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Foreign Trade Data for Librarians, No. 7. o Foreign Trade Data for Librarians, No. 7. Sept. 26, 2017 2:00 -3:00 pm

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On Sept. 26, 2:00 – 3:00 EDT I will present a webinar about the features of the Census Bureau’s Foreign Trade Division website – https://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/index.html

This webinar will be “Foreign Trade Data for Librarians, No. 7”.  Your viewing of my six previous foreign trade data webinars has been good:  1,167 attendees through August 29.  I invite you to register and watch.

Among the website’s features we will look at are these –

*         The FT900 report, U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services. This is a monthly report. The press release that accompanies this report is always reported on by national news sources. The FT900 reports export, import, and trade balance data, with data for good and services by selected countries and world areas. Goods are reported in both current and chained (100=2009, aka “Real” goods) dollars; data is both seasonally adjusted and not seasonally adjusted. There are also separate tables on trade in all petroleum products, crude oil, and motor vehicles. Let me recommend that you watch this webinar if for no other reason than to learn about the FT900.

*         Trade highlights, monthly and annual, with our top trading partners.

*         Trade balance by countries, but also by such categories as “NAFTA,” “CAFTA,” “OPEC” and “European Union”.

*         Trade exports and imports by states, D.C.,  and Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

*         Related Party Trade – this is import or export trade between two businesses in which one of the businesses owns at least 10% of the other business.

*         We’ll finish by looking at other features of this website such as Foreign Trade Regulations, FTR Letters, trade reference codes, and trade guides.

Register for this workshop here –
https://www.fdlp.gov/news-and-events/3091-webinar-census-bureau-s-foreign-trade-website-foreign-trade-data-for-librarians-no-7

Steve Beleu, Oklahoma Dept. of Libraries Got a question about this webinar? Send it to steve.beleu@libraries.ok.gov

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Show Me the Numbers: Storytelling with Data and Visualizations – Thursday, October 12, 2017

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Show Me the Numbers: Storytelling with Data and Visualizations

Thursday, October 12, 2017
University of Maryland, College Park

A one-day conference presented by:

The Maryland Chapter of the Special Libraries Association and the University of Maryland Libraries

We live in an age of Big Data. If we are going to understand our complex world, one powerful way is to graph it. Scholarly and consumer content is made more easily available by packaging it in graphs, infographics, and other visualizations. Show Me the Numbers: Storytelling with Data and Visualizations will bring together librarians and information professionals, spanning markets and disciplines, who will share their insights, experiences, and best practices.

Program presentations include:

Opening Keynote: From numbers to words to visuals: Storytelling your research, Ya-Ling Lu, Informationist, National Institutes of Health Library.

A Tale of Two Repositories: How Data Sources Affect Data Narratives, David Durden, Data Services Librarian for Digital Programs and Initiatives and Joseph Koivisto, Systems Librarian with the Consortial Library Applications Support Team at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Reading Between the Lines: A Bibliometric Approach to ILL Data at the Goddard Space Flight Center, Brynne Norton, Information Services Team Lead at the NASA Goddard Library (contracted by the Cadence Group).

Closing Keynote: Show Me a Story: Data Storytelling Using Familiar Tools, Sally Gore, Medical School Research Evaluation Analyst,  Center for Clinical & Translational Science, University of Massachusetts Medical Center.

An Industry Panel discussion on trends and innovations and an Industry Showcase round out the program.  And a networking reception ends the day!

Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors and hosts the Conference is being provided at no cost to attendees!

Register today@
tinyurl.com/showmenumbersstorytelling

http://sla.us13.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=a338a213712f7d4cbe085a47b&id=10923c6190&e=8e00837893

Full conference program and logistics are available at:  Maryland.sla.org http://sla.us13.list-manage.com/track/click?u=a338a213712f7d4cbe085a47b&id=1b9919d55e&e=8e00837893

 

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How to Research Corporate Structure for Non-Public Companies – Thursday, September 14, 2017 – 12:00 PM ET

From SLA Connect

Thursday, September 14, 2017

How to Research Corporate Structure for Non-Public Companies

Thursday, September 14, 2017 – 12:00 PM ET

With Special Guest: Oracle, Inc. Sr. Expert Cybrarian, Scott Brown

*****Register here***** https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/136585017016762115

Do you know the organizational structure of your competitors?  How much might these firms spend on R&D? How are they positioned for the future?

Such information is key to understanding the competition’s capabilities, priorities, and likely business strategies. The challenge is finding detailed information on small or non-public companies through traditional sources.

Scott Brown of Oracle will discuss strategies and techniques for deciphering the hierarchies and organization of smaller and non-public companies.

Learning Objectives:

*       Understand what titles and organizational structure can tell you about a company.
*       Learn how to build knowledge of an organizational structure using open-source tools.
*       Discover new tools for organizational information.

Please join us for an informative presentation-and the opportunity to ask questions of an expert!

Scott Brown is a Senior Cybrarian at Oracle, Inc., and a founding member of the SLA CI Division. He has practiced research and competitive information work in the high-tech industry for 13 years. His book, “Social Information: Gaining Competitive and Business Advantage Using Social Media Tools”, was published in September 2012.

*****Register here***** https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/136585017016762115

 

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