Browsing All Posts published on »April 3rd, 2012«

State of New Jersey State Releases Searchable Database of Attorneys

April 3, 2012 by

Comments Off on State of New Jersey State Releases Searchable Database of Attorneys

From the New Jersey State Courts: A searchable index of more than 80,000 attorneys licensed to practice in New Jersey is now available on the Judiciary website, njcourts.com. The database includes the date of admission to the bar, the status to practice law in New Jersey, and the county and municipality of the business office […]

Transportation: New Global Database on Bus Rapid Transit Launched

April 3, 2012 by

Comments Off on Transportation: New Global Database on Bus Rapid Transit Launched

From Embarq (World Resources Institute): Three global organizations have teamed up to launch the most comprehensive, public database of bus rapid transit (BRT) systems around the world. The new site, BRTdata.org, was created by EMBARQ, the World Resources Institute’s center for sustainable transport, and the Across Latitudes and Cultures – Bus Rapid Transit Centre of […]

Milestones: Stanford, Open University Surpass 50M Downloads on iTunes U

April 3, 2012 by

Comments Off on Milestones: Stanford, Open University Surpass 50M Downloads on iTunes U

From Apple Insider: In separate press releases, Stanford and Open University announced that they passed the download milestone on Monday and Tuesday, respectively, reports The Loop. “It shows there is a huge appetite for high-quality educational content,” said Brent Izutsu, senior program manager for Stanford on iTunes U. “And that will only grow as more […]

New Report: “States of Sustainability: The NDIIPP Preserving State Government Information Initiative”

April 3, 2012 by

Comments Off on New Report: “States of Sustainability: The NDIIPP Preserving State Government Information Initiative”

Direct to Full Text Report: States of Sustainability: A Review of State Projects funded by the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP) 201 pages; PDF Also Available at: http://www.ils.unc.edu/callee/ndiipp-states-report.pdf Direct to Summary (via LC’s The Signal Blog) By Butch Lazorchak When I first started at the Library of Congress in 2004 I was […]

HathiTrust Announces New Board of Governors

April 3, 2012 by

Comments Off on HathiTrust Announces New Board of Governors

From MLibrary News: HathiTrust is announcing the composition of its new 12-member Board of Governors, which will lead the library collaborative into its next phase. The board, which replaces the Executive Committee that was established by the founding members in 2008, will oversee HathiTrust’s 10-million volume digital preservation repository, research center, and other initiatives. The […]

The Last Piece of the Puzzle: USGS Historical Maps

April 3, 2012 by

Comments Off on The Last Piece of the Puzzle: USGS Historical Maps

A brief look at USGS Historical Maps and info about how to access them online (free). From the Article: For almost 130 years the USGS topographic mapping program has accurately depicted the complex geography of our Nation.  Physical and cultural features change over time.  Maps are updated and new editions are printed.  For decades most […]

Reminder: Preservation Week Begins on April 21st

April 3, 2012 by

Comments Off on Reminder: Preservation Week Begins on April 21st

ALA sent out a reminder news release today about Preservation Week that begins on April 21st. Preservation Week is sponsored by an number of organizations including ALCTS, LC, IMLS, SAA, AIC, and American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works. From April 22-28, libraries across America will celebrate Preservation Week @ your library. Themed […]