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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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Posted in: Search News - Source File - Web 2.0

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:

 ... <snip>

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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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Posted in: Search News - Web 2.0

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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U.S. Copyright Office Issues Report on Orphan Works

June 15, 2015 20:48

From Copyright.gov:

The Report documents the legal and business challenges faced by good faith users who seek to use orphan works and/or engage in mass digitization projects.   It provides a series of legislative recommendations that offer users a way forward out of gridlock, but also take into account the legitimate concerns and ... <snip>

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St. Martin's Press Phasing Out Palgrave Name

June 4, 2015 18:26

From Publishers Weekly:

Following the merger of most of Macmillan’s higher education assets with Springer Science+ Business Media, Macmillan’s trade operations have begun phasing out the use of the Palgrave name.

According to St. Martin's Press, it will begin retiring the Palgrave name ... <snip>

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Library of Congress Updates Website with New Interface, Collections, and Archive Content

June 1, 2015 14:52

From Library of Congress blog:

Recently the Library of Congress launched a significant amount of new Web Archive content on the Library’s Web site, as a part of a continued effort to integrate the Library’s Web Archives into the rest of the loc.gov web presence.

There are now 21 named collections available in the new ... <snip>

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Internet Archive Announces Collection of Album Cover Images

May 30, 2015 21:33

From Internet Archive:

Culled from various sources, this collection includes over one million JPG, PNG and GIF album covers. The resolution ranges from "thumbnail" through to very large sizes. Filenames are variant in usefulness, although a good number indicate at least the name of the original album.


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New Data Tool for Trade and Investment Statistics from U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

May 30, 2015 21:26

From Commerce.gov:

A new data tool--International Trade and Investment Country Facts Application--on the Bureau of Economic Analysis website gives users a snapshot of statistics on trade and investment between the United States and another country by simply clicking on a world map.

The country snapshots, or factsheets, also contain ... <snip>

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OCLC Research Releases Report on Archives and Special Collections

May 26, 2015 16:20

From OCLC Research:

Making Archival and Special Collections More Accessible represents the efforts of OCLC Research over the last seven years to support change in the end-to-end process that results in archival and special collections materials being delivered to interested users.

Revealing hidden assets stewarded by research ... <snip>

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Nature Publishing Group Launches New Journals

May 26, 2015 15:56

From the press release:

Three new titles will join the Nature family of journals in January 2016: Nature Energy, Nature Microbiology and Nature Reviews Materials. Nature Energy and Nature Microbiology are accepting submissions now.

Like all Nature-branded journals, Nature Energy, Nature Microbiology and Nature Reviews Materials ... <snip>

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Tweets Now Appear in Google Search Results

May 21, 2015 00:42

From Twitter blog:

U.S. users searching in English will see relevant Tweets in their search results within the Google app (iOS and Android) and mobile web. The desktop web version is coming shortly, and we have plans to bring this feature to more countries in the coming months.

When tapping on a Tweet in Google search, you’ll ... <snip>

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Rare Book School Lectures Available Online

May 18, 2015 00:00

From Rare Book School:

We are very pleased to announce that audio recordings of more than 100 Book Arts Press/Rare Book School lectures from the past four decades are now available online at www.rarebookschool.org/lectures. Along with most lectures from the past several years, those now converted from the original cassette tapes ... <snip>

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Wolfram Launches Image Identification Project

May 17, 2015 21:29

From Stephen Wolfram blog:

We’re launching the Wolfram Language Image Identification Project on the web to let anyone easily take any picture (drag it from a web page, snap it on your phone, or load it from a file) and see what ImageIdentify thinks it is.

It won’t always get it right, but most of the time I think it ... <snip>

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Digital Public Library of America Now on Pinterest

May 14, 2015 16:10

From DPLA:

We are excited to announce that DPLA is officially on Pinterest! Check out some of our favorite shareable images from the DPLA collection with some fun themed boards. Whether you’re a fashion fiend, a nature lover, a bookworm, or anything in-between, there’s something new for you to discover. Make ... <snip>

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