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CLIR/DLF Receives Mellon Foundation Funding for Digital Public Library of America Prototype

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From a CLIR/DLF Announcement: The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded CLIR/DLF [ Council on Library and Information Resources/Digital Library Federation] a $46,000 planning grant to develop a prototype for the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA). The prototype will be submitted to the DPLA “beta sprint,” which seeks “ideas, models, prototypes, technical tools, [or] […]

“OCLC to Release 1 Million Bib Records”

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On The Harvard Library Innovation Laboratory Blog, David Weinberger reports on Roy Tennant’s announcement about the one million bibliographic records during the LODLAM (Linked Open Data in Libraries Archives and Museums) conference earlier today. UPDATE: Dr. Weinberger has posted a six interview talk with Tennant.

New Publication From ALA: Digitizing Hidden Collections in Public Libraries

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From an ALA Announcement: The Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) today released the first publication of “OITP Perspectives”– a new publication series created to complement OITP Policy Briefs. The publication, “Digitizing Hidden Collections in Public Libraries,” was written by Gwen Glazer, staff writer/editor and social media coordinator at Cornell University, who served as the Google […]

New Twitter Stats From Pew Internet: 13% of Online Adults Use Twitter; 50% Access Twitter on a Mobile Device

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From the Overview of the Pew Internet & American Life Project Report, Twitter Update 2011 by Aaron Smith: 13% of online adults use the status update service Twitter, which represents a significant increase from the 8% of online adults who identified themselves as Twitter users in November 2010. 95% of Twitter users own a mobile […]

Eric Hellman: “EPUB Really IS a Container” and an Intro to GlueJar

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We’ve said before that Eric Hellman and his “Go To Hellman” blog is an essential read for those with an interest in ebooks, digital publishing, and related topics. Hellman’s posts are almost always a combination of informative, timely, educational and thought provoking. We’re also impressed how he can often work in a easy to understand […]

Cool Heat Maps! Beta: Trulia Launches Interactive Crime Maps For 50 US Metro Areas

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Adena Schutzberg Quotes from the Trulia News Release on All Points Blog: Crime Maps leverages geodata from multiple partners, including CrimeReports.com, EveryBlock.com and SpotCrime.com, who work with hundreds of police agencies, crime feeds and news outlets to create a curated map of criminal activity in many metropolitan areas. Users can view crimes in a specific […]

David Weinberger Talks With Peter Suber About Open Access In a New Library Lab/The Podcast

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The Harvard Library Innovation Laboratory at Harvard Law School has released Library Lab/The Podcast 002. This time two people who we mention on INFOdocket quite often, Dr. David Weinberger, Co-Director of the Library Lab and Dr. Peter Suber, a Fellow at the Berkman Institute discuss open access publishing. Here’s a Paragraph From an Intro of  […]