The Rise of Asian Americans (06/19/2012) Asian Americans are the highest-income, best-educated and fastest-growing racial group in the United States. They are more satisfied than the general public with their lives, finances and the direction of the country, according to a survey by the Pew Research Center.
Lessons in Designing Collaborative Networks (06/15/2012) A practical guide for public managers who need to develop collaborative networks across multiple agencies. The report, published by the IBM Center for the Business of Government, listed common principles for designing and sustaining successful collaborative networks including:
- Involve stakeholders in the network design,
- Develop a diverse set of performance goals, and
- Leverage technology.
When to Borrow, When to Buy (06/22/2012) Twelve percent of e-book readers have borrowed an e-book from a library. A report by the PEW Research Center explores the world of e-books and libraries, where libraries fit into these book-consumption patterns of Americans, when people choose to borrow their books and when they choose to buy books.
British Columbia Launches Public Engagement Website (06/12/2012) GovTogetherBC brings together all of British Columbia’s engagement opportunities in one place and encourages citizens to become more involved in their communities. Public consultations and dialogues are searchable by keyword, topic, location and type of engagement tool.
Digital Seniors (06/08/2012) Online seniors are tech-savvier than you think. Forrester recently published a demographic overview of Digital Seniors, and the findings are suggestive: 60% of US Seniors are online — that’s more than 20 million online seniors in the US.