Monthly Archives: December 2015

FreeUse – Free Images, Stock Photos, Wallpapers and More

December 23, 2015

FreeUse – Free Images, Stock Photos, Wallpapers and More
http://freeuse.io/

FreeUse is a free image directory design to help you find high quality photos that can be used for any purpose, personal or commercial.. Start using it now and browse their images. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™.

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Competitive Intelligence – A Selective Resource Guide

December 22, 2015

Competitive Intelligence – A Selective Resource Guide
http://www.llrx.com/features/ciguide.htm

Sabrina I. Pacifici’s comprehensive current awareness guide focuses on leveraging a selected but wide range of reliable, topical, predominantly free websites and resources. The goal is to support an effective research process to search, discover, access, monitor, analyze and review current and historical data, news, reports, statistics and profiles on companies, markets, countries, people and issues, from a national and a global perspective. Sabrina’s guide is a “best of the Web” resource that encompasses search engines, portals, government sponsored open source databases, alerts, data archives, publisher specific services and applications. All of her recommendations are accompanied by links to trusted content targeted sources that are produced by top media and publishing companies, business, government, academe, IGOs and NGOs. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™.

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WinMagic Data Security SecureDoc – Making It Easy To Secure Data

December 22, 2015

WinMagic Data Security SecureDoc – Making It Easy To Secure Data
http://www.winmagic.com/

SecureDoc has been named a winner in the annual, SearchSecurity Readers’ Choice Awards in the Best of Encryption 2014 category. WinMagic’s SecureDoc Cloud solution seamlessly encrypts files and manages encryption keys before saving in the Cloud. Features include: a) One Console, Any Platform – No matter where corporate data resides – on any device in any location, running any operating system (Windows, OS X, Linux, Android, iOS) – SecureDoc protects and centrally manages it’s encryption, making lives easier for IT and security administrators; b) Unique Pre-Boot Networking Functionality – Branded PBConnex, the pre-boot networking authentication feature delivers significant cost and time savings to IT pros, while making the solution more secure than the competition; and c) Unparalleled Self-Encrypting Drive (SED) Management – Bringing new hardware encryption management techniques to market that enable organizations to fully benefit from the performance, security, reliability and transparency of SEDs. This will be added to Privacy Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™.

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Automated Insights – Turn Spreadsheets Into Stories

December 22, 2015

Automated Insights – Turn Spreadsheets Into Stories
http://automatedinsights.com/

Wordsmith BETA lets you write personalized reports from your data in plain English. Features include: a) Achieve Scale – Generate thousands of unique stories in the same amount of time it takes to write just one; b) Increase Efficiency – Save time and money on creating reports, articles, and any type of written content; and c) Deliver Personalization – Communicate customized and actionable insights tailored to individuals. Wordsmith uses data to automatically write insightful, actionable content for your audiences. Increase sales with product descriptions tailored to individual buyers. From shoes to TVs, coffee makers to cars, ensure your website copy is personalized and driving conversions. This will be added to Journalism Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™.

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Mem-Note – Make Notes and Memorize Them

December 22, 2015



Mem-Note – Make Notes and Memorize Them
https://www.mem-note.com/

Mem-note is an online note-taking tool designed to help you recall the notes you take rather than store them away to be forgotten. You can save time by having your notes quickly converted by the app into a question and answer flash card format. Each question is given its own review schedule to help you learn efficiently: allowing you to concentrate on new information whilst skipping material you already know. Features include: a) Straightforward Note Taking – Mem-note can be used as a fully featured online note taking application. You can add colour and images to your notes and organize them with a simple but powerful tagging system. Everything is kept safe and secure online for you to access with any internet connected device with a fast full text search built in to help you find what you need in a hurry; b) Fast Flash Card Conversion – Mem-note is based on researched learning methods. Just re-reading your notes will not help you learn – your brain will trick you into thinking you know the subject just because you recognize the text. This is why practice testing with flash cards works much better, they force you to actively recall the information rather than just recognize it. Normally creating flash cards is time consuming, involving a lot of copying and pasting from notes. With Mem-note however, the documents themselves take centre stage. Just adding questions within the text, or adding question marks to the titles, allows Mem-note to convert the text into flash cards automatically; and c) Efficient Learning – Although flash cards work well, the human brain struggles to commit a lot of new information to memory in one go. Learning is better when you keep reviewing information even if you don’t try too hard to remember it each time you look at it.  Mem-note helps you do this in an efficient way. Each question in your notes can be given its own reminder schedule. You don’t keep looking over information you already know whilst allowing you to give more attention to difficult sections. You can also customise this scheduling to suit your rate of learning. The charts on the home page will give you a visual indication of how well you know your notes and how much needs to be reviewed. This will be added to Student Research Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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The Plant List

December 21, 2015

The Plant List
http://www.theplantlist.org/

As the website rather modestly states, The Plant List is “a working list of all known plant species.” In other words, botanically inspired readers will find on this site basic information about 1,293,685 (and counting) different plants. Readers may like to begin with How to use this site, a comprehensive section that describes how to search The Plant List, when it is useful or not useful to conduct a search, when it is more helpful to browse, and other tips and tidbits. After getting their bearings, readers may then want to delve into the list itself. For instance, the Browse tab allows readers to look into the four major groups (flowering plants, conifers, ferns, and mosses), and then dig down into family, genera, and species. For science teachers looking for new resources to offer their students, or for anyone fascinated by plants, this collaboration between the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew, and the Missouri Botanical Garden is a truly comprehensive resource. This will be added to Reference Resources Subject Tracer™. This has been added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2015. https://www.scout.wisc.edu

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Jazz and Rain

December 21, 2015

Jazz and Rain
http://www.jazzandrain.com/

JazzAndRain.com is a simple app that lets you listen to the sounds of rain while relaxing to jazz music. Jazz and rain is great for: a) Increase focus; b) Help with sleep; c) Blocking outside distractions; and d) Relaxation and stress relief. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™.

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U.S. Military Academy Library: Digital Collections

December 21, 2015

U.S. Military Academy Library: Digital Collections
http://digital-library.usma.edu/cdm/

For anyone intrigued by the history of the United States Military – and especially the training of officers at military academies like West Point – the U.S. Military Academy (USMA) Library’s Digital Collections will arrive as a welcome find. For example, the 1897 Annual Report of the Superintendent details the faculty and staff on hand at West Point as of September 1st: “7 professors, 1 associate professor, 55 commissioned officers, 1 chaplain, 1 sword master, and 1 teacher of music.” In the same document, readers may peruse details about the academy’s water supply, buildings and grounds, and the building of a battle monument, among other details. There are numerous items of interest in the collection in addition to annual reports describing the activities of West Point through the 1980s; there are also extensive maps, photographs, journals, and class albums featured in the collections. Last but not least, readers should not miss the opportunity to scroll through a handful of issues of the Assembly Magazine, West Point’s former alumni magazine. This will be added to Military Resources Subject Tracer™. [From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2015. https://www.scout.wisc.edu]

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Aristo – Answer Questions with a Knowledgeable Machine

December 19, 2015

Aristo – Answer Questions with a Knowledgeable Machine
http://allenai.org/aristo.html

Aristo is a system that acquires and stores a vast amount of knowledge in computable form, then applies this knowledge to answer a variety of science questions from standardized exams for students in multiple grade levels. Key elements: a) Natural language parsing and processing of a variety of knowledge sources into a structured, computable knowledge base; b) Question understanding; transforming questions, diagrams, and answer options from exams into computable input; c) Integration with diagram processing systems to go beyond text to successfully understand exam questions; and d) An array of solvers using various statistical and inference techniques to either select or generate the correct answer. Aristo works as follows: 1) Knowledge Extraction – Facts are extracted from various sources and processed into a structured knowledge base; 2) Question Understanding – Questions are parsed and processed along with their accompanying diagrams to best determine a strategy for answering; and 3) Providing Answers – Aristo’s solvers use entailment, statistical analysis, and inference methods to produce the right answer. This will be added to Artificial Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Web Data Extractors white paper. This will be added to Internet Expert Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™.

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Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media

December 19, 2015

Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media
http://chnm.gmu.edu

The Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University has been using digital media and computer technology to “democratize history” since 1994. On the site, readers will find three broad categories: Teaching + Learning, Research + Tools, and Collecting + Exhibiting. While each section is packed with fascinating tidbits, the Teaching + Learning category will be especially interesting to educators searching for ways to incorporate digital resources, tools, and strategies into their history lesson plans. For instance, Sea of Liberty is an interactive online tool for exploring the life and ideas of Thomas Jefferson, while 100 Leaders is a site that invites students to “think about different qualities of leadership in a meaningful way and explore the legacy of significant leaders.” Other topics include explorations of professional development for teachers, women in world history, and the year 1989 as a pivotal point in history. This will be added to Reference Resources Subject Tracer™. [ From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2015. https://www.scout.wisc.edu ]

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