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Library Awarded $175,000 Mellon Foundation Grant for Support of Open Source Software for Libraries

University of Rochester News – “The University of Rochester River Campus Libraries has been awarded $175,000 from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to provide development support for the eXtensible Catalog (XC), the library’s newly developed software interface that vastly improves library searches.”

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Free Automatic Easy Bibliography Generator

OttoBib – “Make a bibliography. It’s free, easy and OttoMatic.” (via)

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Former Moline library employee sues over job loss

Quad City Times – “The former operations manager for the Moline Public Library has filed a discrimination suit against the city, the library and library director Leslie Kee, who is retiring at the end of the week. Mary B. Clark filed the suit in U.S. District Court, Rock Island, on Monday, alleging that her position was eliminated at the end of December in retaliation for her complaints about Kee.”

Case information here

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Tweet about apartment mold draws lawsuit

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES – “So Horizon Group Management LLC filed a libel lawsuit Monday against former tenant Amanda Bonnen, claiming one of her alleged Twitter posts “maliciously and wrongfully” slammed her apartment at 4242 N. Sheridan and the company managing it.”

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Study Reveals High Levels of Twitter Use at Conferences

Read Write Web – “A group of scholars from Germany, Austria, and the U.K. recently put together a case study about the tweeting habits of conference attendees.”


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Up-and-Comers Who Are Breaking Down a Digital Divide

Washington Post – “Around town, I often hear people referring to a tech start-up as just “two guys in a garage.” But that phrase excludes a gender that, some say, is too often overlooked in the technology industry”

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ALA Washington Office: First-round rules for broadband stimulus program hinder libraries

District Dispatch – “The American Library Association Washington sent a letter to Assistant Secretary of Commerce Larry Strickling Friday stating that the first-round Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA) to implement the Broadband Technologies Opportunities Program (BTOP) raises significant concerns and creates hurdles for libraries considering applying for broadband funding.”

Read the letter

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Lust rears its noisy head in the British Library

Times Online – “All libraries are petri dishes of sexual tension but the BL is extreme”

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Spectrum Policy in the Age of Broadband: Issues for Congress

Open CRS Network – “The convergence of wireless telecommunications technology and Internet protocols is fostering new generations of mobile technologies. This transformation has created new demands for advanced communications infrastructure and radio frequency spectrum capacity that can support high-speed, content-rich uses.”

Read the CRS Report

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Library big gets $20G for housing amid cuts

Boston Herald – “The Boston Public Library Foundation last week handed library chief Amy Ryan a $20,000 housing allowance at a time when staff members are being laid off and funding to the library system has been slashed by $6 million.”

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