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Library of Congress, French Film Archive Swap Digitized Movies, TV Programs for Research

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From the Associated Press: The Library of Congress and France’s national audio-visual archive announced plans Wednesday to exchange up to 500 hours of digitized film and TV shows that reflect how the United States and France have portrayed each other in media. The agreement between the world’s largest library in Washington and the French Institut […]

A Selection of Fast Facts and Stats Found in the Facebook IPO (S-1) Filing

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UPDATE 2: 10 Key Facebook Stats (with Visualizations) via Experian Hitwise UPDATE: Reuters Has Posted a Company Timeline Here are a few, only a few, of the facts and stats included in the Facebook filing. Fast Facts Direct from the Facebook S-1 As of December 31, 2011. As of December 31, 2011, we had 845 […]

Facebook Files to Go Public (Full Text of S-1 Filing), Company Earned $1 Billion in 2011

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UPDATE: A Selection of Fast Facts and Stats Found in the Facebook IPO (S-1) Filing If the SEC site is slow (or offline) OR you prefer a PDF version of the filing, here’s a copy of the document that we converted to a PDF file. Coverage Facebook files for biggest Internet IPO in history at $5 […]

Research Paper: “Tweeting is Believing? Understanding Microblog Credibility Perceptions”

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Title Tweeting is Believing? Understanding Microblog Credibility Perceptions Authors Meredith Ringel Morris, Scott Counts, Aaron Hoff, Asta Roseway, and Julia Schwarz Source Microsoft Research Tech Report This paper will be presented at CSCW 2012 later this month. Abstract Twitter is now used to distribute substantive content such as breaking news, increasing the importance of assessing […]

New Report from RLUK “Re-skilling for Research” Looks at Changing Needs of Researchers and Effects on Libraries

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Released today by RLUK (Research Libraries UK). From the RLUK Web Site: RLUK has published a major report by Mary Auckland on the changing needs of researchers and the effect on the subject/liaison role within libraries. As research activities evolve, research support must evolve with them. RLUK has been keen to determine what the new […]

Digitization: Montreal’s Jewish Public Library Yiddish Audio Collection to Go Digital

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From The Canadian Jewish News Thousands of hours of Yiddish audio books and literary programming taped at the Jewish Public Library (JPL) from at least the early 1950s are about to enter the digital age. [Clip] The Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Mass., has embarked on a two-year project to remaster and digitize these cassettes […]

Government Information: Introducing the Beta of Gov.uk

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From the UK’s Office of Government Digital Services: A few minutes ago we released the first phase of the beta test of GOV.UK – the next step on the journey towards a single domain for central government. As Mike Bracken, HMG Executive Director for Digital said, our aim is to deliver simpler, clearer, faster services for users […]