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Springer Celebrates 200,000 Open Access Articles

July 23, 2014 00:35

From Springer:

The articles, published across BioMed Central, and SpringerOpen are freely available and published under a Creative Commons (CC) license.

Springer now has 417 open access journals publishing across all areas of science – 265 at BioMed Central and 152 at SpringerOpen. In addition, SpringerOpen recently ... <snip>

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LexisNexis Launches LexisNexis Legal Content Insider

July 18, 2014 21:14

From the press release:

The site provides legal professionals a one-stop destination to stay connected and up-to-date on the evolving landscape of legal publications. Built on the LexisNexis® LexTalk platform, the site also is connected to a network of community forums where legal professionals such as law librarians can connect with ... <snip>

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Google Updates Scholar Metrics

July 7, 2014 14:23

From Google Scholar blog:

Scholar Metrics provide an easy way for authors to quickly gauge the visibility and influence of recent articles in scholarly publications. Today, we are releasing the 2014 version of Scholar Metrics. This release is based on citations from all articles that were indexed in Google Scholar as of mid-June 2013 and ... <snip>

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ProQuest to Launch Historical Statistical Resource

July 1, 2014 00:59

From ProQuest:

Historical Statistical Abstracts of the U.S. digitizes more than 130 years of Statistical Abstracts of the U.S., extracts the tabular content, and converts it into an Excel format, making these annual collections of data on the United States and its people easy to search and access.

ProQuest is also expanding its ... <snip>

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ProQuest Debuts Ebook Reader on ebrary Platform

June 27, 2014 13:59

From ProQuest:

The new ebrary Reader is designed to meet the continually evolving expectations of researchers. Extensive user testing with library patrons, particularly university students in the midst of research projects, steered its development. Copying, printing, downloading and searching within books is streamlined and intuitive ... <snip>

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Credo Updates Online Reference Service

June 27, 2014 13:48

From the press release:

This intuitive interface makes it easier for learners to focus on discovering information while an improved mobile experience for smartphones and tablets demonstrates Credo’s commitment to providing high-quality content anytime, anywhere. A new “Listen” ... <snip>

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More Historical Content Added to Gale Digital Collections

June 27, 2014 13:34

From Cengage Learning:

Gale, part of Cengage Learning, has added millions of pages of content to its Gale Digital Collections program with the launch of 10 resources, including new periodical collections and the next installments of Smithsonian Collections Online, Nineteenth Century Collections Online, and The Chatham House Online Archive. ... <snip>

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SAGE Launches Interactive Resource for Social Science Data

June 27, 2014 02:27

From SAGE:

SAGE today announces the launch of SAGE Stats, an interactive statistical resource thatprovides vetted, hard-to-find data from private and public sources to students and researchers. SAGE Stats includes both state and local data, and will add future statistical collections that cover the broad range of the social sciences.

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Bing Enhances Twitter-Related Search Results

June 26, 2014 13:40

From Bing blogs:

Through our exclusive partnership with Twitter, we are rolling out a fast and intuitive way to discover tweets directly in our search results. Whether you are interested in looking up trending hashtag, specific Twitter profiles or the latest tweets about your favorite celebrities, we have you covered.

The central ... <snip>

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EBSCO Launches Industry Trends Blog

June 26, 2014 13:24

From EBSCO Discovery Pulse:

This blog is dedicated to everything discovery from technology news, to industry perspectives, and product updates.

As we expand our offerings, and deliver further product enhancements, this blog will serve as an additional source of information from our various teams: product management, development, ... <snip>

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3M to Introduce Redesigned Cloud Library App

June 24, 2014 10:25

From 3M:

3M Library Systems will introduce a new standard for eBook and eAudiobook lending with the newest version of its popular 3MCloud Library patron app. The new app includes innovative features allowing users to personalize how they browse for content, along with an elegant new look and feel and the most intuitive interface on the ... <snip>

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New Features Added to Congress.gov

June 21, 2014 00:53

From Library of Congress:

The new features include:

User Accounts & Saved Searches: Users have the option of creating a private account that lets them save their personal searches. The feature gives users a quick and easy index from which to re-run their searches for new and updated information. Congressional Record ... <snip>

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Library of Congress Launches Pinterest Boards

June 21, 2014 00:08

From Library of Congress:

Continuing its effort to make its digital educational, historical and cultural resources available to web users across many platforms, the Library of Congress today launched an account on Pinterest, accessible at www.pinterest.com/LibraryCongress.

The Library is the repository to more than 158 million ... <snip>

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Wellcome Library Changes Access Policy for Digital Archives

June 19, 2014 00:07

From Wellcome Library:

You no longer need to register to access the majority of our digitised archives – approximately 30,000 items. Archives and manuscripts under 100 years old, along with older archives now simply require you to accept our terms and conditions.

Some sensitive archives and manuscripts remain closed at the ... <snip>

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Library of Congress Partnering with Portico for Digital Preservation Services

June 18, 2014 23:51

From Portico:

The Library of Congress (LOC) has joined Portico’s e-journal and e-book digital preservation services. LOC joins hundreds of libraries and publishers around the world who support Portico’s work.   Portico and the Library of Congress have been working together on digital preservation issues for several years; ... <snip>

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Pinterest Introduces Guided Search for the Web

June 18, 2014 23:47

From Pinterest blog:

A few months ago we introduced Guided Search on mobile to help you make discoveries and find things you didn’t even know you were looking for—your next road trip, backyard idea, BBQ recipe, anything!

Now when you search for something, descriptive guides will help you sift through all the good ideas ... <snip>

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ProQuest Adds 1,650 ebook Titles to Academic Complete

June 17, 2014 00:18

From ProQuest:

Complete®, the flagship ebook database from ebrary®. The new content will improve research outcomes, while a new enhancement for the database – the popular LibraryThing for Libraries™ Book Display Widget – will enable libraries to easily display the titles visually for better discoverability and ... <snip>

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EBSCO Information Services Expands Metadata Sharing and Technology Collaboration Partnerships

June 16, 2014 16:11

From the press release:

EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) has increased the number of databases that are included in its policy for metadata sharing and technology collaboration partnerships with discover vendors. Now, EBSCO makes all metadata (and full text when contractually allowed) available for a new total of 179 EBSCO full-text ... <snip>

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World Bank and IFC Launch Global Consumption Database

June 16, 2014 00:36

From World Bank:

The World Bank's Development Data Group and the IFC recently joined forces to launch the Global Consumption Database, the most comprehensive dataset to date on consumer spending patterns in developing countries. The database, based on government surveys of more than one million households in more than 90 countries, will ... <snip>

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