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Pew Internet Releases Major Report About E-Books & E-Reading in the U.S.

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The Pew Internet & American Life Project has just released a new report (PDF version) looking at e-book readership. This is the first of several reports that will focus on digital information access and usage. Subsequent reports will cover how librarians and patrons perceive the situation with e-books and other digital content, and how people […]

Virtual International Authority File Service Transitions to OCLC

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If you’ve never visited the VIAF, you should. It’s not useful for catalogers but we’ve found it VERY valuable when searching for information about people. In other words, a great resource for catalogers and researchers. From OCLC: VIAF (Virtual International Authority File), a project that virtually combines multiple name authority files into a single name […]

Joint Project Announcement From IFLA School Libraries and Resource Centers Section & International Association of School Librarianship

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via the IFLA Web Site: The Joint Committee of the IFLA Section of SLRC and IASL is delighted to announce that the Joint Committee has been awarded funding by the Professional Committee of IFLA for year one of a two-year project to develop a module of training materials for school library advocacy titled “School Libraries […]

LinkedIn Launches New and Improved Group Search

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From the LinkedIn Blog: Group search helps you search across all the groups on LinkedIn and find the right group for you. We’ve made several improvements to make your search results smarter and more relevant. First, instead of relying on the title and description of the group, we give you the best results based on […]

Cool! Information Visualization and Search: Mapping Wikipedia

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From the Trace Media Web Site: Mapping Wikipedia is a groundbreaking visualisation of the world mapped according to articles in 7 different languages. The map displays both the global patterns and the vast number of geo-located items. The dataset was produced by the Oxford Internet Institute as part of a project that examines Wikipedia in […]

Amazon: Kindle Owner’s Library Passes 100,000 Titles Including Over 100 Current and Former NYT Bestsellers

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From the Amazon.com News Release: Amazon.com, Inc. today announced that 16 of the top 100 best-selling paid Kindle books in March are exclusive to the Kindle Store and available for Prime members with a Kindle to borrow for free through the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library. These 16 books, which include only paid units and do […]

Columbia University Libraries Acquires The Physicians for Human Rights Archives

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From CUL News: Columbia University Libraries’ Center for Human Rights Documentation & Research (CHRDR) is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Physician for Human Rights Archives, a collection consisting of records, photographs, video, audio, case files of investigative data, and much more. [Clip] The materials, which cover the range of dates from 1982 until […]