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Open Data: U.S. House Will Make Legislative Docs More Accessible To Public

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From the Sunlight Foundation Blog: by Dan Schuman This morning, the House of Representatives took a tremendous step into the 21st century when the Committee on House Administration unanimously adopted “Standards for the Electronic Posting of House and Committee Documents & Data.” Taking effect on January 1, 2012, the resolution instructs the Clerk of the […]

The Washington Post Visits the National Sporting Library and Museum in Middleburg, VA

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Middleburg is located about an hour west of D.C. From the Article: In Middleburg, it’s normal to see people in riding britches shopping in the grocery store. Foxhunters trot through town before the Christmas parade. Weekend parties often include shooting at sporting clays, deer or birds. So it’s no surprise that the nation’s leading repository […]

Christopher Hitchens: A Curated Collection of C-SPAN Appearances (View Online)

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Writer, editor, and critic Christopher Hitchens passed away today. He appeared MANY times on C-SPAN and the C-SPAN Video Library Blog has posted a collection with some of his appearances that can be viewed online (free) via their online library. The curated collection is only a portion of what is accessible. The C-SPAN Video Library […]

Stop Online Piracy Act Vote Delayed

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UPDATE (5:20 PM): House Judiciary Member Darrell Issa Tweets SOPA Markup Will Continue Next Wednesday (December 21, 2011) at 9 a.m. Hat Tip: @Xpectro From Wired: The House Judiciary Committee considering whether to send the Stop Online Piracy Act to the House floor abruptly adjourned Friday with no new vote date set —a surprise given […]

Now Available: Video Tutorials for New Project MUSE Platform

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Two video tutorials are now available for the new Project MUSE platform (aka “New Muse”) scheduled to debut on January 1st.  The tutorials were produced by the Project MUSE team. Searching Books and Journals on the New MUSE (Runs 3:33) Browsing Books and Journals on the New MUSE (Runs 4:00) Learn More About the New […]

UCSF’s Legacy Tobacco Documents Library to Receive $6.25M for Document Indexing and Access

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From the UCSF Web Site: The U.S. Department of Justice filed a proposed consent order today with a federal district court that finalizes requirements for three major tobacco companies to make internal documents public in accordance with an earlier ruling that the companies violated the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act. The documents will be […]

New National Library of Romania Officially Opened

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From Nine O’Clock: The new library has 14 large reading halls, 6 conference halls, an aula seating 400, 30,000 square metres of book storage space and 15,000 square metres of multifunctional space for exhibitions, auditions, book stores and cafes. See Also: New National Library of Romania gets inaugurated today (via Business Review) See Also: Romania’s […]