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New Article: “The Influence of Free Encyclopedias on Science”

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Title The influence of free encyclopedias on science Author Sarah Huggett Source Research Trends* From the Article Since its launch in 2001 Wikipedia has seen incredible growth worldwide, counting more than 21 million articles published in around 280 languages (including nearly 4 million articles in English) in 2012 (1). Wikipedia has grown in size (number […]

New Policy Brief from ALA: “Restoring Contemplation: How Disconnecting Bolsters the Knowledge Economy”

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Title Restoring Contemplation: How Disconnecting Bolsters the Knowledge Economy Author Jessie L. Mannisto Source Office of Information Technology Policy American Library Association Series OITP Perspectives #2 Summary While constant access to information enabled by digital devices has done much to improve our lives, it also exacts costs with respect to our attention and productivity that […]

Research and Info Literacy Skills: “Spike Lee Latest Celeb to Practice Reckless Tweeting”

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From MSNBC: Spike Lee wasn’t the first to retweet the erroneous address on Twitter blindly accepted by many as that of George Zimmerman, the man who fatally shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin last month. But the filmmaker’s message — sent last week to his 240,000 Twitter followers — was the most viral. From The Orlando Sentinel: […]

Fast Facts from Books In Print: “Publishers Mark Titanic Centennial with Record Number of Books” + Definitive Reading List

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From Bowker: The centennial of the Titanic’s fatal, maiden voyage has prompted a record number of new books on the disaster, according to Bowker’s Books In Print. Ninety-eight books – in print and e-versions –have been brought to market in 2012 in anticipation of a surge of interest from the milestone anniversary. The previous record […]

New Podcast from Library and Archives Canada Looks at the “Lest We Forget” Project

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The second podcast in the LAC “Your History, Your Documentary Heritage” series. From the Program Blurb: In this episode we’ll examine the Lest We Forget project. Since 2001, Library and Archives Canada has been supporting the initiative to connect youth to Canada’s history by making military service files available in person and online. Each year, […]

New Zealand: The Reading and eReading Habits of Kiwis

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From The New Zealand Herald: The Research NZ survey, commissioned by New Zealand Book Month, asked 505 people about their reading habits. The results, released yesterday, found 23 per cent of men hadn’t read a book in the past year, compared with only 8 per cent of women. Key Findings 84 per cent read at […]