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Canada: University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University Welcome $1.7M Videomatica Film Collection

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From UBC: An exceptional film collection valued at $1.7 million will be housed and preserved by the University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University. Videomatica – a long-loved video rental store that opened in 1983 and specialized in rare and esoteric titles – is donating the bulk of 28,000 DVDs, 4,000 VHS titles and […]

Temple’s New Online Database Archives Civil Rights Movement in Philadelphia

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From Newsworks: The site, run by Temple University, contains more than 1500 digitized primary source materials pertaining to Philadelphia’s modern civil rights movement. The site is geared towards scholars, high school and college students. But organizers see the database as a new way for the general public to tap into the city’s civil rights history. […]

Wikipedia Will Shut Down on Wednesday in Protest of Anti-Piracy Act (SOPA)

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From The Wrap: Wikipedia will shut down for 24 hours Wednesday to protest the Stop Online Piracy Act, founder Jimmy Wales announced on Monday. [Clip] Wales used his Twitter account to spread the news, writing “Student warning! Do your homework early. Wikipedia protesting bad law on Wednesday! #sopa” In place of Wikipedia, users will see instructions […]

New: Infographic: Facebook 2011 Yearbook, Social Net Grew at 7 Users Per Second During Year

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New stats and infographic from socialbakers, an excellent source for statistics from all of the the major social nets. From a Blog Post: Facebook is growing 7 users per second… The Facebook statistics of age distribution shows the fastest growth in marginal age ranges of young people and elderly (more than 50%) which indicates Facebook […]

Readex to Launch Digital Edition of the Library Company of Philadelphia’s Collection of Afro-Americana

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From a Readex Announcement: A digital edition of Afro-Americana, 1535-1922: From the Library Company of Philadelphia will be introduced in late Spring 2012 by Readex, a division of NewsBank. Created from the Library Company’s acclaimed collection—an accumulation that began with Benjamin Franklin and has steadily increased throughout its entire history—this unique new online resource will […]