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A Sneak Peek Look at Four Silicon Valley Labs (Including Google and Yahoo)

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Popular Mechanic takes a brief look at research projects at: + Google + Yahoo + VW + GM Each one page report looks at one specific project. The Google piece focuses on  Google Goggles and mentions of a couple of other image recognition tools (Word Lens and omoby). The Yahoo article discusses the C.O.R.E. Visualization  […]

U.Va. Library’s New Streaming Oral History Project Tells the Legal Story of the Civil Rights Struggle

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From U. Va. Today: In March 1985, civil rights leader and former Howard University president James M. Nabrit did an extended interview for an oral history project led by then-University of Virginia English professor William Elwood. Cigar in hand, Nabrit – a former NAACP lawyer who worked with Thurgood Marshall and others to fight segregation […]

OCLC Adds 500,000 Records to WorldCat From China Academic Library and Information System

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From OCLC: OCLC has added 500,000 records to WorldCat from the China Academic Library and Information System (CALIS), a nationwide academic library consortium with a mission to promote, maintain and improve resource sharing among Chinese university libraries and other libraries and institutions. These records represent Chinese publications between 1987 and 2001. The records have been […]

Statistics: How Americans are Spending their Media Time… and Money

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From Nielsen: Americans spend more than 33 hours per week watching video across the screens, according to the latest Nielsen Cross-Platform Report. But how they’re consuming content—traditional TV and otherwise—is changing. Demonstrating that consumers are increasingly making Internet connectivity a priority, 75.3 percent pay for broadband Internet (up from 70.9% last year); 90.4 percent pay […]

Some New Canadian Book, eBook, and Library Statistics Available in New National Book Count

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From the National Post: The results of the second annual National Book Count were released on Thursday. For the second year in a row, book sales and libraries loans were tracked by a partnership of booksellers and library systems and combined by the National Reading Campaign, a group of “readers, parents, writers, editors, librarians, bookstore […]

Europe: More Than 10 Million Digitized Newspaper Pages Coming to Europeana

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From LIBER: A group of 17 European partner institutions have joined forces in the “European Newspapers” project and will, over the next 3 years, provide more than 10 million newspaper pages to the EUROPEANA service. The European Newspapers project (funded under EC’s CIP 2007 – 2013) aims at the aggregation and refinement of newspapers for The […]

Reed Elsevier Reports 2011 Results

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From The Bookseller: The academic publisher saw its underlying sales grow by 2% to £2,058m for the year to 31st December 2011, from £2,026m in 2010, while its underlying operating profit increased by 4% to £768m from £724m, due to “increased efficiency” at the company. The science and technology field performance particularly stood out, with […]