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Holocaust Archive to Open in Britain

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From the Jerusalem Post: The British public will soon be able to access digital records from the Holocaust containing 50 million digital records and covering 17.5 million people from the archive of the International Tracing Service (ITS). Available for the first time, the digital archive will be available free of charge at the Wiener Library […]

Australia’s Public Broadcaster (ABC) to Open Access to Digital Archives

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From ITnews.com.au: The ABC and Education Services Australia have garnered a $20 million project to digitise the public broadcaster’s archives for a new education portal the Federal Government hopes will promote use of the National Broadband Network. [Clip] It would be specifically targeted at primary schools and linked to the school curriculum, allowing teachers to […]

Now Available: Recordings of Sessions From ARL-CNI Fall Forum

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Direct to Audio and Slides Audio recordings of several sessions are now available along with the slide decks that were already online. The Association of Research Libraries Membership Meeting took place in Washington, DC on October 13–14, 2011 and was titled, “21st-Century Collections and the Urgency of Collaborative Action.” Here’s a list of the sessions […]

Now Available: Recordings of Sessions From 159th ARL Membership Meeting

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Direct to Audio and Slides Audio recordings of several sessions are now available along with the slide decks that were already online. The Association of Research Libraries Membership Meeting took place in Washington, DC on October 12–13, 2011 and was titled, “Expanding Capacity and Partnerships in the Digital World.” Here’s a list of the sessions […]

Big Bucks! Mystery Donor leaves $1M to a Connecticut Public Library

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From the AP (via NECN) The Republican-American of Waterbury reports the surprise donation from the estate of 90-year-old Lu Burke more than doubled the Southbury Public Library’s endowment fund. Library officials say Burke never served on the library’s board and none of the employees knew her, but they’ve learned she had worked as a copy […]

New Issue Alert: Evidence Based Library and Information Practice (Vol. 6 No. 4)

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Direct to Complete Table of Contents Here’s a Small SELECTION of Articles and Summaries: Is There a Future for Evidence Based Library and Information Practice? by Andrew Booth Employers’ Perspectives on Future Roles and Skills Requirements for Australian Health Librarians by Suzanne Lewis, Gillian Hallam, Ann Ritchie, Catherine Clark, Cheryl Hamill, Melanie Foti, Patrick O’Connor […]

Announcing the bwFLA-Project (Baden-Wuerttemberg Functional Longterm Archiving and Access)

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From the Open Planets Foundation: The bwFLA project (Baden-Wuerttemberg Functional Longterm Archiving and Access) is a two-year state sponsored project with the goal of defining and providing a practical implementation of archival workflows for the rendering of digital objects (i.e. easily accessed by users) in its original environment (i.e. application). [Clip] To maintain the accessibility […]