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New App: Bodleian Libraries Treasures now available on mobile

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Available for iPhone, iPad, Android. From the Bodleian Libraries, U. of Oxford: The Bodleian Libraries have launched a mobile app featuring a selection of the rarest, most important and most evocative objects from the Bodleian collections: from ancient papyri through medieval oriental manuscripts to twentieth-century printed books and ephemera. The app supports the Autumn 2011 […]

Award Winning App Concepts: Elsevier Announces Winners of Apps for Library Idea Challenge

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Let’s end the week with more contest winners! We’ve posted award winning apps from the National Library of Medicine and from the SciVerse apps contest (links below) over the past few days and now we’ve learned about the winning app concepts from Elsevier’s Library Idea Challenge. Congrats to the winners! Following the submission period (May […]

Library Journal: All 50 State Librarians Vote to Form Alliance With Internet Archive’s Open Library

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From Michael Kelley at Library Journal: All 50 state librarians have decided to throw their weight behind the Internet Archive’s Open Library lending program. The Chief Officers of State Library Agencies (COSLA) voted unanimously during a meeting held October 24-26 in Santa Fe, NM, to enter into a memorandum of understanding with the Internet Archive […]

New Stats & Charts: 62% of Mobile Users 25-34 Own Smartphones

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New statistics from Nielsen. U.S. numbers. Via Nielsen Wire: Nielsen’s third quarter survey of mobile users reveals that while only 43 percent of all US mobile phone subscribers own a smartphone, a mobile phone with a powerful operating system, the vast majority of those under the age of 44 now have smartphones. In fact, 62 […]

Interesting Read! Thesis: Copyright – A Conceptual Battle in a Digital Age

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The following thesis was written by Stefan Larsson, a sociology of law researcher at Lund University in Sweden. From a Summary (via a Lund University Newspost) What is it about copyright that doesn’t work in the digital society? Why do millions of people think it’s OK to break the law when it comes to file […]

Statistics: Copyright Industries in the U.S. Economy 2011

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Copyright Industries in the U.S. Economy 2011 (PDF) From press release (PDF): The International Intellectual Property Alliance (IIPA) today released its 2011 study on the economic contributions of the copyright industries. Among key findings, in 2010 the U.S. industries most dependent on copyright protection: Added over $930 billion in value to the U.S. economy, almost […]