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Ready Reference: Custom Neighborhood Maps (Quickly Search/Locate/Visualize Neighborhoods Located In Any Zip Code)

February 21, 2012 by

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Data from Urban Mapping (via UM API). Maps also clearly show borders of a neighborhood(s). This is a free resource. Service provided by ElixirAddsOns.com Example Data and Maps Using Zip Code 60611 and Zip Code 94103 Advertisements

“Foreign Affairs” Releases Complete Online Archive, All Articles Back to Vol. 1, No. 1 (1922) Available

February 21, 2012 by

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The complete archive (browse) is free for subscribers to the publication. FA just announced two new subscription plans. From FishbowlNY: The portal contains 8,000 articles from nearly 400 issues. There are also more than 300 images and maps. To help with navigation, and well, where to begin, the editors have organized articles into nine collections. In […]

New Article: “OpenART: Open Metadata for Art Research at the Tate”

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Title OpenART:  Open Metadata for Art Research at the Tate Author by Julie Allinson Source Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (February/March 2012; Vol. 38 No. 3) From the Introduction OpenART (http://yorkdl.wordpress.com/category/openart) was a six-month project funded by the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) in the United Kingdom under their Infrastructure […]

Exhibit in Evanston: Hidden Treasures of Northwestern University Library and Archives Opens to the Public

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From Chicago Tonight (WTTW-TV): It’s not often you see a letter by George Washington, a limited edition Barbie doll and Groucho Marx’s autograph as part of the same exhibit. But that’s exactly what’s on display as Northwestern University opens its library archives to the public. “Because we’re a library and not a museum, many of […]

Booklist Adds Popular Backlist-Focused Blog “Shelf Renewal” to Growing List

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From an ALA News Release: The highly regarded blog Shelf Renewal, dedicated to readers’ advisory focusing on backlist titles, has joined the Booklist family of blogs. The idea of the blog was born at ALA Annual Conference in 2008, when librarians Karen Kleckner Keefe and Rebecca Vnuk (now Booklist editor for reference and collection management) attended a […]

A Redesigned Regulations.gov Website Now Live With Many New Features

February 21, 2012 by

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UPDATE: Article about Redesigned Site By Alex Howard at O’Reilly’s Gov 2.0: “Regulations.gov relaunches with APIs, integrates social media, hopes for public participation” From the Regulations.gov Web Xchange: The re-launch of Regulations.gov introduces a new user interface to public stakeholders. This redesign addresses user needs while meeting the goals of Section 2 of Executive Order […]

New Statistics and Charts: U.S. Smartphone Penetration Hits 48% Overall, 66% in 24-34 Age Group

February 21, 2012 by

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Via Nielsen Wire: While overall smartphone penetration stood at 48 percent in January, those in the 24-34 age group showed the greatest proportion of smartphone ownership, with 66 percent saying they had a smartphone. In the same age group, 8 of 10 of those that had gotten a new device in the last three months […]