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Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Papers Opened by JFK Library

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From the JFK Library: Boston —The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum today announced that it has opened and made available for research the first section of the Personal Papers of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. This portion of the collection features never-before-seen historic records from Mrs. Kennedy’s years as First Lady, including material relating to […]

BibSoup: A New Bibliography Sharing/Searching Resource (Beta) From OKF Goes Live

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Congrats to the Open Knowledge Foundation/Open Bibliography Working Group Team! From the Openbiblio.net The team has been coding and blogging and bugfixing for a while now on the BibServer software, and we’ve mentioned in passing that our own instance has been up and running under the name of BibSoup… Now we are officially launching for […]

Council of Library Resources and NITLE to Launch A Digital Academic Publishing Program Named Anvil Academic

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From  a Joint News Release: The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) and the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education (NITLE) announce the formation of Anvil Academic, a digital publisher for the humanities. Anvil will focus on publishing new forms of scholarship that cannot be adequately conveyed in the traditional monograph. “Increasingly, research […]

Updated Statistics: Library Expenditures as % of University Expenditures Continue to Fall; Canadian Data Now Included

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Updated spreadsheets and charts now available from the Association of Research Libraries (ARL). Data on University & Library Total Expenditures (formerly known as the E&G Survey) are used to produce charts and tables showing what fractions of total university spending have gone towards the research library. Since 2003, this information has not been gathered in […]

Europe: “Loosen Up Copyright Law, Says Dutch Government”

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From a Radio Netherlands Report: The YouTube generation has gained an ally in the worldwide “copyright wars.” The Dutch government wants to change copyright law so new media users can continue to do “creative remixes” of protected content. The Hague will no longer wait for the European Commission to find a compromise. [Clip] [Bent] Hugenholtz, […]

Live Conference Keynote TOMORROW: “Power Patrons Are Your Best Customers: Lessons from Patron Profiles”

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Tomorrow (Tuesday, April 14, 2012) Barbara Genco from LJ/SLJ  will highlight findings from the LJ’s first the first report in LJ’s Patron Profiles series that was released in October and looks at how public library users use/purchase ebooks. Her presentation is titled: “Public Library Power Patrons Are Your Best Customers: Lessons from Patron Profiles, the […]

Print Journals: PAPR (Print Archives Preservation Registry Project) Update From the California Digital Library

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From a CDFLINFO News Post by Patricia Martin, California Digital Library: University of California (UC) libraries are running out of space for print journals at the same time that circulation of print journals has declined. In response, print archiving programs like the Western Regional Storage Trust (WEST) are proving that UC libraries can eliminate redundant […]