Week 12: Britannica On EBSCO, Proquest Saves Statistical Abstract, Bilbary Goes Live Un The U.S, Wolfram|Alpha Adds Data From USDA
Monday, March 26, 2012 12:24:02 AM
EBSCO Discovery Service Adds Britannica to List of Content Providers (ResourceShelf)
Britannica's content is now part of EBSCO databases.
ProQuest To Begin Publishing “Statistical Abstract of the United States” (Print & Electronic Versions) ( INFOdocket)
Starting next year Proquest will begin publishing the print and online edition of the “Statistical Abstract of the United States” .
A Consortium of Italian Universities Will Add 11 Million Records to WorldCat ( INFOdocket)
11 university libraries in Northern and Central Italy are adding 11 million records to WorldCat.
eBooks: Bilbary Goes Live For U.S. Users, More than 340,000 Titles Currently Available For Purchas(INFOdocket)
"Bilbary.com, the international e-bookstore launched by former Waterstones head Tom Coates, went live with a beta test this morning with 340,000 titles from about 2,300 publishers." ( and approximately another 300 000 titles on their way)
Wolfram|Alpha Adds Plant Data from USDA (INFOdocket)
If you haven't used the Wolfram Alpha computational and data search engine, I strongly advise that you do, especially now that is has added data from the USDA.
California: Libraries: “The Califa eBook Journey: Introduction( INFOdocket)
So Califa ( who represents 220 multi-type libraries in California) is working towards creating their own e-books platform with e-books from publishers who are willing to work with libraries wit the goal to own the majority of its digital collection.