Monthly Archives: January 2012

IMLS-Funded Research Yields New Information on Paper Stability

By Tim Barrett Director, University of Iowa Center for the Book Paper Facilities, 319-621-2493 Research on paper permanence may seem a bit odd in the age of digital scanning and the internet, but there are a number of reasons … Continue reading

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Feds Will Team up on Digital Curation Residency Program

By Kevin Cherry, IMLS, and Esra Oden, Library of Congress The exponential growth of digital content has created a demand for library and information  professionals with new skills.  To meet this demand, IMLS, working in partnership with the Library of … Continue reading

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The IMLS Early Learning Challenge

By Susan Hildreth Director, IMLS President Obama is committed to providing the support that our youngest children need to succeed later in school. The importance of the early years in a child’s life has been well documented. The U.S. Department … Continue reading

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“Roots” and “Star Trek” Actor Comes to WebWise

By Maren Dougherty Senior Editor, Balboa Park Online Collaborative (Cross-posted from BPOC blog) To some, he’s Geordi La Forge. To others, he’s Kunta Kinte. To ‘80s babies, he’s that guy from “Reading Rainbow.” But LeVar Burton is also a champion … Continue reading

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International Teams Start Digging

By Susan Hildreth Director, IMLS IMLS was part of an exciting announcement earlier this week, when the winners of the second Digging into Data Challenge were announced. There were 14 winning teams in this competition to promote innovative humanities and … Continue reading

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