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Thursday, May 24, 2012

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NewsBreaks
Google Unveils Knowledge Graph
by Phil Britt
Google introduced what it calls its "Knowledge Graph," designed to "understand real-world entities and their relationships to one another: things, not strings." According to the blog post from Amit Singhal, Google senior vice president of engineering, the Google Knowledge Graph is "an intelligent model—in geek-speak, a ‘graph'—that understands real-world entities and their relationships to one another: things, not strings. Google's Knowledge Graph isn't just rooted in public sources such as Freebase, Wikipedia, and the CIA World Factbook. It's also augmented at a much larger scale—because we're focused on comprehensive breadth and depth. It currently contains more than 500 million objects, as well as more than 3.5 billion facts about and relationships between these different objects. And it's tuned based on what people search for, and what we find out on the web."

Weekly News Digests
ProQuest and Elsevier Health Expand Medical Licensing Agreement
ProQuest and Elsevier Health are expanding their long-standing relationship for licensing of the Lancet family of medical journals to include 36 additional health science titles from Elsevier in ProQuest's information products. The new 3-year agreement enables the full text of these journals to be discovered within the context of libraries' entire ProQuest collections.
Gale Digitizes Entire Run of Popular Liberty Magazine
The historical archive of Liberty Magazine, long considered one of the greatest magazines in America, is now available in a digital format from Gale, part of Cengage Learning. The Liberty Magazine Historical Archive, 1924-1950 is a complete digitization of the entire run of Liberty Magazine, nearly 1,400 issues, and contains more than 17,000 fiction and nonfiction articles and thousands of advertisements all in a searchable, full-color format.
EBSCO Publishing Releases Nine New Audiobook Collections
EBSCO Publishing released nine new audiobook collections in popular genres, providing public libraries with a quick and convenient way to begin or expand their audiobook offerings. The latest audiobook sets focus on niche areas of fiction and nonfiction.

NewsLink Spotlight
Online Consumer Privacy in the Spotlight
by Paula J. Hane
Choose Privacy Week is a national public awareness campaign that aims to educate the public on how to protect their privacy and understand their rights. This year, Choose Privacy Week is being held May 1-7, 2012. The timing for this public awareness campaign couldn't have been better. Within the past week, we've seen controversial cybersecurity legislation highlighted in the news and high-profile media coverage of Google's latest investigation by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

How to Use Tor Browsing to Search the Deep Web

How to Use Tor Browsing to Search the Deep Web (2:10)

Evolve Project Director Brian Pichman discusses ways to search the deep web in this clip from his presentation at Computers in Libraries 2018.

 

ITI Blogs

If you regularly read blogs, add these to your reader:

ITI Conference Blog libconf.com – covering ITI's library conferences worldwide.

ILI365/InfoToday Europe Blog infotoday.eu – news and ideas for, and by, innovative info pros from around the world, throughout the year.

destinationCRM Blog destinationcrmblog.coma blog from the editors of CRM magazine, dedicated to providing Customer Relationship Management information in a timely manner to connect decision makers and providers.

SpeechTech Blog speechtechblog.com – updates on speech technology and its applications in daily life, covering everything from ASR to VUI, with lots of links, threads, and even a few pictures thrown in for good measure.

ITI News

The Information Advisor's Guide to Internet Research

Edited by Robert Berkman, The Information Advisor’s Guide to Internet Research explores, evaluates, and provides critical analysis of free and fee-based information resources, web-based services, and search strategies to help you maximize your time and keep you up-to-date on the internet's role in research.

IAG

In addition to at least one feature by business specialist Berkman, each issue of The Information Advisor’s Guide to Internet Research includes an in-depth article by Ran Hock, author of The Extreme Searcher book series and well-known seminar speaker, who checks out a major web resource.

Four regular columns are rotated; two appear each issue and give readers suggestions for cool internet tools to check out (Brian Smith McCallum, M.L.S., public and academic librarian); sites to turn to for more scholarly research needs (Briana McGuckin, reference and instructional librarian); sites to go to that provide information for the common good (Susan Fingerman, retired librarian instructor, STEM); and sites that give you “big data” facts and figures on a range of topics (Jackie Shane, former reference librarian).

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