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Jason Priem, UNC SILS Ph.D. Student and Co-PI Heather Piwowar, receive $125K Grant to Track the Impact of Scholarly Work on the Web

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From a UNC School of Information and Library Science Announcement: Jason Priem, a third-year doctoral student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Information and Library Science (SILS), and Heather Piwowar, a postdoctoral research associate at the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent) in Durham, have been awarded a grant totaling $125,000 from […]

Now Available: Video of 9th Columbia University Libraries Symposium

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Videos from the symposium were made available online a couple of days ago. “New Models of Academic Collaboration” was the title of the event that took place on March 23, 2012. From the Columbia U. Calendar Description Promo: Research Libraries are discovering the value of collaboration among and within institutions. As these collaborative models evolve, […]

Audiobooks: Two Reasons to Congratulate Hugh McGuire and the LibriVox Team

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What are those two reasons? Direct to LibriVox web site. 1. LibriVox reports that over 100,000,000 public domain audiobooks have been downloaded (free) from their digital collection on the Internet Archive site. “The LibriVox collection is one of the most popular on the Internet Archive,” said Brewster Kahle, Founder and Director of the Internet Archive. […]

Just Released: Free iPad App from IBM Reinvents Iconic ’60s-Era Infographic on History of Math

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From IBM: To celebrate the history of math and its impact on the world, IBM has released Minds of Modern Mathematics, an iPad app that re-imagines a classic 50-foot infographic on the history of math created by husband-and-wife design team Charles and Ray Eames and displayed at the 1964 World’s Fair in New York City. […]

Mobile: iPhone Users More Likely to Access Wi-Fi than Android Users in the US and UK

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From comScore: A U.S. analysis of Wi-Fi and mobile Internet usage across unique smartphones on the iOS and Android platforms reveals that 71 percent of all unique iPhones used both mobile and Wi-Fi networks to connect to the Internet, while only 32 percent of unique Android mobile phones used both types of connections. A further […]

New World Economic Forum Report and Data Set Looks at Emergence of a New Digital Divide

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Direct to: The Global Information Technology Report 2012 Direct to Network Readiness Index 2012 Data Platform (Interactive, Visualizations) via a WEF News Release: Despite efforts over the past decade to develop information and communications technologies (ICT) infrastructure in developing economies, a new digital divide in terms of ICT impacts persists, according to the latest rankings […]

Preprint: Do Open Access Electronic Theses and Dissertations Diminish Publishing Opportunities in the Social Sciences and Humanities?

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Title Do Open Access Electronic Theses and Dissertations Diminish Publishing Opportunities in the Social Sciences and Humanities? Authors/Affiliations Marisa L. Ramirez Digital Repository Librarian, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo Joan T. Dalton Associate University Librarian, University of Windsor Gail McMillan Director, Digital Library and Archives, Virginia Tech Max Read Associate Director of Student […]