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Digital Preservation: “Today’s Digital Documents are Tomorrow’s Dinosaurs”

December 23, 2011 by

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From a Washington Times Op/Ed by Rob Hummel and Jimmy Kemp: Digital preservation for the federal government is a monumental task. One of the challenges facing federal workers is that long before the complete set of records is digitized, those workers will be required to start making copies of the records they just created, a […]

OCLC Responds to the National Library of Sweden Comments From Earlier This Week

December 23, 2011 by

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OCLC’s response to the National Library of Sweden comments re: NLS catalog data and were written by Jim Michalko, Vice President, OCLC Research Library Partnership. They’re posted on the OCLC Cooperative Blog earlier today. From Michalko’s Comments: OCLC is in discussions with the National Library of Sweden about the Library’s recent post to its website. […]

California: State Seismic Regulators Destroy Electronic Records

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Via California Watch: For the past five years, the Division of the State Architect has erased the entire computer hard drives and copies of records saved on computer servers within a month of an employee’s departure. Those records included all e-mail correspondence, directives, meeting notes and minutes, policy documents, and appointment calendars. Such records help […]

Academic Libraries: Electronic Resource Usage Soars From Off-Campus Locations According to the Latest MINES for Libraries Study

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A New Report from the Ontario Council of University Libraries (via an Association Of Research Libraries Announcement): The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is pleased to announce the availability of the final report of a ground-breaking study on the usage of electronic resources: MINES for Libraries: Measuring the Impact of Networked Electronic Services and the […]

Microsoft Academic Search Adds New Visualization Tools

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It’s been a very impressive year for Microsoft Academic Search. Not only did the index experience major growth during the past 12 months but the Academic Research team launched a new interface and added several new tools including several that allow users to visualize data. Today, Microsoft Academic Search launched their December update and it includes […]