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New UN Database Available: Expert Panel Launches Tool to Fight Arbitrary Deprivation of Freedom

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From the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR): The United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention on Monday highlighted the practice of arbitrary detention, which it emphasized takes place in all countries, affecting thousands of people each year. [Clip] The Working Group’s official Opinions on their cases and more than […]

New: HathiTrust Update: October 2011 Now Online

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Direct to October 2011 Update ||| PDF Version Here are a Few (ONLY A FEW) Highlights From the Update: “Maliaca Oxnam, an Associate Librarian from the University of Arizona, and current Chair of the Technical Report Archive and Image Library (http://www.technicalreports.org), has engaged a sabbatical research project with the goal of improving access to government […]

Digital Preservation: “Emulation: A Useful Solution For Long-Term Access”

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From the National Library of the Netherlands (Koninklijke Bibliotheek): In 2009, the European project KEEP started (Keeping Emulation Environments Portable). KEEP is doing research and development into technical and legal possibilities and challenges to give long-term access to digital information using emulation. Within this project and beyond, the National Library of the Netherlands has invested […]

Lists & Rankings: Recent Citation Ranking Reports from Thomson Reuters/Essential Science Indicators

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Here are several weeks worth of citation report briefs and articles from Thomson Reuters. The briefs use data from TR’s Essential Science Indicators database. Highlighted Journals: Anthropology Highlighted Journals: Political Science Highlighted Journals: Psychiatry Science in Germany, 2006-10 Science in Japan, 2006-10 Science in Spain, 2006-10 Science in Sweden, 2006-10 Australian Institutions: Highest Impact in […]

Reviews: “E is for Enhanced: 8 Enhanced Ebooks Worth Checking Out”

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Jennifer Bergen from PCMag.com offers a look at 8 enhanced e-book titles. Enhanced ebooks can include video, film clips from news reels or major motion pictures, drawings, author interviews, original music, diagrams, photos, and more. In most cases, you can think of an enhanced ebook as an ebook with that extra bonus disc of features […]

Free Trial Alert (This Week Only): Access 15 Enterprise and Innovation Titles From Emerald Publishing

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Via Emerald Web Site: Each year, Global Entrepreneurship Week encourages entrepreneurs to build the businesses of tomorrow. In support of this initiative, Emerald Group Publishing is providing free access to its complete collection of 15 entrepreneurship and innovation titles. In total, nine journals and six book series can be read online during Global Entrepreneurship Week […]

Elsevier Announces Winners of Semantic Web Challenge

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From Elsevier: Elsevier today announced the winners of the  Semantic Web Challenge. Participants in the Challenge applied semantic web techniques in building online end-user applications that integrate, combine and deduce information needed to assist users in performing tasks. The Challenge took place at the International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2011) in Bonn, Germany, from October […]