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ProQuest Digitizes British Magazines

January 20, 2015 23:10

From ProQuest:

ProQuest is improving outcomes for researchers of British politics, news, culture and society by boosting the availability of digital primary sources from the first half of the 20th century. Its new British Periodicals Collection III digitizes the archives of the most important magazines of the period – all highly ... <snip>

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National Agricultural Library Unveils Search Engine for USDA Research

January 19, 2015 19:21

From USDA Agricultural Research Service:

PubAg, which can be found at PubAg.nal.usda.gov, is a new portal for literature searches and full-text access of more than 40,000 scientific journal articles by USDA researchers, mostly from 1997 to 2014. New articles by USDA researchers will be added almost daily, and older articles may be added if ... <snip>

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Credo Adds New Titles and Videos to Academic Core Collection

January 19, 2015 19:19

From Credo:

The new titles come from notable publishers such as Harvard University Press, National Geographic Society, SAGE, and others, as well as videos from the MacNeil/Lehrer PBS Newshour.

New titles include:

Global Social Issues: An Encyclopedia, a Choice OAT selection, ... <snip>

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arXiv Celebrates One Million Submissions

January 16, 2015 01:15

From Cornell University Library:

Now, more than two decades later, arXiv is a driving force in scientific communication. It draws in thousands of researchers every day, operating with a permanent staff and a $1M budget. As an open-access service, it allows scientists — from diverse disciplines encompassing physics, mathematics, ... <snip>

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Elsevier Introduces Virtual Journal, Atlas

January 11, 2015 20:54

From Elsevier:

Published as a virtual journal, Atlas selects already published research on topics that hold high societal relevance or address global issues, and summarizes and presents the science in a lay-friendly, story format to reach an as wide as possible global audience.

Atlas showcases research that can (or already has) ... <snip>

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Elsevier Launches Multi-Discipline Open Access Journal

January 11, 2015 16:58

From Elsevier:

Elsevier has announced it is developing a new open access journal covering all disciplines.

The journal will be developed in close cooperation with researchers, enabling continuous improvement in line with their needs and feedback. The official launch is planned in 2015.The new journal will be as much ... <snip>

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ProQuest Launches New UKI Edition of Academic Complete

January 9, 2015 00:30

From ProQuest:

ProQuest® ebooks company ebrary® has created a brand new version of their award winning Academic Complete™ subscription collection designed specifically for UK and Irish students, faculty and researchers with over 4,000 unique, region specific titles.

Recognizing the importance of providing key content ... <snip>

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Elsevier and ISTE Press Announce Publishing Alliance

January 8, 2015 22:41

From Elsevier:

"Our alliance with ISTE Press is an exciting opportunity for us to give researchers more content in some key areas like energy and food science," said Suzanne BeDell, Managing Director, Science and Technology Books, Elsevier. "It also brings to the market high-quality French scientific content that is closely aligned with ... <snip>

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DPLA Releases Three-Year Strategic Plan

January 8, 2015 22:38

From Digital Public Library of America:

2014 was a year in which we juggled so much: many new hubs, partners, and content, lining up additional future contributors, and beginning to restructure our technology behind the scenes to prepare for an even more expansive collection and network.

Beginning this year, and with the release of ... <snip>

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Oxford and Copyright Clearance Center Partner on Pay-Per-View Model

January 3, 2015 16:23

From OUPblog:

Oxford has partnered with the Copyright Clearance Center to begin offering chapters on a pay-per-view basis. Pay-per-view is a well-established business model in journal publishing but is only recently gaining traction for book-based content.

Beginning in October, unauthenticated users of Oxford Handbooks began seeing ... <snip>

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Browser-based Audiobooks Coming Soon to OverDrive

January 3, 2015 15:16

From OverDrive blogs:

We’re excited to announce that in early 2015 OverDrive browser-based audiobooks will enable your users to instantly listen to audiobooks without needing to download the file or our app. These titles provide maximum ease of use for patrons as they can simply find the audiobook they want to listen to, borrow it ... <snip>

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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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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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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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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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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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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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