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Getty Museum and Khan Academy Partner in Online Learning

“The Getty Museum offers a treasure trove of educational videos about art history and art-making. Our YouTube channel features topics ranging from the mummification process (in all its gory glory) to the making of intricate and colorful medieval manuscripts. I’m happy to announce that dozens of these videos will now be featured by the Khan Academy, a non-profit that seeks to provide free world-class education to anyone, anywhere. As a first step, today more than 80 videos, created primarily by the Museum’s Collection Information and Access department, have been released on Khan Academy’s website. Moving forward, we will work with Khan Academy’s art historians, Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker, to create new videos, critical-thinking exercises, and quizzes.” (via The Getty Iris)

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EBSCO Information Services Forms ILS Partnership with Australia’s Aurora Information Technology

“EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and Aurora Information Technology (Aurora IT), an Australian-based company specializing in LMS research, develop and support, are announcing a new ILS partnership providing expanded services to customers. EBSCO and Aurora IT will collaborate to enable EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) to be seamlessly integrated into Aurora IT’s LMS system improving accessibility and usability for mutual customers.” (via EBSCO)

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UNC, state library link to National Digital Library

“Treasures from libraries and archives across North Carolina will soon be at the fingertips of researchers worldwide. The North Carolina Digital Heritage Center (NCDHC) in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Wilson Library will be the state hub and conduit to the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) — an organization that provides a single point of access for millions of books, photographs, documents, sound recordings and moving images from some of the leading libraries and archives across the country.” (via The Herald-Sun)

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Higher Ed Associations Form Joint Steering Group to Build Federated System for Publicly Funded Research

“The Association of Research Libraries ARL, the Association of American Universities AAU, and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities APLU today announced the formation of a joint steering group to advance a proposed network of digital repositories at universities, libraries, and other research institutions across the US that will provide long-term public access to federally funded research articles and data.” (via ARL)

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British Library to partner with National Library of Singapore to digitise Malay manuscripts

“Today (19 August) at the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) 2013 meeting, Roly Keating the British Library’s Chief Executive signed an agreement with Mrs Elaine Ng the Chief Executive Officer of the National Library Board (NLB) of Singapore to put an extensive range of materials of interest to Singapore online. The project will digitise the British Library’s collection of Malay manuscripts, together with early maps of Singapore and archival material relating to Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles – the British official responsible for the founding of the city of Singapore.” (via British Library)

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