Week 25: Rebuilt Dialog Starts And Global Open Data Initiative Debuts,Al Manhal Is Now With EBSCO,Solar Powered Charging Stations in NYC

ProQuest Formally Relaunches a Rebuilt Dialog, Now Known as ProQuest Dialog (INFOdocket)
Dialog is the father ( and mother 🙂 ) of todays databases and precise command line search but from now searchers with varied experience will be able to search the Dialog database and also enjoy newly improved "flexibility in pricing and content".To see a brief Dialog guide reference, please click here.

Global Open Data Initiative Debuts (INFOdocket)
"The Global Open Data Initiative (GODI) is a new initiative led by the Open Knowledge Foundation, Open Institute, Fundar, Sunlight Foundation and the World Wide Web Foundation. It mission is to share principles and resources for governments and societies on how to best harness the opportunities created by opening government data."

Google, CodeAcademy And Mozilla Back Launch Of Code Club World (TechCrunch)
Code Club( UK) and Code Club World ( worldwide) are volunteer based networks of after school coding clubs, with a mission to teach programming to children. support for the project comes from big names like Google, Mozilla and CodeAcademy.

Agreement between EBSCO Information Services and Al Manhal( Library Technology Guides)
Al Manhal, the largest provider of electronic resources in the Arab world, is now available via EBSCO's Discovery Service.

Google Will Soon Start Selling Chromebooks At Walmart And Staples, Other Retailers Coming Soon(TechCrunch)
Chrome OS based laptops will soon be available in Walmart and Staples stores.

EBSCO eBooks now available on Ingram's OASIS academic library platform( Library Technology Guides)
"Ingram Content Group and EBSCO Information Services announced that more than 400,000 e-book titles from EBSCO eBooks have been integrated with Ingram's OASIS content platform and are now available to academic libraries worldwide."

Developers Can Now Ship Hard Drives To Google To Import Large Amounts Of Data To Cloud Storage( TechCrunch)
For $80 Google is now offering a new service to developers, so they can send their hard drives to Google to import very large data sets.

New Yorkers Get Free Power In The Parks(TechCrunch)
AT&T and the City of New York are experimenting with 25 solar powered charging stations in parks and public spaces.

Public libraries partner with Redbox and OCLC to pilot community initiative(Library Technology Guides )
RedBox and OCLC, together with public libraries are partnering for the "Outside the Box,” a community pilot project that "brings people together for free, fun, public entertainment experiences. "

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