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Retrevo Offers a Free Online Database With Access to More Than 100,000 User Manuals

February 29, 2012 by

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From PC World: The site offers downloadable manuals for all kinds of electronics, from calculators and cell phones to TVs and remote controls. The only trick? Finding them. Retrevo is primarily a shopping portal that’s home to a wealth of product prices and reviews. But it also stores more than 100,000 manuals for more than […]

Archivist of the United States Appoints New Director of Presidential Libraries

February 29, 2012 by

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From a NARA Announcement: Archivist of the United States David S. Ferriero announced today the appointment of Susan K. Donius as the Director of the Office of Presidential Libraries, effective February 26, 2012. In her new position, Donius will direct and coordinate the Presidential Library system, currently comprised of thirteen libraries that house the records […]

Howard University Gets New Library Director and Familiar Face at its Libraries

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From The Washington Post: Some people don’t understand the meaning of retirement. And Howard Dodson, Jr., the new director of the Howard University Libraries and its flagship Moorland-Spingarn Research Center, is a prime candidate for that category. In April 2010, Dodson retired from the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in New York City […]

JSTOR’s Alumni Access Pilot Has 5 New Participants

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Alumni from participating schools are given access to the same JSTOR collections that current students/faculty at the schools have. The pilot began in 2009 and 25 now has 25 members. The newest members are: Bowdoin College  (See: Bowdoin Library Offers Alumni Access to Online Journal Collection) Durham University Macalester College School of Oriental and African […]

News Roundup: Items from Cambridge University Press, OCLC, Springer, and SkyRiver

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1. 19 Australian Academic Press (AAP) Journals Acquired By Cambridge University Press 2. OCLC earns ISO Information Security Management Certification 3. Springer launches six new medical review journals 4. New SkyRiver Software Release Highlights Bibliographic Database Quality and Superior Navigation

University of Calgary: Professor Teaches Librarians to Never Be Meek

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From Macleans: Early on, professor Toni Samek asks her students this question: Is homelessness a library issue? Students entering the Master of Library and Information Studies program at the University of Alberta, where Samek has taught for 18 years, come from fields as diverse as nursing and law. They arrive not knowing what to expect. […]

Jeffrey Trzeciak Named University Librarian at Washington University in St. Louis

February 29, 2012 by

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From a News Release: Jeffrey G. Trzeciak, university librarian at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, has been named university librarian at Washington University in St. Louis, effective July 1, 2012, announced Provost Edward S. Macias, PhD, executive vice chancellor and the Barbara and David Thomas Distinguished Professor in Arts & Sciences. Trzeciak replaces Shirley […]