The Covert World of People Trying to Edit Wikipedia—for Pay

Library News - August 13, 2015 - 8:42am
How can a site run by volunteers inoculate itself against well-funded PR efforts? And how can those volunteers distinguish between information that’s trustworthy and information that’s suspect?
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When Maps Lie

Library News - July 3, 2015 - 10:23am
Tips from a geographer on how to avoid being fooled by maps.
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How the NSA searches the world’s intercepted private communications

Library News - July 3, 2015 - 8:45am
Find out about XKEYSCORE, a secret NSA program that indexes data slurped up from covert fiber-taps, hacked systems, and smartphones, including "full take" data and metadata.
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Research Shows Internet Shutdowns and State Violence Go Hand in Hand 

Library News - July 3, 2015 - 8:34am
Recent research suggests that Internet shutdowns are becoming part of a toolkit for more violent repression by authorities.
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Library of Congress is Hiring…

Library News - July 3, 2015 - 8:30am
Visit http://librarianofprogress.com/ to see a rundown of the important issues relating to the job opening of Librarian of Congress.
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I need to find a public domain image

Library News - July 3, 2015 - 8:22am
Need to find a public domain image. Use the Internet Archive. More specifically, the Internet Archive's Book Image Flickr Feed.
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July Book Display

Library News - July 3, 2015 - 8:08am
239 years ago our forefathers declared independence from England's oppression. Read the full post by visiting our blog.
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Juan Felipe Herrera, From Farm Fields to Poet Laureate

Library News - June 10, 2015 - 2:00pm
The Library of Congress is to announce on Wednesday that Juan Felipe Herrera will be the next poet laureate.
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On the Fine Art of the Footnote 

Library News - June 5, 2015 - 1:08pm
Find out how writers today are using footnotes for more artful purposes than the mere transmission of information.
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June Book Display

Library News - June 1, 2015 - 2:21pm
Father's Day all month long at the Todd Library. Check out our "guessing game". Read the full post on our blog.
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Digital Journalism: How Good Is It?

Library News - May 19, 2015 - 4:25pm
That digital technology is disrupting the business of journalism is beyond dispute. Yet, little attempt has been made to evaluate the quality of Web-based journalism, despite its ever-growing influence.
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Venture Capitalists Take the Media

Library News - May 19, 2015 - 4:12pm
Venture capitalists have decided that there’s money to be made in media, or at least in starting media companies—a fact that should concern us all.
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The winner of the 2015 Man Booker International Prize is…

Library News - May 19, 2015 - 3:56pm
The winner of the 2015 Man Booker International Prize is László Krasznahorkai.
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If you could print out the whole Internet, how many pages would it be? – The Washington Post

Library News - May 19, 2015 - 2:29pm
FYI: The number of pages it would take to print the Internet = 305.5 billion
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May Book Display 2015

Library News - May 1, 2015 - 1:39pm
Anniversary of the U.S. - Mexican War 1846-48. Read our full post by visiting our blog!
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State of the News Media 2015

Library News - April 30, 2015 - 11:48am
Take a closer look at the state of the news media in 2015 with this report from Pew Research Center's Journalism Project
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April 30, 1859: A Tale of Two Cities is Published

Library News - April 30, 2015 - 10:36am
April 30, 1859, Charles Dickens’s A Tale Of Two Cities is first published.
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Library of Congress is ‘Born’ on April 24, 1800

Library News - April 24, 2015 - 9:08am
The Library of Congress celebrates its birthday on April 24. In 1800, President John Adams approved the appropriation of $5,000 for the purchase of "such books as may be necessary for the use of congress."
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