Week 41: Windows 8 Has A Service Pack, 3M E-Book Platform With API’s, Art.sy With 50 Museums, Douglas County Libraries Releases iOS App

Week 41 is another short week.

Microsoft Rolls Out Windows 8 "Service Pack" – Before Its Launch (ReadWriteWeb)
If you have Windows 8 OS, it is a good idea to use the service pack for stability and better driver compatibility.

eBooks: 3M Announces Support for ReadersFirst Initiative and Launches Open API For ILS Vendors( INFOdocket)
3M Cloud Library’s e-book platform new open API's (Application Programming Interface) are able to integrate with any ILS, "allowing patrons at participating libraries to browse both physical and digital collections within just one catalog"

Gov Docs: Electronic Code of Federal Regulations (e-CFR) Relaunched With New URL(INFOdocket)
"The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) and the Office of the Federal Register (OFR), National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), have released an upgraded Electronic Code of Federal Regulations (e-CFR) Web site. As of today, the old e-CFR site has been shutdown and will redirect users to the new site, eCFR.gov."

New York Times: Online, a Genome Project for the World of Art(INFOdocket)
Art.sy with 275 galleries and 50 museums and institutions as partners, is coming closer to its mission "to make all the world’s art freely accessible to anyone with an Internet connection".

Science.gov Adds Video Content, Releases New Search Features, and Launches Spanish Language Version (INFOdocket)
Science.gov has new Spanish version of the site and video content from MedlinePLUS, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and the National Science Foundation (NSF).

National Library of Medicine Updates ClinicalTrials.gov (ResourceShelf)
Among the updated features for ClinicalTrials.gov are new search tools and reorganized content for clinical research.

Firefox 16 Launches With Safari-Like Reader Mode On Android, New Developer Tools On Desktop(TechCrunch)
Mozilla came up with the latest Firefox 16 version, which mostly benefits developers.

Elsevier and Ex Libris Group Announce Collaboration(EContent RSS Feeds)
The collaboration between Elsevier and Ex Libriswill result in "joint customers to search the Scopus abstracting and indexing database via the Ex Libris Primo Central Index."

Wow! Library Design: The “Book Mountain” Library Opens Today in the Netherlands(INFOdocket)
Interesting concept and it is actually visually appealing too.

eBooks: Douglas County Libraries Releases iOS App and David Rothman Offers Praise( INFOdocket)
Another wonderful catch by Gary Price at INFODocket blog. Obviously, after creating the first platform for ebooks, Douglas County Libraries will be the first library to release iOS App, supporting access to ePub and PDF eBooks acquired directly and by OverDrive.

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