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Russia to Launch National Digital Library

January 3, 2015 15:12

From TeleRead:

A new initiative has been set forth in Russia to transform local libraries into informational and cultural hubs, Minister of Culture Vladimir Medinsky recently said at a meeting.

Work is set to begin in transforming the libraries in 2015.

Russia has increasingly raised its profile in the ebook world as more ... <snip>

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Posted in: Web 2.0


FamilySearch Adds More International Indexed Records and Images

December 20, 2014 18:58

From FamilySearch:

FamilySearch adds more than 1.3 million indexed records and images to Brazil, Canada, China, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 269,011 indexed records from the Brazil, São Paulo, Immigration Cards, 1902–1980 collection; the 199,157 images from the China, Collection of Genealogies, ... <snip>

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Credo Launches New Subject Collections

December 16, 2014 23:14

From Credo:

Highly respected publishers ABDO, National Geographic Books, Baker Publishing Group and Crossway are the latest to partner with Credo to offer their top tier reference content to libraries. New Publisher Collections from Macmillan, New York University Press, Bloomsbury, Springer and others provide robust options for libraries ... <snip>

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More Languages Added to Google Translate

December 15, 2014 02:09

From Inside Search:

We're adding 10 languages to Translate, bringing our total number of supported languages to 90. These 10 new languages will allow more than 200 million additional people to translate text to and from their native languages. These languages are available now on translate.google.com and will roll out soon to our mobile ... <snip>

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Posted in: Search News


EBSCO Adds New Features to LibraryAware

December 15, 2014 02:05

From EBSCO:

With the new features in this release of LibraryAware, you’ll be able to create more items and post them to more places than ever before.

One of the most common requests we hear is for the ability to post to Pinterest. That’s now available. Look for the “Post to Pinterest” option in all publish ... <snip>

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Posted in: Web 2.0


Bing Introduces "Fact Answers" Feature for Local Searches

December 11, 2014 03:00

From Bing Blogs:

We’ve just released a simpler way to find more local information and directions. These new facts at the top of the search page aim to provide simple answers to searches for things like phone numbers for restaurants, the hours of your local mall, or directions to your friend’s house.

Need help figuring ... <snip>

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Posted in: Search News - Web 2.0


Microsoft Replaces Clip Art with Bing Images

December 11, 2014 02:48

From Office Blogs:

The Office.com Clip Art and image library has closed shop. Customers can still add images to their documents, presentations, and other files that they have saved to their devices (phones, tablets, and PCs), OneDrive, and SharePoint. Customers also still have the ability to add images to their documents using Bing Image ... <snip>

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Posted in: Search News - Web 2.0


SAGE Acquires 19 Social and Health Science Journals

December 11, 2014 02:44

From SAGE:

With this acquisition, SAGE will publish journals in counseling, gerontology & aging, health & healthcare, education, anthropology, beginning in 2015.

Baywood Publishing Company, Inc. has published scholarly and professional journals and books in the social sciences and humanities for more than 50 years. Its ... <snip>

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Elsevier Launches Reference Module in Biomedical Sciences

December 5, 2014 21:08

From Elsevier:

Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced the availability of its new Reference Module in Biomedical Sciences. The module provides biomedical and life science researchers access to trustworthy reference content updated as science progresses. ... <snip>

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EasyBib Integrates with EBSCO Resources

December 5, 2014 21:03

From EBSCO:

EBSCO information Services and EasyBib have made it possible to directly export citations from EBSCO resources to EasyBib. The integration creates an effortless way for students and researchers to ethically use their resources.

With the EBSCO integration with EasyBib, library users simply have to select the article they ... <snip>

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Literary Review Launches Digital Archive

November 25, 2014 20:32

From The Bookseller:

Literary Review has launched a digital archive of all of its issues over the last 35 years for app and print subscribers.

The archive was produced in conjunction with digital publishing experts Exact Editions. It includes a comprehensive search function, as well as sync and bookmarking functions. The Exact ... <snip>

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UNESCO Launches Online Science Education Resource

November 25, 2014 14:11

From UNESCO:

UNESCO launched the UNESCO World Library of Science (WLoS), a newly created, free online science education resource for a global community of users. Developed through the joint efforts of UNESCO, Nature Education and Roche, the WLoS was created to give students around the world, especially those in disadvantaged regions, ... <snip>

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Elsevier Launches Big Data Journal

November 22, 2014 02:44

From Elsevier:

Big Data Research was recently launched atthe IEEE International Conference on big data in Washington DC. The journal provides a channel for scholarly communication and applications in this broadening and rapidly evolving field of research. It brings together research from the many different communities working on and with ... <snip>

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EBSCO Information Services Releases eBook Education Collection

November 22, 2014 02:39

From EBSCO:

eBook Education Collectionfeatures more than 2,800 quality titles supporting students and faculty in education studies.

Titles in eBook Education Collection range from introductory texts for undergraduate coursework to more complex and detailed works for advanced students and scholars. The subscription collection also ... <snip>

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EBSCO Introduces Publication Search Service, Full-Text Finder

November 7, 2014 01:34

From EBSCO:

EBSCO Information Service (EBSCO) continues to modernize publication discovery with the introduction of Full-Text Finder™ (FTF). Available to all EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) customers with their subscription, and as a stand-alone application to non-subscribers, Full-Text Finder delivers the intuitive, time-saving ... <snip>

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Posted in: Search News - Source File - Web 2.0


LibraryThing for Libraries Expands its Book Recommendations Feature

November 7, 2014 01:16

From ProQuest:

Library users will find it easier than ever to discover what to read next as LibraryThing for Libraries™ expands its Book Recommendations feature to include a broader selection of “if you like this, then read that” elements. The new, free and automatic upgrade to current subscribers to LibraryThing for ... <snip>

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St. Louis Fed Releases Improved Free Digital Library

November 7, 2014 01:14

From Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis:

The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis has launched a new and improved version of its digital library of economic, financial and banking materials and has also made its content available to a broader audience through inclusion in the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA).

FRASER material ... <snip>

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EBSCO Introduces Tool for Accessing Digital Magazines

October 30, 2014 15:05

From EBSCO:

EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is introducing Flipster™, which allows library patrons to browse the latest issues of high quality digital versions of popular magazines, courtesy of their library.

Flipster provides users easy access to digital magazines for online browsing via their desktops or any mobile ... <snip>

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University of California Press Announces Open Access Products

October 28, 2014 14:04

From University of California Press blog:

University of California Press is entering into the Open Access space with the launch of two new products: a mega journal focused on three core disciplines (life and biomedical sciences, ecology and environmental science, and social and behavioral sciences) and a monograph program designed to take ... <snip>

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Posted in: Source File - Web 2.0




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