Week27&28: Public LIbraries Helping With Health Insurance,Google Displays Nutrition, CRS Report On NSA Leaks,Microsoft Starts Windows 8.1

IMLS and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to partner with libraries(OCLC News)
It looks like public libraries will play more active role in assisting customers with the new health insurance options.

Chicago Public Library Receives $1 Million Grant From Gates Foundation(INFOdocket)
Chicago Public Library got a 1 million dollar grant to partner with libraries in Denmark, to develop 3-D software and 3-D printing technologies.

Google adds nutrition facts(Tales from the Terminal Room)
Nutrition facts are now displayed on Google after you type the name of a food.

American Library Association Publishes 2011-2012 Annual Report; More than 75% of Libraries Now Offer eBooks(InfoDocket)
The 2011-2012 ALA Annual Report shows that "more than 62 percent of libraries report offering the only free Internet access in their community. More than 90 percent of public libraries now offer formal or informal technology training. In addition, more than three-quarters of libraries offer access to e-books, a 9 percent increase from the previous year"

Reference: Congressional Research Service Releases Background Report on NSA Surveillance Leaks(INFOdocket)
Didn't gave time to read the report but I am sure that Congressional Research Service did an excellent job.

Innovative Public Libraries: Urban Libraries Council Announces 2013 Top Innovators(INFOdocket)
Here is the list with the top innovative libraries announced by the The Urban Libraries Council during ALA conference in Chicago.Among them is also our Queens Library for opening a mobile library site after hurricane Sandy.

Critics Prompt New Review of Library Plan(New York Times)
"Responding to criticism that cost projections for the renovation of its flagship branch are not to be trusted, the president of the New York Public Library said Thursday at a legislative hearing that he has decided to commission a separate review of those figures."

Google Reader Closes: Save Your Data by July 15 Or Lose it Forever(Search Engine Watch)
If you haven't downloaded your data from Google Reader, you have till July 15, 2013 to download a copy of your Google Reader data via Google Takeout.

Microsoft Launches Windows 8.1 Preview With Start Button, Deep SkyDrive Integration, Smarter Search Tool & More(TechCrunch)
The new Windows 8.1 preview version has improved search, updated settings menu and brings back the start button.

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