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The U.S. Federal Communications Commission will seek to bring Internet speeds of 1 gigabit per second by 2020 to community institutions such as schools and government buildings.  Reuters, March 4, 2010, http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE6233NJ20100304.

OCLC and Gale have signed an agreement to index Gale’s flagship full-text periodical databases in WorldCat Local to provide single-search access to users who subscribe to both services.  The agreement calls for OCLC to centrally index the metadata of Gale’s Academic OneFile and General OneFile databases to provide WorldCat Local users a direct link to the abstracts and articles in these resources.  The two databases contain some 100 million records.  Press Release, March 12, 2010, http://www.oclc.org/us/en/news/releases/2010/201014.htm.

The top three potential University services that students would most like to see available from their mobile phones would be course information, exam and course timetables, and PC availability in Open Access Labs.  Mobile Services 2010 survey, http://www.projects.ed.ac.uk/areas/itservices/integrated/ITS045/Other_documents/MobileSurvey2010.shtml.

The Internet Archive http://www.archive.org announced the release of its two millionth free digital text, Homiliary on Gospels from Easter to first Sunday of Advent.  The Internet Archive has been scanning books and making them freely available for researchers, historians, scholars, people with disabilities, and the public since 2005.  Internet Archive Forum, March 31, 2010, http://www.archive.org/iathreads/post-view.php?id=300273.

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