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Online collection examines 1960s Civil Rights Movement

January 7, 2012 by

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From Penn St. Live: Now viewable online through Penn State University Libraries, the Jack Rabin Collection on Alabama Civil Rights and Southern Activists is a compact but highly complex, multi-layered compilation of documents, sound recordings and visual images. Some of its components, including copies of records of the Montgomery Improvements Association (MIA) and many hours […]

Just Released: Personal Digital Archiving 2012 Preliminary Schedule

January 7, 2012 by

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Once again, superb conference programming. Kudos to the committee. Personal Digital Archiving 2012 is scheduled to take place on February 23-24, 2012 at the Internet Archive in San Francisco. Direct to Preliminary Schedule Registration Information See Also: Video and Presentations from PDF 2011

Report: Nintendo Set To Enter Realm of e-Readers

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From the Forget the Box Blog: Nintendo is planning to launch a digital e-reader type service where you can download books, magazines, newspapers, comics, and other publications to your Wii U console. These publications would stream to your Wii U controller’s touchscreen, and you could go lay in your bed or couch and read them. […]

Milestones: SSRN [Social Science Research Network] Passes 50 Million Downloaded Documents

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Congrats and Kudos! From the SSRN Blog: On 12/26/11 a major milestone occurred when Jan Bena, UBC Professor downloaded “Economic Nationalism in Mergers & Acquisitions“ by Isil Erel and Serdar Dinc. It was the 50 millionth full text PDF delivered from the SSRN eLibrary. [Clip] The SSRN eLibrary currently has 375,000 paper abstracts from over 175,000 authors and has […]

UK: Universities Collected £50m in Library Fines, Figures Show

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From The Guardian: Universities have raised almost £50m [approx. $77.15 million USD] from fining students for overdue library books in the past six years. Leeds University accrued the most money from overdue books, collecting more than £1.8m in fines for the six academic years from 2004/05. Manchester University, which collected almost £1.3m, came in second […]

Milestones: The HathiTrust Collection Passes 10 Million Volumes

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Congrats and Kudos to the Entire HT Team! From an HT Blog Post: HathiTrust reached a major milestone on January 5, 2012, exceeding 10 million volumes in its digital collections. More than 2.7 million of these volumes are in the public domain, with viewing and downloading options available online. The blog post ALSO contains multiple […]

Migration Policy Institute — Language Portal: A Translation and Interpretation Digital Library

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Language Portal: A Translation and Interpretation Digital Library MPI’s Language Portal gives you hundreds of state and local agency documents used to provide services to Limited English Proficient clients, including contracts, planning reports, and translated material. Begin with the basic search function, or use the advanced search to narrow your query by specifying a service […]