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National Library of Medicine Launches Image Database

February 6, 2016 23:35

From U.S. National Library of Medicine:

The National Library of Medicine is pleased to announce the launch of MedPix®, a free online medical image database originally developed by the Departments of Radiology and Biomedical Informatics at the Uniformed Services University, Bethesda, Maryland, USA.

The MedPix collection ... <snip>

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Wiley and Dutch Universities Collaborate on Open Access Service

February 6, 2016 23:27

From Wiley:

The Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU) and John Wiley and Sons, Inc., today announced an agreement of unlimited open access publication of Dutch academic articles combined with expanded subscription access to high-quality research.

The negotiations between VSNU and Wiley resulted in an unprecedented ... <snip>

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Yale Center for British Arts Adds to Digital Image Collection

January 24, 2016 18:28

From the press release:

The Yale Center for British Art has just released more than 22,000 additional high-resolution images through its online collection available at http://britishart.yale.edu/collections/search.

To date, the Center has made more than 69,000 images freely available online. This supports the Center ... <snip>

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Wikipedia Celebrates 15th Anniversary

January 17, 2016 01:43

From Wikipedia 15:

January 15 is known to Wikipedians as Wikipedia day. Before 2001, an encyclopedia could cost thousands of dollars, trees, water and ink, and let’s face it, was really really hard to carry around. Today we can reach millions of referenced articles, photos, illustrations, sources, and word definitions from anywhere ... <snip>

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Periscope Videos Now Viewable on Twitter Feeds

January 16, 2016 22:50

From Time:

Twitter announced that live video from popular livestreaming app Periscope, which Twitter acquired one year ago, will now be viewable directly in the Twitter feed. Periscope lets users broadcast live video anywhere they might have an Internet connection, while viewers can offer instant feedback on what’s being shown or ... <snip>

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UK Universities Collaborate on Open Access Digital Platform

January 16, 2016 13:30

From University of Sheffield:

Sheffield has joined forces with the universities of Leeds and York to establish the White Rose University Press (WRUP) universitypress.whiterose.ac.uk which opened for submissions this week.

It will publish peer-reviewed academic papers, books, textbooks, and conference literature from across the ... <snip>

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Wellcome Adds Historical Medical Database to Library

January 16, 2016 13:19

From Wellcome Library blog:

We are pleased to announce access to the online database Popular Medicine in America, 1800-1900 in the Library. This fascinating collection uses a variety of different sources from trade cards to advertising ephemera to explore material aimed at the public rather than the medical professional.

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RUSA Selects Best Free Reference Websites

January 12, 2016 00:12

From RUSA News:

The list made its first debut in the Fall 2015 issue of Reference and User Services Quarterly (RUSQ), RUSA’s research journal. Each site is selected based on, but not limited to: quality, depth, usability, usefulness of content and authority of producer.  Succinct and insightful annotations were written by the ... <snip>

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OCLC Signs Metadata Agreements with Publishers Worldwide

January 9, 2016 01:34

From OCLC:

OCLC has signed agreements with leading publishers to add metadata for books, e-books, journals, databases and other materials that will make their content discoverable through WorldCat Discovery Services.

OCLC has agreements in place with more than 200 publishers and information providers to supply metadata to ... <snip>

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Credo Launches Subject-Specific Reference Collection

January 7, 2016 00:49

From Credo:

Credo, the industry leader for information literacy, critical thinking and research solutions, continues to roll out new and innovative content through its Essentials Collections, offering libraries diverse options to tailor their reference collections to the specific needs of their students, faculty, and library budgets.

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Project Muse Launches First Fully Open Access Journal

January 7, 2016 00:34

From Project Muse:

Project MUSE is pleased to announce the launch of RSF: The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences as a fully open access title on the MUSE platform. A peer-reviewed journal designed to promote cross-disciplinary collaborations on timely issues of interest to academics, policymakers, and the public ... <snip>

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Genealogy Website, MyHeritage, Adds Digitized Books to Collection

January 6, 2016 03:01

From MyHeritage blog:

The new collection includes tens of thousands of digitized historical books, with actual images of the books' pages, and all their text extracted using Optical Character Recognition. The books span the last four centuries and include family, local and military histories, city and county directories, school ... <snip>

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PubMed Commons Pilot Proves Successful

December 23, 2015 02:46

From PubMed Commons blog:

We are pleased to announce that PubMed Commons is here to stay!

PubMed Commons provides a forum for scientific discourse that is integrated with PubMed, a major database of citations to the biomedical literature.

More than 9,500 authors have joined PubMed Commons – and they have posted over ... <snip>

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National Library of Medicine Highlights 2016 MeSH Improvements

December 17, 2015 13:26

From NLM Technical Bulletin:

MeSH is the National Library of Medicine controlled vocabulary thesaurus which is updated annually. NLM uses the MeSH thesaurus to index articles from thousands of biomedical journals for the MEDLINE/PubMed database and for the cataloging of books, documents, and audiovisuals acquired by the Library.

In ... <snip>

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Library of Congress Recaps Enhancements to Congress.gov

December 17, 2015 04:02

From In Custodia Legis:

We have made many enhancements to Congress.gov this year.  Our first big announcement was the addition of email alerts, which notify users of the status of legislation, new issues of the Congressional Record, and when Members of Congress sponsor and cosponsor legislation.

We ... <snip>

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Emerald Group Publishing Partners with CLOCKSS Archive

December 10, 2015 00:09


The CLOCKSS Archive is pleased to announce that it has partnered with Emerald Group Publishing to preserve their ejournals and ebooks in CLOCKSS's geographically and geopolitically distributed network of redundant archive nodes, located at 12 major research libraries around the world. This action provides for content to be ... <snip>

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Creative Commons Releases State of the Commons Report

December 9, 2015 13:12

From the Creative Commons blog:

Creative Commons, the global nonprofit that makes it easier for creators to share their work under simple copyright terms, announced a major milestone in the release of its 2015 State of the Commons Report today: over 1 billion works have been licensed using Creative Commons since the organization was ... <snip>

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Google Adds Bookmarking Function to Image Search

November 30, 2015 23:04

From Google Search:

The perfect image of your next big adventure, knitting project or style-changing haircut is bound to exist somewhere out there. But what happens once you find the image? Take a screenshot? Maybe try to save the webpage? Starting today there is an easier option: you can now star and bookmark images directly from ... <snip>

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Yahoo Finance Launches Daily Broadcast

November 19, 2015 01:56

From Yahoo Tumblr:

Each weekday, at 3:58 p.m. ET, this live daily show will offer insight into the most important business news of the day, what’s driving the markets, and what to expect in the days and weeks ahead. The Final Round launches with Fidelity Investments as the sponsor.

Every Monday through Friday, Jen Rogers will ... <snip>

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