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UK Medical Heritage Library Digitalization Project Reaches Milestone

ResourceShelf - Fri, 2015-08-28 16:04
From Wellcome Library : In July the UK-MHL project reached the halfway point, with over 26,000 titles digitised, resulting in nearly 8 million images. Our goal is to reach 15 million pages in early 2016. Each of the 10 partner institutions has contributed books and pamphlets from a wide range of [...]
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Computer and Communications Industry Association Releases Copyright White Paper

ResourceShelf - Thu, 2015-08-27 18:30
From Computer and Communications Industry Association : Following 20 hearings on copyright reform, the House Judiciary Committee could see substantive copyright reform legislation introduced before the end of the year.  In advance of the renewed copyright reform conversation, the Computer & Communications Industry Association, which has testified on the subject, released its [...]
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ProQuest Collaborates with Users to Enhance Platform Interface

ResourceShelf - Wed, 2015-08-26 21:25
From ProQuest : ProQuest introduced an enhanced platform interface that makes it easier for users to complete their research tasks. Driven by deep analysis of researcher behaviors on the ProQuest platform, extensive testing with users and librarians, beta testing with a variety of customer development partners, and large scale A/B testing, the [...]
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Ancestry to Digitize More Than 80 U.S. Newspapers

ResourceShelf - Tue, 2015-08-25 18:41
From MarketWatch : Ancestry, the leader in family history and consumer genetics, today announced its collaboration with Gannett Co., Inc., the largest local-to-national media company, to digitize more than 80 daily newspapers across the nation. Newspapers.com, an Ancestry business unit, and Gannett will provide a historical newspaper viewing experience complete with full [...]
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New Features Added to WorldCat Discovery

ResourceShelf - Tue, 2015-08-25 17:37
From OCLC : New features added in August 2015: Availability on brief results All libraries that have added the availability option to their WorldCat Discovery subscription now see real-time availability and item location information on brief results. This means users know immediately whether an item is available locallyand where they [...]
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World Bank Group Archives Available Online

ResourceShelf - Sun, 2015-08-23 19:31
From The World Bank : This is a state-of-the-art platform, which maximizes the public’s online access to a vast amount of original primary source material in the custody of the Archives.   Created using the Access to Memory open source software, the website facilitates a faster, more efficient, and personalized online service [...]
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Smithsonian Announces Public Access Plan for Research

ResourceShelf - Tue, 2015-08-18 13:48
From Smithsonian Newsdesk : The Smithsonian has released its Plan for Increased Public Access to Results of Federally Funded Research , based on the principles outlined by the Office of Science and Technology Policy . Through the new plan, all applicable publications and supporting data resulting from federally funded research will be [...]
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ProQuest Scholarly Content Now Discoverable in Google Scholar

ResourceShelf - Tue, 2015-08-18 13:26
From No Shelf Required : ProQuest has marked another milestone in ease of access to its rich research content. The full text of its scholarly content – including journals and working papers – is now indexed in Google Scholar, enabling Google Scholar users to seamlessly discover and access their library’s ProQuest collections. Efficiency [...]
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