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Canadian Government Cuts Funding for Public Internet Access

April 8, 2012 by

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From Global News: Ottawa is pulling the plug on its support for a program that helps connect Canadians to affordable Internet access at schools, community centres and libraries. Industry Canada sent out letters on Thursday notifying program coordinators it would not renew funding for the Community Access Program or CAP, a service accessed disproportionately by lower-income […]

New Issue of JISC Inform Features Interview with Harvard’s Robert Darnton About Digital Public Library of America (DPLA)

March 28, 2012 by

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Issue 33 (Spring 2012) of JISC Inform was released earlier today. Direct to Complete Table of Contents Articles Include: Digital Public Library of America “Robert Darnton, director of the University Library at Harvard, explains his vision of the Digital Public Library of America” The article also includes links to video of Darnton’s JISC/SCONUL Lecture in […]

New from IMLS: “Building Digital Communities: New Resource to Help Communities Bridge the Digital Divide”

March 22, 2012 by

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New from the Institute of Museum and Library Services: There are still 100 million Americans who do not have a broadband connection to the Internet. This sobering statistic has profound implications for economic success, educational achievement, and civic life. Communities face difficult challenges in their efforts to provide digital opportunity for all their residents. The […]

Access to Information: “Reporters Without Borders Publishes Internet Enemies 2012” Report

March 12, 2012 by

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Web Version of List ||| Download Full Text Report (With Country Profiles) (72 pages; PDF) From a Summary: Two countries, Bahrain and Belarus, have been moved from the “under surveillance” category to the “Enemies of the Internet” list, joining the ranks of the countries that restrict Internet freedom the most: Burma, China, Cuba, Iran, North […]

Canada: “Copyright Bill Hits the Home Stretch”

March 11, 2012 by

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From The Toronto Star: “The Canadian Independent Music Association is seeking changes that would create new liability risks for social networking sites, search engines, blogging platforms, video sites, and many other websites featuring third party contributions. It is also calling for a new iPod tax, an extension in the term of copyright, a removal of […]

W3C Launches Work to Simplify Creation of Content in World’s Languages

March 7, 2012 by

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From W3C: Many of the largest and most successful enterprises use the Web to reach customers around the world. Providing information in local languages is pivotal to their business. Today W3C announced new work to make it easier for people to create Web content in the world’s languages. The new MultilingualWeb–LT (Language Technology) Working Groupwill […]

New Issue of Information Technology and Libraries Published and Available Online, Publication is Now Open Access

March 7, 2012 by

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This is the first issue of Information Technology and Libraries (ITAL) that is open access. Congrats, kudos and thanks to LITA for making the switch to open access. ITAL is also now an e-only publication. Learn more in this blog post. Table of Contents Information Technology and Libraries Vol 31, No 1 (2012) President’s Message: […]