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NSF: 2011 Digging Into Data Challenge Winners Announced

January 3, 2012 by

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From the National Science Foundation: Eight international research funders from four countries today jointly announced the 14 winners of the second Digging Into Data Challenge, a competition to promote innovative humanities and social science research using large-scale data analysis. Winning teams representing Canada, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United States will receive a […]

Federal Elections Commission (FEC) Launches Mobile Web Site

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Update: The FECs New Mobile Site Could Use Some Work (via Sunlight Labs) From the FEC: The Federal Election Commission [has] released the first in a series of FEC Mobile web pages designed to run on mobile devices. These web pages provide easier public access to campaign finance data and information about Commission activities. [Clip] […]

Wikmedia Foundation Hires DC Lobbying Firm

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The news that Dow Lohnes Government Strategies has been hired by the Wikimedia Foundation was reported by Politico this afternoon after the registration filing was released. You can view the full text here (via Sunlight Foundation) They lobbying is for legislation related to online intellectual property infringement, including H.R. 3261 [SOPA], S. 968 [Protect IP Act], […]

NYC: Queens Libraries Speak the Mother Tongue

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From The NY Times: Striving to cater to the intensifying globalization of its surrounding streets, the New York neighborhood library speaks your language as never before. The surge in immigrants patronizing the Queens system has spurred its branches to offer books, DVDs and CDs in 59 languages, more than double the total a decade ago. […]

U. of Houston Libraries Promotes Use of Images from UH Digital Library with Launch of “Image Cafe”

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From a University of Houston Libraries, Special Collections Blog Post: Image Café is a great new service that presents some of the most interesting images from the UH Digital Library. From within the Image Café you can browse and download images, find computer wallpapers, or get batches of images organized by theme. You can also […]

Anti-Internet Piracy Law Adopted by Spanish Government

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From the BBC: The Spanish government has approved tough new legislation which could see websites deemed to be trading in pirated material blocked within ten days. The legislation creates a government body with powers to force internet service providers to block sites. [Clip] The intellectual property commission will decide whether it wants to take action […]

STM Publishing: Springer Launches SpringerLink Mobile App for iPhone

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From the Announcement: It is free to download from the iTunes App Store providing access to the science platform http://www.springerlink.com containing articles and chapters from over 2,000 peer-reviewed journals and 49,000 books. In total SpringerLink is offering over 5.4 million documents spanning every area of science, technology and medicine. The SpringerLink mobile app includes a […]