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Google Maps Now Available Offline

November 12, 2015 02:07

From Official Google Blog:

Now you can download an area of the world to your phone, and the next time you find there’s no connectivity—whether it’s a country road or an underground parking garage—Google Maps will continue to work seamlessly. Whereas before you could simply view an area of the map offline, now you ... <snip>

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Posted in: Search News - Web 2.0


Yahoo Launches Search Experience for Firefox

November 12, 2015 02:00

From Yahoo Search Tumblr:

Taking a page from our redesigned Yahoo mobile search experience, Yahoo Search in Firefox delivers the most relevant results upfront so that you can take action right away. Now, we’ll immediately connect you to the best results from across the web so you can:

Get the latest movie information with ... <snip>

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Posted in: Search News - Web 2.0


Pinterest Announces New Visual Search Tool

November 12, 2015 01:56

From Pinterest Blog:

When you spot something in a Pin that you want to learn more about, tap the search tool in the corner. Then select the part of the Pin you’re interested in, and we’ll show you Pins just like it. You can even filter your visual search results by topic so you find exactly what you’re looking for.

 ... <snip>

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Personalized Flickr Results Now Included in Yahoo Image Search

November 7, 2015 02:27

From Yahoo Search Tumblr:

We’ve revamped Yahoo image search by not only showing you the best Web results but also by pulling in images from Flickr. Now, if you’re signed in, your search will display personalized results from Flickr*, including a selection of your own photos, images from people you follow and top public photos ... <snip>

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Mendeley Announces New Features

November 7, 2015 02:00

From Mendeley blog:

Mendeley’s Data Science team have been working to crack one of the hardest “big data” problems of all: How to recommend interesting articles that users might want to read? For the past six months they have been working to integrate 6 large data sets from 3 different platforms to create the basis for a ... <snip>

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Posted in: Web 2.0


OCLC Releases Annual Report

November 7, 2015 01:53

From OCLC:

This year's report highlights breakthroughs made by sharing knowledge, connecting users, delivering value and transforming spaces. Connect with colleagues around the world through videos, photos and stories that highlight their accomplishments.

Full story >>

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Posted in: Search News


DPLA Now Available as Browser Search Option

October 22, 2015 01:37

From DPLA blog:

Thanks to the excellent work of DPLA Community Rep Shaun Akhtar (thanks, Shaun!), Firefox and Internet Explorer users can make use of a new OpenSearch plugin that will add the DPLA as one of your browser’s known search providers. Firefox users may also install it directly through the Mozilla Add-ons site. This is ... <snip>

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Posted in: Source File - Web 2.0


Twitter Introduces Polling Feature

October 21, 2015 23:46

From Twitter blog:

We’re excited to share that in the coming days, everyone will be able to create polls on Twitter. And, with just a couple of taps, people can weigh in on all the topics they care about.

If you want the public’s opinion on anything — what to name your dog, who will win tonight’s game, which ... <snip>

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Posted in: Web 2.0


U.S. Federal Register to be Digitized

October 21, 2015 23:30

From Federal Depository Library Program:

The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) partners with the National Archives’ Office of the Federal Register (OFR) to make every issue of the Federal Register digitally available to the public. Approximately 14,587 individual issues, which go back to 1936, will be digitized. GPO employees ... <snip>

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Five Publishers Added to Portico

October 21, 2015 01:13

From Portico:

Portico is pleased to announce that the following publishers will preserve their e-journals with the Portico E-Journal Preservation Service: Edorium Journals, Institute of Education (IOE) Press, the Science and Information (SAI) Organization, Science Publishing Corporation, and University of Florida. These publishers ensure ... <snip>

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PLOS Articles Available on Microsoft's Docs.com

October 21, 2015 01:04

From PLOS:

This provides authors an environment to package their PLOS articles with related content post-publication – such as additional data or slides – thus extending the life of the article. In addition, exposing content through diverse venues enables the broader community to interact with PLOS content.

Microsoft ... <snip>

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Palgrave Connect eBooks Join Springer Book Archives

October 21, 2015 00:59

From Springer:

Palgrave Macmillan and Springer have decided to align their eBook collections, collating all Palgrave Connect eBooks on SpringerLink and adding thousands more to the Springer Book Archives, as a result of the recent combination of Macmillan Science and Education and Springer Science+Business Media to create Springer ... <snip>

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EBSCO Adds Research Resources to Discovery Service

October 21, 2015 00:54

From EBSCO:

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.

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DPLA Releases Curriculum for Digitization

October 11, 2015 19:51

From DPLA:

Through the Public Library Partnerships Project (PLPP), DPLA has been working with existing DPLA Service Hubs to provide digital skills training for public librarians and connect them sustainably with state and regional resources for digitizing, describing, and exhibiting their cultural heritage content.

Now at ... <snip>

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Posted in: Search News - Web 2.0


ProQuest to Acquire Ex Libris Group

October 11, 2015 19:37

From ProQuest:

ProQuest, an information solutions provider, central to global research, has signed an agreement to acquire Ex Libris Group, a leading global provider of library automation solutions. The capabilities of ProQuest and Ex Libris span expertise in print, electronic and digital content, as well as solutions for library ... <snip>

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PLOS Releases Progress Update

September 18, 2015 02:16

From PLOS:

This year topics include:

Transparent and Continual Assessment Advances Science One PLOS Many Communities Metrics Enhancements Improve Assessment Standards Enable Reproducibility Resources Foster Early Career Researchers Open Access Advances Science Curated Content Accelerates Discovery Journal Highlights ... <snip>

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ProQuest Collaborates with Elsevier and Philosophers Information Center to Improve Discovery and Access of Dissertations

September 16, 2015 16:46

From ProQuest:

ProQuest is teaming with a variety of other information providers to improve ease of access to dissertations and theses by making them discoverable in context with other relevant content. The company’s massive database of graduate works is being indexed in such research tools as Ei ... <snip>

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OCLC Launching Linked Data Pilot at Libraries

September 15, 2015 12:47

From OCLC:

The Person Entity Lookup pilot will help library professionals reduce redundant data by linking related sets of person identifiers and authorities. Pilot participants will be able to surface WorldCat Person entities, including 109 million brief descriptions of authors, directors, musicians and others that have been mined from ... <snip>

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Posted in: Web 2.0


Taylor & Francis Online Announces Enhancements to Reader Experience

September 15, 2015 12:05

From Taylor & Francis Group:

Taylor & Francis Online announces a range of developments to enhance readers’ and researchers’ online reading experience. The changes aim to take reading PDFs beyond a print-like experience by making the most of what the web has to offer. They combine Interact, a reimagined PDF which is ... <snip>

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