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  • April 27, 2012
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(Via bookofjoe.)

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  • April 2, 2012
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From the Atlanta Journal-Constitution: The impact [new e-reader purchased during the 2011 holiday season] on area libraries was similarly dramatic. Cobb’s number of “unique library card users” checking out e-books jumped by 31 percent from November to December. Public demand was so great that the cash-strapped DeKalb County Public Library carved $10,000 out of its budget…

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  • March 30, 2012
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via OverDrive: The seven-book series in eBook and digital audiobook format will be available at 12 noon ET today to be added to the collections of more than 18,000 libraries and schools in more than 20 countries. To find a participating library or school in the OverDrive network or to launch a digital collection in…

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  • March 28, 2012
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via Bikya Masr: To preserve and provide access to centuries of Egyptian and Middle East history, The American University in Cairo recently launched the Rare Books and Special Collections Digital Library (RBSCDL). [Clip] The digital library is open and globally accessible, and will feature ancient and medieval cultural-heritage materials, in addition to contemporary contributions from the University…

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  • March 27, 2012
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From the Houghton Library Blog: An exciting array of materials have recently been digitized at Houghton. They include manuscript material from Joanna Baillie, George Eliot, John Keats, Charles Lamb, Percy Shelley, Robert Southey, Alfred Tennyson, Hester Thrale and George Washington. A 15th century breviary and Belgian incunable, multiple musical scores, cartoons, broadsides and more may also be…

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  • March 27, 2012
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From the press release: Encyclopedia Britannica has agreed to join the list of content providers for EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS). The agreement between EBSCO Publishing and Britannica Digital Learning adds metadata to the EDS Base Index and allows full-text searching of Britannica Online School, PreK-8, Public Library, 21st Century Explorer, and Academic Editions. Institutions subscribing to EDS will…

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  • March 26, 2012
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From the BBC: The National Library of Wales‘ entire collection of oil paintings has gone online for the entire population to enjoy as part of the Your Paintings project. Over 1,950 oil paintings in the library’s collection have been photographed and put on the website in the partnership project between the Public Catalogue Foundation and the BBC. It aims…

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  • March 26, 2012
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Update: I had not noticed until it was pointed out to me in the comments that the article I was reporting on was a year old. It was shown in Zite as a recent article (probably because of the “March” dateline without a year in the blog posting format). My eyes slid right over the…

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  • March 24, 2012
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From the press release: Brill and the Frick Collection have signed an agreement to digitize c. 3,300 historical art sales catalogues from the Frick Art Reference Library for Brill’s publication Art Sales Catalogues 1600-1900 Online (ASCO). The Frick Art Reference Library is one of the largest repositories of auction catalogs and provenance information in North…

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  • March 23, 2012
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New LRG study- 74% of libraries report increased demand for electronic offerings: “Close to three-fourths of respondents, 74%, report that demand for their libraries’ electronic offerings have increased over the past year” A new report from Library Resource Guide and Unisphere Research, ” The Digital Squeeze: Libraries at the Crossroads—The Library Resource Guide Benchmark Study…