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WUD customised search engine for DPLA and Europeana

“WUD is a customised search engine helping you to pull, link and organise data from two major cultural heritage repositories: Europeana.eu and the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA). It was developed as part of the research and outreach activities of the Medicine and Society chair at University of Fribourg. This project was initially intendedContinue Reading

NASA Makes Dozens of Patents Available in Public Domain to Benefit US Industry

“NASA has released 56 formerly-patented agency technologies into the public domain, making its government-developed technologies freely available for unrestricted commercial use. In addition to the release of these technologies, a searchable database now is available that catalogs thousands of expired NASA patents already in the public domain. These technologies were developed to advance NASA missionsContinue Reading

OECD, International Organisation of Pension Supervisors (IOPS), and World Bank join forces to improve private pension statistics

“The OECD, IOPS, and World Bank announced today that they are collaborating to help expand global data on private pensions. The OECD and IOPS currently collect a market-leading suite of statistics on private pensions as part of the OECD’s Global Pension Statistics database and annual Pensions Markets in Focus report. Initially the data included OECDContinue Reading

THOMAS.gov to Retire July 5

News from the Library of Congress: “THOMAS.gov, the online legislative information system, will officially retire July 5, completing the multi-year transition to Congress.gov. “The Library is well-positioned for the future with Congress.gov,” said Acting Librarian of Congress David S. Mao. “Free access to legislative information that anyone can search for and read is central toContinue Reading

Google-Wide Association Studies

Princeton Election Consortium – A first draft of electoral history. Since 2004 – Sam Wong, April 26, 2016: “In human genetics there is a form of analysis called a genome-wide association study (“GWAS”). In this kind of analysis, the researcher looks for bits of DNA that show up more often in people with some traitContinue Reading

Google announced new ways to find where and when to watch your favorite shows

Via Google Inside Search: “…coming soon, Google Search will have live TV listings. So now when you’re looking for The Big Bang Theory, we’ll not only show you the apps and sites where you can find the latest episode, but also show which channel you can turn your tv to later in the evening orContinue Reading

CRS – Protection of Trade Secrets: Overview of Current Law and Legislation

Protection of Trade Secrets: Overview of Current Law and Legislation, Brian T. Yeh, Legislative Attorney. April 22, 2016. “A trade secret is confidential, commercially valuable information that provides a company with a competitive advantage, such as customer lists, methods of production, marketing strategies, pricing information, and chemical formulae. (Well- known examples of trade secrets includeContinue Reading

Eurostat Data Now Available on Social Explorer

Via Social Explorer: “Detailed European demographic data are now available on Social Explorer. This new European dataset includes population numbers and detailed characteristics, as well as births, deaths and migration. Data for 2013 are now available with additional years coming soon. Visualize European Statistics (Eurostat) demography for dozens of countries country. Eurostat, the statistical office ofContinue Reading

Explore our National Parks in Google Maps

Google Street View: “US National Parks and Historic Sites – Dive in and explore the beauty of our National Parks up close in Street View, just in time for National Park Week.”

New on LLRX – Legal Research at Your Fingertips: Lexis Views, Bestlaw, and Google for Lawyers?

Via LLRX.com – Legal Research at Your Fingertips: Lexis Views, Bestlaw, and Google for Lawyers? – Ashley Ahlbrand is the Educational Technology at Librarian Indiana University’s Maurer School of Law. Her expert teaching and training skills offer readers insights into the role of Google as well as integrative browser add-ons like Lexis Views in preparingContinue Reading

Search Engine expert reviews biggest changes in past 20 years

Danny Sullivan: “Today is my 20th anniversary of covering search and search engines. To mark the occasion, I wanted to reflect on some of the big changes that I’ve seen over the past two decades of covering the space.”

Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology

“Handbok of the Birds of the World Alive [HBW Alive] has been created by Lynx Edicions, a publishing house founded in Barcelona, Spain, in 1989, and committed to providing high quality ornithology and natural history books. Foremost among these is the Handbook of the Birds of the World, a 17-volume encyclopaedia that describes and illustratesContinue Reading