The 2017 edition of the EUI Library Research Data Guide is now available online. The new 5th edition contains a new section on the (beta) EUI ResData repository and expanded details about data management plans (DMPs) and metadata for datasets. The Research Data Guide covers data discovery; terms and conditions of access and use; data security; research data management; metadata and documentation; data preservation, open data sharing and research data in the EU Horizon 2020 research funding programme. There is also an updated section on qualitative data in the humanities and social sciences. The section on open data provides information on whether, when, how, where and under what terms, research data outputs can be openly shared.
The 36th edition of the EUI Library Bibliography of the Global Financial & Economic Crisis was issued on 27 January 2017. All works are available from the Library. 24 new titles have been added since the September edition. Full publication details, with shelfmarks, are in the Catalogue.
EUI members have access to the newly upgraded FT ePaper from 21 June. The ePaper – an online facsimile of the paper version – has been enhanced with “offline access, without needing to download a pdf; pinch-and-zoom viewing, for easy reading on mobile devices; a streamlined contents menu, making it easy to choose and click on articles.” The EUI’s premium online FT.com subscription provides access to five regional editions, a news alerts’ service, economic calendar and headline data. The full list of FT.com premium services is on this page. EUI members who have not joined the Library subscription can do so via this Catalogue record. Details of EUI subscriptions to economic news resources, and digital archives, are on the EUI Library Economic News Directory.
The U.S. Congressional Budget Office, launched a new budget and economic data portal on 1 February. The new resource provides a one-stop entry-point to the CBO’s key budget and economic projections. Founded in 1975, the CBO produces “independent analyses of budgetary and economic issues to support the Congressional budget process.” The new online resource provides links to core budget data and supplemental material, including Excel spreadsheets of economic projections and the CBO Long-Term Budget Outlook report. EUI members can access macroeconomic statistical data via the Data Portal.
The U.S. Federal Reserve announced the upgrade of the FRASER digital archive of economic, financial and banking historical resources on 7 January. Historical records can now be browsed by over 1,000 subject-heads, such as monetary policy, business cycles, industrial production &c. Earlier this year, FRASER was upgraded with a new tool for downloading metadata in XML and JSON, a new PDF viewer with page-specific linking, and a new citation export function compatible with Zotero. Users of FRASER may also be interested in the FRED economic data portal and the GGDC Economic Historical Data directory. For access to statistical data at the EUI, please see this Library page.
Pearson Ltd. has sold its 50% share of The Economist to the Italian investment group Exor S.p.A. and existing shareholders. Turin-based Exor increased its stake in the company from 5% to 43%. The Economist Group is valued at £950 million. EUI members can join the Library subscription to The Economist and other publications via the economic news directory.