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USDA Launches New Online Nutrition SuperTracker

December 27, 2011 by

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From the USDA News Release: Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today released USDA’s new nutrition SuperTracker. The SuperTracker is a comprehensive, state-of-the-art resource available at ChooseMyPlate.gov designed to assist individuals as they make changes in their life to reduce their risk of chronic disease and maintain a healthy weight. [Clip] Consumers can access this free, on-line […]

Digitization: More Pennsylvania Newspapers Coming to Chronicling America

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From the Lebanon Daily News: The Pennsylvania project has been awarded two grants by the National Endowment for the Humanities so far. In the first grant cycle, a selection of newspapers from Pennsylvania’s top population centers of the time period (Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Scranton and Lancaster) was digitized. It has been in the second cycle that […]

Off-Site Storage: Bodleian Libraries Completes Swindon Move

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From the BBC: The £26m warehouse in Swindon, which covers 13 acres and has 153 miles of shelving, is now home to many of the libraries’ lesser-used editions. [Clip] The project to relocate the books is now complete and has been hailed as “an extraordinary success”. Librarian Sarah Thomas said: “This has been an important […]

Texas: Austin’s New Central Library to Go Beyond Just Books

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From the Austin American-Statesman: John Gillum started working for the Austin Public Library system in 1979, the year what’s now the John Henry Faulk Central Library opened. At the time, the city was less the half its current size. The library system used computers to manage its circulation, but personal computers weren’t considered an essential […]

San Jose City Councilman Proposes Replacing Retiring Library Workers with Volunteers

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From the Mercury News: In an effort to preserve the cash-strapped city’s budget, a San Jose councilman wants to replace retiring city library workers with community volunteers or face the more serious alternative of outsourcing the libraries altogether. “We have beautiful libraries, and if we allow volunteers to augment current city staff, our libraries would […]

New Reference Resources: India: Statistics Ministry Releases Year Book 2012 and DevInfo 3.0

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From The Economic Times: Statistics and Programme Implementation Minister Srikant Kumar Jena today launched two new statistical products, ‘DevInfo India Version 3.0’ and ‘The Statistical Year Book 2012’, offering socio-economic data and a range of analytical tools. “These two statistical products are our attempt to keep in tune with the latest technology so as to […]

Rare Books Staff From American U. of Cairo Help Restore Burned Institut d’Égypte Documents

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From the News@AUC Post: The Rare Books and Special Collections Library and Archives (RBSCL) sent nine of its staff members last week to assist Dar El Kutub [Egyptian National Library] in the salvaging of books and documents damaged during the recent fire at the Institut d’Egypte. These volunteers, who are experienced in handling rare and […]