ATG News & Announcements 2/12/16

computer board pixabay-jpgGoogle Cultural Institute Now Offers Access to 3,800 Digitized Items From the National Park Service Museum Collection;  *Elsevier’s free online resource centers provide latest medical and scientific information and research on Zika virus;   *EBSCO Information Services introduces the Architectural Digest Magazine Archive;    *How MIT Press Built a Foundation for Scalable Digital Products;   *Google ‘Right to Be Forgotten’ to Be Applied More Widely;   *Altmetric Data now available in the Summon discovery service;  and *ISSN International Centre and ProQuest work together to improve electronic loading of serial titles worldwide plus more library and publishing news from a variety of sources.

According to infoDOCKET “the U.S. Department of the Interior is partnering with Google to make thousands of historically and culturally significant objects in the National Park Service’s museum collection available online. The Google Cultural Institute uses technologies similar to Google’s Street View – which provides 360-degree views on Google Maps of locations around the world — to photograph and virtually map important artifacts, photos, records and works of art to share important material with global audiences and digitally preserve them for future generations…

According to KnowledgeSpeak “Elsevier has created a Zika Virus Resource Center on Elsevier Connect, Elsevier’s public news and information website to help healthcare professionals, medical researchers and the public understand the ongoing outbreak of the Zika virus. In addition, The Lancet, one of Elsevier’s top medical journals, has created a Zika virus resource centre on its website, where healthcare professionals can read the latest updates, research, reviews, editorials, correspondence and commentary on the outbreak…”

According to Library Technology Guides “An extensive, searchable digital archive of the renowned design magazine Architectural Digest is now available from EBSCO Information Services. The Architectural Digest Magazine Archive includes cover-to-cover access to issues of the iconic and influential design magazine from the 1920s to 2011…”

In this post on the Book Business website “MIT Press director of technology Bill Trippe explains how the online cognitive science resource MIT CogNet was built and how the platform has become a blueprint for future products.

infoDOCKET also reports that “Google will start scrubbing search results across all its websites when accessed from a European country to soothe the objections of Europe’s privacy regulators to its implementation of a landmark E.U. ruling, a person close to the company said…”

Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, today announced that it has integrated altmetrics into the Summon discovery service to significantly enrich the user experience and improve content discovery. This new development, achieved through collaboration between ProQuest and Altmetric, enables researchers to explore the online shares, comments and discussion relating to individual research outputs with a single click…”

Also according to Library Technology Guides “ProQuest and the International Standard Serial Number (ISSN) International Centre are joining forces to improve the electronic loading and matching of serial titles for any product or system. The organizations are pinpointing active serial titles without an ISSN and assigning an appropriate identifier. Under the supervision of the International Centre, national ISSN Centers determine whether the ISSN is simply missing, or has never been assigned…”


More library and publishing news from a variety of sources

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