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Rankings: Take at Look at the Independent Publishers Group “Top 100 E-Books” List

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We learned about this list by ways of a mention on the IPG News web page. Direct to List See Also: Amazon Removes Kindle Versions of IPG Books After Distributor Declines to Change Selling Terms From Publishers Lunch (February, 2012) [IPG President Mark] Suchomel writes: “Amazon.com is putting pressure on publishers and distributors to change […]

Open Access To Scientific information: Policy Guidelines Released by UNESCO

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From the UNESCO Web Site: Addressing a major concern of Member States, UNESCO has released a new publication entitled Policy Guidelines for the Development and Promotion of Open Access to demystify the concept of Open Access and provide concrete steps on putting relevant policies in place. [Clip] Besides strengthening capacities to adopt Open Access (OA) […]

Wikipedia’s Official Mobile Apps Say So Long to Google Maps

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By Charles Cooper: First it was Foursquare. And then Apple. Now, it’s Wikipedia’s turn to switch from Google Maps to OpenStreetMap. Wikipedia’s decision, announced in a blog post, is likely to raise more questions about the company’s decision to charge so-called high-volume users of its Maps APIs, which formerly were free. In March, Google started […]

New from NCSL: Pension Legislation Database

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New from the National Council of State Legislatures and the Pew Center on States: From the Database Intro: Current legislation on pensions and retirement is available in a searchable database. You can search 2012 pensions and retirement bills by topic, primary author, state, bill number, status or keyword. The database is updated every two weeks. […]

Vancouver’s History Goes Digital

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From the Vancouver Sun: West Vancouver’s photographic history went digital this month. Approximately 5,000 historical photos depicting more than 70 years of the district’s evolution are in the process of being converted to a digital format and posted online, thanks to the West Vancouver Memorial Library. “They really look good online,” said systems librarian Maryann […]

Interactive Website Maps Pittsburgh’s History

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From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh Mapping and Historical Site Viewer” — http://peoplemaps.esri.com/pittviewer/ — popped up on someone’s Facebook page, then spread. Jonathon Denson of McKees Rocks described it as “an awesome mapping tool” on his Discovering Historic Pittsburgh website. Someone then posted it on City-Data.com, where Gene Wilson of Allegheny West found it. [Clip] To […]