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Weekly News Digest

April 16, 2012 — In addition to this week's NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today. For other up-to-the-minute news, check out ITIís Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.

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EBSCO Publishing Introduces The African American Historical Serials Collection

EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) announced the release of the latest database in its Historic Digital Archive Collection, The African American Historical Serials Collection. Developed in conjunction with the American Theological Library Association (ATLA), this digital collection includes African-American periodicals, annuals and reports published from 1829-1922, including materials from African-American religious organizations and social service agencies.

The African American Historical Serials Collection was developed as part of an effort to preserve endangered serials related to African-American religious life and culture. Compiled and accessible to researchers in one digital collection, this unique resource of formerly fragmentary, widely dispersed, and endangered materials contain more than 60,000 pages of content from more than 170 unique titles. It documents the history of African-American life and religious culture in America during the 19th and early 20th centuries.

EBSCO provides access via its Digital Archives Viewer. The viewer brings content alive and allows users to explore, manipulate, collect, and export content. The unique functionality of the Digital Archives Viewer enables it to reproduce the best aspects of the physical library research experience while incorporating the advances in modern digital technology.

EBSCO Publishing has continued to significantly increase the number of resources offered in its collection of digital archives. For more information on the complete collection, go to

Source: EBSCO Publishing

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