University of Iowa Libraries: UI Libraries collaborates to expand access to research data

University of Iowa Libraries: UI Libraries collaborates to expand access to research data. “Students, faculty, and researchers across the Midwest and beyond will gain crucial access to large research datasets through a secure, cloud-based platform called CADRE (Collaborative Archive & Data Research Environment). CADRE will be developed through a large-scale partnership led by the Indiana University Libraries and the Indiana University Network Science Institute.”

The Hechinger Report: Change is on the way for the College Scorecard

The Hechinger Report: Change is on the way for the College Scorecard. “The U.S. Department of Education is planning to add a lot more data to its College Scorecard, the online database of information about two- and four-year colleges and universities. It has been heavily criticized for lacking information on the earnings and debt for college students.”

Chicago Tribune: New website offers comparative shopping data for prospective Illinois college students

Chicago Tribune: New website offers comparative shopping data for prospective Illinois college students. “The state is rolling out an ambitious new centralized data portal for prospective Illinois college students that compiles information on graduation rates, costs, student debt and, for the first time, potential career earnings of graduates of the state’s two- and four-year institutions.”

LSU Now: The Daily Reveille archives to soon be available online

LSU Now: The Daily Reveille archives to soon be available online. “Soon, 130 years of previously inaccessible information will be available for everyone. The Daily Reveille Digitization Initiative is picking up speed almost a year after the project began. The initiative is to preserve original copies of The Daily Reveille is finishing up its first batch of digitization, with 36,000 pages of early issues of the paper already digitized.”

Chronicle of Higher Education: Hey, Alexa, Should We Bring Virtual Assistants to Campus? These Colleges Gave Them a Shot

Chronicle of Higher Education: Hey, Alexa, Should We Bring Virtual Assistants to Campus? These Colleges Gave Them a Shot. “Research universities are squeezing an extra roommate into residence halls: Amazon’s Alexa. The Georgia Institute of Technology, Northeastern University, and Arizona State University last year provided students with Echo Dots, puck-shaped, voice-activated devices programmed to answer campus-specific questions about meal plans and business hours for campus buildings.”