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PLoS Open Access Collection – Resources to Educate and Advocate

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From the PLoS Blog: In keeping with PLoS’ mission, we periodically publish articles that explore the issues surrounding open access. This cross-journal collection provides some key resources to help educate and advocate for open access. New articles will be added to the collection as they are published at http://www.ploscollections.org/openaccess. The collection of more than 25 […]

EBSCOhost App Now Available For Android Devices

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From EBSCO: EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) has released an EBSCOhost Android app ensuring that Android device users can quickly and easily take full advantage of their premium EBSCOhost database content from wherever they happen to be. The Android app is the latest option in EBSCO’s mobile access technology –providing flexible access options for all popular mobile […]

OCLC Partners with King Abdulaziz Public Library in Saudi Arabia to Make Arabic-language Resources Available Through WorldCat.org

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From an OCLC Announcement: OCLC has added more than 1.2 million brief bibliographic records to WorldCat.org for materials held by Arab libraries, records that represent the complete catalog of the Arabic Union Catalog (AUC) maintained in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Each record from the AUC in WorldCat.org contains brief bibliographic information for items held by AUC […]

Lists & Rankings: The 40 Most Shared Articles on Facebook in 2011

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A new Facebook blog post lists the top 40 shared articles on the social networking service during the past year. Here are the top 10 shared articles: 1. Satellite Photos of Japan, Before and After the Quake and Tsunami (New York Times) 2. What teachers really want to tell parents  (CNN) 3.No, your zodiac sign hasn’t changed (CNN) […]

Facebook Agrees to Settle With the Federal Trade Commission + Full Text of Proposed Settlement Agreement

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From the FTC Announcement: The social networking service Facebook has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it deceived consumers by telling them they could keep their information on Facebook private, and then repeatedly allowing it to be shared and made public. The proposed settlement requires Facebook to take several steps to make sure […]

Pop Culture: ProQuest Will Release Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive in 2012

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From ProQuest: For the first time, researchers will be able to explore every edition, cover-to-cover of nearly 30 major entertainment trade and consumer magazines in a single online search. The Archive’s 2.5 million full-color pages will be accessible in the ProQuest research environment, enabling it to be easily searched, managed, shared and used to create […]

Google’s Usability Chief On Ideas Having to Be Discoverable and Use “Control F”

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In a New Scientist article, Google’s Dan Russell talks about his job, discoverability of ideas, and more. Dan also mentions a super interesting fact that we’ve heard from him before (it’s worth repeating) and something that many of us have shared during presentations for years, the POWER of the Control+F (find) feature. It’s one of […]