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ALA Launches Huron Street Press, New Imprint Aimed at Both Consumer and Library Markets

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From the American Library Association: Taking ALA Publishing beyond its traditional market of library and information professionals, the American Library Association announces the launch of a new publishing imprint, Huron Street Press. In line with ALA’s mission to enhance learning and ensure access to information for all, Huron Street Press will publish a variety of titles designed […]

Listen Online: Dr. Alison Head on Modeling the Information-Seeking Process of College Students in the Digital Age

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Dr. Alison Head from Project Information Literacy recently spoke at Harvard Law School’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society.  An audio file of her presentation is now available online. Here’s the Blurb: What is it like to be a college student in the digital age? Alison Head — lead researcher for the national study, Project Information […]

American Library Association Invites President Obama on a School Library Tour

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From the ALA Washington Office Digital Dispatch: The American Library Association commends the First Family for its service to a school library on Martin Luther King Day. On Monday January 16, President Obama and the First Lady helped build bookshelves, paint the walls, and construct a reading corner for students in the Browne Education Center’s […]

Internet Archive Will “Go Dark” For 12 Hours Tommorrow to Protest/Raise Awarness About SOPA/PIPA

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Stay Tuned for More Details About IA Services “Going Dark Tomorrow” From an Internet Archive Blog Post by Brewster Kahle: The Internet Archive believes that it is critical to protest and raise awareness of pending legislation in the United States:  House Bill 3261, The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and S.968, the PROTECT IP Act […]

UK: Digital Standards Agreed for Public Libraries

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From The Guardian: The heads of more than 4,000 public libraries across the UK have agreed to national digital standards, which include providing free internet access in every library, and the ability to join a library and renew and reserve items online. The Society of Chief Librarians (SCL) said that National Digital Promise will set […]

Web Search: DuckDuckGo Relaunches With New Visual Design

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From Matt McGee at Search Engine Land: DuckDuckGo has just relaunched with a new visual design across its home page and search results pages. Founder Gabriel Weinberg has been taking feedback and tweaking the design for at least three-plus weeks in the site’s community forum, where he announced the new look and layout early Friday. […]

Cooperative Management: 28 Libraries Have Selected OCLC’s WorldShare Management Services Since July 1st

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UPDATE (Jan. 18, 2011): University of Delaware Library joins OCLC WorldShare community System will be live by Summer, 2013. The U. of Delaware Library is the first ARL member to utilize WorldShare Management Services. From OCLC: Since July 1, 2011, 28 libraries have selected OCLC WorldShare Management Services. [Clip] In 2010, OCLC announced that it […]