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Wisconsin: $29.5 Million Reconstruction of the Madison’s Central Library Gets Underway

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From the Wisconsin State Journal: On Tuesday, Mayor Paul Soglin and others kicked off a $29.5 million reconstruction of the worn shell that will bring a glassy, modern facade, a third-floor, new technology, more natural light and public space to create a state-of-the-art facility at the corner of North Fairchild and West Mifflin streets. The […]

National Archives Announces Discovery of “Hitler Albums” Documenting Looted Art

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From a NARA Announcement: Today at a ceremony in Dallas, David S. Ferriero, Archivist of the United States, Dr. Greg Bradsher, Senior Archivist and Robert M. Edsel, President of the Monuments Men Foundation for the Preservation of Art and author of The Monuments Men, announced the discovery of two original leather bound albums containing photographs […]

OCLC Research Debuts ArchiveGrid Blog

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From an OCLC Announcement: The ArchiveGrid Blog is part of OCLC Research’s beta ArchiveGrid discovery system, now freely available and providing access to primary source materials held in archives throughout the world. ArchiveGrid helps researchers contact archives to request information, arrange a visit, and order copies—all from one simple, intuitive search. The OCLC Research version […]

Digital Collection: History of Medicine: Osler Library Prints Collection From McGill University

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From the McGill University Announcements: The McGill Library [has launched (Feb. 2012)] the Osler Library Prints Collection, a searchable and browsable website of 2,500 visual documents related to the history of medicine, spanning several centuries, countries, and artistic media. Ranging from the seventeenth to the twentieth century, the collection consists predominantly of prints, though it […]

New Report: Challenged Materials in Colorado Public Libraries, 2010.

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New from the Colorado Library Research Service: Every year, LRS collects information from Colorado public libraries on challenges to their materials and services. 66 challenges were reported in 2010, with challenges to Internet sites and videos both surpassing books for the first time. Read the Complete Report (4 pages; PDF) Includes 4 charts. Also New […]

NARA: Archives Crowdsources Advice on Federal e-Records Management

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From NextGov: Ensuring electronic records management practices apply broadly across agency divisions and mandating a chief records officer serve at each agency are the most popular recommendations in a crowdsourced survey of best practices sponsored by the National Archives and Records Administration. The National Archives launched the IdeaScale page on Feb. 16 in response to […]