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Digital Public Library of America Celebrates Its First Birthday

April 19, 2014 20:34

From DPLA:

This week marks the one-year anniversary of the launch of the Digital Public Library of America (http://dp.la), a groundbreaking all-digital library that brings together millions of items from America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world. In celebration, DPLA is proud to announce ... <snip>

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NewsBank's Readex Content Added to EBSCO Discovery Service

April 19, 2014 16:43

From EBSCO:

American historical collections from NewsBank’s Readex Division will be searchable via EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) robust and comprehensive discovery service, EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS). The new agreement will add metadata from Readex’s digital collection, Archive of Americana, into EDS and provide ... <snip>

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Harvard Business Review Press eBooks Available for Purchase via EBSCO eBook Platform

April 18, 2014 10:22

From the press release:

EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and Harvard Business Review Press have extended the availability of Harvard Business Review Press products to EBSCO Corporate, Government and Hospital users. For the first time, all digital editions of Harvard Business Review Press titles are being made available via the EBSCO ... <snip>

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Mediakraft and British Pathé Create Video Archive on YouTube

April 16, 2014 10:52

From Mediakraft Networks:

In what is one of the largest history projects in online video ever, British Pathé and Mediakraft Networks will roll out almost the entire British Pathé archive on YouTube. Viewers from around the world will be able to watch and re-experience some the most significant historical moments and ... <snip>

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Wellcome Library and NLM Make Biomedical Journals Available Online

April 15, 2014 22:47

From Wellcome Trust:

The terms of the agreement include a donation of £750,000 ($1.2 million) to the NLM that will support coordination of the three-year project to scan original materials from NLM's collection at the article level, and the Wellcome Library's work to secure copyright clearances and permissions for electronic deposit ... <snip>

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EBSCO Partners with Boopsie to Provide Research Service for Mobile Users

April 9, 2014 10:20

From EBSCO:

Boopsie, Inc. and EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) have announced a partnership establishing Boopsie as an official Mobile Technology Partner. Boopsie will now be able to provide a more seamless research workflow within the Boopsie platform for the thousands of databases, e-books and journals available from EBSCO.

The ... <snip>

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Random House eBook Titles Now Available Through EBSCO eBooks

April 9, 2014 10:15

From the press release:

EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is now offering popular fiction and nonfiction e-books published by Random House, LLC. (Random House), the world’s largest general trade book publisher. EBSCO and Random House have partnered to give customers of EBSCO eBooks™ access to more than 30,000 e-books from some ... <snip>

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Bing Introduces Snapshot Feature

April 3, 2014 12:25

From Bing Search blog:

Snapshot brings together information that you need at a glance, with rich connections to deeper information on the people, places, and things you care about made possible by our deep understanding of the real world. To accomplish this,Bing now tracks billions of entities and perhaps more importantly, the billions of ... <snip>

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OCLC's WorldCat Discovery Services Now Available

April 1, 2014 11:06

From OCLC:

OCLC is pleased to announce that WorldCat Discovery Services is now available, making it possible for library staff and users currently using FirstSearch to move to a richer discovery experience. WorldCat Discovery has been developed and refined based on input and feedback from a 30-member Advisory Group and more than 650 ... <snip>

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British Library Launches Europeana Sounds Project

March 30, 2014 23:33

From British Library:

This three-year project, co-funded by the European Commission, will give online access to a critical mass of audiovisual digital-objects by January 2017. Over 540,000 high quality sound recordings will be available via Europeana, from classical and folk music, to environmental sounds from the natural world as well ... <snip>

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Google Releases Latest Transparency Report

March 29, 2014 00:04

From Google Official Blog:

Today, we’re updating our Transparency Report for the ninth time. This updated Report details the number of government requests we received for user information in criminal investigations during the second half of 2013. Government requests for user information in criminal cases have increased by about 120 ... <snip>

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Gale Launches Digital Collections Products for Academic and Public Libraries

March 26, 2014 22:34

From the press release:

News Features & Internal Communications and the U.S. City Bureaus Collection- the first two of three planned collections for 2014 in the Associated Press Collections Online program - are now available to researchers. The Washington, D.C. Bureau Collection will be available later this spring. News & Features ... <snip>

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Wellcome Library to Digitise Works on 19th Century Medical History

March 26, 2014 19:01

From Jisc:

The Wellcome Library is one of the world’s major resources for the study of medical history and provides access to a growing collection of resources relating to contemporary medicine and biomedical science in society.

The Wellcome Library is digitising its 19th century collections. Jisc will support the ... <snip>

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JournalTOCs / INASP Collaboration to Benefit Libraries in Developing World

March 25, 2014 00:05

From KnowledgeSpeak.com:

JournalTOCs and INASP have announced a collaboration which will benefit university and research libraries in developing countries. Access to JournalTOCs Premium will be provided free for eligible INASP partner consortia for 17 months from April 1, 2014, and will enable participating libraries to develop and manage ... <snip>

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Updated: Marcus Zillman's List of Business Intelligence Online Resources

March 25, 2014 00:01

From LLRX.com:

This Internet Annotated Link Dataset Compilation is dedicated to the latest and most competent resources for business intelligence available over the Internet. With the constant addition of new and pertinent information coming online every second it is very easy to go into information overload. The true key then is to be ... <snip>

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British Library Updates the Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts

March 24, 2014 18:07

From British Library:

Recently updated, CIM (as we like to call it) now boasts a total of 4,277 manuscripts and some 36,163 images. These range from a 4th/5th-century copy of Cyprian’s Epistles, perhaps brought to England by Theodore of Tarsus and Hadrian of Canterbury (Add MS 40165A), to a collection of facsimile manuscript pages ... <snip>

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Knowledge Unlatched Makes Pilot Collection Available Through Open Access

March 14, 2014 02:28

From the press release:

Knowledge Unlatched (KU) is pleased to announce that its Pilot Collection of28 new books from 13 recognised scholarly publishers will become Open Access. The KU Pilot Collection is the first step in creating a sustainable route to Open Access for Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) books.

Knowledge ... <snip>

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Bing Introduces Image Matching Feature

March 13, 2014 23:14

From Bing Search blog:

Searching for the right image can be tough. After sorting through hundreds of images, you finally find a picture you like but unfortunately it’s low resolution or an odd dimension leaving you to go back to scrolling through the results pages. To take the hassle out of this process we’re introducing a new ... <snip>

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Google Introduces Maps Gallery

March 6, 2014 00:00

From Google Maps blog:

Maps Gallery works like an interactive, digital atlas. You can explore historic city plans, climate trends, housing affordability, shipwrecks and up-to-date evacuation routes. In addition to finding these maps through Maps Gallery, they can be viewed in Google Earth and are discoverable through major search ... <snip>

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