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Penguin Random House Audio Titles Added to Scribd Library

April 17, 2015 15:47

From the press release:

Scribd, the leading subscription reading service, announced that it is expanding its audiobook offering to include more than 9,000 audiobooks from Penguin Random House Audio, increasing Scribd's audiobook selection to more than 45,000 titles. New titles include fiction and non-fiction by internationally renowned ... <snip>

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SAGE Launches Business Researcher

April 17, 2015 14:15

From SAGE:

SAGE is pleased to announce the launch of SAGE Business Researcher which comprises biweekly in-depth reports, data, short articles, expert views, and resources for deeper investigation on the most pressing topics in business and management. SAGE Business Researcher is the first in a suite of resources that draws upon a ... <snip>

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LexisNexis Launches LexisNexis Newsdesk

April 15, 2015 23:25

From the press release:

Catering to the needs of business strategy, corporate communications, marketing, legal and information professionals as well as other roles seeking current awareness information, LexisNexis Newsdesk offers the most comprehensive collection of global news and business information available. This includes more than ... <snip>

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LearningExpress Acquired by EBSCO Information Services

April 15, 2015 23:19

From the press release:

EBSCO Information Services is adding more resources for students and adult learners with the acquisition of the education technology company LearningExpress. LearningExpress is an acclaimed provider of online platforms for academic skill-building, standardized test preparation and career-oriented digital ... <snip>

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Bing Enhances Image Search, Adds Pinterest Collections

April 11, 2015 02:24

From The Fire Hose:

Now when you’re searching images on Bing and click a picture, you can scroll or swipe up to buy something that caught your eye, learn more about a historical figure, or find out where you can see stunning landscapes.

You’ll see Pinterest collections associated with images you search for, as well as ... <snip>

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Posted in: Search News - Web 2.0


Directory of Open Access Journals Announces 12 New Developments

April 9, 2015 23:06

From the DOAJ blog:

We’re coming to the end of a fairly small but significant and, in my opinion, very exciting project that will do the following:

improve the visibility of individual articles, both locally in DOAJ and outside in external search engines improve overall discoverability in, and linking from, external databases ... <snip>

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Hulu Launches GIF Search Engine

April 7, 2015 01:48

From TechCrunch:

Streaming video service Hulu is today launching its own tool for fans of GIFs, with the debut of its own GIF search engine powered by Tumblr. The new site, dubbed “The Perfect GIF,” isn’t just a standard Tumblr blog, however, but more of customized Tumblr experience where you can search for and discover ... <snip>

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Posted in: Search News - Web 2.0


Flickr Welcomes 100th Institution to Digital Collection

April 1, 2015 13:22

From the Flickr blog:

The Flickr Commons turned seven this January and today we’ve welcomed the 100th institution to the digital collection. The goal of the Commons is to help institutions share their out-of-copyright images with the world and to get the Flickr community and the general public to engage with the images by adding tags ... <snip>

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Royal Society of Chemistry Partners with ReadCube to Increase Discoverability

April 1, 2015 13:13

From the press release:

The Royal Society of Chemistry publishes 39 high impact journal titles, has an archive that goes back as far as 1841 and a substantial collection of ebooks. All this content is now fully discoverable via ReadCube’s web, desktop, and mobile reading portals, and indexed for inclusion in ReadCube’s search ... <snip>

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Internet Archive Partners with Digital Public Library of America to Enchance Discovery and Access

April 1, 2015 06:14

From DPLA blog:

The DPLA is excited to collaborate with the Internet Archive in this effort to improve metadata quality overall, by making it more consistent with DPLA requirements, including consistent rights statements. Better data means better access. In addition to providing DPLA compliant metadata services, the Internet Archive also ... <snip>

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ProQuest Journals to be Indexed by Google Scholar

March 27, 2015 13:19

From ProQuest:

ProQuest will enable the full text of its scholarly journal content to be indexed in Google Scholar, improving research outcomes. Work is underway and the company anticipates that by the third-quarter of 2015, users starting their research in Google Scholar will be able to access scholarly content via ProQuest.

The ... <snip>

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LexisNexis Academic to be Accessible Through OCLC WorldCat Discovery Services

March 27, 2015 13:11

From OCLC:

OCLC and LexisNexis are working together to make the LexisNexis Academic database available to mutual subscribers through OCLC WorldCat Discovery Services.

LexisNexis Academic features a collection over 15,000 news, legal, and business sources. The news collection offers deep and reliable coverage of world events from ... <snip>

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U.S. Census Bureau Launches Instagram Account

March 26, 2015 03:31

From the press release:

The account will provide an outlet for the public to view the story behind the numbers, starting with the 2015 Census Test in the Savannah, Ga., area. Follow the Census Bureau on Instagram at @uscensusbureau.

Full story >>

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Posted in: Web 2.0


National Science Foundation Expands Public Access to Research

March 20, 2015 13:35

From the National Science Foundation:

The National Science Foundation (NSF), announced its continued commitment to expand public access to the results of its funded research through the publication of its public access plan, Today's Data, Tomorrow's Discoveries. NSF's public access is intended to accelerate the dissemination of fundamental ... <snip>

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EBSCO Launches Online Catalog for Apps

March 19, 2015 20:41

From EBSCO:

EBSCO Orbit™, an online catalog of apps that enhance the EBSCO discovery experience for library users, is now available from EBSCO Information Services. The self-service environment allows libraries to browse and request apps, and offers the opportunity to have EBSCO manage these apps.

 ... <snip>

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Google Cultural Institute launches in Australia

March 7, 2015 02:24

From the press release:

Google Cultural Institute was launched in 2011 and today partners with more than 600 organisations in more than 60 countries. Through this project more than 60,000 of the world's most important and compelling artworks have been made accessible in high resolution online.

Australia boasts internationally ... <snip>

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Twitter Introduces Embedded Video

March 5, 2015 02:49

From Twitter Developer blog:

With the new embedded video widget, you can highlight Twitter-hosted video on your website, enhanced by the same JavaScript used to render Tweet buttons and embedded Tweets.

Video embeds are available for videos captured and uploaded through Twitter’s applications for iOS and ... <snip>

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Posted in: Web 2.0


Yahoo! Launches Digital TV Magazine

March 5, 2015 02:40

From Yahoo Tumblr:

Whether you’re looking to plan your weekly watch list or to decide the most binge-worthy shows to stream, our Yahoo TV writers will guide you to must-watch content through expert analysis, exclusive interviews, behind-the-scenes sneak peeks and more. Like you, our writers and editors are obsessed with TV, and ... <snip>

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Copyright Clearance Center Adds New Publishers to Get It Now

March 5, 2015 02:34

From Copyright Clearance Center:

The new publishers are the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), De Gruyter, HMP Communications, and Scrivener Publishing.

Get It Now, adopted by nearly 300 institutions of higher education, is a cost-effective service that gives library patrons ... <snip>

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