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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Illustrated London News Ltd Launches Online Wartime Archive

ResourceShelf - Sat, 2014-08-16 21:32
From First World War Centenary : Illustrated London News Ltd (ILN) has launched a website featuring 1914-1918 archive material from the Illustrated London News, the world’s first illustrated magazine, and seven other titles in its collection. The first-phase website includes the digitised pages from the Illustrated London News 1914-1918; a wealth [...]
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Bing Introduces Conversation-Style Search Results

ResourceShelf - Wed, 2014-08-13 19:19
From Bing blogs : For all kinds of searches, Bing lets you ask a question the way you would ask a friend. For example, “ who is the President of the United States ” or “ the tallest building in the world ”, or “ who played Morpheus in The Matrix ”, [...]
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Project MUSE Announces New 2015 Titles

ResourceShelf - Fri, 2014-08-08 00:16
From Project MUSE : Project MUSE is pleased to announce that 11 new titles have been confirmed to join MUSE in 2015. MUSE expects to announce additional new titles within the coming weeks . The 11 new titles add depth to core MUSE subjects including Literature, History, and Language and Linguistics. All [...]
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