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Open Access To Scientific information: Policy Guidelines Released by UNESCO

April 7, 2012 by

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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) […]

Center for Research Libraries (CRL) and Linda Hall Library Form Global Resources Partnership

March 30, 2012 by

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From a CRL Announcement: CRL and the Linda Hall Library of Science, Engineering, and Technology have entered into a strategic partnership to preserve and develop historical research collections in the fields of science, technology and engineering. The partnership will build upon the rich holdings of print serials in those fields assembled by the two institutions […]

Digitization Projects: Smithsonian Institution Archives Receives a Smithsonian Women’s Committee Grant to Support the Digitization of Scientific Field Books

March 26, 2012 by

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From the News Release (PDF) The Smithsonian Institution Archives received a grant of $22,000 from the Smithsonian Women’s Committee (SWC). The award will fund two graduate paper conservation interns and two digitization interns who will work during summer 2012 to conserve and digitize original 19th and early 20th century scientific field expedition notebooks located at […]

Updated: Library of Congress: Selected Internet Resources — Cherry Blossoms

March 19, 2012 by

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Updated and released today by Science Reference Services at the Library of Congress. Resources are Organized Into Three Categories: Cherry Blossoms in Washington D.C. More Cherry Blossoms Resources from Brooklyn, Philadelphia, Tokyo, Macon, and Califiornia Flowering Cherry Information Direct to Selected Internet Resources — Cherry Blossoms  (via Library of Congress)

History: Hebrew University Launches Albert Einstein Archives Website and Database

March 19, 2012 by

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From The Hebrew University of Jerusalem: The Hebrew University of Jerusalem held a press conference today to launch the updated and expanded Einstein Archives website, at http://www.alberteinstein.info, containing a complete catalog of more than 80,000 documents in the University’s Einstein Archives. This includes more than 40,000 documents contained in Albert Einstein’s personal papers and over […]

“A Community for ebooks Only” (Interview With Carl Zimmer)

March 14, 2012 by

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Via New Scientist: A new site run by veteran science writers aims to create a community around electronic books – and not the kind that are simply “digital clones” of the stuff you can still pick up in bookshops. New Scientist caught up with founder and prolific science writer Carl Zimmer to learn more about […]

A Quick Look at The Bio­di­ver­sity Her­itage Library for Europe

March 13, 2012 by

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From the Europeana Blog: Bio­di­ver­sity her­itage lit­er­a­ture merges the line between art and sci­ence, assem­bling descrip­tions of species and other accounts with metic­u­lously crafted illus­tra­tions. While this lit­er­a­ture is of great sci­en­tific and cul­tural impor­tance, it is often very rare and dif­fi­cult to access. [Clip] The EU-project ‘Bio­di­ver­sity Her­itage Library for Europe’ is ded­i­cated to […]