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“The Tenacious Book”: A Harvard Library strategic conversation

first_img Read Full Story Electronic images can be poor substitutes for images in print—one reason why art and architecture scholars continue to rely heavily on print publications despite a shift to digital.Vanessa Kam, acting head of music, art, and architecture at the University of British Columbia Library, joined a Harvard Library Strategic Conversation to share her findings from a study of the balance between print and digital in art and architecture collections.“Given the state of art and architecture collecting today,” Kam asked, with print retaining its importance and electronic collections growing, “how might we go about forming a vision that will serve us and our users well into the future?”Kam interviewed 14 librarians in the discipline at leading institutions, including Mary Clare Altenhofen, Amanda Bowen, and Ann Whiteside at Harvard, as well as five publishers. She identified five main challenges facing art and architecture librarians interested in championing print:Staffing as staff hours shift from the acquisition/processing of electronic collectionsShifts in budget priorities from print acquisitions to digitalPressure from administrators to focus on e-contentPolicies prohibiting collecting both print and digital copies of the same titlesSpace planning and real estate costs“The future of collections in our libraries is political for many of us,” Kam said. For example, the total cost of keeping a book on the shelf at a university in Vancouver is over $3 per year, per volume, which could decrease interest in keeping low-circulation volumes in prime library locations.last_img read more

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Two people hospitalised following crash in Newtoncunningham

first_imgTwo people have been taken to hospital following a crash in Newtoncunningham today (Fri).The crash happened around 4.30pm.Four ambulances attended the scene and the road was closed off. It is not understood that their injuries are life-threatening.The road, near Kernans in the area, is expected to open shortly.Two people hospitalised following crash in Newtoncunningham was last modified: September 6th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Mac Belo breaks out of slump to rescue Blackwater

first_imgP2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy “Coach always knows that I’m ready to play at this level and I’m willing to do anything to help my team win,” said Belo as the Elite improved to a 2-6 record but still stayed at the 11th spot of the standings.“We struggled in the past games, especially myself, so I always find ways to recover and that’s because of the help I got from my coaches and teammates.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gerald Anderson impressive in Chooks 3×3 debut Blackwater’s Mac Belo. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Mac Belo was ready when Blackwater needed him the most.Belo averaged just 8.6 points in the Elite’s first seven games of the PBA Philippine Cup, but that became an afterthought after Friday night.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Needing a win to break their four-game skid, the Elite found a hero in Belo who dropped a season-high 22 points with eight rebounds to help them get the 106-100 win over the Dyip.Belo, ever the consummate professional, shared the glory of his scoring outburst to his teammates.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges“I thank my teammates because we executed our plays well so I got open looks and I was able to get into my off-ball offense better,” said Belo in Filipino Friday at Mall of Asia Arena.Belo said he just kept himself ready and when Elite head coach Bong Ramos called his number, he knew he was prepared to play at an exceptional level. P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end MOST READ 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash LATEST STORIES SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem View commentslast_img read more

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Lasith Malinga to miss second Zimbabwe ODI with influenza

first_imgSri Lanka pace spearhead Lasith Malinga will miss the second ODI of the ongoing five-match series against Zimbabwe as he has contracted viral influenza and has been recommended 48 hours of rest following medical assessment.The Sri Lanka Cricket also said that left-arm chinaman Lakshan Sandakan had missed the first ODI due to the same illness.Malinga is currently five wickets short of 300 in ODIs, five short of becoming the fourth Sri Lanka bowler to the mark after Muttiah Muralitharan, Chaminda Vaas and Sanath Jayasuriya, reports ESPNcricinfo.comThe hosts are currently leading the series 1-0, having won the first match by six wickets.The second ODI will be played at the Galle International Cricket Stadium on July 2.last_img read more

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Report CBS National Amusements in talks to settle case

first_imgNEW YORK, N.Y. – The Wall Street Journal is reporting that CBS and its parent company National Amusements are in talks to settle pending litigation over who controls the broadcaster.CBS and National Amusements, run by media mogul Shari Redstone, have been duking it out in court since May when CBS attempted to issue a special dividend that would strip National Amusements of its controlling stake in the media company.According to the Journal, the settlement talks include CBS dropping the dividend. In exchange, National Amusements would agree not to push for a merger between CBS and Viacom, which it also controls. The trial had been set for early October.The report cited anonymous sources familiar with the matter. National Amusements and CBS both declined to comment.last_img read more

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Fort St John Association for Community Living to host inclusion meeting

first_img“We were happy to get on board to have the consultation in Fort St. John and have invited individuals, parents, support groups and those who care for adults living with developmental disabilities to participate and provide the province with feedback on what community inclusion should be”, said LaBoucane.The community inclusion meeting for adults living with developmental disabilities takes place November 15 at 6:30 p.m. at the Fort St. John Association for Community Living, located at 10251-100 Avenue.For more information and for registration, you can call the Fort St. John Association for Community Living at 250-787-9262 FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Ministry of Social Development in partnership with the Fort St. John Association for Community Living will be holding a meeting to discuss community inclusion for adults living with developmental disabilities.The objective of the meeting is to update a shared vision for community inclusion and to guide planning for how provincial services and supports should change and evolve over the next 10 years.Renee LaBoucane, Executive Director of Fort St. John Association for Community Living, says they have invited various members of the community to attend.last_img read more

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CM Finch Elementary School contributes to Poppy Campaign

first_imgCo-Campaign Manager Tina Tucker says they are grateful for the support from the community in Fort St. John.“I am proud to say thanks to all the volunteers who helped make the Poppy campaign a huge success this year. I just want to say thank you Fort St. John for supporting our local Veterans and their families.”The Poppy Fund provides support to Veterans, including Canadian Armed Forces and RCMP, and their families who are in need. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – C.M. Finch Elementary School recently donated $975.00 to the Fort St. John Poppy Campaign.The money was raised through the School where students and community members donated money towards the Poppy Campaign.The $975.00 donation now brings the Campaign’s total to $45,503.48.last_img read more

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EC allows ‘Rupashree’ scheme to run

first_imgKolkata: The Election Commission (EC) has given the nod to the state government to continue with its social scheme “Rupashree”.Chief Secretary Malay De has recently sought clarifications from the EC regarding the continuation of some of its schemes with the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) in place after the announcement of the Lok Sabha polls. The Commission, a few days back, had granted permission to the state government to continue its “Somobyathi” scheme. Under the “Rupashree” scheme that was launched in April 2018, one-time financial assistance of Rs 25,000 is given to the economically-stressed families at the time of their daughters’ marriages. In “Somobyathi”, a one-time ex-gratia grant of Rs 2,000 is given to the bereaved family members of a deceased who are in extreme financial need. It may be mentioned that a number of people had approached the state government informing about their difficulty as they were not getting benefits from certain schemes like “Rupashree”, “Somobyathi” and the like. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had directed De to take up the matter with the EC as she felt that the MCC should not be a hindrance in running schemes of public interest that have been announced much earlier and are ongoing. She also expressed her concern over the sufferings of people with the stalling of such schemes. “Marriages are settled much earlier and the rituals are performed as per the convenience of the family members. Similarly, an unfortunate death of a person may occur anytime. The Model Code of Conduct should not be a barrier in providing benefits under these schemes,” Banerjee had reasoned. A senior official of the state government informed that the government has also urged the Election Commission seeking an extension of procurement of potatoes from farmers by a week. The dates for the purchase of potatoes from farmers was scheduled from March 1 to 17. However, with heavy rains affecting the potato cultivation, the state had sought extension till March 24. “The EC is yet to respond to this plea,” the official said.last_img read more

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Jamia VC cautions staff against comments on students’ complexion, race, clothing or religion

first_imgNew Delhi: Jamia Millia Islamia’s first woman Vice-Chancellor Najma Akhtar has urged varsity staff to ensure that they pass no comments on students’ clothing, complexion, race or religion. Addressing the members of the teaching and the non-teaching fraternity Monday, Professor Akhtar underlined the need for updating the existing courses, overhauling outdated ones and opening new courses in sync with contemporary demands. “Growth and development of an institution has two dimensions consolidation and expansion. We must try to consolidate what we already have, update and tone up programmes that have been running and overhaul those that are outdated and lagging behind,” she said. Akhtar said JMI is a gender-sensitive institution and right from its inception, it has embraced the idea of co-education and healthy mixing and growth of both genders. “Let us do nothing or make no such utterances that can be even remotely be interpreted as disrespectful or derogatory to women,” she cautioned. Staff members should not make any comments on a student’s clothing, complexion, race, place of origin or religion, Akhtar said. “Women empowerment will be a special focus of the current administration,” the vice-chancellor said, adding, “let us all cultivate common virtues of humanity and cosmopolitanism.”last_img read more

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