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FamilySearch Adds Over 9 Million International Records and Images

October 25, 2014 23:42

From FamilySearch:

FamilySearch Adds More Than 9.2 Million Indexed Records and Images to Belgium, India, Slovakia, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 2,694,665 images from the Slovakia, Church and Synagogue Books, 1592-1910, collection; the 2,785,409 images from the US, New Jersey, State Census, 1915, collection; ... <snip>

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Brill Launches Brill Open Law

October 22, 2014 01:16

From Brill:

Brill is now proud to open Brill Open Law – An International Journal for submissions. Brill Open Law is meant to be a broad dedicated publication platform for papers from all branches in the field of international law. The scope of the journal includes areas like human rights and humanitarian law, private international ... <snip>

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Gale Increases STEM Content in Virtual Reference Library

October 13, 2014 00:36

From Cengage Learning:

New content covering popular healthcare and science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) topics is now available on Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL), the e-book platform offered by Gale, part of Cengage Learning. The signing of publishers Taylor & Francis, Mitchell Lane, HCPro and World Scientific ... <snip>

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The National Library of Medicine Joins Flickr Commons

October 8, 2014 13:50

From Flickr blog:

We are excited to welcome the The National Library of Medicine (NLM), the world’s largest biomedical library, to The Commons.

NLM’s History of Medicine Division collects, preserves, makes available, and interprets one of the world’s richest collections of historical material related to human ... <snip>

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Elsevier Adds Five New Subject Areas to Legacy eBook Collection

October 7, 2014 13:49

From Elsevier:

The Legacy Collection consists of digitized, classic scholarly book content, now including nearly 13,000 books. The new subject areas are arts and humanities; computer science; economics, econometrics and finance; immunology and microbiology; and mathematics. In addition, there are newly digitized books in the engineering ... <snip>

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Congress.gov is Out of Beta with New Features

September 29, 2014 01:31

From the Library of Congress:

The site now includes the following:

New Feature: Congress.gov Resources A new resources section providing an A to Z list of hundreds of links related to Congress An expanded list of "most viewed" bills each day, archived to July 20, 2014 New Feature: House Committee Hearing Videos Live streams ... <snip>

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Springer Adds Business Journals and Book Series to Portfolio

September 27, 2014 00:41

From Springer:

Springer has finalized two deals with the Eurasia Business and Economics Society (EBES) to publish their official journals, Eurasian Business Review and Eurasian Economic Review, along with a new book series. Both journals are now in their fourth year, and the first issues with Springer were recently published. The book ... <snip>

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Bing to Introduce Enhanced Image Search Experience

September 22, 2014 01:48

From Bing blogs:

The new experience is visually rich and adapts based on your query, resolution and interaction. It looks great across devices, its touch friendly and is also extensible enough to support the direction we’re heading in.

We will now intelligently place the right content in the right place according to your ... <snip>

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Items from the U.S. Government Printing Office Now Discoverable in DPLA

September 19, 2014 02:08

From Digital Public Library of America:

More than 148,000 items from the Government Printing Office’s (GPO) Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP) are now also available via DPLA.

Notable examples of the types of records now available from the GPO include the Federal Budget, laws such as the Patient Protection and ... <snip>

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Medical Heritage Library Now Available in DPLA

September 16, 2014 23:04

From DPLA:

The MHL, a specialized research collection stored in the Internet Archive, currently includes nearly 60,000 digital rare books, serials, audio and video recordings, and ephemera in the history of medicine, public health, biomedical sciences, and popular medicine from the medical special collections of 22 academic, special, and ... <snip>

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Cambridge University Press Launches Archive Editions Online

September 15, 2014 01:48

From the press release:

Over the past six months since the agreement was signed between Cambridge University Press and East View Information Services, over 1,000 volumes, nearly 600,000 pages and nearly 1,000 maps have been scanned and loaded onto the East View e-book platform. The product is immediately available for trials and for ... <snip>

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EBSCO Adds Forbes and Bloomberg Businessweek to Magazine Archives

September 11, 2014 02:06

From the press release:

Libraries can own the 20th century collections of two of the leading business magazines now that the complete backfiles for Forbes and Bloomberg Businessweek are available from EBSCO Information Services. The entire digital archives going back to volume 1, issue 1 of the magazines are included in EBSCO’sForbes ... <snip>

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Shanghai Library Adds 2 Million Records to WorldCat

September 8, 2014 01:42

From OCLC:

Shanghai Library, the largest public library in China and one of the largest libraries in the world, has contributed 2 million holdings to WorldCat, including some 770,000 unique bibliographic records, to share its collection worldwide.

These records, which represent books and journals published between 1911 and 2013, ... <snip>

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British Library Document Supply to Offer SAGE Articles

September 8, 2014 01:27

From Research Information:

The British Library will now offer articles from SAGE's full journal collection through the British Library’s Document Supply service, thanks to a new partnership.

SAGE publishes over 700 journals on behalf of over 290 leading societies within the humanities, social sciences, technology and medical ... <snip>

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Jisc Offers Colleges Free Access to e-Textbooks

September 8, 2014 01:20

From Jisc:

The new collection has been chosen using feedback from customers to ensure the new books are of the highest possible value to their users and focus in supporting the curriculum across a variety of subjects.

E-books for FE provides further education colleges in the UK with access to a collection of e-textbooks on a ... <snip>

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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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