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July 31, 2006

American Textile History Museum Online Collection

The American Textile History Museum has announced the Chace Catalogue, an online collection of items from the museum. The catalogue is currently in its “pilot” phase, but there are still over 500 items to view online (the eventual goal is to make all the Museum’s collections available online — over 15,000 items.

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July 24, 2006

IEEE Downtime - Saturday, July 29th

On Saturday 29 July, IEEE will release a major system upgrade to the IEEE Xplore digital library.

As a result of this upgrade, users may experience up to 8 hours of downtime beginning at approximately 8:00 EDT.

IEEE Xplore 2.1.4 will be OpenURL compatible, which provides a standardized syntax for organizing bibliographic metadata and identifiers in a URL and transferring data between information services. Links are enabled between unsubscribed content in IEEE Xplore to a library resolver, leading users to appropriate resources within their institution. With this enhancement, librarians can work with commercially available link resolver software to fully enable their publication catalog. OpenURL will be provided in these areas:

  • Search results,li>References
  • Brief abstracts
  • IEEE Book abstracts

Other features of the IEEE Xplore 2.1.4 upgrade include:
  • RefWorks and Bibtex format downloadable citations from IEEE AbstractPlus records, search results, and tables of contents
  • Monthly lists of each periodical's most-downloaded articles
  • Watermarked PDF documents, illustrating the value of your library subscription
This release continues our successful launch of IEEE Xplore 2.0, and incorporates many of the requests we have heard from our customers.

An additional update is planned for release before the end of 2006.

If you have any questions regarding this upgrade, please let us know.

Thank you,
IEEE Online Support

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July 21, 2006

FirstGov for Nonprofits offers a gateway that provides links to nonprofit resources as it relates to the U.S. government. It includes information by agency, fundraising & outreach information, grants & loans, laws & regulations, management & operations information, tax sites, as well as, other resources.

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July 19, 2006

The Legacy Tobacco Documents Library (LTDL)

The Legacy Tobacco Documents Library (LTDL) has announced adding a multimedia collection to their archive.

The LTDL already holds more than seven million tobacco industry documents that relate to sales, advertising, etc. The new multimedia items include corporate meeting tapes, focus groups, hearings, and commercials. Instructions for searching the multimedia items is available.

[About Multimedia Collection]

The Legacy Tobacco Documents Library Multimedia Collection contains audio and video resources related to the advertising, manufacturing, marketing, sales, and scientific research of tobacco products as well as materials gathered and produced by tobacco control advocates. With the Multimedia Collection, users have access to information about more than 5,000 tobacco industry video and audio tapes including recordings of focus groups, internal corporate meetings, depositions of tobacco industry employees, government hearings, corporate communications, and some commercials.

Many of these videos have been uploaded to the UCSF Tobacco Industry Videos Collection at the Internet Archive and made available for immediate viewing. The Library plans to continue adding Multimedia Collection resources as they become available.

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July 13, 2006

European Library Online

European Library webservice is a portal which offers access to the combined resources (books, magazines, journals - both digital and non-digital) of the 43 national libraries of Europe. It is a major contribution to research both in making resources widely available and by making possible new connections through exploitation of a huge virtual library collection.
Searching is free. Some content may require Adobe Acrobat Reader to display.

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July 12, 2006

Selected Immigration-Related Resources

The Government Accountability Office has compiled a list of resources which gives the governmental perspactive of issues related to immigration.

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July 10, 2006

Interactive Music Skill Checks

Here is a collection of interactive skill tests for music theory, musicianship, and music appreciation. The site includes tests for pitch, rhythm, scales, cords, intervals, and melody. It is Java-based.

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July 05, 2006

Music Plagiarism Project

The Music Plagiarism Project comprises hundreds of documents (texts, scores, audio and video files) associated with music copyright infringement cases in the United States from 1845 forward. These documents have been collected and edited by Charles Cronin, a librarian at Columbia Law School, who is also responsible for all commentary and analysis in this site. The Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning is providing ongoing assistance with the digitization and organization of the materials in this site.

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