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Cool Award Winning Apps! Winners of National Library of Medicine Software Development Challenge Announced

October 31, 2011 by

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Congrats and kudos to the winners and those receiving an honorable mention. From the Official NLM Announcement: The library’s software development challenge, Show off Your Apps: Innovative Uses of NLM Information, solicited applications that used the library’s data to develop innovative ways for people to obtain and share scientific and medical information. Entrants could create […]

New Issue Alert: E-News For ARL Directors (October 2011)

October 31, 2011 by

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Direct to October 2011 Issue E-News is compiled by Charles Lowry and Kaylyn Groves. Here’s a Small Portion of What You’ll Find in the October Issue: ARL Governance & Membership ARL Membership Convenes, Elects New Board Members ARL Membership Meeting, ARL-CNI Forum Slides Available Online ARL, CNI, SPARC Strategic Actions ARL Releases Statement on USGPO […]

“How to Use PLoS’s Advanced Search Function” by Michael Morris

October 31, 2011 by

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From a PLOS Blogs Post by Michael Morris: At PLoS, we’re dedicated to the tenet of Open Access, making academic literature widely available on the web. However, with an ever-growing pool of scientific literature, our goals have to consider not only making content available, but also accessible. With the breadth of articles we aggregate, you […]

Mobile: Amtrak Adds Wi-Fi Service on To More Trains in the Northeast

October 31, 2011 by

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Exciting news for those of you who travel by train in the Northeast and want wi-fi access. From an Amtrak News Release (2 pages; PDF): This phase of Wi-Fi expansion includes Northeast Regional trains, the most popular Amtrak service, which operates daily between Virginia and Boston, and the heavily traveled Empire Service (New York – […]

Major Book Publisher Files Mass-BitTorrent Lawsuit & Full Text of Complaint Filed in Court

October 31, 2011 by

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Update: Here’s a Copy of the Complaint Filed in U.S. District Court (Southern District, NY) on October 27, 2011 John Wiley and Sons, Inc., v. John Does Nos. 1-27 (18 pages; PDF) From a TorrentFreak Post: John Wiley and Sons, one of the world’s largest book publishers, have sued 27 BitTorrent users at a federal […]

Library Journal’s New Review Site Goes Live

October 31, 2011 by

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Congrats to the LJ Team on the Launch of Reviews.LibraryJournal.com. Now, in one location you can find the latest reviews from several LJ resources: In the Bookroom Prepub Alert E-Views The site is crisp, clean (tan colored header and right-side box are very effective), and can save a readers time by allowing them to quickly […]

New Report from RIN: “Research Supervisors and Information Literacy”

October 31, 2011 by

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Recently released report from the UK’s RIN (Research Information Network): From Summary/News Release: Research supervisors can play a crucial role in the effective imparting of relevant skills, knowledge and understanding. But in reality, they often are not able, well-equipped or even predisposed to play such a role. RIN’s Mind the Skills Gap report pointed to […]