Celebrate your users!

Dag Hammerskjold Library has created an  map that focuses on United Nations research.  Researchers can tell their story and share what information they have found at a UN information center and add it to the interactive Findery map.  Combining GIS with user behavior, the UN Finderly map can also help […]

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Valuing the United Nations

The following op-ed from the online forum Project Syndicate caught my eye today. If you haven’t heard of  the site I recommend it for its thoughtful and well-written analysis of global economic and political issues written by eminent faculty. http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/value-for-money-at-the-united-nations-by-gareth-evans The pun on the word “value” in the title is […]

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UNESCO Global Survey on Internet Privacy and Freedom of Expression

The United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has recently released the Global Survey on Internet privacy and Freedom of Expression which assesses where privacy and freedom of expression support and/or compete with each other in different circumstances.  The book is described as a “useful reference tool containing up-to-date and sharp information […]

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Measuring the Information Society 2012

The United Nations Family of Organizations constructs several widely cited benchmarks to measure and track societal areas of interest worldwide.  Some of these include the UNDPs Human Development Index (HDI) and Gender Inequality Index, as well as several others such as  the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Index and the FAO’s […]

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Welcome!

In the spirit of the festive season, GIOPS (Government Information and Official Publications) has decided to give the gift of blog to everyone!  But what is GIOPS, you may ask?  The GIOPS group within the IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions) family focuses on information produced by governments, […]

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