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Microsoft Sending out Feelers to Facebook

May
07

[By way of the NYT]...according to All Things Digital (owned by the Wall Street Journal publisher Dow Jones), the newspaper reported on its Web site that Microsoft's bankers put out subtle signals to Facebook, the social networking Web site, to see if it would be open to a full acquisition.

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Jim Cheng Honored for Creating Asian Film Collection at UC San Diego

May
07

From PressZoom (Netherlands), Jim Cheng, head librarian for the University of California, San Diego’s International Relations & Pacific Studies ( IR/PS ) Library, has been named a “2008 Mover & Shaker ” by the Library Journal ( LJ ) for his innovative work in developing an unprecedented Asian film collection and festival and symposium series.

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Schenectady (NY) Library Will Need a Year for a Major Renovation

May
07

If they want a new library, they won't be able to use the old one for awhile.

The $8M project calls for temporary closure of Schenectady Main Library; over 1,400 daily library patrons will be forced to seek other options while the library is closed for a year or more. The building, opened about 40 years ago, is at Clinton and Liberty streets, sandwiched between City Hall and police headquarters.

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EAD Finding Aid Creation Tool and OhioLINK Repository

May
02

OhioLINK is pleased to announce the release of a finding aid creation application, repository, and full-text search engine at . The EAD Finding Aid Creation Tool and OhioLINK Repository (EAD FACTORy) will help archivists ensure broad-based access to archival collections and local history collections by providing a solution for institutions wishing to create and deliver finding aids according to the Encoded Archival Description standard. Finding aids are descriptive tools that come in a variety of formats and levels of detail that describe the contents of archival or manuscript collections.

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We Are Ready: Petition to the Chinese Government

May
01

Salman Rushdie, Francine Prose, Edward Albee, Rick Moody and Ma Jian will be among the writers attending a press conference Thursday, May 1, at which the PEN American Center will announce the delivery later that morning of a petition to the Chinese Mission to the United Nations. The petition demands the release of 39 writers and journalists imprisoned in China who PEN believes have been jailed for exercising their right to speak and write freely, which is guaranteed under Chinese and international law.

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More Spanish Content from Finding Dulcinea

Apr
30

PR Newswire announced today that Finding Dulcinea has launched a Spanish-language version of its Web Guides which includes:
"How to Search the Web," "Health," "U.S. Politics," "Immigration," "Cinco de Mayo" and "Survival Guide toNew York City." FindingDulcinea (Librarian of the Internet) plans to add more Spanish-language Web Guides in the future, based on user feedback.

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