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We Are Ready: Petition to the Chinese Government

May
01

Salman Rushdie, Francine Prose, Edward Albee, Rick Moody and Ma Jian will be among the writers attending a press conference Thursday, May 1, at which the PEN American Center will announce the delivery later that morning of a petition to the Chinese Mission to the United Nations. The petition demands the release of 39 writers and journalists imprisoned in China who PEN believes have been jailed for exercising their right to speak and write freely, which is guaranteed under Chinese and international law.

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$1000.00 REWARD

Apr
30

ANNOUNCING: $1000.00 REWARD.

William Roger Holman,... former City Librarian, San Francisco Public Library,and author of the poignant memoir: THE ORPHANS' NINE COMMANDMENTS_Tx. Christian Univ. Press. Hardback. Nov. 2007 ... solicits information and offers an Award.

(For three months the book has been ranked by Amazon.com as #1 Best selling book ... Biography-Memoirs. Read Amazon's posted reviews)

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More Spanish Content from Finding Dulcinea

Apr
30

PR Newswire announced today that Finding Dulcinea has launched a Spanish-language version of its Web Guides which includes:
"How to Search the Web," "Health," "U.S. Politics," "Immigration," "Cinco de Mayo" and "Survival Guide toNew York City." FindingDulcinea (Librarian of the Internet) plans to add more Spanish-language Web Guides in the future, based on user feedback.

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Spanish version of the Copy/South Dossier

Apr
30

This is a press release from the Copy South Research Group. It announces
the release (28 April 2008) of the Spanish edition of the 210-page
CS Dossier as prepared by Servicio Autónomo de la Propiedad Intelectual
(SAPI), the Intellectual Property agency of the Bolivarian Republic of
Venezuela.

The English version of the release follows the Spanish text.

www.copysouth.org

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Boletín de prensa 28 abril de 2008
ANUNCIANDO LA EDICIÓN EN ESPAÑOL DEL DOSSIER COPIA/SUR
Problemas económicos, politicos e ideológicos del copyright

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Dispatches From a Public Librarian - Now in Book Form

Apr
29

A recent joint study by the Pew Internet and American Life Project and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign revealed a stand-out fact: While many people think of public libraries as a place parents take their kids for story-time or a destination for retirees who don’t want to spend their Social Security checks on books, the reality is young adults are actually the heaviest users. The library of today—with its bank of personal computers and its corner café—is a whole lot different from the one most Americans grew up with.

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Internet Resources Newsletter - May 2008 issue

Apr
29

The latest edition of the FREE monthly newsletter for academics, students and researchers is now available at:

http://www.hw.ac.uk/libwww/irn/irn161/irn161.html

No subscription or registration is needed to access this full-text newsletter at the above site.

Published by Heriot-Watt University Library, and edited by Roddy MacLeod ([email protected]), Catherine Ure and Marion Kennedy

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Hurray for Hollywood; The Hollywood Librarian Could Use Your Help

Apr
29

Have you seen the documentary "The Hollywood Librarian"? Would you like others to see it too? "Hollywood" could use a helping hand.

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Announcing the 2008 Lifelong Access Libraries Leadership Institute

Apr
25

The Institute will introduce participants to Lifelong Access, a framework for working with active older adults that promotes learning and civic engagement. Lifelong Access offers an alternative to the predominant deficit-based model of aging by approaching this stage of life as an opportunity for individual and community renewal.

The Institute will focus on three primary areas:

(1) concepts and research underlying new approaches to working with midlife and older adults;

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Definition of digital preservation announced

Apr
25

The definition was developed to promote an understanding of digital preservation within the library community, as well as our allied professions and the user communities we exist to serve. This definition is presented to mark our current understanding of digital preservation and encourage further development of these ideas.

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