Monthly Archives: March 2011

The History Data Service (HDS)

March 29, 2011

The History Data Service (HDS)
http://hds.essex.ac.uk/

The HDS collection, which is part of the UK Data Archive (UKDA), brings together over 650 separate data collections transcribed, scanned or compiled from historical sources. The studies cover a wide range of topics from the seventh century to the twentieth century. Although the primary focus of the collection is on the United Kingdom, it also includes a significant body of cross-national and international data collections. In addition, the HDS also enriches and enhances selected data collections by developing thematic special collections where there is a critical mass of related data collections. Current special collections include: Census enumerators’ books, including the entire 1881 Census for England, Wales and Scotland; Poll Books, including the Westminster Historical Database, 1749-1820; British and Irish nineteenth and twentieth century statistics, including histpop – the online historical populations reports website; wage and price time series including the European State Finance Database; local history including the Digital Library of Historical Directories, 1750-1919; and prosopography including the COEL Database: Continental Origins of English Landowners, 1066-1166. This will be added to Data Mining Resources Subject Tracer™. This has been added to Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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Information Research: An International Electronic Journal

March 29, 2011

Information Research: An International Electronic Journal
http://informationr.net/ir/index.html

Information Research is a freely-available, open access journal dedicated to the publication of high-quality research papers in a wide range of information-related disciplines, including information science, information management, information systems, and librarianship. The dominant focus of the journal is upon information-content-related issues, rather than purely technological issues and a concern with human interaction with systems is also central. It is privately published and edited by Professor T.D. Wilson and hosted, and with technical support, by Lund University Libraries, Sweden and with editorial support from the Swedish School of Library and Information Science, Gothenburg University.

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Harvard Time Series Center (TSC)

March 29, 2011

Harvard Time Series Center (TSC)
http://timemachine.iic.harvard.edu/search/

Harvard Time Series Center (TSC) is an interdisciplinary effort dedicated to creating the world’s largest data center for time series and to developing algorithms to understand and analyze various aspects of these time series. The partnership of the data center and the analysis effort makes both discoveries of new and rare phenomena, and large scale studies of known phenomena possible. The TSC hosts closed to 1 billion time series, mainly from the field of astronomy but expanding to economics, health data, real estate data, etc. Each time series typically consists of 100-100,000 measurements, making the total number of measurements greater than a trillion! They have both time series that go back 100 years with measurements every few days and time series that were taken at 200Hz for short period of time. Their collection represents one of the largest and most interesting datasets in the world for time series and gives a unique opportunity for to analysts to test their algorithms at large scales. This is an unprecedented opportunity to be part of the development of computational algorithms and the making scientific discoveries across multiple fields and answer some of the most fundamental questions. For each time series in the database, the TSC maintains a list of links to relevant resources, including: a) Links to the original images via URLs; b) A list of metadata about the object (position on the sky, time of observation, wavelength of observation etc), and c) A list of provenance information regarding the process between the original images and time series. The TSC also maintains a full set of web services that can be accessed using any programming language such as Python, Perl etc. Using those web services one can query the database and retrieve a subset of the dataset. These capabilities have been used to create a web interface. This will be added to Data Mining Resources Subject Tracer™. This has been added to Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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FeedBackers.biz – Get Professional Feedback For Your Ideas

March 29, 2011

FeedBackers.biz – Get Professional Feedback For Your Ideas
http://www.feedbackers.biz/

Feedbackers.biz is a service for individuals, startups, and companies seeking quick and professional feedback for their ideas, websites, business plans, marketing campaigns, and more. THey provide you with a realistic and objective assessment, as well as recommendations, to ensure you will achieve better results. This has been added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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Great War Primary Documents Archive

March 28, 2011

Great War Primary Documents Archive
http://www.gwpda.org/

The Great War Primary Documents Archive is dedicated to the collection, preservation, and development in electronic form of materials relating to the First World War. It is a resource for scholars and students, and is a perpetual memorial to the heroism and sacrifice of those who participated in the war. Since 1995, first at the University of Kansas, then at BYU and now on private servers it is the first and largest online full text international collection of documents and images related to the Great War period, 1880-1926. The Archive provides free and universal public access to the full text records of the history of World War I and the twentieth century’s attempts to deal with the conflict, the collapse of national and international political agreement into active warfare and the post-war effort to create a world without war. Thus far, the site has been hit more than 15,500,000 times, and innumerable students, scholars and researchers have examined, analyzed and incorporated these documents into their work. The Great War Primary Documents Archive now holds some 15,000 fully searchable pages of these significant official and public documents. We are the Web’s non-partisan source of this material, a primary resource for isolated and under-funded repositories worldwide, and provide these documents and historical information without charge. This will be added to Data Mining Resources Subject Tracer™. This has been added to Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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Theranostics

March 28, 2011

Theranostics
http://www.thno.org/

Theranostics is a peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary journal that publishes innovative and original research papers reflecting the field of molecular imaging, molecular therapeutics, multifunctional nanoparticle platforms, image-guided therapy, and translational nanomedicine. Theranostics is available free of charge as an Open Access journal on the Internet. Abstracts available online. Articles available in HTML and PDF format.

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English Broadside Ballad Archive (EBBA)

March 28, 2011

English Broadside Ballad Archive (EBBA)
http://ebba.english.ucsb.edu/

EBBA mounts online surviving but difficult-to-access early ballads printed in English, with priority given to black-letter broadsides of the seventeenth century–the heyday of the printed broadside ballad. The database currently holds over 1,800 ballads from the Samuel Pepys collection at Magdalene College, Cambridge, and over 1,500 ballads from the Roxburghe collection at the British Library, London, and we are in the process of adding the early ballads from the University Glasgow and the Huntington libraries. EBBA makes these ballads fully accessible as texts, art, music, and cultural records of the period. We provide online images of each ballad in high-quality facsimiles as well as “facsimile transcriptions” (which preserve the original ballad ornament while transcribing the black-letter font into easily readable white-letter or roman print). In addition, we provide sung versions of the ballads, background essays that culturally place the ballads, TEI/XML encoding of the ballads, and search functions that allow readers easily to find ballads as well as their constituent parts/makers. This will be added to Data Mining Resources Subject Tracer™. This has been added to Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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MorgueFile – Public Image Archive for Creatives by Creatives

March 28, 2011

MorgueFile – Public Image Archive for Creatives by Creatives
http://www.morguefile.com/

Free images for your inspiration, reference and use in your creative work, be it commercial or not! It’s also easy to add your own photos to the morgueFile. So, give back because this archive is for creatives by creatives. This has been added to World Wide Web Reference Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This has been added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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Great War Primary Documents Archive

March 28, 2011

Great War Primary Documents Archive
http://www.gwpda.org/

The Great War Primary Documents Archive is dedicated to the collection, preservation, and development in electronic form of materials relating to the First World War. It is a resource for scholars and students, and is a perpetual memorial to the heroism and sacrifice of those who participated in the war. Since 1995, first at the University of Kansas, then at BYU and now on private servers it is the first and largest online full text international collection of documents and images related to the Great War period, 1880-1926. The Archive provides free and universal public access to the full text records of the history of World War I and the twentieth century’s attempts to deal with the conflict, the collapse of national and international political agreement into active warfare and the post-war effort to create a world without war. Thus far, the site has been hit more than 15,500,000 times, and innumerable students, scholars and researchers have examined, analyzed and incorporated these documents into their work. The Great War Primary Documents Archive now holds some 15,000 fully searchable pages of these significant official and public documents. We are the Web’s non-partisan source of this material, a primary resource for isolated and under-funded repositories worldwide, and provide these documents and historical information without charge. This will be added to Data Mining Resources Subject Tracer™. This has been added to Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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Theranostics

March 28, 2011

Theranostics
http://www.thno.org/

Theranostics is a peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary journal that publishes innovative and original research papers reflecting the field of molecular imaging, molecular therapeutics, multifunctional nanoparticle platforms, image-guided therapy, and translational nanomedicine. Theranostics is available free of charge as an Open Access journal on the Internet. Abstracts available online. Articles available in HTML and PDF format.

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