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Making Maps with the ESRI GIS and Data Packages

Why might you want a map? Why might you want a targeted data set that describes some facet of the United States population or business community? Many disciplines benefit from knowing how relevant markets, service populations or consituencies are distributed across a geographic area. A few reasons might be to start a new business, or launch a targeted marketing effort. Other reasons might include public health or political campaigns, planning for education, social services other public policy goal.

Happy holidays from the iSchool! Now in its 120th...

Happy holidays from the iSchool! Now in its 120th year (1892-2012) ow.ly/gc5QA

First Instagram change since acquisition by Facebo...

First Instagram change since acquisition by Facebook says delete your account by Jan 16th or it can sell your photos. ow.ly/gc5fu

Drexel University to Open D.C. Office located at t...

Drexel University to Open D.C. Office located at the Lafayette Tower at 801 17th Street, N.W. ow.ly/fQNRv

New CUNY project JustPublics@365 trains profs&...

New CUNY project JustPublics@365 trains profs&grads on social media to make their social-justice research more visible ow.ly/fN7Rb

Leadership Development videos On TRIAL until April 30th

Until the end of this month we have a trial to the Leadership Development streaming video collection from the vendor “SkillSoft” as enjoyed by the majority of the Fortune 1000 companies and many leading universities. Over 2,700 streaming videos, ranging from 2 to 90 minutes in length, featuring speakers such as Tom Peters, Stephen Covey, etc.

Alternatives to Gartner (going away in November)

For those who don't know, the Gartner Group is the gold standard IT industry analyst firm used by Fortune 500 companies and others to keep track of current opinions on information technology vendors, products and developments.  They have great high level reports such as "hype cycles" and "magic quadrants" that summarize lots of information.

Unfortunately, our usage did not warrant its continuation.

Geographic Information Visualization - Simply Map 2

Trial extended through June 15th!

Hugely improved with intuitive “wizards” to guide queries, SimplyMap 2 makes business and demographic information accessible to non-experts through a mapping visualization interface.  Included in this trial is temporary access to the amazingly deep Simmons LOCAL and Claritas PRIZM (Nielson) data sets with consumer and opinion data points such as religious and political views that you cannot otherwise find in Census data.  This data is excellent for market research, justifying new product dev

New L&IS Encyclopedia Edition with iSchool Authors

The latest online edition of this core reference work "The Encyclopedia of L&IS" has just been released.

Of special note are several contributions by Drexel iSchool faculty.  Enjoy!

New Books: Graphic Novels!

Graphic novels are like comics for grown-up's or kids or anyone who prefers reading stories in an animated form instead of plain linear text.

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