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FBI Digitizes Millions of Files

August 31, 2014 01:56

From the Federal Bureau of Investigation:

The digital conversion of more than 30 million records—and as many as 83 million fingerprint cards—comes as the FBI fully activates its Next Generation Identification (NGI) system, a state-of-the-art digital platform of biometric and other types of identity information. The system, ... <snip>

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Internet Archive Launches Flickr Commons Collection

August 31, 2014 01:52

From Flickr blog:

The Internet Archive processed more than 2 million volumes from its digital archive, compiling more than 14 million high resolution images spanning nearly every topic imaginable. Each image includes detailed descriptions, including the subject tags of the book it came from and the text immediately surrounding it on the ... <snip>

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EBSCO Releases 12 New Subject Sets in the eBook Collection

August 28, 2014 13:38

From EBSCO:

Subject Sets are prepackaged sets of titles from leading publishers in specific, high-interest topics designed to meet the needs of libraries while simplifying collection development. The Sets allow for quick and easy purchases in particular high-interest subject areas. There is no title overlap across Sets, and no title ... <snip>

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Illustrated London News Ltd Launches Online Wartime Archive

August 17, 2014 02:32

From First World War Centenary:

Illustrated London News Ltd (ILN) has launched a website featuring 1914-1918 archive material from the Illustrated London News, the world’s first illustrated magazine, and seven other titles in its collection.

The first-phase website includes the digitised pages from the Illustrated London News ... <snip>

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Bing Introduces Conversation-Style Search Results

August 14, 2014 00:19

From Bing blogs:

For all kinds of searches, Bing lets you ask a question the way you would ask a friend. For example, “who is the President of the United States” or “the tallest building in the world”, or “who played Morpheus in The Matrix”, Bing will show the most pertinent information about Barack ... <snip>

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Project MUSE Announces New 2015 Titles

August 8, 2014 05:16

From Project MUSE:

Project MUSE is pleased to announce that 11 new titles have been confirmed to join MUSE in 2015. MUSE expects to announce additional new titles within the coming weeks. The 11 new titles add depth to core MUSE subjects including Literature, History, and Language and Linguistics. All new titles are included in the Premium ... <snip>

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Hachette eBooks Now Available Through EBSCO

August 1, 2014 00:10

From EBSCO:

The e-books from Hachette Book Group are now part of the more than 600,000 e-books available from EBSCO eBooks. The partnership will help librarians acquire high-demand titles in a cost-effective way since there are no markups or fees of any kind on EBSCO eBook titles. Library patrons will be able to download e-books to mobile ... <snip>

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Yahoo Launches Finance Contributors Network

July 30, 2014 23:32

From Yahoo Finance:

We are pleased to announce the launch of Yahoo Finance Contributors - a finance-focused and socially driven network where expert contributors will regularly create and share premium original content.   

We are opening up the Yahoo Finance platform to a select group ... <snip>

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Flickr to Offer Licensing Service for Photographers

July 30, 2014 23:22

From Flickr blog:

Flickr’s talented community is what makes our site such a great place for photography, and we believe there are tremendous opportunities to share your original moments with the world.

Today we are excited to introduce a new way for you to partner with photo agencies, editors, bloggers and other creative ... <snip>

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UK Medical Heritage Library Project Adds Library Partners

July 30, 2014 00:17

From Wellcome Library:

We are excited to welcome nine UK research library partners to the UK Medical Heritage Library project. These libraries will be making their historic collections available for digitisation alongside the Wellcome Library’s own 19th century works. They make up the bulk of the 15 million page goal made possible by ... <snip>

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Brill Launches New Suite of Open Access Journals

July 30, 2014 00:01

From Brill:

In the Brill Open program we are now announcing the launch of four new full Open Access journals in the following disciplines: Humanities, Social Sciences, Law, and Biology. These journals will offer a pure open access environment. Each journal will be divided into sections that align with the major subject areas in the ... <snip>

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Macmillan Publishers Broadens E-Lending Pilot Program

July 29, 2014 23:56

From MacMillan: 

Macmillan Publishers will be adding its full collection of frontlist eBooks to their public library e-lending pilot, it was announced today. It is the first time the company has made its catalog of eBooks published in the last twelve months available for lending in libraries.

The pilot program has been in ... <snip>

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FamilySearch Adds Over 1 Million International Indexed Records and Images

July 28, 2014 11:57

From FamilySearch blog:

FamilySearch has added more than 1.7 million indexed records and images to collections from Canada, Croatia, Peru, Poland, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 1,160,179 indexed records from the UnitedStates, Hawaii, Honolulu Passenger Lists, 1900–1953, collection; the 50,858 indexed ... <snip>

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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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