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Just Released (Full Text): Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries

January 25, 2012 by

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UPDATE: Here’s the Official News Release Comments, Thoughts at #librarianscode on Twitter An overview/background article about the code was published in The Chronicle of Higher Education on January 25, 2012. Code The Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries was coordinated by the Association of Research Libraries Center for Social Media, […]

Smithsonian: Cooper-Hewitt National Design Library in NYC Moves Into New Spaces

January 25, 2012 by

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From the Smithsonian Libraries Blog: The Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, in the Carnegie Mansion on 5th avenue, is closed for the next two years to undergo extensive renovations so that the entire mansion can be converted to exhibition galleries.  The library, began in the 1890s by the Hewitt Sisters at Cooper Union, occupied the Carnegie […]

New: A Guide to Finding Interesting Public Domain Works Online

January 25, 2012 by

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From an Open Knowledge Foundation Blog Post by Sam Leon: At The Public Domain Review we’re always scouring the internet for public domain gems. It’s simply incredible how much of our shared cultural heritage is now available for free online. But with so much content out there and with so many different digital collections to […]

A Roundup of Recent News About Google (Privacy Policy, Google Plus, and New Search Features)

January 25, 2012 by

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Each day we all come across news by and about Google.  It might be a new search services, and updated policy, or new statistics. UPDATE: Google+ Now Available to Teens Note: At the time of posting, Google+ documentation still shows that the age limit is 18. Here’s a roundup of several recent Google stories. We […]

New from NARA: Introducing the National Archives Transcription Pilot Project

January 25, 2012 by

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From a NARAtions Blog Post: As part of the recently launched Citizen Archivist Dashboard, you can now participate in the National Archives Transcription Pilot Project.  By contributing to transcriptions, you can make these historical documents more accessible to the public. The transcription pilot features over 300 documents (about 1,000 pages) ranging from the late 18th […]

Reference: USDA Unveils New Plant Hardiness Zone Map

January 25, 2012 by

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From a USDA Announcement: The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today released the new version of its Plant Hardiness Zone Map (PHZM), updating a useful tool for gardeners and researchers for the first time since 1990 with greater accuracy and detail. The new map—jointly developed by USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and Oregon State University’sy […]

Academic Libraries: University of Wyoming Libraries Plans to Add 24,000 to 60,000 Books Annually Plus Increase eBook Collection

January 25, 2012 by

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From the University of Wyoming News: It’s been a little more than two years since the opening of the major addition and renovation of the University of Wyoming’s William Robertson Coe Library. During that time, the library has continued to grow in its collections and use by UW students, faculty and staff. The addition and […]