August 21, 2014

National Archives to Release 1940 Census Free Online on April 2, 2012, Announces Web Hosting Contract Awarded to Inflection

News and links about the release from NARA: The National Archives today announced its selection of Inflection, parent company to family history web site Archives.com, to design and host a free web site for the April 2, 2012, at 9 AM (EST) launch of the 1940 U.S. Census. This is the first time that the […]

Public Libraries: Toronto Libraries Find Ways to Make Money

From 680News.com Cash-strapped Toronto libraries are considering teaming up with a retailer to sell books through their website, as well as, lend them out through their branches. That is one of the money-making proposals which will be debated at the Library Board’s meeting next week. Board members will also consider more than doubling the overdue […]

"Our Cinematic History Is at Stake: Film Archives and Apocalypse in 0's and 1's"

From a Huffington Post Column By Vivian Norris: The Cinemateque de France in Paris held an important conference recently, with scholars, archivists, digital experts, filmmakers and film historians from the Motion Picture Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Library in France and numerous other institutions. Over a period of two days, the speakers and […]

Now Online: NMC Horizon Report: 2011 Museum Edition

Title: NMC Horizon Report: 2011 Museum Edition Source: New Media Consortium The NMC Horizon Report: 2011 Museum Edition, is a coproduction with the Marcus Institute for Digital Education in the Arts (MIDEA), and examines emerging technologies for their potential impact on and use in education and interpretation within the museum environment. The international composition of […]

New Issue Alert: Journal of Electronic Publishing (14.2, Fall 2011)

Journal of Electronic Publishing (14.2, Fall 2011) Direct to Complete Table of Contents (With Abstracts) Direct to Individual Articles Editor’s Note by Aaron McCollough Some Thoughts on Poetry and Pornography as Experimental Twins by Richard Nash Two Future Binaries by Michael S. Hennessey WYSIWYG Poetics: Reconfiguring the Fields for Creative Writers and Scholars by W. […]

Reference: USA Today Releases College Football Coaches Salary Database

Direct to Database: USA TODAY College Football Coach salary database, 2006-2011 Search or Browse/Sort by: Schools or Head Coaches Name Conference School Pay Other Pay Total Pay Maximum Bonus Click the Plus Sign (+) Next to School Name or Coaches Name for Additional Info and Salary Graph

New Survey Findings: iPhone Passes Blackberry Amongst Mobile Employees (U.S.)

From an iPass Blog Post: In this quarter’s iPass Mobile Workforce Report, released today, we found that 95 percent of mobile workers have smartphones, and 91 percent use them for work– a 26 percent rise compared to 2010. But the big news is 8 percent –the number of mobile employees with provisioned smartphones has declined […]

Full Text Book: Media and Information Literacy Curriculum for Teachers

Their is NO charge to download the full text of the following book. Title: Media and Information Literacy Curriculum for Teachers Authors: Carolyn Wilson, Alton Grizzle, Ramon Tuazon, Kwame Akyempong, and Chi-Kim Cheung Publisher: UNESCO Year: 2011 192 Pages (PDF) 978-92-3-104198-3 ISBN Direct to Full Text (PDF) From the UNESCO Web Site: It [the book] […]

National Competition Selects 12 Libraries and Museums to Build Innovative Learning Labs for Teens

From IMLS (Institute of Museum and Library Services) and MacArthur Foundation: Today, the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation announced the first 12 winners of a national competition to build 21st Century learning labs in museums and libraries around the country. The winners—four museums and […]

Child Welfare Information Gateway — State Guides & Manuals Search

State Guides & Manuals Search The State Guides & Manuals Search links to online publications created by State agencies to describe their services and provide guidance on child welfare-related topics to both professional and personal audiences. The most common types of publications include policy or procedure manuals, administrative rules, licensing standards, handbooks for families involved […]