Monthly Archives: June, 2009

Data Services PCs in Alexander Library Unavailable until August

Due to the recarpeting of Alexander Library, the Data Services PCs in the Alexander Library Reference Room will be unavailable from Monday, June 29, until the completion of the recarpeting in early August.  The entire Reference Room will be closed for most of this time.

Although general public workstations will be available throughout the recarpeting project, there will be no access to the statistical software on the Data Services PCs (SAS, SPSS/PASW, R, ArcGIS, CensusCD, etc.) during this time.

A full schedule of recarpeting activities is available.

Of course, this has no impact on any of our web databases.  If you need to request data CDs, please contact me directly.

ICT Diffusion and Distribution Dataset, 1990-2007

ICT [Information Communication and Technology] Diffusion and Distribution Dataset, 1990-2007 is an international comparison of ICT indicators, such as mobile phones, internet access, and computers, based on 204 surveys across 47 countries.

Confederate Amnesty Records for the United States Civil War, 1863-1866

Confederate Amnesty Records for the United States Civil War, 1863-1866 is based on oaths of surrendering soldiers.

“This data collection was designed to compare the heights of southern whites with those of slaves and northern white males between 1863 and 1866. Information provided includes month, day, and year of amnesty, county and state, age, color of skin, eyes, and hair, occupation, last name, first name, oath administrators, feet component in height, inch component in height, and height in inches.”

Comparable historical studies include:

Union Army Recruits in Black Regiments in the United States, 1862-1865

Union Army Recruits in White Regiments in the United States, 1861-1865

Union Army Rejected Recruits in the United States, 1861-1865

Slave Hires, 1775-1865

Slave Sales and Appraisals, 1775-1865

New Orleans Slave Sale Sample, 1804-1862

and several more studies by Robert Fogel and others.

Weekly US Automobile Production: 1972-1983 and 1990-2001

Weekly Production Scheduling at Assembly Plants in the United States Automobile Industry: 1972-1983 and 1990-2001 reports production of car manufacturers by Chrysler, Ford, and GM.

“The data consist of information on weekly operations at United States and Canadian automobile assembly plants owned by the Detroit Three automakers (Chrysler, Ford Motor Company, and General Motors). The dataset was constructed from industry trade publications that report production schedules at these assembly plants on a weekly basis over the two time periods: 1972-1983, and 1990-2001. The period 1984 to 1989 was excluded only because the authors did not have access to key publications at the time the data were collected.”

Longitudinal Study of Generations (California, 1971-2000)

From the National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging, the Longitudinal Study of Generations tracks 300 3-generation California families at intervals (1971, 1985, 1988, 1991, 1994, 1997, 2000) over a variety of social, demographic, and health factors.

Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM)

The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) was designed to capture various aspects of firm creation and entrepreneurship across countries. The data have been collected over the course of 6 years (1998-2003) and includes responses from individuals in over 40 countries. The data were gathered from 138 separate surveys. Questions address business decision making, profitability, investment, and more.

Chinese Longitudinal Healthy Longevity Survey (CLHLS), 1998-2005

From the National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging, the Chinese Longitudinal Healthy Longevity Survey (CLHLS) provides information on health status and quality of life of the elderly aged 65 and older in 22 provinces of China in the period 1998 to 2005. Questions address diet, lifestyle, medical conditions, and demographic characteristics.