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New Feature: The World Factbook Now Allows Users to Listen to the National Anthems of Most Countries

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From a CIA Announcement: The World Factbook is pleased to present a new audio function. In conjunction with the United States Navy Band, the Factbook now allows users to listen to most of the world’s national anthems. Go to the Government category for any country and in the “National anthems” field click play to listen. […]

Profile: Davita Vance-Cooks, Acting Public Printer of the United States

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Via AOL Government: The first woman to lead the agency, Vance-Cooks is charged with carrying out the agency’s mission of Keeping America Informed on the three branches of the Federal Government. Her immediate leadership strategy: engage with employees, follow a clear but flexible strategic plan and continue forging ahead in doing more with less through […]

Holocaust-Era Property Database Reaches 2 million Records

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Via JTA: A searchable database of Holocaust-era property records has reached more than two million records. Project HEART-Holocaust Era Asset Restitution Taskforce, an initiative of the Jewish Agency for Israel in cooperation with the government of Israel, says it is the largest publicly available single-source database of lost Jewish property assets from the Holocaust era. […]

New Article: Improving the Presentation of Library Data Using FRBR and Linked Data

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Title Improving the presentation of library data using FRBR and Linked Data Authors Anne-Lena Westrum (Oslo Public Library) Asgeir Rekkavik (Oslo Public Library) Kim Tallerås ( Doctoral Student at the Department of Archivistics, Library and Information Science at Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences) Source The Code4Lib Journal (16) Abstract When a library […]

New Rankings: The Top 10 Books Borrowed at UK Libraries 2010-2011

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From Public Lending Right: Thrillers and crime novels by American writers dominate the Top 10 list of the Most Borrowed Titles from UK libraries, according to annual data released today by Public Lending Right (PLR) on the eve of National Libraries Day. The UK’s Most Borrowed Title of 2010/2011 was “The Lost Symbol” by Dan […]

Lawmakers: Google Dodging Details on Privacy Issues

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From Digital Daily (via AllThingsD/WSJ): Several members of Congress continued to express reservations about Google’s new privacy policy after a closed-door meeting on Thursday, with one House member saying that Google’s handling of sensitive medical searches may violate HIPAA, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. House lawmakers met with Google Deputy General Counsel Mike […]

New: Issue 16 of the The Code4Lib Journal is Now Online

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Direct to The Code4Lib Journal (Issue 16) Table-of-Contents Includes abstracts for all article. Articles Include: Creating a Seamless Cross-Platform Online Experience for Mobile Users by Katherine Lynch HTML5 Microdata and Schema.org by Jason Ronallo Using VuFind, XAMPP, and Flash Drives to Build an Offline Library Catalog for Use in a Liberal Arts in Prison Program […]