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Associated Press Working With Prime Focus to Digitize Its Video Archive, Over 70,000 Hours of Material

February 22, 2012 by

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From an Announcement: The Associated Press is working with Prime Focus Technologies (PFT) to digitize its unique video archive, making it available to a whole new audience across digital platforms. AP’s film and tape archive contains around 70,000 hours’ worth of footage, including more than 1.3 million global news and entertainment stories, in 16mm film […]

Florida: West Palm Beach Public Library Foundation Receives $5 Million Grant

February 22, 2012 by

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From The Palm Beach Post: The West Palm Beach library foundation is receiving a $5 million grant from The Mandel Foundation, a Cleveland-based foundation whose primary priority funding areas include leadership, management of nonprofits, higher education, Jewish education and continuity, and urban neighborhood renewal. The library will be renamed the Mandel Public Library of West […]

36 Attorneys General Question Google’s New Privacy Policy While Center For Digital Democracy Files Complaint With FTC

February 22, 2012 by

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Two stories. 1.  State AGs Voice Concern With Google’s Privacy Changes (via CNBC) Citing concerns that recent changes to Google’s privacy policy heighten the risk of identity theft and fraud, 36 Attorneys General have sent the company’s chief executive a letter outlining their issues with the new guidelines. Full Text of Letter Sent to Larry […]

American Heart Association Launches Peer-Reviewed and Open Access Journal

February 22, 2012 by

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From the American Heart Association: The American Heart Association has launched the online-only open-access Journal of the American Heart Association: Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Disease (JAHA)— packed with free peer-reviewed research on heart disease and stroke. “We envision JAHA as a forum for high quality original articles that cover the full range of cardiovascular science, including […]

New Research From BISG: Highlights from “Student Attitudes Toward Content in Higher Education” Report

February 22, 2012 by

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The full text report is fee-based but here are a few numbers from the news release. The first installment in Volume Two of the Book Industry Study Group (BISG)’s ongoing Student Attitudes Toward Content in Higher Education survey shows that students are rebelling against the rising costs of textbooks in a variety of ways. Some […]

National Archives Announces Website for Free 1940 Census Release Online on April 2, 2012: 1940census.archives.gov

February 22, 2012 by

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From NARA: The National Archives, with its partner Archives.com, [has] launched its new website www.1940census.archives.gov in preparation for its first-ever online U.S. census release, which will take place on April 2, 2012, at 9 a.m. (EST). The public is encouraged to bookmark the website now in order to more quickly access the 1940 census data […]

Australia to Make Health Research Open Access

February 22, 2012 by

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From The Register: While America seriously considers the insane Research Works Act (banning the open publication of publicly-funded research), Australia is moving in the other direction. Its National Health and Medical Research Council has announced that all funded research will be made available to the public starting July. Without detailing what license will be used […]