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National Library of Medicine Launches Image Database

ResourceShelf - Sat, 2016-02-06 18:35
From U.S. National Library of Medicine : The National Library of Medicine is pleased to announce the launch of MedPix ®, a free online medical image database originally developed by the Departments of Radiology and Biomedical Informatics at the Uniformed Services University, Bethesda, Maryland, USA. The MedPix collection categorizes and classifies [...]
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Wiley and Dutch Universities Collaborate on Open Access Service

ResourceShelf - Sat, 2016-02-06 18:27
From Wiley : The Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU) and John Wiley and Sons, Inc., today announced an agreement of unlimited open access publication of Dutch academic articles combined with expanded subscription access to high-quality research. The negotiations between VSNU and Wiley resulted in an unprecedented agreement covering 2016 [...]
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Yale Center for British Arts Adds to Digital Image Collection

ResourceShelf - Sun, 2016-01-24 13:28
From the press release : The Yale Center for British Art has just released more than 22,000 additional high-resolution images through its online collection available at http://britishart.yale.edu/collections/search . To date, the Center has made more than 69,000 images freely available online. This supports the Center and Yale University’s ongoing commitment to [...]
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Wikipedia Celebrates 15th Anniversary

ResourceShelf - Sat, 2016-01-16 20:43
From Wikipedia 15 : January 15 is known to Wikipedians as Wikipedia day. Before 2001, an encyclopedia could cost thousands of dollars, trees, water and ink, and let’s face it, was really really hard to carry around. Today we can reach millions of referenced articles, photos, illustrations, sources, and word definitions from [...]
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Periscope Videos Now Viewable on Twitter Feeds

ResourceShelf - Sat, 2016-01-16 17:50
From Time : Twitter announced that live video from popular livestreaming app Periscope, which Twitter acquired one year ago, will now be viewable directly in the Twitter feed. Periscope lets users broadcast live video anywhere they might have an Internet connection, while viewers can offer instant feedback on what’s being shown or [...]
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UK Universities Collaborate on Open Access Digital Platform

ResourceShelf - Sat, 2016-01-16 08:30
From University of Sheffield : Sheffield has joined forces with the universities of Leeds and York to establish the White Rose University Press (WRUP) universitypress.whiterose.ac.uk which opened for submissions this week. It will publish peer-reviewed academic papers, books, textbooks, and conference literature from across the academic community both in the UK [...]
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Wellcome Adds Historical Medical Database to Library

ResourceShelf - Sat, 2016-01-16 08:19
From Wellcome Library blog : We are pleased to announce access to the online database  Popular Medicine in America, 1800-1900 in the Library. This fascinating collection uses a variety of different sources from trade cards to advertising ephemera to explore material aimed at the public rather than the medical professional. The collection [...]
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RUSA Selects Best Free Reference Websites

ResourceShelf - Mon, 2016-01-11 19:12
From RUSA News : The list made its first debut in the Fall 2015 issue of Reference and User Services Quarterly (RUSQ), RUSA’s research journal. Each site is selected based on, but not limited to: quality, depth, usability, usefulness of content and authority of producer.  Succinct and insightful annotations were written by [...]
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