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National Library of India: A Very Brief Look at the Digitisation of Rare Books

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From the Press Information Bureau, Government of India: The Minister for Culture and Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation Kumari Selja has said that digitisation of rare books and other print material is done selectively taking into account copyright and other issues. It is a part of the Annual Action Plan of the National Library, Kolkata. […]

Infographic: How Students Listen to Music

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Focus: High School and College Students. Published by AdAge on December 13, 2011. Data from YPULSE Report. Click to Access Larger Versions of Infographic (on AdAge Site)

OCLC Releases FAST (Faceted Application of Subject Terminology) as Linked Data

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Kudos to Lorcan Dempsey and the OCLC Research Team. From OCLC: FAST (Faceted Application of Subject Terminology), an enumerative, faceted subject heading schema derived from the Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH), is now available as an experimental Linked Data service (http://id.worldcat.org/fast/) and is made available under the Open Data Commons Attribution License. The FAST […]

“The C-SPAN Campaign: How Online Video Archives Are Changing the Game in 2012”

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The article includes a mention of one of the most important, useful, and interesting research tools on the Internet, the award winning C-SPAN Video Library. It contains just about EVERYTHING that has ever aired on C-SPAN. One note, while the C-SPAN archive is focused on U.S. politics, you’ll also so much more. Also, the online […]

Coming Soon for iPhone: No Download Required: TeleNav Launching Free HTML5-Based Turn-by-Turn GPS Service

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HTML5 means no download required. Developers will able to embed code to provide navigation direct from any browser. From the iPhone Blog: TeleNav, one of the largest back-end providers of GPS navigation services for smartphones and other in-car turn-by-turn navigation systems, has announced the upcoming release of a free HTML5-based voice-guided GPS navigation service that […]

Toronto Library Board Rejects Mayor’s Demand for 10% Budget Cut

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From the The Globe and Mail: Toronto’s library board has voted to reject Rob Ford’s demand for a 10 per cent cut, marking a clear split between the mayor and the board he chose to head one of the city’s largest agencies. In an 8-5 decision, directors thwarted a proposal from board chair Councillor Paul […]

Reference: Lists and Rankings: Glassdoor’s Top 50 Best Places To Work – 2012

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From the well-known job information site. Introductory Blog Post Direct to Complete 2012 Top 50 List Top 5 1. Bain & Company, 2. McKinsey & Company 3. Facebook 4. MITRE 5. Google   Learn More About the List Past Winners 2011 Employees’ Choice Award Winners – 50 Best Places to Work 2010 Employees’ Choice Award […]