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Full Text: Stanford Linked Data Workshop Technology Plan

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The document was released on December 30, 2011. From the Introduction of the Plan: This is a plan for a multi-national, multi-institutional discovery environment built on Linked Open Data principles. If instantiated at several institutions, will demonstrate to end users the value of the Linked Data approach to recording machine operable facts about the products […]

ICANN All Set For gTLD Launch on Thursday

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From V3.co.uk: New gTLDs represent one of the most fundamental changes to the domain name system since it was first created. The new system will effectively give any organisation or collective the right to apply to become a registry for their own, unique domain name. Virtually any TLD will be admissible, with a limit of […]

Association of Southeastern Research Libraries Launches Collaborative Print Journal Archive

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Via Collaborative Librarianship News: The Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL) has created a new cooperative journal retention program to serve as an important tool for research libraries seeking to manage their legacy collections of printed scholarly journals.  More than half of ASERL’s 40 member libraries are contributing materials to this program, which guarantees items […]

International ISBN Agency Welcomes Recent BISG Policy Statement and Provides Additional Guidance

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From the IIA (International ISBN Agency): In its press release issued on 10 January 2012, the International ISBN Agency (IIA) welcomes BISG’s Policy Statement as a positive contribution to the recommendations for assignment and management of appropriate identifiers to digital publications. In particular, the Board are very pleased to see the degree of coherence and […]

Book Released Alert: No Shelf Required 2: Use and Management of Electronic Books”, Edited by Sue Polanka

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Congratulations to our friend and colleague, Sue Polanka (Wright St. University), on the release of No Shelf Required 2: Use and Management of Electronic Books.” from ALA Editions. Sue was also editor of the first NSR book and is the editor of the award-winning No Shelf  Required blog. The book includes: Guidelines for performing traditional library […]

Preprint: Article: “How Users Search the Library From a Single Search Box”

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Title: “How Users Search the Library From a Single Search Box” Authors: Cory Lown, Tito Sierra, and Josh Boyer Affiliation: North Carolina St. University (All Authors) Source: College and Research Libraries Abstract Academic libraries are turning increasingly to unified search solutions to simplify search and discovery of library resources. Unfortunately, very little research has been […]

Atlanta History Center Awarded National Archives Grant to Digitize Civil War Documents

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From the Atlanta Business Journal: The Atlanta History Center will receive a $74,831 National Archives grant to digitize more than 80,000 documents related to the Civil War, according to the organizations. The History Center and its partners, including the Digital Library of Georgia, Hargrett Library at the University of Georgia, and the Georgia Historical Society, […]