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Villanova University: Library Digitalizes 100 Years of Newspaper

February 23, 2012 by

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From The Villanovan: While its appearance and form is constantly evolving, for over 100 years, the Villanovan newspaper has been a staple on campus. Today, Falvey Memorial Library will celebrate the digitalization of the Villanovan in its entirety. [Clip] The digitalization process was a significant undertaking and was headed by Michael Foight, the special collections […]

New Report: Legal Issues for Libraries: “A New Day For Web Archiving” by Jonathan Band

February 23, 2012 by

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This new report is accessible on the ARL server and was prepared for the Library Copyright Alliance by lawyer/IP expert Jonathan Band. The Library Copyright Alliance is made up of of the American Library Association, the Association of Research Libraries, and the Association of College and Research Libraries. The 28 page Review Begins: In October […]

Reference: A New Global Skyscraper Database from the Council on Tall Buildings

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Via a Chicago Tribune Post by Blair Kamin: The Chicago-based Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat today unveiled “The Skyscraper Center,” an interactive global database that it bills as as offering “detailed profiles and images on every completed building in the world taller than 200 meters,” plus buildings in other stages of development. [Clip] There’s a nice […]

Informa Group (Taylor & Francis, Datamonitor) Announces “Strong” 2011 Results

February 23, 2012 by

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From the Complete Earnings Announcement w/ Financials (33 pages; PDF) Revenue increased – £1.28bn (2010: £1.23bn); organic revenue growth of 3.9% (excluding IPEX) Profit increased – adjusted operating profit up 7.3% to £336.2m (2010: £313.2m); organic growth of 7.9% (excluding IPEX) Margin increased – adjusted operating margin of 26.4% (2010: 25.5%) Adjusted profit before tax […]

New Online from U.S. Census: Educational Attainment in the United States: 2011

February 23, 2012 by

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From a U.S. Census Release/Summary: In March 2011, for the first time ever, more than 30 percent of U.S. adults 25 and older had at least a bachelor’s degree, the U.S. Census Bureau reported today. As recently as 1998, fewer than one-quarter of people this age had this level of education. “From 2001 to 2011, […]

Syracuse University Library Prepares to Launch Marcel Breuer Digital Archive

February 23, 2012 by

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From the  Syracuse U. Library: On Friday, March 23rd, Syracuse University Library will launch the Marcel Breuer Digital Archive. The website represents a collaborative effort headed by the Library to digitize over 30,000 drawings, photographs, letters, and other materials related to the early career of Marcel Breuer, one of the most influential architects and furniture […]

White House Unveils ‘Privacy Bill of Rghts’ Initiative

February 23, 2012 by

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From The Hill: The White House announced a set of principles for protecting consumers’ privacy online Thursday and promised to work with Congress to enact them into law. The guidelines, dubbed a “Privacy Bill of Rights,” spell out how Web companies should handle user information. The White House declared that consumers have a right to […]