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

April 7, 2012
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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 […]

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New from NCSL: Pension Legislation Database

April 7, 2012
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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

April 7, 2012
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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

April 7, 2012
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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 […]

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
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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 […]

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Now Available: Video of 9th Columbia University Libraries Symposium

April 6, 2012
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Videos from the symposium were made available online a couple of days ago. “New Models of Academic Collaboration” was the title of the event that took place on March 23, 2012. From the Columbia U. Calendar Description Promo: Research Libraries are discovering the value of collaboration among and within institutions. As these collaborative models evolve, […]

Audiobooks: Two Reasons to Congratulate Hugh McGuire and the LibriVox Team

April 6, 2012
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What are those two reasons? Direct to LibriVox web site. 1. LibriVox reports that over 100,000,000 public domain audiobooks have been downloaded (free) from their digital collection on the Internet Archive site. “The LibriVox collection is one of the most popular on the Internet Archive,” said Brewster Kahle, Founder and Director of the Internet Archive. […]

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