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Ancestry.com Makes 60 Million WWII Records Available For Free (For a Limited Time)

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From the USA Today: That treasure trove, which includes 60 million World War II records of individual members of the U.S. armed forces, will be available for free over the next six days, starting Friday and running through Dec. 7, the 70th anniversary of the attack, says Josh Hanna, executive vice president of Ancestry.com. “We […]

University of North Carolina: Digitized 1841 Diary Captures UNC Student Life

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From the UNC Library News: A ‘possum hunt, a thwarted visit to a “harlot,” and a fight between students armed with sticks and pistols may not mark the typical senior year of a Carolina undergraduate. All were episodes, however, in the student life of James L. Dusenbery, who graduated from UNC in 1842. Now a […]

Reuters: Hachette Says France Ready for Digital Books

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From a Reuters Report: Arnaud Nourry, the CEO of Hachette Books Group, predicted that e-books would take off in France this year and that the market would benefit from the relatively late adoption of digital reading because it would benefit from lessons learned elsewhere. Strict rules that prevent booksellers from cutting prices, and a love […]

Searching 40 TB of Electronic Records with the Swipe of a Finger (Interim Results)

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From the National Archives and Records Administration NARAtions Blog: Imagine that you want to find electronic records related to a particular geographic location in a very large collection (40 TB and about 70 million files) of archival electronic records. Wouldn’t it be cool if you could pick up an iPad, have a map pop up […]

Reference: Lists: Top 10 Shoplifted Items

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The list is found in an AdWeek article that discusses the items that are at greatest risk to be shoplifted. Ten items are listed. Here are the the 3. 1. Filet Mignon 2. Jameson 3. Electric Tools Read the Complete Article and List See Also: More Statistics from the National Association For Shoplifting Prevention

The First Banned Books Video Calendar is Now Online

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From the IFLA Web Site: The Entresse Library in Espoo, Finland and FAIFE (IFLA Committee on Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression) have together created the world’s first Banned Books video calendar. The project has garnered international attention and is considered pioneering in many ways. “Last year, Entresse created a Finnish video […]

University of Wisconsin-Madison: Memorial Library Set to Remove Historic Card Catalog

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From The Badger Herald: The era of the card catalog is coming to a close at the University of Wisconsin. The 6,700 drawers used for decades to house Memorial Library’s public card catalog will be removed in the coming months in order to allow space for additional projects, a UW statement announced Tuesday. The space […]