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Digital Public Library of America Adds Four Service Hubs

September 1, 2015 02:35

From DPLA:

The Digital Public Library of America is pleased to announce the addition of four Service Hubs that will be joining our Hub network. The Hubs represent Illinois, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.  The addition of these Hubs continues our efforts to help build local community and capacity, and further efforts to ... <snip>

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UK Medical Heritage Library Digitalization Project Reaches Milestone

August 28, 2015 21:04

From Wellcome Library:

In July the UK-MHL project reached the halfway point, with over 26,000 titles digitised, resulting in nearly 8 million images. Our goal is to reach 15 million pages in early 2016.

Each of the 10 partner institutions has contributed books and pamphlets from a wide range of medical and health-related areas, ... <snip>

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Computer and Communications Industry Association Releases Copyright White Paper

August 27, 2015 23:30

From Computer and Communications Industry Association:

Following 20 hearings on copyright reform, the House Judiciary Committee could see substantive copyright reform legislation introduced before the end of the year.  In advance of the renewed copyright reform conversation, the Computer & Communications Industry Association, ... <snip>

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ProQuest Collaborates with Users to Enhance Platform Interface

August 27, 2015 02:25

From ProQuest:

ProQuest introduced an enhanced platform interface that makes it easier for users to complete their research tasks. Driven by deep analysis of researcher behaviors on the ProQuest platform, extensive testing with users and librarians, beta testing with a variety of customer development partners, and large scale A/B testing, ... <snip>

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Ancestry to Digitize More Than 80 U.S. Newspapers

August 25, 2015 23:41

From MarketWatch:

Ancestry, the leader in family history and consumer genetics, today announced its collaboration with Gannett Co., Inc., the largest local-to-national media company, to digitize more than 80 daily newspapers across the nation. Newspapers.com, an Ancestry business unit, and Gannett will provide a historical newspaper ... <snip>

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New Features Added to WorldCat Discovery

August 25, 2015 22:37

From OCLC:

New features added in August 2015:

Availability on brief resultsAll libraries that have added the availability option to their WorldCat Discovery subscription now see real-time availability and item location information on brief results. This means users know immediately whether an item is available locallyand where they ... <snip>

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World Bank Group Archives Available Online

August 24, 2015 00:31

From The World Bank:

This is a state-of-the-art platform, which maximizes the public’s online access to a vast amount of original primary source material in the custody of the Archives. Created using the Access to Memory open source software, the website facilitates a faster, more efficient, and personalized online service ... <snip>

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Smithsonian Announces Public Access Plan for Research

August 18, 2015 18:48

From Smithsonian Newsdesk:

The Smithsonian has released its Plan for Increased Public Access to Results of Federally Funded Research, based on the principles outlined by the Office of Science and Technology Policy. Through the new plan, all applicable publications and supporting data resulting from federally funded research will be ... <snip>

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ProQuest Scholarly Content Now Discoverable in Google Scholar

August 18, 2015 18:26

From No Shelf Required:

ProQuest has marked another milestone in ease of access to its rich research content. The full text of its scholarly content – including journals and working papers – is now indexed in Google Scholar, enabling Google Scholar users to seamlessly discover and access their library’s ... <snip>

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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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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.

 ... <snip>

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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


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


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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