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Cambridge University Press Launches Archive Editions Online

ResourceShelf - Sun, 2014-09-14 20:48
From the press release : Over the past six months since the agreement was signed between Cambridge University Press and East View Information Services, over 1,000 volumes, nearly 600,000 pages and nearly 1,000 maps have been scanned and loaded onto the East View e-book platform. The product is immediately available for trials [...]
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EBSCO Adds Forbes and Bloomberg Businessweek to Magazine Archives

ResourceShelf - Wed, 2014-09-10 21:06
From the press release : Libraries can own the 20th century collections of two of the leading business magazines now that the complete backfiles for Forbes and Bloomberg Businessweek are available from EBSCO Information Services . The entire digital archives going back to volume 1, issue 1 of the magazines are included [...]
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Shanghai Library Adds 2 Million Records to WorldCat

ResourceShelf - Sun, 2014-09-07 20:42
From OCLC : Shanghai Library , the largest public library in China and one of the largest libraries in the world, has contributed 2 million holdings to WorldCat , including some 770,000 unique bibliographic records, to share its collection worldwide. These records, which represent books and journals published between 1911 and [...]
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British Library Document Supply to Offer SAGE Articles

ResourceShelf - Sun, 2014-09-07 20:27
From Research Information : The British Library will now offer articles from SAGE's full journal collection through the British Library’s Document Supply service, thanks to a new partnership. SAGE publishes over 700 journals on behalf of over 290 leading societies within the humanities, social sciences, technology and medical fields. The agreement [...]
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Jisc Offers Colleges Free Access to e-Textbooks

ResourceShelf - Sun, 2014-09-07 20:20
From Jisc : The new collection has been chosen using feedback from customers to ensure the new books are of the highest possible value to their users and focus in supporting the curriculum across a variety of subjects. E-books for FE provides further education colleges in the UK with access to [...]
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FBI Digitizes Millions of Files

ResourceShelf - Sat, 2014-08-30 20:56
From the Federal Bureau of Investigation : The digital conversion of more than 30 million records—and as many as 83 million fingerprint cards—comes as the FBI fully activates its Next Generation Identification (NGI) system, a state-of-the-art digital platform of biometric and other types of identity information. The system, which is incrementally replacing [...]
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Internet Archive Launches Flickr Commons Collection

ResourceShelf - Sat, 2014-08-30 20:52
From Flickr blog : The Internet Archive processed more than 2 million volumes from its digital archive, compiling more than 14 million high resolution images spanning nearly every topic imaginable. Each image includes detailed descriptions, including the subject tags of the book it came from and the text immediately surrounding it on [...]
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EBSCO Releases 12 New Subject Sets in the eBook Collection

ResourceShelf - Thu, 2014-08-28 08:38
From EBSCO : Subject Sets are prepackaged sets of titles from leading publishers in specific, high-interest topics designed to meet the needs of libraries while simplifying collection development. The Sets allow for quick and easy purchases in particular high-interest subject areas. There is no title overlap across Sets, and no title overlap [...]
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