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New Global Network of Web Science Laboratories announced at WebSci10

(alphagalileo.org): A new international network announced yesterday (Monday 26 April 2010) creates an alliance of world-class research laboratories to support the Web Science research and education programme. The Web Science Trust Network of Laboratories (WSTNet) combines some of the world's leading academic researchers in Web Science, with new academic programmes that will enhance the already growing influence of Web Science. WSTNet will be managed by the Web Science Trust, which brings together academics, business leaders, entrepreneurs and policy-makers from around the world with the goal of fostering multidisciplinary research to study the World Wide Web and describe the issues and challenges that will shape its future use and design.
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Public engagement opens doors for historical research online

(jisc.ac.uk): A new set of JISC projects are appealing for everyday experiences of history to help build digital resources for the public, community organisations and researchers. The five new projects are breaking down the boundaries between universities and the people around them as part of an investment in digital content for all.
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London leads the digital information age

(iwr.co.uk): Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor, Carlo Ratti and Bryan Sivak, chief technology officer Washington DC, encouraged the Greater London Authority (GLA) group to continue moving forward with plans to release all of its data into the London Datastore launched earlier this year. The experts evaluated the opportunities and benefits the release of public information could bring to London at the event "Possibilities of Real Time Data". They highlighted the positive impact freely available real time transport, crime and mobile phone data has had on improving public services in the US.
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Let's Review Everything

(americanlibrariesmagazine.org): For many years, readers' advisory has been a fundamental and valuable library service that has helped library patrons and others decide what books to borrow from a library or to buy from a book dealer. Librarians have also been prolific writers of book reviews, which have helped other librarians make purchasing decisions and helped readers decide what books to check out or purchase.
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Google battle over Internet censorship goes far beyond China

(latimes.com): Google Inc.'s fight with China over Internet censorship made headlines around the world, but it has been engaged in similar battles around the globe. At least 25 countries, many of them with repressive regimes but even those with democracies, have at times blocked the public's access to Google over the last several years. All told, more than 40 countries actively censor the Internet, compared with a handful in 2004, which is when the OpenNet Initiative, a group of academics, began tracking global censorship.
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