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Content: Project Barcelona to See BBC Open Archive for Downloads

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From the BBC: BBC director general Mark Thompson has announced proposals allowing viewers to permanently download copies of their favourite shows from the archives. Mr Thompson said the plan – named Project Barcelona – would enable the purchase of programmes to own for a “relatively modest” fee. He added that the digital archive would stay […]

Video: UK Culture Minister Says Libraries Aren’t in Crisis

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From the Oxford Mail: [UK] Culture Minister Ed Vaizey yesterday told MPs there was no libraries crisis. [Clip] He told MPs there was “no crisis” in the library service and said it was vital to be realistic about changes in provision. He said: “If you said we’re not going to have every library as a […]

Obama Nominates San Francisco City Librarian to Serve on National Museum and Library Services Board

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From an SFPL News Release: San Francisco City Librarian Luis Herrera was nominated today by President Barack Obama to serve on the National Museum and Library Services Board. Mr. Herrera, who was recently named Librarian of the Year 2012 by Library Journal magazine, has served as City Librarian since 2005. He oversees San Francisco’s 28 […]

Academia: “Librarians Save Lives During Research Paper Process”

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From The Daily Titan (Cal St University Fullerton): The librarians at CSUF’s Pollak Library are willing to help students find relevant material for projects and personally locate specific information. “That is why most of us became librarians,” said Will Breitbach, head of Instruction and Information Services at the Pollak Library, “we relish the hunt for […]

New and Upcoming Web Resources: The War of 1812 at Library and Archives Canada

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From the LAC Web Site: The 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 is a unique opportunity for all Canadians to take pride in our traditions, and our shared history. The Government of Canada recognizes the War of 1812 as a defining moment in the history of our nation and has big plans to commemorate […]

“A Community for ebooks Only” (Interview With Carl Zimmer)

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Via New Scientist: A new site run by veteran science writers aims to create a community around electronic books – and not the kind that are simply “digital clones” of the stuff you can still pick up in bookshops. New Scientist caught up with founder and prolific science writer Carl Zimmer to learn more about […]

History: Interactive Timeline Database and Open-Source Software Project Launches Beta of Version 2.0

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Wow! This has the potential to be a very important and very useful tool. A beta version of ChronoZoom 2.0, an interactive timeline resource allowing users to browse  interactive timelines filled with relevant textual and other embedded material (e.g. videos). The software can also downloaded (open source) to create timelines for your own use. ChronZoom […]