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Thirty Museums and Libraries Tapped as Finalists for National Medal
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Feb 24, 2015

For 21 years, the National Medal for Museum and Library Service has celebrated institutions that demonstrate extraordinary and innovative approaches to public service to make a difference for individuals, families, and communities. Read More

 
New IMLS Data Catalog Enables Creative Use of Library, Museum, Administrative Datasets
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Feb 19, 2015

The launch of data.imls.gov is a step toward great government openness and transparency. Read More

 
USCIS-IMLS Present Webinar for Public Librarians on Human Trafficking Prevention

Feb 06, 2015

Learn about the government’s Blue Campaign and steps you can take to raise awareness and combat this terrible crime. Read More

 
 



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Blog Post: #NetGain: #NetGain: The Role of Libraries on the Web as a Public Good
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Mar 02, 2015

At the kick-off event for the NetGain Challenge, created to ensure that the web of the future is one that supports a broad public good, discussion often focused on the key central, civic, and social role of libraries. Read More

 
Blog Post: IMLS and Open Government Initiatives
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Feb 19, 2015

The principles of open government are critical to the mission of IMLS. Today’s launch of data.imls.gov will help unlock the power of government data to spur research and innovation. Read More

 
Blog Post: Maker Movement Takes Over Pittsburgh
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Feb 13, 2015

Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh and IMLS co-hosted a convening of library and museum professionals from across the country to identify key elements of library and museum makerspaces that support learning.​ Read More

 
 



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Climate Change and Plants—Predicting and Planning

Research by the Missouri Botanical Garden combines bioclimatic modeling and innovative experiments to shed light on key questions concerning the impacts of climate change on plant diversity, with the aim of helping conservationists develop scientifically based protocols to avert the loss of species. Read more..

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