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Digital Archives of Japan’s 2011 Disasters: Resources from Harvard, Internet Archive, and Others

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From Harvard University: The Digital Archive of Japan’s 2011 Disasters project is an initiative of the Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies at Harvard University in collaboration with several partners. We aim to collect, preserve, and make accessible as much of the digital record of the disasters as possible, to enable scholarly research and […]

New York Public Library and FIT Archives Launch Digital Archive of Historic Fashion Drawings and Sketches

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From The NY Times: After two years of planning, the Picture Collection of the New York Public Library and the Special Collections & FIT Archives of the Fashion Institute of Technology Library have recently started a digital archive of fashion drawings and sketches by André Fashion Studios, The collection, André Studios 1930-1941: Fashion Drawings & […]

Salman Rushdie: Digital Archive at Emory ‘Allowed Me to Write’ Memoir (Video)

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From Emory News: When Salman Rushdie granted Emory University his archive — records that capture 40 years of his literary life — he wasn’t just opening the door to public examination of a writer and his process. Organizing his life’s writings — which range from scribbled notes and faded faxes to computer files — also […]

Just Released: Adopting a Statement of Principles on Copyright: An EIFL Template for Consortia

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From the EIFL (Electronic Information for Libraries) Web Site: This template is intended to assist EIFL partner consortia when considering the adoption of a Statement of Principles on Copyright and Related Issues. EIFL recommends that partner consortia adopt a statement of principles on copyright to raise awareness of the library perspective in copyright issues, and […]

Four Seriously Cool Information Resources

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Brief intros to four info resources that we think you should know about and will hopefully find useful and/or worth sharing. This is the first in a series of posts that Gary is putting together for Search Engine Land, where he’s a contributing editor. Learn What the First For Resources Are by Clicking Here

Reference: Doing Business at a Glance 2012, iOS App from World Bank Group (Free)

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From the iTunes App Store: Doing Business at a Glance 2012 lets you compare the rankings and indicators from Doing Business 2012 (DB2012) and Doing Business 2011 (DB2011), all without the need for an internet connection. The app presents rankings and quantitative indicators on business regulations and the protection of property rights across 183 economies […]

Google Begins to Scale Back Its Scanning of Books From University Libraries, What About Google Scholar?

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By Jennifer Howard at The Chronicle of Higher Education: Google has been quietly slowing down its book-scanning work with partner libraries, according to librarians involved with the vast Google Books digitization project. But what that means for the company’s long-term investment in the work remains unclear. Google was not willing to say much about its […]