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Informational Brief: Impact of School Libraries on Student Achievement

February 25, 2012 by

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From a Report Summary via METRO: The New York Comprehensive Center (NYCC)/RMC Research Corporation, in consultation with the New York State Education Department, the New York State Library and the New York Library Association has produced a new publication entitled, Informational Brief: Impact of School Libraries on Student Achievement.  This comprehensive brief provides a current and rigorous […]

Digitization: Smithsonian Turns to 3D to Bring Collection to the World

February 25, 2012 by

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From CNET: A new effort under way at the world’s largest museum and research institution could eventually mean more of its 137 million objects will be publicly available, even if just via 3D digital models. [Clip] CNET has learned that the Smithsonian has a new initiative to create a series of 3D-printed models, exhibits, and […]

New Online, Free: Archives.com Partners with W.E.B. DuBois Institute to Publish the Patriots of Color Database

February 25, 2012 by

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From the Announcement: Archives.com [has launched] the Patriots of Color Database.  Archives.com is bringing this collection online for the first time, compiling years of research facilitated by the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research at Harvard University.  These records unveil new and invaluable information about some of the men and women […]

Full Text: Letter From 90 Research Organizations (including ARL) to Congress Opposing Research Works Act

February 25, 2012 by

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Sent to Members of Committee on Oversight and Government Reform (U.S. House of Representatives) February 24, 2012 From the Letter: The current NIH policy, with its 12-month delay in public access, has a proven track record of delivering positive benefits to U.S. taxpayers, while holding the government accountable for public investment in scientific research. It […]

“Libraries as Read/Write Services”, Recording of Gary Marchionini’s Distinguished OCLC Seminar Series Presentation Now Online,

February 25, 2012 by

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Now Available from OCLC Research: Gary Marchionini, Dean and Cary C. Boshamer Professor in the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, spoke at OCLC on 21 February 2012. In this presentation, Dean Marchionini talks about the blurring of boundaries between personal and public digital libraries as […]