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Penn Libraries Announces New MOOC: “The History of Medieval Medicine through Jewish Manuscripts”
31-May-16   By: Steven M. Cohen

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“The Penn Libraries is proud to announce the launch of the first Massive Open Online Course Collaboration (MOOC) from the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies and the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies at the University of Pennsylvania Libraries: “The History of Medieval Medicine through Jewish Manuscripts.” (via Penn Libraries)

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Research Solutions Partners With WWIS, Offers On-Demand Content Delivery To Academic Libraries In South Africa
31-May-16   By: Steven M. Cohen

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“Research Solutions, Inc. (OTCQB: RSSS), a pioneer in providing on-demand access to scientific, technical and medical (STM) information for research-intensive organizations, announced today that it has signed a distribution agreement with WorldWide Information Services, Pty. (WWIS), a leading periodicals subscription agent for universities and corporations in South Africa.  According to the agreement, WWIS will handle […]

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Institutional library budgets set to increase, global study concludes – Ingenta
31-May-16   By: Steven M. Cohen

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“Institutional library budgets across the globe will increase by 1.4 per cent overall this year, reports the Annual Library Budget Survey, carried out by the Publishers Communication Group (PCG), Ingenta’s publishing consultancy arm.The worldwide study, which interviewed senior librarians in 686 institutional libraries across the globe about their budget spend predictions for 2016, discovered that […]

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Soldier Newspapers in the Civil War
31-May-16   By: Steven M. Cohen

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“Whether based in the United States or stationed overseas, an estimated one million soldiers, sailors, Marines and airmen, along with members of their families, look to Stars and Stripes for information about the world.  Currently available in both print and digital editions, Stars and Stripes has appeared continuously since the Second World War.” (via National […]

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The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts Acquires Collection of Cellist, Composer, and Producer Arthur Russell
31-May-16   By: Steven M. Cohen

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“The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center has acquired the archives of visionary American composer, cellist and producer Arthur Russell. Amounting to more than 166 linear feet, the Arthur Russell Archive is a collection of manuscripts, documents, ephemera, and sound recordings representing Russell’s lifework in music. It contains thousands of pages […]

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First Lady Will Recognize Libraries, Museums for Top Honor in White House Ceremony
26-May-16   By: Steven M. Cohen

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“On June 1 at the White House, First Lady Michelle Obama and Director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Dr. Kathryn K. Matthew, will honor outstanding museums and libraries with the 2016 National Medal for Museum and Library Service. Ten institutions from across the country will attend the White House ceremony to receive […]

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Web Archiving with National Libraries
26-May-16   By: Steven M. Cohen

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“After the Internet Archive started web archiving in the late 1990s, National libraries also took their first steps towards systematic preservation of the web. Over 30 national libraries currently have a web archiving programme. Many among them archive the web under a legal mandate, which is an extension of the Legal Deposit system to cover […]

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Gale Expands Historical Digital Newspaper Offerings and Support for Digital Humanities Research
26-May-16   By: Steven M. Cohen

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“Gale, a part of Cengage Learning, has expanded its historical newspaper collections with the launch of several new archives. Now available are The Telegraph Historical Archive, 1855-2000, a 145-year archive of Britain’s best-selling quality newspaper; China from Empire to Republic: Missionary, Sinology, and Literary Periodicals, a collection of English-language periodicals published in or about China […]

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University of Florida, Elsevier explore interoperability in the publishing space
25-May-16   By: Steven M. Cohen

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“The University of Florida and Elsevier are unveiling a project to connect the institution’s repository of scholarly works to the larger network of publishing platforms, giving users a portal through which they can explore tens of thousands of articles by the university’s authors.Researchers at UF publish around 8,000 scholarly articles a year, and about a […]

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Libraries feel the eBook pinch
24-May-16   By: Steven M. Cohen

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“The book worm has turned. Local libraries are making noise about eBook prices, saying that they pay multinational publishers up to five times more than average consumers do for the same titles. And libraries — including ones in Toronto, Ottawa, Halifax and Vancouver — say they’d like things to change, so that they can pay […]

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New Email Alerts and RSS Feeds on Congress.gov
24-May-16   By: Steven M. Cohen

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“Last year’s most viewed new post on In Custodia Legis was Legislation Email Alerts on Congress.gov.  The email alerts are an excellent addition to the system that allow you to track a specific piece of legislation, what a Member of Congress is sponsoring and cosponsoring, and when the next issue of the Congressional Record is available.Building on those email […]

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EBSCO Information Services Expands its Resources on Asia with Release of the Bibliography of Asian Studies
24-May-16   By: Steven M. Cohen

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“The Bibliography of Asian Studies™ (BAS), an authoritative resource for research and scholarly literature on East, Southeast and South Asia, is now available from EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO). The Bibliography of Asian Studies is produced by the Association for Asian Studies (AAS) which partnered with EBSCO in early 2016 as the provider of BAS. The […]

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Mayor restores additional cut to Hartford libraries
24-May-16   By: Steven M. Cohen

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“The Hartford Public Library won’t face $393,000 in additional budget cuts in the coming fiscal year after Mayor Luke Bronin used a line-item veto restore funding.Bronin announced his veto Friday, following the city council reducing his originally proposed budget by approximately $5 million, including the cuts to the library, which already faces a $354,000 cut […]

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Axiell acquires Mobydoc and solidifies position as number one in collections management
24-May-16   By: Steven M. Cohen

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“Axiell, the number one supplier of collections management solutions globally, today announces the acquisition of Mobydoc, the market leader for French museums, particularly national museums. The acquisition brings together Axiell’s global resources and experience within Archives, Libraries and Museums (ALM) with the solid position that Mobydoc has held in the French market for over 20 […]

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Hollywood films drive Australian library book tastes
24-May-16   By: Steven M. Cohen

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“Hollywood is driving library borrowing habits like never before – and Australian authors without film-book tie-ins are struggling to find a mass readership.With the film version starring Emily Blunt soon to be released, British writer Paula Hawkins’ novel of a vanished wife, The Girl on the Train, has topped the list of most borrowed library […]

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Mexican-American textbook stirs cultural debate in Texas
24-May-16   By: Steven M. Cohen

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“A textbook proposed to help teach the cultural history of Mexican-Americans in Texas public schools is under scrutiny by scholars, some of whom decry the effort as racist and not a reflection of serious academic study.The textbook, titled “Mexican American Heritage,” describes Mexican-Americans as people who “adopted a revolutionary narrative that opposed Western civilization and […]

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Pound Ridge Library director accused of inflating stats
24-May-16   By: Steven M. Cohen

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“In this tranquil corner of Westchester County, a noisy controversy is coming from, of all places, the public library.Director Marilyn Tinter, who has worked for 40 years at the library in the town of 5,000-plus residents, has been suspended with pay for what is a $97,237-per-year position.The Library Board of Trustees made several allegations — the subject of an ongoing hearing — including that Tinter allegedly inflated circulation statistics by […]

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Libraries stand firm in support of GLBT books
23-May-16   By: Steven M. Cohen

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“In a year when Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender (GLBT) communities are facing divisive “religious freedom” and “bathroom privacy” legislation, libraries are working against legislating discrimination by fostering acceptance through the power of books.  The American Library Association (ALA), and hundreds of libraries will celebrate June 2016 as GLBT Book Month™, a nationwide celebration of the authors […]

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Lexis for Microsoft Office Wins SIIA Business Technology CODiE Award
23-May-16   By: Steven M. Cohen

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“LexisNexis® Legal & Professional, a leading global provider of content and technology solutions, today announced that it received the prestigious 2016 SIIA CODiE Award in the “Best Solution for Integrating Content into Workflow” category for Lexis for Microsoft Office, the market-leading legal drafting and review tool. This award recognizes Lexis® for Microsoft Office® as an […]

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Museums in the Age of Social
23-May-16   By: Steven M. Cohen

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“When Americans stood in line for hours to see King Tut in the 1970s, a new kind of museum exhibition took hold: the blockbuster. Featuring spectacular artifacts from the tomb of the ancient Egyptian pharaoh, the “Treasures of Tutankhamun” traveled to six cities across the United States between November 1976 and April 1979, and drew […]

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