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N.H. State Library, The First In The Nation, Celebrates 300 Years

“New Hampshire is home to the oldest state library in the nation, and this year, it’s marking its 300th anniversary. It was founded in 1717 with just two books and a proclamation by the New Hampshire general assembly.The New Hampshire State Library has gone through plenty of changes since then. Its current home was built in 1896, located on Concord’s Park Street, next to the Statehouse.” (via New Hampshire Public Radio)

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Critics question spending librarian’s donation on scoreboard

“Alumnus and longtime library employee left largely unrestricted bequest to U of New Hampshire. It is spending $100,000 on the library and $1 million on a video scoreboard for the football stadium.” (via Inside Higher Education)

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New Hampshire Library Defends Use Of Online Anonymity Software

“NPR’s Robert Siegel interviews librarian Chuck McAndrew about using Tor — software that allows users to search the web without revealing their identity or location — in the New Hampshire library system.” (via NPR)

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BROWSE FREE OR DIE? NEW HAMPSHIRE LIBRARY IS AT PRIVACY FORE

“A small library in New Hampshire sits at the forefront of global efforts to promote privacy and fight government surveillance – to the consternation of law enforcement.The Kilton Public Library in Lebanon, a city of 13,000, last year became the nation’s first library to use Tor, software that masks the location and identity of internet users, in a pilot project initiated by the Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Library Freedom Project. Users the world over can – and do – have their searches randomly routed through the library.” (via The Associated Press)

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New Hampshire lawmakers pass bill saying libraries can use Tor

“The New Hampshire House of Representatives on Thursday passed a bill giving public libraries explicit permission to run powerful privacy software like Tor, a network that lets people anonymously connect to the Internet.The bill’s author, Rep. Keith Ammon (R), told the Daily Dot that the bill passed 268 to 62, despite his preparations for a heated debate. The “large margin” and the lack of a fight on the House floor surprised Ammon.Ammon’s measure, which could be the first explicitly pro-Tor legislation in America, now heads to the state Senate.” (via Dailydot)

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