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Blog Posts from January 2012

January 26, 2012 ET
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 why paper remains very important to future...Read more
January 18, 2012 ET
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 Congress, Office of Strategic Initiatives (OSI),...Read more
January 13, 2012 ET
biohildreth.jpg 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 of Education prioritizes improving the...Read more
January 12, 2012 ET
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 for libraries and museums—and one of this year’s...Read more
January 06, 2012 ET
By Susan Hildreth Director, IMLS diggingbanner.jpg 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 social science research...Read more