New Databases: UNCTADstat, Biography In Context, Audio Files In PACER, California With Salary and Inmate Databases, NYC Moves To The Cloud

Databases went through some changes in October of last year.

Reference Resources: Wordnik Mobile (Resourceshelf)
Wordnik is like a dictionary but much more. Take a look.

Legal: "Audio Recordings of Court Hearings Available through PACER (Resourceshelf)
Have $2.40 for an audio file, now you can listen to audio recordings of court hearings in PACER.

Creative Commons Launches Public Domain Mark (EContent)
Creative Commons launched a new Public Domain Mark that enables the reuse of materials free of copyright.

Gale Announces Biography in Context (EContent)
The new Biography in Context ( which replaces Biography Resource Center database)offers read speaker ( reads text-to-speech), document translator( in French, Spanish, Japanese, German, Italian, Portuguese, simplified Chinese, and Korean) and a lot of other interactive features.

Barnes & Noble Launches PubIt! (EContent)
"Barnes & Noble launched PubIt!, a platform that gives independent publishers and authors a means of digitally distributing their works through BN.com and the Barnes & Noble eBookstore." (users set the price of their books)

New: Online Database:"California State Prison
Agency Launches Online Inmate Locator
(ResourceShelf)
The title says it all. Start searching…

New Online Database: Economics, Trade, & Finance: UNCTADstat from UN Conference on Trade and Development (ResourceShelf)
Interested in international trade and merchandise data, go to the newly free UNCTADstat database lunched by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development.

Microsoft Puts New York City In The Cloud (TechCrunch)
30,000 city employees of NYC will use Microsoft software (Azure, Windows 7, Office, Sharepoint, Exchange…)located in the cloud.

New Online Database: California: "600,000 Local Government Salaries Posted Online" (ResourceShelf)
You don’t know how much your boss in your government job in California is making, log in, find your county and check out.

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