April 23, 2014

Gale Launches New Database Suite: National Geographic Virtual Library

From Gale: Gale and the National Geographic Society, one of the world’s largest nonprofit scientific and educational organizations, today announced an extended agreement to create additional library products as part of a new product suite, National Geographic Virtual Library. Earlier this year, Gale announced the National Geographic Magazine Archive, 1888-1994, for libraries, which included all […]

A New Powerful Review/Collection Development Resource from Media Source: Book Verdict

Congrats to my Media Source colleagues on the launch of the new Book Verdict resource. This new subscription service provides searchable access to more than 30o,000 book and media reviews from more than 20 years of LJ, SLJ, The Horn Book, and Junior Library Guild. New reviews will be added to the database weekly. From […]

Reference: U.S. Federal Government Launches Publicly Accessible Database of Consumer Credit Card Complaints

The database is being made available online by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CPFB). No longer will consumer complaints only be known to the individual complainant, bank, regulator, and those in the public willing to pursue this information through the Freedom of Information Act. Instead this data-rich window into consumer financial issues will be widely […]

Reference: World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Launches New Digital Library

From the WADA Web Site: WADA has launched a new Digital Library designed to make WADA’s education and information tools more accessible to its stakeholders. The Library will assist stakeholders in developing their education programs by pin-pointing tools available for the target groups they wish to reach. Results of a survey of 597 WADA stakeholders […]

Reference: MarkMonitor Launches gTLD Info Database

Yesterday, ICANN, an international organization in charge of Internet domain names, announced the names and applicants for new generic top-level domain names (gTLDs). We have coverage here. Today, MarkMonitor, a company providing intellectual property services including domain name registrations and monitoring for many companies (including Google), has released a gTLD application information database. The database […]

Research Paper: Search Strategies of Library Search Experts

From researchers in Estonia. Title Search Strategies of Library Search Experts Authors Kristiina Singer, University of Tartu Georg Singer, University of Tartu Krista Lepik, University of Tartu Ulrich Norbisrath, University of Tartu Pille Pruulmann-Vengerfeldt, University of Tartu Source via arXiv Abstract Search engines like Google, Yahoo or Bing are an excellent support for finding documents, […]

Reference: U.S. Department of Education Releases New and Updated College Cost Data

From the U.S. Department of Education: The U.S. Department of Education continued to increase transparency around the cost of college by updating several lists on its College Affordability and Transparency Center today, highlighting institutions with the highest and lowest tuition and net price, and those schools where prices are rising the fastest. In addition, this […]

Reference: Folger Shakespeare Library Launches Book Bindings Database

From a Letter to Colleagues Shared on Book_Arts-L. Discovered via Twitter. The Folger Bindings Image Collection provides access to high resolution images and descriptions of bindings from the rare book and manuscript collections of the Folger Shakespeare Library. Bindings are chosen from the collection for photography and description not only because of decorative tooling but […]

Research Paper: Impact of Gender and Age on Performing Search Tasks Online

Title Impact of Gender and Age on Performing Search Tasks Online Authors Georg Singer Institute of Computer Science, University of Tartu, Estonia Ulrich Norbisrath Institute of Computer Science, University of Tartu, Estonia Dirk Lewandowski Department Information, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany Source Paper to Be Presented at Mensch and Computer 2012 September 2012 via […]

New Reference Resource: State-Level Maps and Graphs on Voting From U.S. Census

From the U.S. Census Web Site: The Census Bureau today released a menu-driven, interactive Web page permitting users to access for any state a series of graphs showing percentages of adults who voted and registered in every congressional and presidential election between 1996 and 2010. In addition to graphs showing voting and registration trends over […]