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Reverse Image Search Engine TinEye Adds More Than 33 Million Images to Index

December 21, 2011 by

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According to the TinEye Blog post, the exact number of images added to the database was 33,324,483. With the newly added images, the total TinEye index is now at 2,067,849,651. A little more than a year ago the TinEye index was at 1,823,535,745 images. If you’ve never taken a look and/or used TinEye it’s MORE than […]

Library Copyright Alliance Sends Letter of Support to Six Member of the Hosue of Representatives Re: SOPA

December 21, 2011 by

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The letter was written by ARL’s Brandon Butler (on behalf of the Library Copyright Alliance), has sent a letter to six member of the U.S. House of Representatives (and House Judiciary Committee) thanking them for their, “vigorous advocacy of First Amendment rights and the value of an open and secure Internet during last week’s markup […]

WorldCat.org: Lowercase Boolean Opeartors No Longer Work

December 21, 2011 by

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A tweet and Facebook entry from the WorldCat team has announced that Boolean operators will now work ONLY when used in ALL CAPS. Lowercase versions of and, or, not have been added to the word exclusion list. Here’s an Updated WorldCat Word Exclusion (aka Stop List): English: a an and (lowercase) are as at be […]

Cataloging: SkyRiver and Donohue Group Announce Partnership

December 21, 2011 by

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From a News Release: The Donohue Group Incorporated (DGI) and SkyRiver announce a collaboration whereby DGI will contribute full and in-process MARC records to the SkyRiver database. DGI’s clients include several publishers of nonprint and electronic content such as Playaway, Recorded Books, and AudioGo. These publishers have negotiated with SkyRiver to permit DGI to contribute […]

Three U.S. Government Web Sites Launch New Features and Look

December 21, 2011 by

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1. New Features on Census Bureau Internet Home Page 2. Introducing MyFCC Beta 3. New Home Page for the USPTO

Public Libraries: Palo Alto Library Foundation Donates $1.9M For Furnishings at Renovated Library

December 21, 2011 by

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From the Palo Alto Daily News: When construction wraps up at the Mitchell Park Library and Community Center next year, its contents will be just as new. The Palo Alto Library Foundation presented the city council with a $1.9 million check Monday night to fill the renovated facility with brand-new “furnishings, fixtures and equipment.” “I […]

India: Delhi Announces Plans to Digitize City Archives

December 21, 2011 by

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From Asian Age: In an attempt to digitalise the archives in Delhi, the city government has signed an agreement with the National Institute of Smart Governance, Hyderabad, on Tuesday. The records includes 10 crore documents such as CID records, Gazettes, maps, manuscripts, photographs, negatives and records of eminent personalities. It will also include transfer of […]