January 20, 2022

News and New Resources Roundup

1. Google Cultural Institute Releases Collection of Digitized Materials From 50 Natural History Museums ||| Direct to Content
“More than 150 interactive stories from experts, 300,000 new photos and videos, and more than 30 virtual tours…”

2. Cameraphone-Based Info Tools: Shelfie Announces Launch of Ebook Deal Finder by Simply Taking a Picture (via Shelfie Blog)

Using the app is simple, you take a snapshot of your bookshelf (a “shelfie”) and the app uses patented computer vision algorithms to automatically catalog your entire library. The Shelfie Deal Finder then curates a list of recommended titles based on how you and hundreds of thousands of other readers organize their bookshelves.

On a related note, take a look at PhotoMath. It’s another cameraphone-based info tool.

3. Google Cultural Institute Releases Tour of UK’s Prime Minister’s Residence (10 Downing Street) ||| Direct to Content

4. Data/Statistics: Eurostat Regional Yearbook 2016

5. $1 Million Of Frugal Librarian’s Bequest To N.H. School Goes To Football Scoreboard (via NPR)

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.