Over 2,000 World Bank Statistics Now Available at data.worldbank.org

With the launch of data.worldbank.org, the World Bank Group is now offering more than 2,000 statistics, which were previously only available to paid subscribers. Experts say the Bank’s open data initiative has the potential to stimulate more evidence-based policy making in developing countries by bringing more researchers and innovative analysis into the development process. The move is also likely to stimulate demand for data and increase countries’ capacity to produce it, they say. The site also aims to share information by breaking down language barriers. The launch will include 330 indicators that, for the first time, will be available in … Continue reading Over 2,000 World Bank Statistics Now Available at data.worldbank.org

ITS Fall 2008 Newletter

Available at http://www.swarthmore.edu/its_summer08.xml Contents Internet Bandwidth, Increased from 60 Mb/s to 100 Mb/s Media Services Equipment Loans Computers in the Classrooms: next up are Hicks 211, Kohlberg 226 & 328, Trotter 301 & 303, SC 199 New Improved Office Computer Backups, Coming Soon Media Center Now Open Sundays, 1 – 9 p.m. New Software Versions 16TB in New Storage Dial-Up Services to be Discontinued 1/1/09 ITS Presentations New ITS Email Subject Line Format Did You Know? Percentage of 2012 applicants who applied online: 89% (34% in 2003) Number of students who brought desktop computers this fall (instead of laptops): only … Continue reading ITS Fall 2008 Newletter