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Rock Hall Library and Archives set to open Tuesday

Cleveland Plain Dealer – “They’re ready to roll at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum’s Library and Archives. The new addition to Cuyahoga Community College’s Metropolitan Campus will be officially dedicated during a ceremony Monday, April 9, as part of the festivities leading up to the Rock Hall inductions April 14 at Public Auditorium. But as of Tuesday, this unique repository will be open to the public.”

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Fastcase Partners with Justia to Provide Opinion Summaries For Free

Press Release – “Legal publisher Fastcase has partnered with Justia to provide free access to summaries of state and federal court opinions to all users of the Fastcase online library database. Justia, a legal media and technology company based in Mountain View, Ca., has been drafting concise summaries of breaking court opinions written by licensed attorneys since March 2011. The summaries are added daily to all opinions from state supreme courts, the U.S. Supreme Court, and federal circuit courts of appeal, and made available for no additional charge to all Fastcase users.”

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Libraries Make Room For High-Tech ‘Hackerspaces’

NPR – “As information becomes more digital, public libraries are striving to redefine their roles. A small number are working to create “hackerspaces,” where do-it-yourselfers share sophisticated tools and their expertise. The Allen County Public Library, which serves the city of Fort Wayne, Ind., has a modest hackerspace inside a trailer in its parking lot. Library director Jeff Krull says hosting it is consistent with the library’s mission.”

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Occupying Boston and Beyond, With Tent Libraries

NYT – “This city, home to the nation’s first large public library, has a new and somewhat grittier venue for reading. Housed in a green military tent, the library at the Occupy Boston encampment is overflowing with scholarly tomes that have no due dates or late fees.”

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