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National Gallery of Art (U.S.) Launches NGA Images Database and Open Access Policy

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From a National Gallery of Art (NGA) Announcement: The National Gallery of Art announces the launch today of NGA Images, a new online resource that revolutionizes the way the public may interact with its world-class collection at http://images.nga.gov. This repository of digital images documenting the National Gallery of Art collections allows users to search, browse, […]

Prototypes: Microsoft Builds a Browser for Your Past

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From Technology Review: Mining personal data to discover what people care about has become big business for companies such as Facebook and Google. Now a project from Microsoft Research is trying to bring that kind of data mining back home to help people explore their own piles of personal digital data. Software called Lifebrowser processes […]

Presenter Slides from SPARC’s First-Ever Open Access Meeting Now Available

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The first-ever Open Access Meeting took place earlier this week in Kansas City, Mo. 250 people attended. From a Meeting Summary: Keynote speaker, John Wilbanks, Fellow of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, kicked off the meeting off with a high-energy presentation constructed in triads: he highlighted three stories, three “uncomfortable truths” and three eventual scenarios […]

Reference: World Trade Organization Launches New Database on Preferential Trade Arrangements

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From the World Trade Organization: After four years of negotiations and a year of work by WTO members on implementation measures and data collection, the WTO launched on Wednesday a new publicly available database on non-reciprocal preferential schemes. [Clip] The Transparency Mechanism for Preferential Trade Arrangements is a WTO agreement concluded in December 2010 which […]

Video & Text Testimony: New York Public Library President Testifies on Proposed FY2013 Budget Cuts

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View/Read Text of Prepared Remarks of NYPL President Tony Marx before the New York City Council Committee on Finance (March 13, 2012) about a proposed $42 million cut to the NYPL budget. From the Prepared Statement: We are here today to discuss the FY13 Preliminary Budget and the impact of the Mayor’s proposed $42.6 million […]

U.S. History: New Digitized Collection Provides Link to Voices of Pre-Shenandoah National Park Life

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From James Madison University: Professional scholars and local history enthusiasts alike can now delve into the extensive Shenandoah National Park Oral History Collection to learn more about life in the Blue Ridge Mountains before the park’s creation in the 1930s. Professionals in James Madison University Libraries and Educational Technologies, where the resource has been housed […]

Petition Drive Underway: “Ballot Measure Would Give San Jose Libraries Bigger Budget Slice”

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From the San Jose Mercury News: Sensing there’s not enough voter support to extend an expiring parcel tax that funds libraries, former San Jose elected leaders announced a petition drive Thursday for a November ballot measure that would instead give them a fixed slice of the city budget. Advocates including former Mayor Susan Hammer, former […]