Data USA — Visualization of free public data — MIT

Website makes government data easier to find

Steve Lohr writes: “For years, the federal government, states, and some cities have enthusiastically made vast troves of data open to the public. A project coming out of the MIT Media Lab seeks to harness that data and make it available to a wider audience. The project, called Data USA, bills itself as ‘the most comprehensive visualization of US public data.’ It is free, and its software code is open source, meaning that developers can build custom applications by adding other data.”…

New York Times, Apr. 4DATA USA

Technical Report Archive and Image Library (TRAIL)

"The Technical Report Archive and Image Library (TRAIL) project was established by the Greater Western Library Alliance (GWLA) to digitize and preserve federal technical reports, particularly those produced before 1976. We define federal technical reports as material that is primarily of a scientific or technical nature issued by agencies of the federal government. The digitized reports will be freely available in a searchable electronic archive. It is our belief that unfettered access to this material will facilitate scientific progress. For more information, visit:"

Mike Culbertson 
Engineering Librarian
Colorado State University Libraries
(Email received through American Libraries Assoc., Sci-Tech Section)

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