December 15, 2017

Digitization Projects: "Boston College Libraries Publish Digital Edition of W.B. Yeats' First Play 'Love and Death'"

From the Boston College Chronicle: Boston College has published an online edition of Love and Death – the first play by Irish Nobel Laureate William Butler Yeats, which has never before been published or performed. The play, which is presented in both digital form and through images of the original manuscript, can be viewed at […]

Open Access: Dove Medical Press Publishes First Video Abstract

From a News Release: Dove Medical Press is delighted to announce the launch of video abstracts in their 100+ open access peer reviewed medical and scientific journals. The first of these was published last week by authors Jean B Nachega, Michael J Mugavero, Michele Zeier, et al for their paper “Treatment simplification in HIV-infected adults […]

Google Week in Review: A Roundup of News and New Resources (22 Items)

Here’s your weekly updated with the latest goings on the Google and Google+ beats. We hope you once again find it useful. We hope you share it with colleagues and friends. Google+ Infographic: Keeping Tabs on Google+ Privacy (via PCMag.com) “40 Google+ tips and tricks for power users” (via Computerworld) “Google Adds Page With Updates […]

Archives/Digital Preservation: "Kate Wittenberg Appointed Portico Managing Director"

From an ITHAKA Announcement: ITHAKA is pleased to announce that Kate Wittenberg has been appointed the new Managing Director of Portico, effective September 1. Eileen Fenton, who successfully led Portico since its founding in 2002, will work closely with Kate over the coming weeks as Kate transitions fully into her new role and concludes projects […]

Archives: "University of Illinois at Chicago Plans Internet Portal to 14 Chicago Institutions"

From a UIC News Release: The University of Illinois at Chicago Library is leading a project to plan a portal to the historical collections of 14 museums, universities and libraries that make up the Chicago Collections Consortium. The portal will offer a one-click search of the special collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, the […]

"7 Habits Of Highly Effective Facebook Search Engines"

An article on AllFacebook provides a useful list (with commentary) of seven Facebook search (or discovery related) tools. They search tools discussed are: 1. Openbook 2. Kurrently (Twitter Search Also Available) 3. Socialmention 4. Like Button 5. It’s Trending 6. Greplin 7. Booshaka Read the Complete AllFacebook article, “7 Habits Of Highly Effective Facebook Search […]

New Database: "History Makers Makes its Debut" (Bios of Elected Officials/Others from State of Washington)

From a Between the Lines (Washington St. Library) Blog Post by Rand Simmons: History Makers is a biographical database of Washington elected officials and activists from territorial times to present. Each individual’s entry includes a photograph, links, and basic biographical information, for example, occupations, offices, affiliations, birth and death dates, and marriage information. To date: […]

Must See: "Introducing a New App from OCLC Research: the WorldCat Identities Network"

We’ve been very quietly hoping that OCLC and OCLC Research would develop something like what you’re going to read about and it’s finally here as an experimental app. From an OCLC Developers Network Blog Post: The WorldCat Identities Network app lets you explore the interconnectivity and relationships between WorldCat Identities. Here’s the official announcement. If […]

Project MUSE: New Titles and List Pricing for Journal Collections for 2012 Announced; University Press Content Consortium Beta Goes Live on August 1st

From Project Muse News: MUSE is keeping the price increase for 2012 to 6% for the Premium Collection, MUSE’s flagship journal collection, and 4% for the Standard and Humanities Collections. For the second year in a row, MUSE is holding the price increase to 2% on the Basic Research and Basic College Collections in response […]

Google Adds Page With Updates About New Google+ Features

From Social Beat/Venture Beat: Google has added a new section to its Google+ help center where it will list new features being added to the fledgling social network. Dubbed “What’s new in Google+“, the page currently consists of short blog-like posts explaining the new features. The posts often link back to Google+ posts from Google […]