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Massachusetts: “A New Window on Bay State’s Vital Records”

March 21, 2012 by

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From The Boston Globe: Locked away in town vaults and basements for years, the historical records date to 1620 and include the scribblings of town clerks from days of yore and the names of Clara Barton, Paul Revere, John Hancock, John Adams, and Benjamin Franklin. The old public records are slated to go online Tuesday, […]

Brown University: “In Digital Age, Libraries Seek to Adapt”

March 21, 2012 by

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From The Brown Daily Herald: As the University continues to embrace the digital age, libraries have undergone a dramatic transformation in order to keep up with students’ needs and preference “The landscape has changed,” said Edwin Quist, associate University librarian for research and outreach services. [Clip] Though he and many of his colleagues appreciate Wikipedia, […]

Ireland: Library Recovers Tome Missing For 100 Years

March 21, 2012 by

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From CNN: The book, missing for a century, has turned up in “remarkably good condition” and has been returned to grateful staff at Archbishop Marsh’s Library in Dublin. The hero of the story is an Irish barrister who plucked the tome from a junk shop. The attorney paid the princely sum of €90 (about $119), […]