November 24, 2017

Curated Content from Twitter’s Firehose Now Available From Factiva

From the Announcement: The curated Twitter content in Factiva covers 31 industries, including energy, financial services and technology, with a focus on the most influential tweeters from around the globe. The real time content is available via Factiva Snapshot, a business search tool with news dashboards that help businesses to efficiently gather intelligence and identify […]

Revised Report: How Much Money Does the U.S. Federal Government Spend on Info Products and Services?

Many answers (with actual numbers) in the recently revised report embedded below. Title: Federal Government Strategic Sourcing Of Information Products And Services A Report Prepared by the Federal Research Division, Library of Congress Under an Agreement with the Federal Library and Information Network (FEDLINK), Library of Congress Revised: April 2012 From the Preface: This report […]

Thomson Reuters Reports First-Quarter 2012 Results

From a TR Announcement: Thomson Reuters today reported results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2012. The company reported revenues from ongoing businesses of $3.2 billion, a 4% increase before currency. Adjusted EBITDA increased 15% with the corresponding margin up 260 basis points to 25.9%. Underlying operating profit increased 2% with a corresponding margin […]

Roundup: News From CrossRef, Purdue U, HighWire, EBSCO, and ebrary

1. CrossMark Update Identification Service Launches 2. BMJ Group Renews Partnership with HighWire (PDF) 3. ebrary Helps Medical Libraries Acquire E-books Strategically, Launches New Packs (PDF) 4. Purdue: University Dedicates Krannert Renovated Library 5. EBSCO Publishing Enhances E-book Offerings with 39 New Subject Sets

Roundup: Microsoft Investing $300 Million in Barne & Noble’s Digital Reading Business

Official Announcement Barnes & Noble and Microsoft Form Strategic Partnership to Advance World-Class Digital Reading Experiences for Consumers Barnes & Noble Inc. and Microsoft today announced the formation of a strategic partnership in a new Barnes & Noble subsidiary, which will build upon the history of strong innovation in digital reading technologies from both companies. […]

Semantic Web/Linked Data Expert Richard Wallis Joins OCLC as Technology Evangelist

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From an OCLC Announcement: Richard Wallis, a consultant and distinguished thought leader in Semantic Web and Linked Data technology, has joined the OCLC staff as Technology Evangelist. He will be based in Birmingham, United Kingdom. [Clip] He will collaborate with members and facilitate projects with OCLC teams as libraries and the cooperative continue their efforts […]

Ancestry.com Begins Roll Out of a 1940 Census Database That’s Searchable by Name

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A new blog post from Ancestry.com reports that the company has now made all scanned images (more than 3.8 million) of the 1940 U.S. Census available on their platform. The company also points out that they’ve indexed all of the names found in the 1940 Census for two states, Nevada and Delaware, and made those […]

ebrary Plans to Add More than 10,000 E-Book Titles to Academic Complete and Other Models

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From an ebrary Announcement: More than 1,800 new e-books from Wiley and 2,300 new titles from publishers including Princeton University Press and World Scientific & Imperial College Press will be available in Academic Complete, which will offer unlimited access to a growing selection of more than 75,000 quality titles. An additional 6,300 e-books from publishers […]

Standards: NISO Publishes Revised Recommended Practice for RFID in U.S. Libraries

From the National Information Standards Organization: The National Information Standards Organization announces the availability of RFID in U.S. Libraries (NISO RP-6-2012), a revision of the 2008 Recommended Practice that provides a set of practices and procedures to ensure interoperability among U.S. RFID implementations in libraries. By following these recommendations, libraries can ensure that an RFID […]