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Oregon St. University: Rare, Once-Lost Pioneer Chinese Immigrant Docs Go Online

April 28, 2012 by

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From Oregon Public Radio: Rare, once-lost historic records about pioneer Chinese immigrants to the Northwest have found a new life online. The digital archive is hosted by Oregon State University. A Chinese-American civic group hopes the document trove can help families locate ancestors gone missing early in the last century. This document collection includes names, […]

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

April 6, 2012 by

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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. […]

Reference: U.S. Now Has Highest Corporate Tax Rate Among All Industrialized Countries (Graph, Table)

April 2, 2012 by

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From The Tax Foundation: After eight years of having the second-highest corporate tax rate among industrialized countries, the United States has now assumed the top spot following Japan’s scheduled corporate rate cut on April 1, 2012.  Since 2001, Japan had levied the highest combined corporate tax rate among OECD nations at 39.5 percent, slightly higher […]

Reference: AP National News Calendar, April 2012

March 31, 2012 by

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Direct to Calendar (via AP.org) See Also: AP Television News Global News Events Another selection of upcoming events.

Hot Articles in Library and Information Science (via Hot Articles bX)

March 30, 2012 by

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New from Ex Libris. Hot Articles from bX is a new free usage-based service that shows you immediately, based on real usage data, what is hot in your subject. Similar to the other bX Usage-Based Services, the bX Recommender, Most Popular Articles, and Journal Popularity Report services, Hot Articles is based on usage data from millions […]

New Article: “The Influence of Free Encyclopedias on Science”

March 28, 2012 by

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Title The influence of free encyclopedias on science Author Sarah Huggett Source Research Trends* From the Article Since its launch in 2001 Wikipedia has seen incredible growth worldwide, counting more than 21 million articles published in around 280 languages (including nearly 4 million articles in English) in 2012 (1). Wikipedia has grown in size (number […]

New Searchable Directory Lists “Alternative” Book Publishers and Periodicals

March 27, 2012 by

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A new, useful, and important resource from Rory Litwin and Library Juice Press. From the Alternatives In Print Directory: Alternatives in Print is an online directory of alternative periodicals and book publishers, “alternative” in this case referring to literature that is outside the mainstream, politically-oriented, and in some sense rooted in the Left. It is […]