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ALA Issues Statement Asking Random House to Reconsider eBook Increase

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Full Text of ALA’s Statement: The American Library Association (ALA) is calling on publisher Random House to reconsider its decision to raise the price of ebooks to the library market starting March 1. ALA President Molly Raphael issued the following statement: “While I appreciate Random House’s engagement with libraries and its commitment to perpetual access,” […]

Oy! “Librarians Feel Sticker Shock as Price for Random House Ebooks Rises as Much as 300 Percent”

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By Mike Kelley at Library Journal: New prices for Random House’s ebooks took effect on Thursday, and as the details emerged a number of librarians across the country expressed dismay at the doubling and tripling in prices they are seeing. “We’re very concerned. These are tough times for libraries. It’s very tough here in Louisville,” […]

Open Data: DOE Data Explorer Now Searches Individual Datasets

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From the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Scientific and Technical Information: Now you can find individual datasets via the DOE Data Explorer. When you first enter your search term, the DOE Data Explorer retrieves collection records from the database. Then, from your results page, you can choose to have all the related individual dataset […]

YALSA Wins MacArthur Foundation Competition, Will Use Mozilla Software to Supercharge Learning

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From the Mozilla Blog: The Badges for Lifelong Learning Competition winners were announced yesterday at the Digital Media and Learning Conference in San Francisco. The winners—awarded grants ranging from $25,000 to $175,000 —will use Mozilla’s new free and open source “Open Badges” software to issue, manage and display digital badges for learning across the Web. […]

A New Service for Open Access Monographs: the Directory of Open Access Books.

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From a OAPEN (Open Access Publishing in European Networks) News Release: OAPEN is pleased to announce a new service for Open Access monographs: the Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB). DOAB will provide a searchable index to peer-reviewed monographs and edited volumes published under an Open Access business model, with links to the full texts […]

Meow and Bow Wow: Wolfram|Alpha Adds Data About Cats and Dogs

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In two Wolfram|Alpha blog posts, you can take a look at some of the factual data about cats and dogs that has been added to their database and get a few ideas about how you can use it. Cats Dogs Examples Cat Breeds Size Labrador Retriever and Clumber Spanie British Longhair Cat Working Dogs

comScore Releases the “2012 Canada Digital Future in Focus” Report

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From a Summary of the comScore Report: Key insights from the 2012 Canada Digital Future in Focus include: Canada continues to lead the world in online engagement, with visitors spending an average 45 hours per month online, representing a fertile ground for digital marketers and advertisers. While Facebook is nearing a point of visitor saturation […]