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Audio: Internet Archive Founder Brewster Kahle Interviewed on Canada’s CBC Radio

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Internet archivist Brewster Kahle chatted with host Jim Brown during CBC’s “Q” program on Tuesday morning. You can listen to the interview here. It begins at 1:51 in the program and runs about 14 minutes. Some of What’s Discussed: The “doability” of creating the IA Physical Archive Why preserving print books is important (interesting comments […]

“Cornell Library Collections Lag Behind Peers’, Professors Say”

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From The Cornell Daily Sun: From 2005 to 2010, the median increase in funding for digital and print collections for the top 10 research libraries in the U.S. was 35.6 percent. At Cornell, however, funding for these expenditures increased by only 1.7 percent, according to a report by Cornell’s University Faculty Library Board. At a […]

National Archives of Australia Shares Records Digitization Strategy With Release of Digital Continuity Plan

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From iTnews.com.au: The National Archives of Australia has outlined a plan to reduce the dependency of government agencies on paper records, saving up to $200 million a year in physical storage costs. The Director General of the National Archives, David Fricker, said he hoped to drive a coordinated and strategic approach to digital information management […]

Two Studies: British University Students Still Crave Print Over eBooks & US: Tablet Ownership, eReading, and Students

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From a BML Bowker Announcement: While the majority of the U.K.’s undergraduate students are now using e-books, none are yet relying on them as a primary source of information. Print continues its hold as a key resource for at least two-thirds of students. That’s one of the key findings of a major new study that […]

Digitized Maps: 1,596 New Maps and Images Added to David Rumsey Map Collection

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From a D.R. Map Collection Blog Post: 1,596 new maps and images have been added to the David Rumsey Map Collection, bringing the online collection to 30,599 maps and images. Included in this addition is Bowles’ 1733 Geography Epitomiz’d, an early example of information visualization; Abraham Bradley’s 1805 Post Road Map of the United States; […]

Denver Public Library Launches New Site to Digitize Neighborhood Histories

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From The Denver Post: The Denver Public Library is set to unveil a social networking website on March 20, which will allow users to upload their own photos and recollections of Colorado’s history. It lets residents mix their own materials with nearly 900,000 items in the library’s digital archives, establishing online communities around a wide […]

Article: “Analyzing Public Library Service Interactions to Improve Public Library Customer Service and Technology Systems”

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Title Analyzing Public Library Service Interactions to Improve Public Library Customer Service and Technology Systems Authors Holly Kristin Arnason Edmonton Public Library Louise Reimer Edmonton Public Library Source Evidence Based Library and Information Practice Vol 7, No 1 (2012) Abstract To explore the types and nature of assistance library customers are asking library staff for […]