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New Online Database: NORMLEX (Information System on International Labour Standards)

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From the International Labour Organization: NORMLEX is a new information system which brings together information on International Labour Standards (such as ratification information, reporting requirements, comments of the ILO’s supervisory bodies, etc.) as well as national labour and social security laws. Direct to Database See Also: NATLEX NATLEX is the database of national labour, social […]

Recently Released: The European Library Standards Handbook (Version 1.0)

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Direct to Handbook (12 pages; 30 pages; PDF) From the Euopeana Web Site: The European Library Standards handbook serves as a handbook for libraries providing data to The European Library and other services such as Europeana. The document clarifies the advantages of outsourcing specific data-provision tasks to an aggregator and provides a complete description of […]

Full Text: A Guide to Distributed Digital Preservation

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Title A Guide to Distributed Digital Preservation (2010) K. Skinner and M. Schultz, Editors Source Educopia Institute Authored by members of the MetaArchive Cooperative, A Guide to Distributed Digital Preservation is the first of a series of volumes describing successful collaborative strategies and articulating specific new models that may help cultural memory organizations work together […]

Article: Academic Networking 2.0: Historians and Social Media

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Article Academic Networking 2.0: Historians and Social Media Author By Michael D. Hattem, PhD Student, Yale University Source Readex Report From the Article For many, upwardly mobile interactions are only a small part of their social media activities. Facebook and Twitter are also used to connect with peers and colleagues and tap into or create various types […]

Fashion Institute of Technology and NYPL to Unveil Online Fashion Information and Image Portal

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From a METRO* Announcement: An event and formal launched is scheduled to take place next week in NYC. Details here. Background This digitized collection of 5,415 fashion drawings and sketches produced by André Fashion Studios between 1930 and 1941 is the result of a partnership between the Picture Collection of The New York Public Library […]

IMLS-Funded Research Yields New Information on Paper Stability, New Web Site With Complete Details

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From UpNext: By Tim Barrett Director, University of Iowa Center for the Book Paper Facilities Research on paper permanence may seem a bit odd in the age of digital scanning and the internet, but there are a number of reasons why paper remains very important to future generations. Paper originals that can be accessed without […]