December 14, 2017

Three Organizations Collaborate and Release New Online Edition of U.S. Code of Federal Regulations

From a LII Blog Post: This new online edition of the CFR is the result of an unprecedented two-year collaboration between the Government Printing Office (GPO), the Legal Information Institute at Cornell Law School (LII), and the Cornell Law Library. The project implemented features that have been often requested by government regulators, corporate counsel, and […]

Ready Reference: The Periodic Table of Bank Regulation & Compliance from Alacra

Very cool and a potentially a very useful and interactive ready reference research tool from Alacra. Kudos to Alacra for making it available (free). Learn more about the periodic table along with an address to share suggestions in this Alacra Blog post. Direct to Full Size Periodic Table of Bank Regulation & Compliance

Massachusetts Awards Statewide Online Database Contracts to Three Vendors

From the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) and the Massachusetts Library System (MLS): The MBLC [has] awarded contracts to Gale Cengage, Inc., ProQuest, Inc. and Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc. for statewide online magazine, newspaper, e-reference and encyclopedia databases to begin on July 1, 2012. [Clip] Among the resources are 22 periodical, biographical, e-reference and news […]

Let’s Welcome the New PubMed Filters Sidebar

The NLM (National Library of Medicine) Technical Bulletin provides a screenshot rich article about a change (a good one) made to search results pages. The “limits” page has been replaced with a new filter sidebar that’s similar to what many other search tools offer. You can access the complete article here.

Link Rot: Georgetown Law Library Finds 38 Percent of Online Documents Disappear from Web Pages Within Five Years

From the Georgetown Law School (via Free Government Information): The Georgetown Law Library and members of the Chesapeake Digital Preservation Group have released new data that shows within a five-year period, nearly 38 percent of online legal reports and web pages preserved through the library’s efforts have disappeared from their original web addresses. “The results […]

Brill Acquires Foreign Law Guide

From Brill Publishing: Brill is pleased to announce that it has acquired all publication rights to the Foreign Law Guide.  As of today, the Foreign Law Guide will be published under the prestigious Martinus Nijhoff imprint out of Brill’s Boston office. Founded in 1988 by editors Thomas H. Reynolds and Arturo A. Flores [both from […]

Feds Launch Registry for All U.S. Government Social Media Accounts

A new resource for the info professionals toolbelt. From Information Week: The General Services Administration has created a social media registry on which federal agencies can list their accounts on 22 social media platforms. The public can also use the registry to verify whether accounts are bona fide government accounts. [Clip] GSA plans to offer […]

Web Search: Google Offering Paid Inclusion in Some “Vertical Search” Areas

Danny Sullivan has the details and plenty of examples at Search Engine Land. Why are we sharing this? Here are even more reasons (if needed) to understand and share how the web search business works and how to interpret a search results page. Google changing its tune is important and interesting but what’s most important […]

New Database: Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) Puts 1000s of FOIA Requests Online

via TechPresident: The 20,000 documents posted online include, according to a press release, all answered FOI requests from 2011, more than 500 pages of 2011 board and committee presentations, numerous contracts between the Port Authority and private firms, as well as more than 300 pages of toll and fare hearing transcripts, as well as updated […]

Ancestry.com to Acquire Archives.com For $100 Million in Cash

From the Ancestry.com Blog: You may already know of Archives.com – a fast-growing family history site that has clearly attracted new users to family history with a product that is easy to use and one that has proven to be a great way for people to get started with family history. Over the past two […]