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Medical History: NLM Attains Millionth Page Milestone for the Medical Heritage Library

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From the National Library of Medicine: The National Library of Medicine, the world’s largest medical library and a component of the National Institutes of Health, reached a benchmark at the conclusion of NLM’s 175th anniversary year, 2011, when it scanned its one millionth page for the Medical Heritage Library Project. NLM is contributing Medicine in […]

History: University of Arkansas Libraries Releases Digitized Collection From Black Americans for Democracy Student Group

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From U. of Arkansas News: In honor of Black History Month, the University Libraries’ special collections department has released two collections from the Black Americans for Democracy, a registered student organization active at the University of Arkansas from the late 1960s through the 1970s. All 20 issues of the organization’s newspaper, the BAD Times, have […]

E-Book Consumers Drive More Sales & The Popularity of eBook Reading Platforms

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From the BISG (Book Industry Study Group): E-book consumers are increasing their purchase of books — both print and e-book formats — online and especially through in-app purchasing, and decreasing their use of brick-and-mortar stores, according to the Book Industry Study Group (BISG)’s closely watched Consumer Attitudes Toward E-Book Reading survey. The first installment in […]

New: “Key Issues for e-Resource Collection Development: A Guide for Libraries” (Full Text, Free)

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Written and edited by members of IFLA’s Acquisition and Collection Development Section. There is no charge to access/download the complete guide. Title Key Issues for e-Resource Collection Development: A Guide for Libraries 30 pages; PDF. Authors Sharon Johnson, with Ole Gunnar Evensen, Julia Gelfand, Glenda Lammers, Lynn Sipe and Nadia Zilpe Edited by members of […]

Project Muse Will Add 45 Journal Titles During 2012 & Number of Journals with Complete Run in MUSE Grows

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From Project Muse News: During 2012, MUSE will add 45 titles to the journals collections. New journals focus on a wide range of subjects such as: Cultural Studies and Politics and Policy Studies Literature and Philosophy Medieval and Renaissance Studies and Literature French Studies and Women’s Studies Philosophy and Religion Review the Complete List All […]

Now Available: CLIR Issues (No. 85; January/February 2012)

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New from the Council on Library and Information Resources CLIR Issues (No. 85; January/February 2012) Articles Include: Anvil Academic to Forge New Publishing Platform for Humanities ARL/DLF E-Science Institute: Next Steps by Rachel Frick Frye Institute 2012 Participants Named Library Leaders Announce New Digital Curation Residency Program CLIR Has a New Website Complete Archive of […]

A Roundup of News About Google (Google+, Privacy, New Features)

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A roundup of some recent reports. Of course, this only roundup only scratches the surface of recent Google press. Google + Google+ Users Are Spending Just 3.3 Minutes a Month on Site, ComScore Says (via Bloomberg) Google’s arrogance exposed in Google+ (via Marketwatch) Note: This article includes a link to a WSJ with more statistics. […]