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Digital Library Digest: January 29, 2013

This week’s digest covers some highlights of the American Library Association’s Midwinter meeting, the future use of library spaces for tech hubs, the Wikipedian in-residence program, and the burning of a library in Timbuktu as a reminder of the importance of digital preservation.

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Digital Library Digest: January 22, 2013

This week’s digest takes another look at the conception of San Antonio’s BiblioTech, a study on the economic benefits from Public Libraries, a discussion of publishing strategy in response to tablet preference over ereaders, Amherst College’s digitization of Emily Dickinson manuscripts, and a study on how public libraries can better connect to young adult patrons.

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Digital Library Digest: January 15, 2013

This week’s digest primarily looks at the changing community space within libraries by focusing on a few recent library renovations, such as the country’s first bookless public library in Texas, a new InfoCommons space within the Brooklyn Public Library, and a high school’s vision for a digital access space. Also read about a multimedia iPad application partnership between National Geographic and child literacy advocate and host of Reading Rainbow’s LeVar Burton, as well as a unique digital treasure collection from The Library of Congress to Afghanistan.

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Digital Library Digest: January 8, 2013

This week’s digest brings up a new Pew Internet report about how patrons are using library services and websites, the UK is changing its copyright laws to reflect digital concerns, how NYC’s library patronage is growing and changing, the everlasting struggle for publishing companies to find an ebook model that “works”, and finally, an exploration of the University of Cambridge’s digital library.

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Digital Library Digest: December 18, 2012

This week’s digest covers the Library of Congress’s efforts to create fully-web enabled bibliographic descriptions, the digitization of the 2,000 year old Ten Commandments manuscript, what HathiTrust has been up to lately, one man’s look into how ebooks change the marketing of books within a library context, and finally, an exploration of Yemen’s new digital library.

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Digital Library Digest: December 11, 2012

This week’s digest focuses on the Folger Shakespeare Library launching a collection of digital texts, free plays and code; the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the University of Southern California partnering to create digital art records and tools; and more!

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Digital Library Digest: December 4, 2012

This week’s digest looks at licensing vs. copyright, the new German Digital Library, how scientists are shifting the way they judge the reliability of journals with social media comments, public libraries in Maryland looking to create maker spaces for kids, and a survey that shows a strong desire from patrons who want to be able to access digital library resources on their mobile devices.

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Digital Library Digest: November 28, 2012

This week’s digest covers efforts to close the digital literacy gap in immigrants, an innovative library remodel in Australia, a multimedia contest where the public has a chance to use their creativity with two digital archive’s collections, an ALA statement about fair ebook pricing and terms, and bookworms in old archives.

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Digital Library Digest: November 20, 2012

This week’s digest features a town’s effort to collect content by hosting a “Digital Donation Day,” a DIY robotic book scanner plan, a JSTOR and Wikipedia open access partnership, a founding partner of the World Digital Library’s own effort to create a digital library at home, and a decision from Louisiana state to cut all state-level funding for their public libraries.

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Digital Library Digest: November 13, 2012

This week’s digest discusses the issue of time and maintaining of cloud server based archives, a crowdsourced transcription effort by the National Archive of Australia, a Danish effort to offer free on-demand digitizing, the work of the University of Georgia digital hub, and the Author’s Guild’s appeal of the HathiTrust court decision.

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