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Archive for April, 2008

Next week the Learning Commons at the North Carolina State University Library will begin lending Kindle ebook readers. Students will tell reference librarians which books they would like to have downloaded onto the devices, which they will check out for one week. Once a book has been downloaded on to the device it will be […]

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Students at Harvard have decided not to wait for an ‘official’ open repository for undergraduate theses. A group of students calling themselves the Harvard College Free Culture have set up a repository for undergraduate honors and senior theses. The site let’s student upload their own work, and search or browse the collection. Welcome to the […]

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Library of Congress is experimenting with Flickr Collections. There are currently 2 collections: 1910s in the News and 1930-40s in Color. Over 3,000 photos to date. Check it out at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/library_of_congress/

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The Internet Archive has been building a library since 1996. Many know it as the home of the “wayback machine” a tool that lets you search for older versions of web pages, including those that may no longer exist. For example, if you search on http;//www.uvm.edu you can find samples of UVM’s home page going […]

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Google had promised to release its Viewability API to give access to Google Books. The buzz around digital humanists was that this wold be a wonderful tool allowing access to the content of the books. Think of the fun! Instead, here’s the scoop from their site. Looks like Google is defining “universally accessible and useful” […]

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