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Washington Post: Everything You Need to Know About Congress’s Online Piracy Bills, In One Post

December 18, 2011 by

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Nine questions asked and answered in a Washington Post “WONKBLOG” post by Brad Plumer. UPDATE: The House Judiciary Committee markup session of the SOPA bill is now scheduled to continue on Wednesday (December 21, 2011) at 9 a.m. The news came last evening in a tweet by committee member Darrell Issa (R-CA). See Also: Stop […]

Wisconsin Historical Society Makes 300 Civil War Maps Available Online

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From the WHS Web Site: The Society’s online collection about Wisconsin in the Civil War recently added more than 350 Civil War maps. They join 20,000 pages of letters, diaries, memoirs and photographs already available. [Clip] About 50 of the maps published while the fighting was underway informed citizens on the homefront about the war’s […]

Fred Shapiro’s “Top Quotes of 2011” List Released

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Fred Shapiro is a librarian/lecturer at the Yale Law School and the editor of the Yale Book of Quotations (2006). Shapiro’s list with the top quotes of the year was released today and reported on in this AP story. The original “Yale Book of Quotations” was published in 2006. Since then, Shapiro has released an […]

Oshkosh, Wisconsin: Little-Known Patron Leaves $1.1 Million to Oshkosh Library (Video)

December 18, 2011 by

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From WBAY-TV: Christmas comes early at the Oshkosh Public Library after a late donor provided an unexpected gift. The $1.1 million is one of the largest monetary contributions ever for the library, from a donor only a few people knew. “Floored. Would that be a good word? I was really in awe, and very grateful […]