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FDLP [Federal Depository Library Program] Academy Webinars this Fall 2017

From the GOVDOC-L listserv

Let me offer for your consideration four webinars that I will present this fall for the FDLP Academy at

https://www.fdlp.gov/about-the-fdlp/fdlp-academy

These are short descriptions of the webinars. Before each webinar I’ll send you more detailed information about its contents along with GPO’s link to the webinar.

September 26, 1:00 – 2:00 central time, Data from the Census Bureau’s Foreign Trade Division, Series: Foreign trade data for librarians  no. 7 We will focus on the federal government’s most important foreign trade publication, the FT900 U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services report, most commonly known as the “FT900”. We will also look at data about trade highlights, trade balance by partner country, trade by countries and products, and trade by state for commodity and country.  A special dataset we’ll look at is Related Party Trade that reports trade data between businesses in which one business owns at least 10% of another business that they’re trading with.  We’ll finish by briefly looking at Foreign Trade Regulations and trade reference guides.

October 26, 1:00 – 2:00 central time, Indian Health Service Website, 5th in my unnumbered AIAN series We’ll learn about the Indian Health Manual (IHS), online tools for locating IHS facilities, a very useful collection of 19 “Health Topics” web pages that include such topics as diabetes and HIV, and its “Behavioral Health” web page. My user’s guide for this webinar will also include a section about online resources that we don’t have time to show during the webinar, including other federal agency websites and the most important AIAN health website after IHS.gov, the National Indian Health Board’s website.

November 16, 1:00 – 2:00 central time, New Data Tools from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis The BEA has been developing new “satellite accounts” (so-called because most of their data is derived from BEA’s “National Income and Product Accounts”) for health care, arts and culture, and travel and tourism.  The smaller resources are those on arts and culture, and travel and tourism. But their dataset about health care costs is a major resource that BEA has developed to focus on the costs of health care. We will complement this website by also looking at  data from the U.S. Agency for Health Research Quality’s MEPS Website: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, and a website that predates both of these websites, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Service’s National Health Expenditures Data.

December 6, 1:00 – 2:00 central time, Introduction to HUD Data Most of the data available on the HUD data website of www.huduser.gov/portal/home.html is for people who manage public housing. But in this webinar we will focus on HUD data tools for all types of housing, along with a few sources about low income housing. U.S. Housing Market Conditions comprises the majority of this webinar because it includes data down to the county level for every county in our nation. But we’ll also look at CINCH Reports: Components of Inventory Change that analyze the data of the American Housing Survey (whose data is available from the Census website), and HUD’s Building Permits Database. To end the webinar you’ll learn a little about  LI (low income) housing where you live from Picture of Subsidized Households, Small Area Fair Market Rents, and Special Tabulations of Households.

I hope that you can join me for these events.

Steve Beleu, Oklahoma Dept. of Libraries

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