News & Announcements 09/08/11

Google to Buy Zagat, Publisher of Restaurant Guides

Google has agreed to buy Zagat, the longtime guide to restaurants around the country, in an effort by the search giant to expand its local offerings.  Terms of the transaction, including price, were not disclosed.

Known for its 30-point scale and its quote-laden reviews, Zagat has grown from a two-page typed list to a global empire with millions of loyal readers and reviewers happy to rave about their favorite restaurants and bars.

EasyBib Introduces New Paper Link Feature with Google Docs

EasyBib has been working with Google products for over a year now, making the writing process easier for students. Now, in a brand new student-friendly enhancement, writers can associate their bibliography projects with a paper they are working on in Google Docs, directly from the EasyBib site.

1.2 Million Links to Historical Congressional Record Now Online within Public Documents Masterfile

The Annals of Congress, Register of Debates and Congressional Globe are an extraordinary cache of research materials, covering the growth of the nation from the Continental Congress to the beginning of the Industrial Age.

Paratext is pleased to announce full coverage of the indexes to these resources in Public Documents Masterfile, with more than 1.2 million searchable citations to make finding the most relevant documents for your research easier. Even better, all of these citations include links through to the full text at the Library of Congress’ American Memory.

HathiTrust full-text index to be integrated into OCLC services, making content from this important collection easily discoverable

OCLC and HathiTrust have signed an agreement that will allow OCLC to integrate the HathiTrust full-text index into OCLC services, enabling member libraries and their users to more easily discover resources from this important digital collection through WorldCat.

Under this new agreement, OCLC will be able to integrate the full-text index of HathiTrust collections into services such as WorldCat.org and WorldCat Local. Following integration of the full-text index, users will be able to search beyond bibliographic records to include the full text of these cooperatively built library collections in their searches.

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