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Asked and Answered Questions: U.S. Department of Education Releases Mobile Version of Answers.Ed.gov

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You can now access a new mobile version of the Answers.Ed.gov FAQ site (search, browse) from the Department of Education’s Information Resource Center (IRC) by simply entering the Answers.Ed.gov into your mobile/smartphone browser. A Spanish language version is also available at respuestas.ed.gov. At the present time 142 asked and answered questions in English,  about 60 in […]

Preprint: Integrating Interactive Visualizations in the Search Process of Digital Libraries and IR Systems

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Title: Integrating Interactive Visualizations in the Search Process of Digital Libraries and IR Systems Authors: Daniel Hienert, Frank Sawitzki, Philipp Schaer, Philipp Mayr Affiliation: GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences (Bonn Germany) Source: arXiv Abstract: Interactive visualizations for exploring and retrieval have not yet become an integral part of digital libraries and information […]

“JSTOR Tests Free, Read-Only Access to Some Articles” & Review List of the 70 Journals Available at Launch

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From a Wired Campus (COHE) Article by Jennifer Howard: It’s about to get a little easier—emphasis on “a little”—for users without subscriptions to tap JSTOR’s enormous digital archive of journal articles. In the coming weeks, JSTOR will make available the beta version of a new program, Register & Read, which will give researchers read-only access […]

Watch/Listen: From OCLC Research: Archived Copy of Recent Virtual International Authority File (VIAF) Webinar Now Online

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We’re big fans of VIAF. You should be too! It’s already very useful and very cool. Plus, many possibilities for future use. From OCLC: The Virtual International Authority File (VIAF) now comprises almost 20 million records from 24 different sources. In the last two months VIAF had over 70,000 visits from 147 countries/territories, with two-thirds […]

Toronto: World’s Busiest Urban Public Library System Gets Busier

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From The Globe and Mail: As city councillors spend the next week mulling reductions to branch hours, libraries across the city have just tallied up their busiest year ever New user stats released to the Globe and Mail show that the Toronto Public Library system circulated 33 million books, e-books, DVDs and other items in […]

Science: Digitalization Brings to Life Amazing Astronomy of 1800s

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From Live Science/MSNBC: Recently digitized drawings by a 19th-century artist reveal stunning sunspots, auroras and even planetary bodies as they were observed in the Victorian era. Recently digitized and made available by the New York Public Library, the images are a remarkably modern-looking glimpse into astronomy in the late 1800s. Drawn by French-born artist Etienne […]