Monthly Archives: March 2011

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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Early Canadiana Online

March 26, 2011

Early Canadiana Online
http://www.canadiana.ca/

Early Canadiana Online (ECO) is a digital library providing access to 3.5 million pages of Canada’s printed heritage. It features works published from the time of the first European settlers up to the early 20th Century. Features include: 1) Pilot Project: Approximately 500,000 pages from a variety of subjects, including Canadian women’s history, English Canadian literature, the history of French Canada, and native studies; 2) Early Governors General of Canada: 60 publications focusing early Governors General of Canada; 3) Hudson’s Bay Company publications: 160 titles; 4) Jesuit Relations: 73 volume set of books in the original Italian, Latin and French with commentary and translation into English; 5) Official publications: 1.5 million pages of pre-1900 Canadian official publications, including journals of legislative assemblies of the various colonies of pre-Confederation Canada, Journal of the House of Commons, Debates of the House of Commons, Debates of the Senate, Reconstituted Debates of Canada, Sessional papers, Journals of the Senate, Statutes of Canada, Statutes of the pre-Confederation colonial legislative councils, and debates of the pre-Confederation colonial house of assemblies; and 6) Periodicals: Approximately 1.25 million pages of pre-1920 Canadian periodicals. 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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Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

March 26, 2011

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
http://www.sagepub.com/journals/Journal202007?currTree=Subjects&level1=V00&

A highly regarded resource written by international scientists and public policy makers, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists has been published continually since 1945. It is the official online publication of the organization by the same name, providing analysis, interviews, and policy reviews on reducing nuclear weapons arsenals, controlling fissile materials, providing access to sustainable energy resources, and eliminating the use of harmful technologies in the life sciences. The Bulletin is an important source and forum for experts, policymakers, scholars, journalists, and concerned citizens who prize the ability to make rational policy decisions based on sound scientific information.

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Digital Library for Earth System Education (DLESE)

March 26, 2011

Digital Library for Earth System Education (DLESE)
http://www.dlese.org/

Since 1999, the Digital Library for Earth System Education (DLESE) has provided searchable access to high-quality, online educational resources for K-12 and undergraduate Earth system science education. These resources include maps, lesson plans, lab exercises, data sets, virtual field trips, and interactive demonstrations. The holdings of DLESE are created by a wide variety of individual faculty members, federal and state agencies, and cultural institutions. These resources are held (stored) on local servers and are accessed through the library via searchable metadata records in the ADN format, which extends the IEEE-LOM format to include rich educational metadata, such as educational standards, as well as geospatial and temporal descriptions. Additionally, the library contains user-contributed content in the form of teaching tips and resource reviews. DLESE resources and collections can be accessed by the Digital Discovery System (DDS) services and APIs, which can be used to search over DLESE content or flexibly configured to search over any XML schema structure, including user-contributed content. The APIs come in two flavors: a RESTful web service and a JavaScript API. A range of information retrieval features are available including textual and field-based searches such as audience, subject, resource type or educational standard. DDS also supports geospatial search and can be integrated with Web 2.0 applications such as Google Maps. The DLESE repository metadata can also be harvested using OAI-PMH. DLESE collections have been used for a rich variety of computational linguistics, natural language processing, and machine learning research and we welcome the opportunity to work with Digging Into Data researchers to further extend DLESE’s utility as a research test bed. 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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Virtual Library of Human Sciences

March 26, 2011

Virtual Library of Human Sciences
http://www.bvce.org/

The Virtual Library of Human Sciences offers free access to a set of virtual libraries developed by The Edelstein Center for Social Research or in partnership with other institutions. Their libraries includes more than 40.000 texts with search system by author or title and are constantly expanded. This has been added to Reference Resources Subject Tracer™ Informastion Blog.

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Early Canadiana Online

March 26, 2011

Early Canadiana Online
http://www.canadiana.ca/

Early Canadiana Online (ECO) is a digital library providing access to 3.5 million pages of Canada’s printed heritage. It features works published from the time of the first European settlers up to the early 20th Century. Features include: 1) Pilot Project: Approximately 500,000 pages from a variety of subjects, including Canadian women’s history, English Canadian literature, the history of French Canada, and native studies; 2) Early Governors General of Canada: 60 publications focusing early Governors General of Canada; 3) Hudson’s Bay Company publications: 160 titles; 4) Jesuit Relations: 73 volume set of books in the original Italian, Latin and French with commentary and translation into English; 5) Official publications: 1.5 million pages of pre-1900 Canadian official publications, including journals of legislative assemblies of the various colonies of pre-Confederation Canada, Journal of the House of Commons, Debates of the House of Commons, Debates of the Senate, Reconstituted Debates of Canada, Sessional papers, Journals of the Senate, Statutes of Canada, Statutes of the pre-Confederation colonial legislative councils, and debates of the pre-Confederation colonial house of assemblies; and 6) Periodicals: Approximately 1.25 million pages of pre-1920 Canadian periodicals. 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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Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

March 26, 2011

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
http://www.sagepub.com/journals/Journal202007?currTree=Subjects&level1=V00&

A highly regarded resource written by international scientists and public policy makers, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists has been published continually since 1945. It is the official online publication of the organization by the same name, providing analysis, interviews, and policy reviews on reducing nuclear weapons arsenals, controlling fissile materials, providing access to sustainable energy resources, and eliminating the use of harmful technologies in the life sciences. The Bulletin is an important source and forum for experts, policymakers, scholars, journalists, and concerned citizens who prize the ability to make rational policy decisions based on sound scientific information.

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Digital Library for Earth System Education (DLESE)

March 26, 2011

Digital Library for Earth System Education (DLESE)
http://www.dlese.org/

Since 1999, the Digital Library for Earth System Education (DLESE) has provided searchable access to high-quality, online educational resources for K-12 and undergraduate Earth system science education. These resources include maps, lesson plans, lab exercises, data sets, virtual field trips, and interactive demonstrations. The holdings of DLESE are created by a wide variety of individual faculty members, federal and state agencies, and cultural institutions. These resources are held (stored) on local servers and are accessed through the library via searchable metadata records in the ADN format, which extends the IEEE-LOM format to include rich educational metadata, such as educational standards, as well as geospatial and temporal descriptions. Additionally, the library contains user-contributed content in the form of teaching tips and resource reviews. DLESE resources and collections can be accessed by the Digital Discovery System (DDS) services and APIs, which can be used to search over DLESE content or flexibly configured to search over any XML schema structure, including user-contributed content. The APIs come in two flavors: a RESTful web service and a JavaScript API. A range of information retrieval features are available including textual and field-based searches such as audience, subject, resource type or educational standard. DDS also supports geospatial search and can be integrated with Web 2.0 applications such as Google Maps. The DLESE repository metadata can also be harvested using OAI-PMH. DLESE collections have been used for a rich variety of computational linguistics, natural language processing, and machine learning research and we welcome the opportunity to work with Digging Into Data researchers to further extend DLESE’s utility as a research test bed. 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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Virtual Library of Human Sciences

March 26, 2011

Virtual Library of Human Sciences
http://www.bvce.org/

The Virtual Library of Human Sciences offers free access to a set of virtual libraries developed by The Edelstein Center for Social Research or in partnership with other institutions. Their libraries includes more than 40.000 texts with search system by author or title and are constantly expanded. This has been added to Reference Resources Subject Tracer™ Informastion Blog.

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