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Digital Library Digest: May 13, 2012 (Mother’s Day Edition)

This week’s DigLibDig covers the Ars Technica article on DPLA West, continued challenges of providing digital content & services in public libraries, the American Library Association call for information on library-as-publisher, and a newly-digital archive of Ernest Hemingway’s journalism.

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Digital Library Digest (Double Edition): May 4, 2012

Digital Library Digest (Double Edition): May 4, 2012

This week’s DigLibDig covers ALA’s post on DPLA West, Internet Archive’s letter to publishers, the role of libraries in the digital age, and more.

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Harvard Releases 12 Million Library Records

Harvard Releases 12 Million Library Records

The library has made nearly all of the catalog records from its 73 libraries available under a CC0 license

The Harvard Library has made 12 million library records available for programmatic access via the DPLA API.

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Digital Library Digest: April 13, 2012

This week’s DigLibDig covers the new DPLA video update from John Palfrey, the Justice Department ebook suit, ALA’s “State of America’s Libraries,” the DPLA Hack Day, and new content from ebrary.

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The Rise of e-reading

The Rise of e-reading

One fifth of Americans have read an e-book within the last year; 88% of e-book readers also read printed books.

A look at the Pew Internet & American Life Project’s report on “The rise of e-reading.”

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Digital Library Digest: April 6, 2012

This week’s DigLibDig covers Darnton’s talk at Columbia law, libraries on Facebook, the NYPL American Revolution digitization project, and a boycott on Random House.

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Digital Library Digest: March 31, 2012

This week’s DigLibDig covers an increase in physical library demand for digital services, a Syracuse School of Information Studies article on the DPLA, and the Houghton Rare Book Library’s new digitized materials.

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Digital Library Digest: March 24, 2012

This week’s DigLibDig covers Europeana-Pinterest collaboration, streamlining of the Elending process, a British Library’s digitization project, and the ‘life and miracles’ of Rumi.

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Digital Library Digest: March 16, 2012

This week’s DigLibDig covers Robert Darnton’s DPLA speech at Dartmouth, Nate Hill’s anticipatory blog of PLA Conference activities, the conference session on iPads in libraries, Trinity College’s new digitization work, and David Rumsey’s digital map collection.

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Digital Library Digest: March 9, 2012

This week’s DigLibDig covers Brewster Kahle’s preservation work, the Harvard Library contributions to the HathiTrust, Google Books’ reduced digitization activity, and a blogger’s thoughts on last week’s DPLA talk.

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