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Canada: CBC’s “The National” Airs Segment About eBooks and Public Libraries (Video)

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CBC’s national news broadcast aired a three minute report last night about accessing ebooks in Canadian libraries. The report discusses: How library ebooks work including a mention (not by name) of a “company in Ohio” Comments from an e-book/library user who says that if she reads a book and likes it she’ll, “probably go out […]

Reference: New Report & Interactive Infographic: “Where Are House Hunters Searching?”

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From Trulia: About three months ago, the data geniuses at Trulia kick started a never before seen housing report that starts with where people live today and where they want to live tomorrow. We dubbed it the “Metro Movers Report” because it’s a quick-and-dirty analysis of house hunting activity between people living in one metro area and […]

EPA Releases New Interactive Tool with Information About Water Pollution Across the U.S.

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From a Recent EPA Announcement: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the release of a new tool that provides the public with important information about pollutants that are released into local waterways. Developed under President Obama’s transparency initiative, the Discharge Monitoring Report (DMR) Pollutant Loading Tool brings together millions of records and allows for […]

CNN: Gingrich Spokesman Defends Wikipedia Edits

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From a CNN’s Politicker Blog: As recently as last week, Newt Gingrich’s communications director has been criticized by editors on Wikipedia for dozens of edits he has made and requested in defense of his candidate. While some of the changes were minor, Joe DeSantis has removed or asked to remove factual references to Gingrich’s three […]

Update: Access More Than 14,000 Historic TV Clips From Across Europe (Free)

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From JISC: Over 14,000 items of archived TV footage from 17 European countries are now available via the EUscreen online portal. EUscreen – the result of collaboration between 36 partners across Europe – provides a rich insight into Europe’s television heritage with content dating from the 1920s to the present day. The portal includes rare […]

Scholarly Publishing: Emerald Group Publishing Will Launch Eight New Journals During 2012

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From an Emerald Publishing Group Announcement: Emerald Group Publishing Limited has announced eight new journals scheduled for launch in 2012.  These additional journals will publish high-quality research from emerging and fast-growing fields of study, including such areas as organizational ethnographies, entrepreneurship and sustainability. New titles strengthening Emerald’s Social Sciences portfolio include: Asian Education and Development […]

Archives: Brown U. Student Uncovers Lost Malcolm X Speech

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From Boston.com The recording was forgotten, and so, too, was the odd twist of history that brought together Malcolm X and a bespectacled Ivy Leaguer fated to become one of America’s top diplomats. The audiotape of Malcolm X’s 1961 address in Providence might never have surfaced at all if 22-year-old Brown University student Malcolm Burnley […]