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Oregon St. University: Rare, Once-Lost Pioneer Chinese Immigrant Docs Go Online

April 28, 2012 by

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From Oregon Public Radio: Rare, once-lost historic records about pioneer Chinese immigrants to the Northwest have found a new life online. The digital archive is hosted by Oregon State University. A Chinese-American civic group hopes the document trove can help families locate ancestors gone missing early in the last century. This document collection includes names, […]

New from NCSL: Pension Legislation Database

April 7, 2012 by

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New from the National Council of State Legislatures and the Pew Center on States: From the Database Intro: Current legislation on pensions and retirement is available in a searchable database. You can search 2012 pensions and retirement bills by topic, primary author, state, bill number, status or keyword. The database is updated every two weeks. […]

Just Released: Free iPad App from IBM Reinvents Iconic ’60s-Era Infographic on History of Math

April 6, 2012 by

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From IBM: To celebrate the history of math and its impact on the world, IBM has released Minds of Modern Mathematics, an iPad app that re-imagines a classic 50-foot infographic on the history of math created by husband-and-wife design team Charles and Ray Eames and displayed at the 1964 World’s Fair in New York City. […]

Information Technology: IT History Society Adds New Research Database

April 5, 2012 by

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From the News Release: The IT History Society’s (IThistory.org) growing library of databases now includes a hardware database of all information technology hardware ever manufactured. The initial library consists of over 2,000 entries and it is growing by over 100 per day. The database is located on the web at http://ithistory.org/hardware/hardware-name.php “The IT History Society’s […]

LinkedIn Launches New and Improved Group Search

April 4, 2012 by

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From the LinkedIn Blog: Group search helps you search across all the groups on LinkedIn and find the right group for you. We’ve made several improvements to make your search results smarter and more relevant. First, instead of relying on the title and description of the group, we give you the best results based on […]

PACER Releases Four Video Training Tutorials

April 4, 2012 by

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From the PACER Web Site and the PACER Quarterly Newsletter: Lasting only a few minutes each, the tutorials are a quick and fun way to learn something new about PACER or to brush up on your existing PACER skills. Starring Ms. Gavel and Mr. Sound Block, current topics include the PACER Case Locator, Digital Audio […]

Google Scholar Launches Metrics for Publications

April 4, 2012 by

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As we pointed out a few week’s ago we haven’t heard a lot from Google Scholar in the past year while Microsoft has been doing great work with the Microsoft Academic Search product. However, in the past couple of days Google has announced a useful enhancement by adding some metrics for publications in GS database. […]