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New from National Library of Medicine: Learn About Toxic Chemicals Used in Hydraulic Fracturing

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From the NLM Tech Bulletin: The National Library of Medicine TOXMAP now provides information on the toxic chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing. Companies involved in hydraulic fracturing are not currently required to report to the US EPA Toxics Release Inventory Program and so are not represented in TOXMAP. However, TOXMAP provides information on many of […]

Early Sound Recordings by Alexander Graham Bell in 1880s Played Back With New Technology

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UPDATE: You can now listen to the recordings online via the Library of Congress. Direct to Recordings ||| Additional Info via Library of Congress The team has successfully submitted six discs—all experimental recordings made by Volta—to the sound recovery process known as IRENE/3D (Image, Reconstruct, Erase Noise, Etc.), a process developed by Berkeley Lab in […]

Infographic: Online Sharing Trends in 2011, Facebook Makes Up 52% of Sharing on Web

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From the AddThis Blog: The response to our infographic on sharing trends from 2010 was so high, we knew we had to follow up this year. Allow us to introduce trends in sharing for 2011. Beyond just the most popular sharing services, we’ve taken a look back at the most shared stories this year. The […]

Choice’s “Outstanding Academic Titles”: A Preview of 2011 Top Books and Web Sites Now Available Online

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You can find lists of the Top 25 “Outstanding Academic Titles” 2011 and the Top 10 Websites 2011 on the Choice website. Choice subject editors recognize the most significant titles reviewed during the calendar year by compiling the “Outstanding Academic Titles” list, which is published each January. As a preview to the full 2011 list, […]

New (Full Report): Redefining the Academic Library: Managing The Migration to Digital Information Services

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Full Report: Redefining the Academic Library: Managing the Migration to Digital Information Services by Education Advisory Board For University Leadership Council Note A few weeks ago we provided a link to a summary of a session at the Charleston Conference where findings from the Education Advisory Board report were shared. The summary was written by Don […]

David Lee King and Michael Porter Join American Libraries’ Roster of Columnists

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Congrats to David and Michael! From an ALA Announcement: American Libraries welcomes David Lee King and Michael Porter to its stable of columnists. The two librarians will co-author a new column called Outside/In, which will debut in print beginning with the January/February 2012 issue but will be available online this month. [Clip] The Outside/In column […]

Missing Items: Treasures of Australia’s Past Lost from the National Archives

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UPDATE: Audio: National Archives defend records, despite missing items (via ABC News) From The Telegraph: Over the past two decades the National Archives has lost at least 748 historic items, some dating back more than 150 years, from its official collection of documents, government files, letters, recordings and photographs. [Clip] National Archives of Australia assistant […]