HeritageQuest Online to Add International Content

ResourceShelf - Mon, 2015-06-29 21:09
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 libraries and will include [...]
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Gale Indexing Millions of Documents From Google Scholar

ResourceShelf - Tue, 2015-06-23 08:42
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 [...]
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Smithsonian Announces Release of Freedmen's Bureau Records

ResourceShelf - Mon, 2015-06-22 15:07
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 Bureau historical records. In addition, a [...]
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New Resources Added to EBSCO Discovery Service

ResourceShelf - Sun, 2015-06-21 15:20
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: Boardroom Insiders [...]
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Bing Updates Mobile News Experience

ResourceShelf - Sun, 2015-06-21 15:04
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 [...]
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Bing to Encrypt Search Traffic

ResourceShelf - Thu, 2015-06-18 07:39
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 :// as [...]
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SAGE to Launch Journal Exploring the Internet of Things

ResourceShelf - Mon, 2015-06-15 15:51
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 Connectivity is designed to facilitate the exploration [...]
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U.S. Copyright Office Issues Report on Orphan Works

ResourceShelf - Mon, 2015-06-15 15:48
From : 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 [...]
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