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Presidential Libraries: Search for Obama Library Director to Begin Soon, Three Archivists Already Hired

August 13, 2016 by

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From The Chicago Tribune: After selecting architects and a site for the Obama Presidential Center, President Barack Obama faces another key decision: choosing a director for his library and museum. The job hasn’t been advertised yet, but if recent practices hold a director could be in on the job by early next year. [Clip] The […]

New Report from Ithaka S+R: “Taking Steps Toward ‘Interactive Learning Online'”

May 2, 2012 by

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From the Ithaka S+R News Release: Extraordinary pressure is mounting on colleges and universities—especially public universities—to address the ever-increasing growth in the costs of higher education and to improve student learning outcomes. Online learning holds great promise to address these issues, but requires these institutions to operate in substantially different ways. “Barriers to Adoption of […]

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April 25, 2012 by

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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

April 6, 2012 by

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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 […]

Nature Publishing Group Releases Linked Data Platform

April 5, 2012 by

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Nature Publishing Group has released its publication data via the new Nature Linked Data Platform available here. From an NPG Announcement: The platform includes more than 20 million Resource Description Framework (RDF) statements, including primary metadata for more than 450,000 articles published by NPG since 1869. In this first release, the datasets include basic citation […]

Web Tools: AnnotateIt and Annotator: A New Mode of Communication on the Web from OKFN

April 5, 2012 by

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From the Open Knowledge Foundation Blog: For some time, we at the Open Knowledge Foundation have been working on a project to allow you to annotate the web. All of it. We’re now happy to announce two major releases: of Annotator, the code that makes web annotation possible, and AnnotateIt, a web service providing storage […]

Google Will No Longer Sell E-Books Through Independent Bookstores, Ends eBook Resellers Program

April 5, 2012 by

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From PW: On Tuesday representatives of Google contacted the American Booksellers Association and Powell’s Books to announce that it will end its Google eBooks reseller program worldwide. In February, it had seemed as if independent booksellers were getting a reprieve when Google reinstated some affiliate stores that had low sales. But in yet another sign […]