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ALSC Unveils Redesigned “Great Websites For Kids” Site

December 22, 2011 by

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On Thursday, the Association for Library Services to Children (ALSC) tweeted the news that their wonderful “Great Websites for Kids” (GWS) resource has a new look. Kudos to the GWS team. It’s one impressive makeover with more to come (social and sharing tools) in the new year. If you’ve never visited, this searchable directory of […]

Now Online: Materials from Project Briefings at Coalition For Networked Information (CNI) Fall 2011 Membership Meeting

December 22, 2011 by

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The 2011 Fall Membership Meeting place about two weeks ago in Arlington, VA. You can find presentation handouts, slides, other materials on this page.  Video of some sessions should be online in the next month. Below is an alphabetical list of the titles of the project updates. You can access links to slides and others […]

Statisitcs: U.S. Census Releases 2010 National and State Population Estimates

December 22, 2011 by

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From the Summary:   Texas gained more people than any other state between April 1, 2010, and July 1, 2011 (529,000), followed by California (438,000), Florida (256,000), Georgia (128,000) and North Carolina (121,000), according to the latest U.S. Census Bureau estimates for states and Puerto Rico. Combined, these five states accounted for slightly more than […]

Dean Of U. of Illinois Graduate School of Library and Information Science Leaving For Job at Brandeis U.

December 22, 2011 by

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From the GSLIS Newsroom: John Unsworth, who joined the Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS) as dean in 2003, has accepted a new position as vice provost and chief information officer for library and technology services at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. He will begin at Brandeis in mid-February. [Clip] Speaking about his […]

Science: First-Of-Its-Kind Search Engine Will Speed Materials Research

December 22, 2011 by

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From MIT News: Using a website called the Materials Project, it’s now possible to explore an ever-growing database of more than 18,000 chemical compounds. The site’s tools can quickly predict how two compounds will react with one another, what that composite’s molecular structure will be, and how stable it would be at different temperatures and […]

Hitwise: “Facebook” Was 4 Of Top 10 Search Queries In 2011

December 22, 2011 by

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From a Search Engine Land Article by Greg Sterling: Following the major engines themselves, Experian Hitwise announced the top search terms of 2011. The company looked at the top 1,000 search queries of 2011 and found that Facebook topped the list for the third year in a row. Top 3 Queries for 2011 1. Facebook […]