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Cavan McCarthy
Worked at Louisiana State University, School of Library & Info. Science
Attended Loughborough University
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"More than 50 years have passed since Harper Lee published To Kill a Mockingbird, her gripping novel about racial injustice in deeply segregated Alabama. Now the town where Lee was born and raised, and which served as the inspiration for her best-selling book, has once again become the scene of an unsettling legal dispute that has divided the community."
Pulitzer-winning author Harper Lee accuses local museum in Monroeville, Alabama, of exploiting her literary fame
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In 2010 the Brazilian government passed a bill that obliged every school, public or private, to have an inhouse library by 2020 … Brazil has to build another 128,020 school libraries by 2020, which means approximately 39 new libraries per day until the demands of the bill are met.

Can Brazil Build 39 Libraries Per Day Until 2020?
http://publishnewsbrazil.com/2013/01/can-brazil-build-39-libraries-per-day-until-2020/

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No Brasil, bibliotecas inovadoras convivem com quadro de descaso
http://www.bbc.co.uk/portuguese/noticias/2013/01/130122_bibliotecas_2_brasil_pai.shtml
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OSCAR NIEMEYER rose to international fame as the architect of the main government buildings in the futuristic Brazilian capital, Brasilia, inaugurated in 1960. He  also worked with Swiss-born modernist architect Le Corbusier on the UN building in New York.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-20621265
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Mobile phones in Brazil: According to telecoms regulator Anatel, Brazil's mobile phone market is the sixth largest in the world. The country accounts for a third of all mobile users in Latin America, with more than 250 million active SIMs.
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"Although 87% of Brazilians already have access to mobile phones, that is of little use if they cannot get through. The government will also be anxious to avoid being tripped up during the 2014 football World Cup and 2016 Olympics. In London the demand for bandwidth is seven times what it was for Beijing in 2008. Britain’s mobile operators liken the demand to holding four royal weddings a day for 17 days. By 2014 needs are sure to increase again. Brazil has already auctioned 4G spectrum in World Cup host cities, on the condition that everything is ready a year beforehand. But the winners were mostly firms that have not even kept up with demand for 3G and voice services."
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"Since December, residents of this South Texas border town eager to use free internet, check out a novel, or even relax over a cup of coffee can do so in an unusual location: a former Walmart, renovated to become the country's largest single-story library".
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A beautifully filmed historical drama, with both political and sexual dimensions. Highly recommended. Launched 2012 in Denmark, closely based on historical fact. Now on Netflix.
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Oscar Niemeyer was buried with the honors normally reserved for heads of state. "Seen today, many of Niemeyer’s designs still feel like they come from the future, or at least the future that was promised by the space age. In tribute to the architect, Wired presents some of our favorites."
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"E-readers initially benefited from their reflective displays, which can be read in sunlight and require very little power. But the success of Apple Inc's iPad, improved backlit displays, power-saving technologies and new smaller tablets all point to one thing: the e-reader has become a transitional technology".
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"Kahle has grown the Internet Archive, which he refers to as Alexandria 2.0, into a massive digital repository that has not only made copies of the internet, but has made available 200,000 e-books (and digitizes 1,000 more each day), 100,000 concert recordings, and some 700,000 films. All are available online for free".
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"The University of Pittsburgh uploaded the four-story floor plan to its main library. “It was just something that we thought would be good to have, to make it easier for students to get around,” Crystal McCormick Ware, marketing coordinator for University of Pittsburgh Library Systems, told Wired. “It’s a matter of immediacy. We try to make life easier for students.”"
10,000 indoor maps. You can consider this proof positive that Google is making headway in its effort to chart every nook and cranny of navigable terrain, even if this includes carpet and linoleum.
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"Launched in 1982, Minitel was a telephone-line-based service that provided access to online banking, travel reservations, and, yes, porn. In other words, it was internet before the internet. At one point, according to the BBC, nine million Minitel terminals were installed across France, offering 26,000 different services to about 25 million people."
This Saturday, we mourn the passing of Minitel, the thirty-year-old service that brought France online well before the rise of the world wide web.
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  • Louisiana State University, School of Library & Info. Science
    Professor, 2001 - 2008
  • Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil
    Professor, 1985 - 1997
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Retired College Professor
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  • Loughborough University
    Ph.D., Library & Info. Science, 1979 - 1982
  • The University at Albany - SUNY
    MLS, Library & Info. Science, 1975 - 1976
  • University of Leeds
    BA, Languages, 1961 - 1965
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