As George W. Bush prepares for a public appearance -- along with the other living presidents, past and present -- at the dedication of his presidential library in Dallas next week, a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll finds he remains unpopular with the American public. Just 35% of Americans view Bush favorably, versus 44% who view him negatively.
“We fully intend to put the Reimer Digital Library back to where the public can access the unclassified documents,” wrote U.S. Army Major General Tony Cucolo in an email message to Secrecy News. Public access to the online library of U.S. Army publications has been blocked since February 6, when a system security upgrade was [...]Show More Summary
1. Digital Public Library of America delays debut in wake of marathon bombing (The Chronicle of Higher Education) 2. Twitter, discovery, and the problem of simplicity (AllThingsD) 3. Study shows newspaper readers are engaged, but local papers need to do more on mobile (PaidContent.org) 4. Show More Summary
The U.S. Army said today that it would restore public access to the online Reimer Digital Library of Army publications, after having blocked the site on February 6. Last week, the Federation of American Scientists filed a Freedom of Information Act request asking for a copy of the entire Reimer collection for publication on the [...]Show More Summary
Public access to the Reimer Digital Library, which is the largest online collection of U.S. Army doctrinal publications, has been blocked by the Army, which last week moved the collection behind a password-protected firewall. But today the Federation of American Scientists filed a Freedom of Information Act request (pdf) asking the Army to provide a [...]Show More Summary
The World Law Bulletin is a monthly publication of the Law Library of Congress that reports on significant or interesting legal developments in countries around the world. For its own peculiar reasons, the Law Library has declined to make this serial available to the public. (In response to insistent pleas, a derivative publication called the [...]Show More Summary
Sunshine Week, which falls this year on March 11-17, is an annual effort by news organizations, libraries and public interest groups to focus public attention on the importance of open government. Next week, dozens of programs across the country will explore the costs of secrecy, the virtues of openness, and the path forward. See this [...]Show More Summary
A quick update on yesterday's bombings at the Boston Marathon: There was not a third bomb at the JFK Library (it was a fire in the building's mechanical room). There are no suspects in custody (the "Saudi national" that dominated the...Show More Summary
Last October the Environmental Protection Agency closed five of its libraries, including the headquarters library in Washington DC, and limited public access at four others. EPA said the closures were part of an ongoing restructuring and that public demand for EPA records would be increasingly satisfied online. Public interest groups and librarians warned that valuable [...]Show More Summary
In what may be a harbinger of new rigor in Congressional oversight, four Democratic members of Congress told the Environmental Protection Agency to cease and desist (pdf) from closing public document libraries and dispersing or destroying their contents unless and until EPA obtains specific approval from Congress. Public interest groups including the Union of Concerned [...]Show More Summary
Want to hear our man Ed's take on social media's current role in food? Then hit up the Mid-Manhattan Public Library (the circulating branch, not the Bryant Park building) tomorrow from 6:30 to 8:30, where he'll be chatting with successful...Show More Summary
The Law Library of Congress, which maintains the world’s largest collection of legal materials, produces a monthly publication called World Law Bulletin that features the highlights of legal developments around the world, as well as occasional essays on specialized topics by some of the Library’s resident experts. For no good reason, however, the World Law [...]Show More Summary
The Boston Globe is reporting that police have intentionally detonated another device in Boston, by the Boston Public Library (about a mile from the original explosion).
3M Cloud Library Enters eBook Pilot with Simon & Schuster and New York Libraries 3M continues leadership in bringing eBooks to public libraries ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The 3M Cloud Library eBook Lending Service will bring Simon & Schuster eBooks to readers in a new pilot program at the New York Public Library and Brooklyn Public Library. Show More Summary
An explosion near the Boston Marathon’s finish line has resulted in up to 30 people injured, according to initial reports. The explosion occurred near the Boston Public Library in the early afternoon on Monday.
Reports are starting to come in of multiple explosions near the finish line at the Boston Marathon, across from the Boston Public Library on Copley Square. We're updating below. Read more...
“My answer is, ‘Why don’t you go hire an economist? Or hire five economists and get 15 different opinions?’” From: "As his presidential library debuts, George W. Bush prepares to return to public stage on his own terms." Also: More paintings!
Sun Metro has partnered with the El Paso Public Library as part of the festivities for National Poetry Month to recognize nine local poets beginning this month.
This May, the New York Public Library is jumping into the 21st century, wholeheartedly embracing e-books and e-reading. Simon & Schuster, in collaboration with the New York Public Library, Brooklyn Public Library and the Queens Library, announced in a statement today plans for a one-year...
Simon & Schuster has partnered with The New York Public Library, the Brooklyn Public Library, and the Queens Library, for a new pilot eBook program. Like other eBook programs library patrons will be able to check out digital copies of Simon & Schuster titles from participating libraries. Show More Summary