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New Report: State of the News Media 2012

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Released today by the Pew Research Project for Excellence in Journalism. From the News Alert: More than a quarter of Americans (27%) now get news on mobile devices, and for the vast majority, this is increasing news consumption, the report finds.  More than 80% of smartphone and tablet news consumers still get news on laptop […]

Radio Program/Listen Online: Canadian Publishers Face Uncertainty

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From a CBC News Article/Summary: The Canadian publishing industry has long faced uncertainty, but e-books, the U.S. pricing system and a concentration of major retailers in the Canadian market contribute to greater uneasiness today, according to three industry insiders. Three insiders discussed their concerns about the future of the industry on CBC’s The Sunday Edition […]

U.S. Copyright Office Announces DMCA Exemption Hearings

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From Joe Hodnicki at the Law Librarian Blog: The Copyright Office is holding hearings on exemptions to prohibitions on circumvention of copyright protection systems for access control technologies, or the stuff that companies use to prevent consumers from mucking about with the electronics and content that they buy.  Some of the information about this process, […]

Fast Fact: Apple Has Sold 3 Million New iPads Since Device Became Available Last Friday

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From an Apple News Release: Apple today announced it has sold three million of its incredible new iPad, since its launch on Friday, March 16. [Clip] The new iPad is already available in the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Switzerland, UK and the US Virgin Islands and will be […]

Announcing DM2E (Digitised Manuscripts to Europena): Exploring the Possibilities of Linked Open Data in Cultural heritage

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From the Open Knowledge Foundation Blog: The Open Knowledge Foundation is delighted to announce that it will be leading the community work for a three-year EU funded project entitled Digitised Manuscripts to Europena (DM2E). The project consortium, which includes academic institutions, NGOs and commercial partners, will be led by Professor Stefan Gradmann at the Humboldt […]

New Report From CLIR: “Assessment 360: Mapping Undergraduates and the Library at the University of Connecticut”

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Title Assessment 360: Mapping Undergraduates and the Library at the University of Connecticut Author Susanna M. Cowan Undergraduate Education Team Leader University of Connecticut Libraries Source CLIR (Council on Library on Information Resources) From the Executive Summary In January 2009, two members of the brand-­‐new Undergraduate Education Team at the University of Connecticut Libraries attended […]

ISO Formally Publishes International Identifier Code that Uniquely Identifies Public Parties

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From an ISNI Announcement: The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has now officially published the International Standard Name Identifier (ISNI) – a 16-digit code that uniquely identifies public identities of parties – as the ISO 27729:2012 Standard. Created by a global collective of organizations that serve parties across multiple fields of creative activities ranging from […]