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Brown University Library Acquires Exceptionally Rare Book On Chinese Medicine

November 21, 2011 by

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From the Brown University Library News: “The Brown University Library has acquired an exceptionally rare book, the first Western book on Chinese medicine, Les Secrets de la Medecine des Chinois (Grenoble, 1671). The volume is composed of anonymous translations of early Chinese texts attributed to Jesuit authors, including the first accounts in the West of […]

Recently Launched: Smithsonian Institution Mobile Guide Apps (iOS, Android, Mobile Web)

November 21, 2011 by

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From the Smithhsonian Web Site: The mobile guide to visiting the Smithsonian, built collaboratively with our visitors. Discover what to see and do, search our collections, access podcasts and other apps, and add your tips and photos to Smithsonian Mobile. Continually refreshed and renewed by both visitors and Smithsonian experts, there’s always a reason to […]

All Thing Preservation: New NARA (National Archives) Twitter Stream & Tumblr Page

November 21, 2011 by

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Direct to @archivepres (Preservation at NARA) All things preservation at the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration. Direct to Preservation at the National Archives Tumblr Page

OverDrive & Penguin: Is Something Steve Potash Wrote in February a Clue to What’s Going On?

November 21, 2011 by

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Like many of you, we’re wondering about what cause today’s OverDrive/Penguin news: OverDrive Suspends Access to New Penguin eBook Titles, “Get For Kindle” Access Also Shutdown Only time will tell as to why Penguin decided to change their policy with OverDrive (and libraries) but we’re wondering if a letter by OverDrive CEO Steve Potash to customers  (via […]

Reference: CIA Adds New Nine New Data Categories With Societal Data to World Factbook

November 21, 2011 by

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From the CIA Web Site: … the Factbook is adding new categories of societal data, which—along with other demographic and economic entries—offer additional insight into a country’s economic strength, internal stability, and impact on the environment. After a comprehensive search for datasets that are current and regularly updated, nine new fields have been added, with […]

Austin Peay State University (Tennessee) Launches Digital Archive of School Newspapers Back to 1930

November 21, 2011 by

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From Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee: Anyone interested in catching a glimpse of what the APSU [Austin Peay State University] campus was like over the years can now use a valuable new tool available through the University’s Felix G. Woodward Library’s digital collection. For the last few months, APSU associate professor of library […]

OverDrive Suspends Access to New Penguin eBook Titles, “Get For Kindle” Access Also Shutdown

November 21, 2011 by

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Update 2: This Deal Is Getting Worse All the Time by Matt Weaver, (via Library Renewal) Updated: Peter Brantley has posted about the news and it includes a comment from the Deputy Director of the ALA Washington Office. From the OverDrive Digital Library Blog: Last week Penguin sent notice to OverDrive that it is reviewing […]