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UK Medical Heritage Library Project Adds Library Partners

ResourceShelf - Tue, 2014-07-29 19:17
From Wellcome Library : We are excited to welcome nine UK research library partners to the UK Medical Heritage Library project. These libraries will be making their historic collections available for digitisation alongside the Wellcome Library’s own 19th century works. They make up the bulk of the 15 million page goal made [...]
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Brill Launches New Suite of Open Access Journals

ResourceShelf - Tue, 2014-07-29 19:01
From Brill : In the Brill Open program we are now announcing the launch of four new full Open Access journals in the following disciplines: Humanities , Social Sciences , Law , and Biology . These journals will offer a pure open access environment. Each journal will be divided into sections that [...]
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Macmillan Publishers Broadens E-Lending Pilot Program

ResourceShelf - Tue, 2014-07-29 18:56
From MacMillan :  Macmillan Publishers will be adding its full collection of frontlist eBooks to their public library e-lending pilot, it was announced today. It is the first time the company has made its catalog of eBooks published in the last twelve months available for lending in libraries. The pilot program has [...]
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FamilySearch Adds Over 1 Million International Indexed Records and Images

ResourceShelf - Mon, 2014-07-28 06:57
From FamilySearch blog : FamilySearch has added more than 1.7 million indexed records and images to collections from Canada, Croatia, Peru, Poland, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 1,160,179 indexed records from the UnitedStates, Hawaii, Honolulu Passenger Lists, 1900–1953, collection ; the 50,858 indexed records from the Peru, Cusco, [...]
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Springer Celebrates 200,000 Open Access Articles

ResourceShelf - Tue, 2014-07-22 19:35
From Springer : The articles, published across BioMed Central , and SpringerOpen  are freely available and published under a Creative Commons (CC) license. Springer now has 417 open access journals publishing across all areas of science – 265 at BioMed Central and 152 at SpringerOpen. In addition, SpringerOpen recently published its [...]
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LexisNexis Launches LexisNexis Legal Content Insider

ResourceShelf - Fri, 2014-07-18 16:14
From the press release : The site provides legal professionals a one-stop destination to stay connected and up-to-date on the evolving landscape of legal publications. Built on the LexisNexis® LexTalk platform , the site also is connected to a network of community forums where legal professionals such as law librarians can connect [...]
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Google Updates Scholar Metrics

ResourceShelf - Mon, 2014-07-07 09:23
From Google Scholar blog : Scholar Metrics provide an easy way for authors to quickly gauge the visibility and influence of recent articles in scholarly publications. Today, we are releasing the 2014 version of Scholar Metrics . This release is based on citations from all articles that were indexed in Google Scholar [...]
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