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Monday, April 02, 2012

ProQuest Dialog

New content and functionality added to ProQuest Dialog™ service

Offering ease of use for information professionals and knowledge workers across industries, ProQuest Dialog’s intuitive new interface and powerful navigation tools surface the most relevant information from a wide range of authoritative sources, while sophisticated post-search features make it faster and easier to refine your results.
 
View the current list of available databases, get training and learn more at www.dialog.com/proquestdialog

NewsBreaks
ProQuest ‘Rescues’ the Statistical Abstract of the United States
by Marydee Ojala
The U.S. government's March 2011 announcement that budget cuts would cause the termination of the Statistical Abstract of the United States after 133 years brought howls of anguish from librarians, researchers, journalists, and others who depended upon "StatAbs," as it is affectionately known, to aggregate statistics on almost any topic imaginable. It now appears the howls were heard and acted upon by ProQuest (www.proquest.com). Deeming it a "rescue" action, ProQuest announced on March 22, 2012, that it would publish the next edition of this statistical icon in conjunction with Bernan Press (www.bernan.com), an imprint of The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc. Bernan will be responsible for printing, marketing, and distributing the book. ProQuest will handle collection, indexing, and digital publishing.

Weekly News Digests
Complete 1000 Human Genomes Data Free on the Web
Amazon Web Services, LLC (AWS) and the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) released the largest catalog of human genetics to the cloud. Researchers worldwide now have instant access to the complete 1000 Genomes Project on AWS, enabling scientists to accelerate disease research. The 1000 Genomes Project is an international research effort coordinated by a consortium of 75 companies and organizations to establish the most detailed catalog of human genetic variation. The project has grown to 200 terabytes of genomic data including DNA sequenced from more than 1,700 individuals.
Bowker’s Global eBook Monitor Generates Usage Statistics
Bowker Market Research's Global eBook Monitor, which studies the rate of adoption and buyer demographics of ebooks in 10 major markets, has released the first wave of results. The findings noted that Australia, India, the U.K., and the U.S. lead the world in adoption, while France and Japan are the slowest to embrace the new format. The study tracks consumer attitudes toward and purchasing of ebooks in major world markets. Bowker Market Research is a service of Bowker, LLC, an affiliated business of ProQuest.
Springer for R&D Platform Launched for Corporate Sector
Springer Science+Business Media launched a new corporate platform, Springer for R&D, which provides access to more than 5.6 million research documents, all optimized for specific corporate markets. The primary focus is corporate and medical customers. All articles in Springer for R&D are taken from SpringerLink, Springer's online platform, and will remain in their existing form serving the academic community.

NewsLink Spotlight
Expanding Options for Ebooks
by Paula J. Hane
The market for ebooks continues to evolve so quickly that it's a challenge just keeping up with announcements—new book-related startups, ebookstores, ebook production technology, subscription platforms, and etextbook platforms. Publishers, distributors, and readers all have their share of challenges in dealing with the new technologies, tools, and formats. Here are some of the recently launched services that are aiming to redefine the book experience.

Webpage Archiving Tools for Librarians video clip

Webpage Archiving Tools for Librarians (4:00)

INFOdocket co-founder Gary Price discusses the Wayback Machine and the features, limitations, and usability of a range of webpage archiving tools of interest to librarians in this clip from Computers in Libraries & Internet Librarian 2020.

Bookshelf
Online Teaching in K-12 Online Teaching in K-12: Models, Methods, and Best Practices for Teachers and Administrators
Edited by Sarah Bryans-Bongey and Kevin J. Graziano;
Foreword by Norman Vaughan

Online Teaching in K–12 is the essential hands-on reference and textbook for education professionals seeking success in the planning, design, and teaching of K–12 online courses and programs.

2016 | 352pp hardbound | ISBN 978-1-57387-527-1 |
Regular Price $65.00 | 
Web Order Price: $58.50

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