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More than 1.4 Mllion Marquis Who’s Who Biographies Will Soon Be Searchable in EBSCO Discovery Service

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From an EBSCO Announcement: (.doc) Marquis Who’s Who content will soon be available via EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) from EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) for mutual customers. The new agreement will add metadata from the Marquis Who’s Who database into the Base Index of EDS and provide seamless access and full text searching for mutual customers, enabling […]

Mobile: SirsiDynix Releases BookMyne 3.0 & Releases Android Version of App

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From the SirsiDynix Web Site: What’s New? BookMyne 3.0 Offers: Barcode scanning capability, so library users can scan the barcode of a book at a bookstore or friend’s home and retrieve availability information on the book at the patron’s library of choice; Social recommendation engine powered via Goodreads, enabling iOS and Android users to search […]

New: Official Book Industry Study Group Policy Statement on Assigning ISBN’s to Digital Products

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From the Book Industry Study Group: The Book Industry Study Group (BISG) announced today the publication of a new Policy Statement detailing best practices for assigning ISBNs to digital products. Developed over the past 18 months within BISG’s Identification Committee, BISG Policy Statement POL-1101 addresses the critical need to reduce product identification confusion in the […]

New: A Large Collection of Mobile Web Stats and Charts (Mobile Web in Numbers)

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An large and impressive compilation of stats and charts from the folks at Royal Pingdom. You’ll find statistics and charts in the following categories: Smartphones Mobile Data Mobile Web Browsing Mobile-specific or general-purpose sites Mobile websites versus apps Social Networking Mobile Commerce Tablets Almost all statistics include direct links to sources making the resource even […]

ALA Creates Federal Depository Library Program Issues “Community and Resources Page

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From the ACRL Insider Blog: ALA has created a community within ALA Connect so that ALA members from any interested unit or division can discuss the issues surrounding the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP). This is a way toward aiding the ALA in reaching consensus on the future of the FDLP or at the very least, […]

LBJ Library Undergoing Year-Long Renovation & New LBJ “Time Machine” Launches on Tumblr

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From the AP (via Austin American-Statesman) The Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library and Museum is getting a new look. Library officials say they’re starting on a year-long renovation, which will include a bigger store and more interactive features and technology. The library will remain open through the project, though some parts will close temporarily. After […]

Newspaper Digitization: University of Delaware Library Makes the Newark Post Available Online

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From the Newark Post: The University of Delaware Library announces that the Center for Digital Collections has begun an exciting project to digitize the Newark Post, the weekly newspaper serving greater Newark and western New Castle County in Delaware. The issues for years 2006, 2007 and 2008 have already been completed and are accessible online […]