Thursday, March 1, 2012

We've Moved!

Join us at our new home, Samford Government Documents

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Online Release of the 1940 Census

The 1940 census will be released online to the public on April 2, 2012 at 9:00 am (eastern). This is the first time a census will be released online. See some interesting comparisons between 1940 & 2010 from the Facts for Features Special Edition news release by the Census Bureau. View this clip from the National Archives to learn about staff preparations & how to use the data. A look back at history will show a poster created to encourage citizens to complete the 1940 census from the Library of Congress.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Gas Prices

Evidently, lots of Alabamians have extra money for gas because they sure aren't slowing down. Anyone else wondering why the price of gas keeps rising? Or, are you looking for tips to lower the amount of gas you purchase each week?

Friday, February 24, 2012

Data Privacy for Consumers

Yesterday, the White House took another step in the direction of creating data privacy for consumers. We Can’t Wait: Obama Administration Calls for A Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights for the Digital Age, blog post includes the background steps with an outline of future steps. The full document, Consumer Data Privacy in a Networked World is available online.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

A New Cool App: Amazing Ocean

Granted, this new app from the Department of State and the Smithsonian isn't yet available in iTunes but if you are remotely interested in our oceans then you'll want to access is via the WebApp until it's released. Android users can begin discussing topics such as protecting our oceans, mysteries, and natural disasters.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Japanese Tsunami Debri

It's almost been one year since the earthquake and tsunami occurred in Japan. This post by the NOAA Marine Debris Program shares how the debris that could possibly be washed up on US shores will be dealt with.

Monday, February 20, 2012

50th Anniversary of John Glenn Orbiting the Earth

Today NASA is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first American orbiting the earth. John Glenn was the astronaut circling the earth in the Mercury "Friendship 7" spacecraft.