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 year (1892-2012) ow.ly/gc5QA
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 the Lafayette Tower at 801 17th Street, N.W. ow.ly/fQNRv
New CUNY project JustPublics@365 trains profs&grads on social media to make their social-justice research more visible ow.ly/fN7Rb
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.
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.
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
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.