New Databases: Workplace Injury and Illness , Librarian’s Yellow Pages, Thinkstock and Overdrive's New Distribution Platforms
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 7:11:12 PM
Resourceshelf brought to light two new databases: OSHA Workplace Injury and Illness Data Searchable Online and The Librarian’s Yellow Pages. In the Workplace Injury and Illness Data Searchable Online database customers can find work-related injury and illness data from specific employers. According to the OSHA's press release
The second database The Librarian’s Yellow Pages created by Library Resources Group (LRG), where you can find access to a lot of library products and services is a lot more useful to librarians and library administrators than anyone else. "Getty Images, iStockphoto, and Jupiterimages have collaborated to create Thinkstock, a new online image database that features millions of royalty-free images, vectors and illustrations from Getty, iStockphoto, and Jupiterimag",writes E-Content blog. More details on how much do you have to pay per month and how many images you can download per day are available is available from the E-Content blog. LexisNexis Investigators Network is the name of the latest database launched by Lexis Nexis allowing law enforcement officials to communicate between each other based on including search for other members based on jurisdiction, title, and areas of expertise. E-Content blog has more. E-Content blog also summarized the new services offered by Overdrive, the popular digital media provider of e-books, audiobooks and video and music.
Every year since 1996 the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has collected work-related injury and illness data from more than 80,000 employers. For the first time, the Agency has made the data from 1996 to 2007 available in a searchable online database, allowing the public to look at establishment or industry-specific injury and illness data.
Databases are important tool of the everyday life of every librarian so we have to keep an eye on then.
Among the new services are Content Reserve Plus, the company's global distribution platform; MIDAS 2.0, a new iteration of the company's e-commerce bookstore platform; OverDrive Reiprocal, a consolidated bookshelf service that will allow readers to access all their content through a single location, regardless of format or media style; and OverDrive Dashboard, a collection of desktop and mobile apps that will give publishers, librarians, and readers access to valuable information.