July 15, 2018

Australian Broadcasting Corp. Adds Archival Video to Wikimedia Commons, Available Under CC License

From the Wikimedia Blog: The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), the national public broadcaster, turns 80 this year. To celebrate it has launched a new website called “80 Days That Changed Our Lives“, giving 80 pieces of audio visual content from the ABC archives a new lease on life. Today, the ABC has also announced that […]

Reference: Census Bureau Releases New List/Maps of Urban Areas (Based on 2010 Census)

From the U.S. Census: The nation’s urban population increased by 12.1 percent from 2000 to 2010, outpacing the nation’s overall growth rate of 9.7 percent for the same period, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The Census Bureau released the new list of urban areas (XLS) today based on 2010 Census results. Urban areas — […]

SAGE: Index On Censorship Celebrates 40 Years with 40 Days of Free Access

From a SAGE News Release: SAGE celebrates Index on Censorship’s 40th anniversary with free access to the magazine’s historic archive for 40 days, from 26 March until 4 May. After that date, the archive from 1972-2010 will remain free for the rest of the year. Index’s award-winning magazine was the first to publish much of […]

Streaming Media: US Audiences to Pay for More Online Movies in 2012 Than For Physical Videos

Via IHS iSuppli: Americans will pay to consume more movies online in 2012 than they will on physical video formats, marking the first year that legal, Internet-delivered movies will outstrip those of DVDs and Blu-ray discs combined. The legal, paid consumption of movies online in the United States will reach 3.4 billion views or transactions […]

Striking Toronto Public Library Workers Hold Read-In Rally

The strike is now in its second week. Librarians, Authors Join Forces at Read-In (via Torontoist) “Cheerful rage” may be an oxymoron, but that’s probably the best way of describing the mood at the “read-in” and rally—organized by the striking librarians’ union, CUPE Local 4948—that took place in front of the Toronto Reference Library on […]