September 24, 2017

Yahoo Adds New Image and Video Search Features Including Timely Content from Getty

From Barry Schwartz at Search Engine Land: Yahoo has announced some significant changes to their Yahoo Image and Video Search tools. They include a deal with sourcing Getty Images most recent collections plus an upgraded user interface design with added features to Yahoo Image and Video Search. Barry’s post also includes plenty of screenshots. See […]

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: 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Database Milestones: DART-Europe Theses Portal Now Provides Access to 300,000 Dissertations

From a LIBER Blog Post: The DART-Europe E-theses Portal, hosted by UCL Library Services in association with LIBER, is a metadata aggregation that aims to provide one-stop access to Europe’s open access research-level theses.  DART-Europe now gives access to over 300,000 full-text research theses from 424 Universities in 23 European countries.  The 300,000th thesis to […]

Pennsylvania: Department of Public Welfare Launches New Transparency Portal

From a News Release To help Pennsylvania taxpayers better understand how the Department of Public Welfare spends their money, Secretary Gary D. Alexander today announced a new addition to the agency’s website. [Clip] New information on the website includes: •             Fees set by the department to pay doctors and suppliers; •             Provider reimbursement rates; •             […]