December 12, 2017

Google Patent Search Adds Option to Include Relevant Results From Google Scholar & More

From the Google Blog: The ability to search for the most relevant references–the best prior art–is more important today than ever. Patent filings have steadily increased with 600,000 applications filed and 300,000 patents issued in 2014 alone. At the same time, litigation rates are continuing their dramatic climb, with patent trolls bringing the majority of […]

Numismatics: U.S. Mint Launches App For iOS and Android

From Today’s Launch Announcement: The United States Mint today announced the release of MyUSMint, the bureau’s new mobile application (app) for Android and iOS. [Clip] The free mobile app is now available on Google Play and the App Store. Users who download the MyUSMint app will have easy access to United States Mint products – […]

Issue 29 of the Code4Lib Journal is Now Available Online

Here are direct links to each of the 11 articles you’ll find in issue 29 (July 15, 2015) of The Code4Lib Journal. Editorial Introduction: Changes on the Editorial Board by Sara Amato Implementing a Bento-Style Search in LibGuides v2 by Aaron Tay and Feng Yikang Building a Better Book in the Browser (Using Semantic Web […]

Collaboration and Sharing: National Library of Australia (NLA) & Australian National University (ANU) Sign Memorandum of Understanding

From ANU: The longstanding relationship between The Australian National University and the National Library of Australia was reaffirmed following the signing of a new Memorandum of Understanding. For both institutions building research resources for scholars to use around the world, and taking advantage of the online environment to provide access to a rich array of […]

Reference: Mental Health Atlas 2014 Released by World Health Organization

From the WHO News Release: Worldwide, nearly 1 in 10 people have a mental health disorder, but only 1% of the global health workforce is working in mental health. This means, for example, that nearly half of the world’s population lives in a country where there is less than one psychiatrist per 100 000 people. […]

New Online, Free Access: NLM Digitizes Nearly 200 Unique Early English Books

From the National Library of Medicine: The National Library of Medicine (NLM) announces the release through its Digital Collections of nearly 200 items uniquely held by the NLM and printed in the English-speaking world between from 1552 to 1800. NLM’s participation in the English Short Title Catalog (ESTC) helped staff identify the uniqueness of these […]

The Wikipedia Library Project Announces Visiting Scholar Positions at Five Research Libraries

From Wikipedia Library/Wikimedia: The Wikipedia Library is pleased to announce five new Wikipedia Visiting Scholars positions with US and Canadian universities and research organizations as part of an program expansion. Visiting Scholars are remote, unpaid Wikipedia editors who become affiliated with top research libraries. They receive full access to the partner library’s e-resources to expand […]

New Opinion Paper from Science Europe Calls for ‘Diamond Engagement’ around Open Access to High Quality Research Output

From Science Europe: A new Opinion Paper has been published today by Science Europe’s Scientific Committee for the Social Sciences. The publication, entitled ‘The Need for ‘Diamond Engagement’ around Open Access to High Quality Research Output’, addresses two audiences: scientists, especially those who have been traditionally more resistant to the OA approach, and policy makers. […]

A Look Inside the Design of Cornell’s Ho Fine Arts Library (Scheduled to Open in 2017)

From Metropolis: As public libraries and media organizations turn increasingly away from books and other print publications, devoting funding instead to technology-based resources—access to databases, coworking spaces, and the like—it seems strange for an institution to reaffirm the centrality of the printed word. Cornell University is doing just this with its new Ho Fine Arts […]

Research Guide: “Online Resources for Writers: Advice, Tips, and Networking”

Here’s a link to new webliography published in the July/August 2015 issue of C&RL News (College and Research Libraries News). Title Online Resources for Writers: Advice, Tips, and Networking Author Julie Flanders Mount St. Joseph University Source C&RL News Vol 76, No 7 (2015) From the Introduction: While most of the resources listed here are […]