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  • March 23, 2012
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Brain Pickings has a fascinating little article that compiles some of the comments that medieval monks scribbled in the margins of the copies they were making.  Take a look at the site to see the whole thing.

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  • March 23, 2012
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From an ebrary News Release: To help libraries meet the research needs of their entire institutions and maximize their budgets, ebrary® is announcing a strategic new approach to e-book acquisition based on three steps:  Transition, Diversify and Streamline™.  Libraries that transition a greater percentage of their budgets from print to electronic, diversify acquisition models, and streamline…

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  • March 22, 2012
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The United Arab Emirates newspaper The National has an article about a UAE librarian who feels that the Internet is “killing” the Arabic language, making people too lazy to find information in a book rather than on-line. One of few librarians in the UAE, 57-year-old Abdul Razak Al Khumairi works at the new UAE and…

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  • March 21, 2012
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From American Libraries: ALA President Molly Raphael prepared this summary of the meetings of members of the ALA Digital Content and Libraries Working Group with ebook distributors at the Public Library Association Conference in Philadelphia, as well as a panel she moderated at the Association of American Publishers meeting: At last week’s Public Library Association…

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  • March 21, 2012
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Found via eBookNewser: OverDrive has temporarily postponed library pre-sales of the forthcoming Harry Potter e-books. Overdrive Public Relations and Social Media Specialist Michael Lovett writes: We’re excited about the forthcoming launch of Harry Potter eBooks and digital audiobooks for library lending. We’re working with Pottermore to introduce this compelling series, and as part of the…

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  • March 21, 2012
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From Brain Pickings.  Go to the site to see some exquisite images: The Persian poet and mystic Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Balkhi (1207-1273), better known as Rumi, endures as one of history’s most beloved and oft-quoted thinkers. A handful of Persian accounts of Rumi’s life have been written, most famously the first by his son and…

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  • March 20, 2012
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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…

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  • March 19, 2012
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On the local news this morning, the news that the union of city library employees are striking. At issue: job security provisions, According to this article the issue is job security provisions” “Under a recently signed agreement with city outside workers belonging to Local 416, only those employed by the city 15 years will get…

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  • March 19, 2012
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From JISC Collections: The British Library and JISC eCollections have announced the launch of JISC Historic Books, a new website developed by Mimas for researchers and students that includes recently digitised editions of more than 65,000 books from the British Library’s extensive 19th century collections. Amounting to more than 25 million pages, the resource spans…

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  • March 19, 2012
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From JISC Collections: The British Library and JISC eCollections have announced the launch of JISC Historic Books, a new website developed by Mimas for researchers and students that includes recently digitised editions of more than 65,000 books from the British Library’s extensive 19th century collections. Amounting to more than 25 million pages, the resource spans…