doc12052/03-22-LaborForceProjections.pdf.
Thinking of designing a mobile website for your agency? The web has gone mobile with more and more people searching for information from their smartphones on the go. According to a new report by Forrester Research, 1 in 5 employees are using smartphones to perform work duties. Can they easily find information about your agency [...]
On March 28, 2011, the New York Times will now charge for access when a user views more than 20 articles a month. Business Insider has published an illustrated guide which details how you can avoid paying for a subscription to the electronic version of the New York Times.
The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services has many brochures and forms that are of interest to public library customers, particularly those searching for jobs and/or career services as well as those seeking information about unemployment benefits. Examples include: “Occupational Trends 2008-2018”, “Ohio Means Jobs Brochure for the Job Seeker”, “Ohio Means Jobs Postcard [...]
The Ohio Secretary of State’s Office has several brochures that may be of interest to public library customers. Brochures available fall into the categories of Election Information (such as “Candidate Information Guide” and “Voter Information Guide”) and Business Services (such as “Guide to Registering your Trademark or Service Mark in Ohio” and “Guide to Secured [...]
The New York Times recently published a book review of “The Most Human Human”, a new book by Brian Christian which examines the Turing test and looks at what it means to be human. This book has recently been added to the Ohio eBook Project and is available for download here.
Is email or e-mail the correct formatting for electronic mail? According to the AP Stylebook “email” is now the correct format for “electronic mail”. This change will be made in the 2011 print version of the AP Stylebook and is currently changed in the online version.