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Recently Launched: Penn Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Online Collections Database

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From The Daily Pennsylvanian: Students and scholars can now look up the records for the approximately one million objects that the museum houses. Users of the database can search for an object in several ways — including by keyword, curatorial section and type of material. Before the online collections database became available near the end […]

Preprint: Mobile Technologies & Academics: Do Students Use Mobile Technology in their Academic Lives and are Librarians Ready to Meet this New Challenge?

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Title Mobile Technologies & Academics: Do Students Use Mobile Technology in their Academic Lives and are Librarians Ready to Meet this New Challenge? (Preprint) Authors Angela Dresselhaus & Flora Shrode Utah State University Source Information Technology and Libraries Abstract In this paper we report on two surveys and offer an introductory plan that librarians may […]

As Demand For e-books Soars, Libraries Struggle to Stock Their Virtual Shelves

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The Washington Post has a look at an issue we’re going to be reading more about throughtout the country and something we said was likely to happen. From the Article: Want to take out the new John Grisham? Get in line. As of Friday morning, 288 people were ahead of you in the Fairfax County […]

Milestones: Wikipedia Turns 11 Today

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From the Wikimedia Foundation Blog: Last year was a big one for Wikipedia, rounding out an incredible decade of growth and impact around the world. Over 450 parties took place across virtually every continent, and the world had an amazing storyto tell. Just a year later and we’ve already seen more milestones achieved and records […]