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Mozilla Releases Firefox 9.0

December 20, 2011 by

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FF 9.0 is available for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android. Seth Rosenblatt at CNET has posted a complete look at what’s new/what’s different. Here are two things to look for: 1. According to Mozilla, 9.0 should be about 30% faster than previous versions thanks to an improved javascript engine. 2. If you’re running OS X […]

The Guggenheim (With Help From Internet Archive) Launches Museum Exhibition Catalogue in Digital Format

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From the Guggenheim Web Site The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum has expanded its digital publications resources, offering greater access to a range of content from Guggenheim publications, including the first exhibition catalogue to be published by a museum in an e-book format. A newly digitized selection of essays and historical materials dating back to the […]

UPDATE: SOPA Markup Postponed

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From The Hill: The House Judiciary Committee has canceled its scheduled Wednesday morning markup of the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). A Judiciary aide said that because the House will not be in session Wednesday, the committee will take up the measure when Congress returns. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) said the House […]

Just Released: “Culture on the Go: CIBER Report Says Mobile Browsing Will Transform the Web”

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Via Europeana: A new report, Culture on the Go, from UK web-watchers CIBER Research, shows how access to information is changing as people search for, read and use information on the move. A growing proportion of web browsing happens on smartphones like the new Mac iPhone 4S and tablets like the iPad, and no longer […]

Publishing: Neal-Schuman Will Become an ALA Publishing Imprint Later This Week

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From an ALA News Release: American Library Association (ALA) President Molly Raphael and Neal-Schuman President Patricia Glass Schuman today announced that on Dec. 23, 2011, Neal-Schuman Publishers will become part of ALA Publishing. Neal-Schuman Publishers, founded by John Vincent Neal and Patricia Glass Schuman in 1976, will continue to offer print and electronic publications under […]

New from the EC: Science For Environment Policy Research Repository

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Direct to Science For Environment Research Repository Browse by category or keyword search. [Science for Environment Research Repository is] an online bank of research results for evidence-based policy making. The studies have been carefully selected for policy relevance and quality. These include studies that have been featured in the Science for Environment Policy News Alert. […]

New White Paper: “Orphan Works: Definitional Issues”

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Title: “Orphan Works: Definitional Issues” Author: David Robert Hansen (University of California, Berkeley – School of Law) Source: Berkeley Digital Library Copyright Project White Paper No. 1 (via SSRN) Abstract: This paper outlines responses to two definitional questions that arise in the context of orphan works: (1) exactly what is the “orphan works” problem?, and […]