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New Features Added to Congress.gov

July 31, 2015 01:15

From Library of Congress blog:

Since the unveiling of Congress.gov in September of 2012, we have been constantly adding new features with each release, and many of the features in this release are based directly on your feedback.

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Posted in: Source File - Web 2.0


Yahoo Introduces Livetext

July 31, 2015 01:06

From Yahoo Tumblr:

We’re introducing Yahoo Livetext - a new way to communicate that blends the immediacy, simplicity and ease of texting with the expressiveness of video, without the audio. We see video as a way to make your conversations more authentic, and we see text as a way to connect that’s quick and non-intrusive.

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Posted in: Search News - Web 2.0


Associated Press Footage Now Available on YouTube

July 28, 2015 00:14

From AP:

The Associated Press and British Movietone, one of the world's most comprehensive newsreel archives, are together bringing more than 1 million minutes of digitized film footage to YouTube. Showcasing the moments, people and events that shape the world, it will be the largest upload of historical news content on the video-sharing ... <snip>

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Copyright Clearance Center Adds Producers to Motion Picture License

July 24, 2015 19:25

From Copyright Clearance Center:

Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), a global licensing and content solutions organization, has announced the addition of over 350 producers to its Motion Picture License (MPL), including Lionsgate Entertainment, (NYSE:LFG) producers of Mad Men and distributors of The Hunger Games and Twilight. The MPL ... <snip>

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Google Updates Patent Search Engine

July 23, 2015 00:30

From TechCrunch:

The first of these is a single search interface, where Google will integrate both searches for patents as well as prior art — the latter being one of the main ways that people will search for whether an idea has been patented or represented before. While many patent searches (including on the USPTO’s own site) ... <snip>

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Twitter Introduces Online Safety Center

July 22, 2015 01:57

From Twitter:

The Safety Center is a resource for anyone to learn about online safety, on Twitter and beyond. This resource is a result of our work with online safety experts who continuously help us to promote good digital citizenship. We’re excited to make this knowledge easily accessible to you via this new site. The Safety Center ... <snip>

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Emerald Launches Green Open Access for LIS Journals

July 16, 2015 16:03

From Emerald Group Publishing:

Emerald made the decision to trial the zero month embargo period following consultation with its newly formed Librarian Advisory Group (LAG). The group is made up of leading editors and authors from Emerald Library Studies and Information Management journals, alongside other key academics in Library Studies ... <snip>

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Wikipedia Health Editors Collaborate with EBSCO Health

July 14, 2015 15:58

From EBSCO:

Wikipedia’s top healthcare editors will be given complimentary access to DynaMed Plus to assist in content generation, research and verification of information on pages dedicated to medicine, pharmacology, public health, and other related topics. Currently, there are more than 155,000 medical articles posted to ... <snip>

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National Library of Medicine Adds Early English Books to Digital Collection

July 14, 2015 12:57

From U.S. National Library of Medicine:

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) announces the release through its Digital Collections of nearly 200 items uniquely held by the NLM and printed in the English-speaking world between from 1552 to 1800.

NLM’s participation in the English Short Title Catalog ... <snip>

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APA E-Books Now Available Through EBSCO

July 6, 2015 23:53

From EBSCO:

At launch, 300 scholarly and professional titles from the APA are accessible through EBSCO eBooks. The content covers a wide-range of topics in psychology and related disciplines, including medicine, neuroscience, psychiatry, nursing, sociology, education, pharmacology, and more. Available titles include important new releases ... <snip>

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Bing to Power AOL's Search

July 6, 2015 20:58

From Bing blogs:

Beginning January 1st, 2016 Bing will become the exclusive provider of search and search advertising services across AOL properties.

Now with 20% market share in U.S., we are continuing to grow through consumer preference and through key partnerships. The 10-year deal with AOL is the latest to validate the ... <snip>

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Emerald Group Publishing to Preserve E-books with Portico

July 6, 2015 20:12

From Portico:

Emerald Group Publishing is extending its relationship with Portico to preserve its e-books in the Portico archive, ensuring that their e-book content will be secure and available into the future. Emerald has been preserving its e-journals with Portico since 2009.

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HeritageQuest Online to Add International Content

June 30, 2015 02:09

From ProQuest:

Later this summer, family history enthusiasts and genealogical experts around the world will have access to more than two billion new records in HeritageQuest Online. This popular and authoritative resource—powered by Ancestry and distributed by ProQuest—is one of the largest genealogical databases available to ... <snip>

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Gale Indexing Millions of Documents From Google Scholar

June 23, 2015 13:42

From Cengage Learning:

Evolving to meet researchers where they begin their searching, Gale, a part of Cengage Learning, is supporting discovery by working with Google to index millions of documents in Google Scholar, and expanding the amount of content indexed by major library discovery services. In addition, Gale is promoting transparency ... <snip>

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Smithsonian Announces Release of Freedmen's Bureau Records

June 22, 2015 20:07

From the Smithsonian:

On the 150th anniversary of “Juneteenth” (June 19), the oldest known celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the United States, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) and FamilySearch announced the digital release of 4 million Freedmen’s ... <snip>

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New Resources Added to EBSCO Discovery Service

June 21, 2015 20:20

From EBSCO Discovery Pulse:

With EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) the highest quality information resources are available at your fingertips. To improve your experience with EDS, new content is regularly made available from the world's top publishers.

Here are 3 new resources we've added to EBSCO Discovery Service:

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Bing Updates Mobile News Experience

June 21, 2015 20:04

From Bing Blogs:

When checking news updates on our smartphones, we often don’t have the time or inclination to read the full article.  Sometimes we just need the gist of what’s going on, quickly and easily.  So the Bing team has made the Bing News experience easier on mobile, whether you want to stay in the know by ... <snip>

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Bing to Encrypt Search Traffic

June 18, 2015 12:39

From Bing Blogs:

Bing has already been offering users the option to encrypt search traffic for about a year and a half now. Beginning this summer, we will begin the process of encrypting search traffic by default. This means that traffic originating from Bing will increasingly come from https://www.bing.com as opposed to ... <snip>

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SAGE to Launch Journal Exploring the Internet of Things

June 15, 2015 20:51

From SAGE:

SAGE announced that it is to launch the Journal of Connectivity, edited by Ron Summers, Loughborough University and Zhipeng Wu, University of Manchester,in partnership with the Institute of Measurement and Control. An interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed, open access (OA) publication, the Journal of Connectivityis designed to ... <snip>

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