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The White House Releases: “Strategy to Combat Transnational Organized Crime."

The White House has just released its new “Strategy to Combat Transnational Organized Crime."
the PDF version is available at
The press release and webcast are also available from the White House site.

For more information on the strategy and its implementation is available as follows:

A White House Fact Sheet on the Strategy

A Treasury Fact Sheet on the Executive Order

An Assessment of the Threat to U.S. Nat…

National Electronic Sound depository (of Russian Federation) Project

National Electronic Sound depository (of Russian Federation) Project

National Electronic Sound depository (of Russian Federation) Project
The goals of this important project are
1. The creation of a national center for digitization, storage and access to the sound heritage of the peoples of Russia, its inclusion in the scientific, cultural and educational revolution of the country and around the world on the basis of modern information technologies;
2. To create a distributed structure NEZD based on Russian and international sound archives;
3. To complete scientific description of the sound collection and adherence to digitized archival materials and documents, information about time and place of recording, or expeditions, bibliographic information and related materials.
It allows its user to access sound recordings in various languages of Russian Federation such as Sakha, Buriat, etc.
The resource can be accessed here:

IFLA Asia and Oceania Section Newsletter

IFLA Asia and Oceania Section Newsletter Issue 23:1, June 2011 is now available at
Please send comments/ feedback to Keat Fong ( or me (
Source: Petrina ANG (Ms)
Deputy Editor, IFLA Asia and Oceania Section Newsletter
IFLA Regional Office for Asia and Oceania

New Issue of D-Lib Magazine Published

The July/August 2011 issue of D-Lib Magazine ( is now available.

This issue contains four articles, two conference reports, several short pieces in the 'In Brief' column, excerpts from recent press releases, and news of upcoming conferences and other items of interest in 'Clips and Pointers'.  This month, D-Lib features the New York Philharmonic Digital Archives web site.
The articles include:
Services for Academic Libraries in the New Era
Article by Michalis Gerolimos, Alexander Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki, Greece and Rania Konsta, Ionian University, Corfu

Digital Librarianship & Social Media: the Digital Library as Conversation Facilitator
Article by Robert A. Schrier, Syracuse University

Building a Sustainable Institutional Repository
Article by Chenying Li, Mingjie Han, Chongyang Hong, Yan Wang, Yanqing Xu and Chunning Cheng, China Agricultural University Library

Music to My Ears: The New York Philharmonic Digital Archives

An open-access visual resource (an online library of Azerbaijan’s historical photographs) is launched.

An online library of fascinating Azerbaijani photographs, launched. The non-commercial project is targeted at historians and researchers but is a fantastic resource for anyone interested in Azerbaijani history.
The library has over 5,000 photographs, most of them from four main collections: the archives of Narmin Tahirzade, the photo archive of Adalat Tahirzade, the Institute of Manuscripts and photos from private family collections.
The material from Azerbaijan's Institute of Manuscripts is also included. It includes collections of rare photographs belonging to Salman Mumtaz (1884-1941) and collections from prominent figures in Azerbaijani literature and the arts.
Photographs from all three major collections have been chosen by professional researchers and are accompanied by information about their history and the people and places shown.
The site's founder is Aziz Elkhanoglu, while its editor-in-chief is Gunel Rajabova and other editors are Elchin Aliyev…