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June 30, 2006

Alert - Changes to KSL Research Databases

Case and OhioLink are constantly striving to provide the strongest portfolio of research resources possible, within our budgetary limitations, to support teaching, learning, and research needs. In order to better achieve this goal, the OhioLINK community has agreed to cancel some database subscriptions and use those funds to upgrade current subscriptions and subscribe to new databases beginning July 1, 2006. As a result of these changes, OhioLINK and its member libraries will be able to cost-effectively provide the community with more full-text resources across a broader array of disciplines.

The following new databases will be available to all students, faculty and staff at OhioLINK member institutions: Agricola, Bibliography of Native North Americans, Computers & Applied Sciences Complete (coming July 7), Economia y Negocios, Education Research Complete (Coming July 1), Environment Index Complete (coming July 7), Evidence-Based Complementary Medicine (coming soon), Film & Television FTLI (coming late 2006), Fuente Academica, Garden, Landscape & Horticulture Index, Gender Studies Database, GLBT Life, Gongwer News Service, Insurance Periodicals Index, International Political Science Abstracts, Legal Collection, Literary Reference Center, MedicLatina, SPORTDiscus, Vente et Gestion and Women’s Studies International.

OhioLINK users will be able to access more full text from their desktops, thanks to upgrades of several current database subscriptions to: Academic Search Complete (coming in 2007), Business Source Complete, CINAHL Plus, Humanities International Complete, International Bibliography of Theater and Dance (with full text), Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (with full text), MEDLINE (with full text) and SocINDEX (with full text).

We will cancel subscriptions to the following databases on July 1, 2006: Applied Science & Technology Abstracts, Biography Index, Biological & Agricultural Index, Book Review Digest, Business & Industry, Contemporary Authors, Contemporary Women’s Issues, Education Abstracts, Essay & General Literature Index, Humanities Abstracts, Index to Legal Periodicals and Books, Library Literature, Ohio Capitol Connection and Worldwide Political Science Abstracts. For more information see "Changes" at OhioLink"

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June 26, 2006

Cost Analyses of Operations in Iraq and Afghanistan

Congressional Budget Office: Cost Analyses of Operations in Iraq and Afghanistan

CBO's studies of the long-term implications of current defense plans also contain estimates of the costs of military operations and other activities associated with the global war on terrorism.

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June 22, 2006

Australian Newspapers

An online index to The Argus newspaper for the decade 1870-1879 has been published on the Library website. The Argus, the major Australian metropolitan daily of its time, was published in Melbourne from 1846 to 1957. It is the primary resource for data on 19th century Australia, widely recognised as the general Australian newspaper of record for the era. The 1870-1879 index is part of La Trobe University's Argus Index Project and the first available in this form. However, others will go online as they are completed. The entire Ned Kelly story is contained in this index."

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June 21, 2006

College Yearbooks and the Digital Age

The Cleveland Plain Dealer on Cleveland.com (June 10, 2006) had an article that highlighted the struggles that college yearbooks are having in the digital age and how they are fighting to survive.

[UPDATE]
The original article no longer exists.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer did publish an additional article on this subject on March 1, 2007.
MEMORIES GO MODERN
Mirroring high-tech generation, school yearbooks make digital leap
Bill Lubinger
Plain Dealer Reporter

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June 19, 2006

News from Cleveland Memory Newsletter Being Replaced by Blog

Bill Barrow (Special Collections Librarian at Cleveland State) has announced the News from Cleveland Memory newsletter has been shut down in favor of the Cleveland History Blog.

Cleveland History Blog:

News, commentary, information and musings on the history of greater Cleveland and the Western Reserve region of Northestern Ohio, particularly its bridges, railroads, maps and historic landmarks and events. Using new web-based technologies, such as GIS, to improve libraries' ability to increase access to local history.

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June 14, 2006

Electric Consumption Data now online

New, Annual Electric Power Industry Database
"The final 2004 database for the Form EIA-861, "Annual Electric Power Industry Report," is now available on the EIA's Electricity page page in Excel format. The data file contains information regarding sales, revenue, customer counts, demand side management programs, and energy balance data for electric utilities."

From Gary Price's Resource Shelf.

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June 13, 2006

Free Management Library

The Free Management Library is a free community resource to be shared and contributed to by users and readers across the world. The overall goal of the library is to provide leaders and managers (especially those with very limited resources) basic and practical information about personal, professional and organizational development. Materials are divided into 75 categories.

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June 09, 2006

InterDok Proceedings Directory Now Free Online

Directory of Published Proceedings (DoPP) database is now available free of charge online. This resource began in print format in 1965. It is particularly useful in identifying hard to find conference literature in the sciences, engineering, medicine, technology, social sciences and humanities. As of today, DoPP maintains over 50,000 records and also provides procurement assistance for any title located in DoPP, with most being available at below publisher list price.

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June 07, 2006

Science & Engineering State Profiles: 2003-04

The Division of Science Resources Statistics (SRS) of the National Science Foundation (NSF) publishes Science and Engineering State Profiles annually. The 2003–04 report, published only on the Web, includes a data source page and a set of 52 one-page science and engineering (S&E) profiles (in Excel) that summarize state-specific data on personnel and finances. Rankings and totals are for the 50 states; Washington, DC; and Puerto Rico.

I have included a portion of Ohio's statistics.

Ohio Science.bmp

(Via: ResourceShelf, May 9, 2006)

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June 05, 2006

RAND Corporation: Voices of Jihad Database

Voices of Jihad Database is a compilation of speeches, interviews, statements, and publications of jihadist leaders, foot soldiers, and sympathizers. Nearly all content is in English translation, and has been collected from publicly-accessible websites. Original links are provided, along with excerpts and full-text content when available.

The RAND Corporation is a venerable "think tank" that has been focused on national security problems for roughly 60 years. It began studying terrorism after the murder of Israeli Olympic athletes in Munich back in 1972. Its online Research Area in Terrorism and Homeland Security is content-rich, offering news, commentary and analysis, research reports and more.

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June 02, 2006

MLA Introduces New Edition of Language Map of the U.S.

The MLA Language Map is intended for use by students, teachers, and anyone interested in learning about the linguistic and cultural composition of the United States. The MLA Language Map uses data from the 2000 United States census to display the locations and numbers of speakers of thirty languages and three groups of less commonly spoken languages in the United States. The census data are based on responses to the question, "Does this person speak a language other than English at home?" The Language Map illustrates the concentration of language speakers in zip codes and counties. The Data Center provides census data about over three hundred languages spoken in the United States, including actual numbers and percentages of speakers.

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