Posts by Category: Reference Resources

Open Library – One Page for Every Book

July 03, 2014

Open Library – One Page for Every Book
https://openlibrary.org/

One web page for every book ever published. It’s a lofty but achievable goal. To build Open Library, they need hundreds of millions of book records, a wiki interface, and lots of people who are willing to contribute their time and effort to building the site. To date, they have gathered over 20 million records from a variety of large catalogs as well as single contributions, with more on the way. Open Library is an open project: the software is open, the data are open, the documentation is open, and they welcome your contribution. Whether you fix a typo, add a book, or write a widget–it’s all welcome. They have a small team of fantastic programmers who have accomplished a lot, but they can’t do it alone! Open Library is a project of the non-profit Internet Archive, and has been funded in part by a grant from the California State Library and the Kahle/Austin Foundation. This will be added to Reference Resources Subject Tracer™.

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Wonders : Images of the Ancient World : NYPL Digital Gallery

June 19, 2014

Wonders : Images of the Ancient World : NYPL Digital Gallery
http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypldigital/explore/dgexplore.cfm?topic=all&col_id=682

Over 1,700 digitized “images of the civilizations of Egypt, Greece, Rome, and other ancient Mediterranean cultures as conceived and depicted by artists and travelers from the 18th to the early 20th century, as represented in book and periodical illustrations, engravings, lithographs and photographs.” Images from the files of the New York Public Library’s picture collection. This will be added to Reference Resources Subject Tracer™.

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Accounting Glossary

June 19, 2014

Accounting Glossary
http://www.startheregoplaces.com/about/glossary

Glossary of accounting terminology. This will be added to Financial Sources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Reference Resources Subject Tracer™.

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July 2014 Zillman Column – eReference Library Link Dataset Toolkit

June 16, 2014

July 2014 Zillman Column – eReference Library Link Dataset Toolkit
http://columns.virtualprivatelibrary.net/eReference_Library_July14_Column.pdf
http://www.zillmancolumns.com/

The July 2014 Zillman Column is now available and is titled eReference Library Link Dataset Toolkit and is a comprehensive listing of reference information resources and sites on the Internet. These resources are designed to be your eReference Library and to give you the latest and greatest reference resources available from the Internet. The eReference Library Link Toolkit has been created by Internet guru and expert Marcus P. Zillman who is the Executive Director of the Virtual Private Library and designed specifically for use on iPads, iPhone, Androids, Smart Phones, and netbooks/laptops. Updates to this toolkit are powered by Subject Tracer™ Information Bots. Download this excellent freely available 61 page 400KB pdf column today and begin your online knowledge discovery into these excellent reference resources, tools, sources and sites!.

This research is powered by Subject Tracer Bots™ available from the Virtual Private Library™.

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EurasiaNet – Comprehensive and Information Coverage On the Countries of the Caucasus and Central Asia

June 09, 2014

EurasiaNet – Comprehensive and Information Coverage On the Countries of the Caucasus and Central Asia
http://www.eurasianet.org/

EurasiaNet.org provides information and analysis about political, economic, environmental and social developments in the countries of Central Asia and the Caucasus, as well as in Russia, Turkey, and Southwest Asia. Based in New York, EurasiaNet.org advocates open and informed discussion of issues that concern countries in the region. The web site presents a variety of perspectives on contemporary developments, utilizing a network of correspondents based both in the West and in the region. The aim of EurasiaNet.org is to promote informed decision making among policy makers, as well as broadening interest in the region among the general public. In addition, EurasiaNet.org’s “voices” blog roll provides a platform for informed, up-to-date monitoring of news and updates concerning the region. EurasiaNet.org’s twin Russian-language service can be found at http://russian.eurasianet.org. EurasiaNet strives to provide the most comprehensive and informative coverage of the countries of the Caucasus and Central Asia found anywhere on the World Wide Web. This will be added to Reference Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This has been added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Informaton Blog.

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Earth Science Literacy Maps

June 07, 2014

Earth Science Literacy Maps
http://www.dlese.org/library/literacy_maps/

This collection of remarkable Earth Science Literacy Maps serves as a great tool for teachers and students searching for resources related to specific Earth science concepts. Visitors will note that the maps are contained within four topical areas, including Flow of Matter in Ecosystems and Evidence and Reasoning in Inquiry. Once a concept is selected, additional digital learning resources can be found that connect thematically to the original concept. Additionally, users can find out how these concepts and ideas are related to National Science Education Standards. Visitors should also take advantage of the powerful search engine here that cross-references educational matters located throughout the entire database. This has been added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This will be added to Reference Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. [From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2014. https://www.scout.wisc.edu/]

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World Encyclopedia of Law

June 06, 2014

World Encyclopedia of Law
http://lawin.org/

The Wiki Encyclopedia of Law is a major publication venture toward a comprehensive coverage of law and the legal profession. It is an international, interdisciplinary, and collaborative project, spanning all the relevant areas of law and legal practice, and advised by leading scholars and practicants from around the world. The Encyclopedia serves as a complete reference for all key terms and concepts. The work has many cross-references in the entries around a series of broad themes, making it convenient for students, scholars, and general readers to access the relevant entries on a specific theme. This has been added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This will be added to Reference Resources Subject Tracer™.

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The Atlas of Economic Complexity

May 20, 2014

The Atlas of Economic Complexity
http://atlas.cid.harvard.edu/

The Atlas online is a powerful interactive tool that enables users to visualize a country’s total trade, track how these dynamics change over time and explore growth opportunities for more than a hundred countries worldwide. The Atlas is used by investors, entrepreneurs, policymakers, students and the general public to better understand the competitive landscape of countries around the globe. For any given country, The Atlas shows which products are produced and exported; The Atlas can then use this information to suggest products a country could begin manufacturing in order to fuel economic growth. As a dynamic resource, The Atlas is continually evolving with new data and features to help analyze economic growth and development. The Atlas can answer questions such as: a) What does a country import and export?; b) How has its trade evolved over time?; c) What are the drivers of export growth?; d) Which new industries are likely to emerge in a given geography? Which are likely to disappear?; and e) What are the GDP growth prospects of a given country in the next 5-10 years, based on its productive capabilities? This will be added to International Trade Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Reference Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This has been added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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ResourceSync Framework Specification

May 10, 2014

ResourceSync Framework Specification
http://www.niso.org/workrooms/resourcesync/

The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) and the Open Archives Initiative (OAI) announce the publication of the ResourceSync Framework Specification (ANSI/NISO Z39.99-2014)—a new American National Standard for the web detailing various capabilities that a server can implement to allow third-party systems to remain synchronized with its evolving resources. The ResourceSync joint project, funded with support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and Jisc, was initiated to develop a new open standard on the real-time synchronization of web resources. “Increasingly, large-scale digital collections are available from multiple hosting locations, are cached at multiple servers, and leveraged by several services,” explains Herbert Van de Sompel, Scientist, Los Alamos National Laboratory, OAI Executive, and Co-chair of the ResourceSync Working Group. “Since Web resources are continually changing, this proliferation of content yields the challenging problem of keeping services that leverage a server’s evolving content synchronized in a timely and accurate manner. Our two-year collaborative effort resulted in a specification that can be used to meet this challenge for a wide variety of use cases. This was possible by devising a modular specification and by grounding it in protocols that are already widely adopted.” “The OAI Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (PMH) 2.0 specification can be used to effectively synchronize the metadata about resources,” states Simeon Warner, Director, IT Application Development, Cornell University, “but synchronizing the resources themselves was never specified. Although some resource synchronization methods exist, they are generally ad hoc, arranged by the individuals involved, and cannot be universally deployed. This new specification fills that void.” “The ResourceSync specification introduces a range of easy to implement capabilities that a server may support to enable remote systems to remain more tightly in step with its evolving resources,” explains Michael L. Nelson, Associate Professor, Old Dominion University Computer. “It also describes how a server can advertise the capabilities it supports. Remote systems can inspect this information to determine how best to remain aligned with the evolving data. All capabilities are implemented on the basis of the document formats introduced by the Sitemap protocol. Capabilities can be combined to achieve varying levels of functionality and hence meet different local or community requirements.” “We expect this new standard will save a tremendous amount of time, effort, and resources by repository managers through the automation of the replication and updating process,” states Todd Carpenter, NISO Executive Director. “The end result will be to increase the general availability of content in web repositories and alleviate the variety of problems created by out-dated, inaccurate, superseded content that exists on the Internet today.” This has been added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This will be added to WWWReference Subject Tracer™.

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NewsLibrary – News Research Made Easy

May 05, 2014

NewsLibrary – News Research Made Easy
http://www.NewsLibrary.com/

5344 newspapers and other news sources make NewsLibrary.com the ideal tool for news research. The most complete archive available for each publication is included. Find information fast with an easy-to-use interface and powerful search features. Monthly and annual pricing options are available. NewsLibrary is used for: a) Media monitoring — Need to know any time your company or key employees are mentioned in the news? NewsLibrary.com makes it easy; b) Clipping service — Want to know when new articles on a particular topic are published? Need to see any new articles that mention your competitors? NewsLibrary.com makes it easy; and c) Genealogy — Need information about the newsworthy events in the lives of your family? NewsLibrary.com makes it easy. This has been added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This will be added to Reference Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Genealogy Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™.

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