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Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Launches World’s Most Comprehensive Digital Archive of Latin American and Latino Art

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The new digital archive becomes available tomorrow (Thursday, Jan. 19, 2011). From Culture Map Houston: After a decade of culling historical material from across North and South America, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and its research institute, International Center for the Arts of the Americas (ICAA), will launch its long-awaited digital archive of Latin American […]

New Study from Library Journal and Bowker Shows Library Users Want Access to Mobile Offerings

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From a Library Journal News Release: Library Journal in partnership with Bowker released its second issue of the quarterly publication Patron Profiles. Based on trending research among a national sample of over 2,100 participants, Patron Profiles: Mobile Devices, Mobile Content, and Library Apps shows how the increased use of mobile devices impacts library usage and […]

OverDrive Tells Library Customers that Sales of Penguin Audiobooks Have Been Suspended

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From a PaidContent Article by Laura Hazard Owen: Hoping to skirt Penguin’s library e-book restrictions by checking out a hot new title as a digital audiobook instead? Sorry, that strategy will no longer work as Penguin changed its library policies again today Digital Shift has the message that OverDrive, which distributes e-books to libraries, sent […]

New Issue Spotlight From IFLA’s FAIFE Committee: Policing the Internet is Not a Job for a Corporation

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A new Spotlight report from the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) Committee on Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression (FAIFE) is now available. Title: Policing the Internet is not a Job for a Corporation Author: Hanna Nikkanen From the Intro: In light of recent legislation in the US (SOPA and PIPA), […]

ACRL Posts Comments on Public Access to Digital Data Resulting from Federally Funded Research

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From the ACRL Insider: Last week, ACRL submitted comments in response to the request for information (RFI) issued November 3, 2011, by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). ACRL recommended approaches for ensuring long-term stewardship and encouraging broad public access to unclassified digital data that results from federally funded scientific research. […]

Just Released: Library of Congress Offers Congressional Record As iPad App

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From LC: The Library of Congress, at the initiative of House Leadership and under the guidance of the Committee on House Administration, today announced it has made the Congressional Record available as an app to users of iPad tablet devices. The Congressional Record delivered through the app is a PDF document that can be shared […]

Facts and Stats: The Stop SOPA Infographic

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Update: PIPA support collapses, with 13 new Senators opposed (via ars technica) Update: Web Protests Piracy Bills, and Senators Change Course (via NY Times) Contact Congress Now! Explaining SOPA & ALA Guide to SOPA/PIPA Legislation Learn More About the SOPA/PIPA Legislation