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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.

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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


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.

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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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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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Springer Partners with Copyright Clearance Center on Text and Data Mining Solution

February 25, 2015 03:00

From Springer:

Springer has partnered with Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) on a new solution enabling corporate life sciences researchers to perform text and data mining (TDM) quickly and easily across publishers. As one of the first publishers to sign onto the service, Springer will offer a significant portion of its full-text article ... <snip>

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10 Million Pages Searchable on The British Newspaper Archive

February 19, 2015 02:06

From The British Newspaper Archive:

We’re very pleased to announce that there are now 10 million historic newspaper pages available at The British Newspaper Archive.

The website launched with 4 million pages in November 2011, which means there’s now 150% more to explore. If you’ve not searched the collection for a ... <snip>

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EBSCO Information Services Adds 27 New Subject Sets to eBook Collection

February 19, 2015 01:51


EBSCO eBook Subject Sets are convenient, prepackaged sets of titles chosen to meet libraries’ needs for new content on popular, in-demand topics. EBSCO’s Collection Development Team of librarians uses tailored knowledge to create these Subject Sets for libraries. All Subject Sets from EBSCO include titles published ... <snip>

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Google Knowledge Graph to Include Health Information

February 11, 2015 18:09

From Google Official Blog:

So starting in the next few days, when you ask Google about common health conditions, you’ll start getting relevant medical facts right up front from the Knowledge Graph. We’ll show you typical symptoms and treatments, as well as details on how common the condition is—whether it’s ... <snip>

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Elsevier Adds eBooks to CLOCKSS Archiving

February 6, 2015 19:37

From Elsevier:

As a not-for-profit venture between academic publishers and research libraries, CLOCKSS is building a sustainable, geographically distributed archive. This ensures the long-term survival of Web-based scholarly publications, such as Elsevier science and technology ebooks, for the benefit of the greater global research ... <snip>

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Congress.gov Offers Users New Alert System

February 6, 2015 19:28

From the Library of Congress:

The free legislative information website Congress.govoffers users a new optional email-alerts system that makes tracking legislative action even easier. Users can elect to receive email alerts for tracking:

A specific bill in the current Congress: Receive an email when there are updates to a specific ... <snip>

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Google Search Results to Include Tweets

February 5, 2015 03:15

From Bloomberg Business:

Twitter Inc. has struck a deal with Google Inc. to make its 140-character updates more searchable online.

In the first half of this year, tweets will start to be visible in Google’s search results as soon as they’re posted, thanks to a deal giving the Web company access to Twitter’s ... <snip>

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Gale Adds Rare Historical Content to Digital Collection

February 5, 2015 00:09

From Cengage Learning:

Through its partnership with the Associated Press, Gale is bringing the stories behind the headlines direct to researchers. Three new collections are now available as part of Associated Press Collections Online that will support research and teaching for disciplines such as journalism, regional studies, international ... <snip>

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ALA RUSA Announces Best Business Websites

February 5, 2015 00:02

From the press release:

The list made its debut in 2009 at the ALA Midwinter Meeting and in Reference and User Services Quarterly (RUSQ), RUSA’s research journal and recognizes three websites highly relevant to information professionals involved in providing business reference services. The Best of the Best Business Websites are ... <snip>

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ProQuest Digitizes British Magazines

January 20, 2015 23:10

From ProQuest:

ProQuest is improving outcomes for researchers of British politics, news, culture and society by boosting the availability of digital primary sources from the first half of the 20th century. Its new British Periodicals Collection III digitizes the archives of the most important magazines of the period – all highly ... <snip>

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National Agricultural Library Unveils Search Engine for USDA Research

January 19, 2015 19:21

From USDA Agricultural Research Service:

PubAg, which can be found at PubAg.nal.usda.gov, is a new portal for literature searches and full-text access of more than 40,000 scientific journal articles by USDA researchers, mostly from 1997 to 2014. New articles by USDA researchers will be added almost daily, and older articles may be added if ... <snip>

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Credo Adds New Titles and Videos to Academic Core Collection

January 19, 2015 19:19

From Credo:

The new titles come from notable publishers such as Harvard University Press, National Geographic Society, SAGE, and others, as well as videos from the MacNeil/Lehrer PBS Newshour.

New titles include:

Global Social Issues: An Encyclopedia, a Choice OAT selection, ... <snip>

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