Reference: India’s Data Portal Officially Opens With 3500 Data Sets ( INFOdocket)
Data Portal India, is the name of the new Indian government data portal with 3500 datasets from 49 government departments.
2013 Library Survey – 26% of Book Collections Now Digital…(The Proverbial Lone Wolf Librarian's Weblog)
Libraries need to rethink their collection development policies and procedures if close to one third of book collections in libraries are now digital.
EBSCO Acquires British Education Index(ResourceShelf)
"EBSCO Information Services(EBSCO) will add to its education research resources with the acquisition of the British Education Index (BEI) from the University of Leeds Library. For nearly 40 years, the BEI has been an independent subject and author index to the contents of significant education journals published in the United Kingdom."
Google Cloud Storage Launches Automatic Server-Side Encryption For All Files(TechCrunch)
Google Cloud Storage, free of charge, will now start automatically encrypts all data before it is written to disk and will automatically decrypt the data when it is used by an authorized user.
OverDrive Announces Plans For Second “Big Library Read”(INFOdocke)
In an effort to promote its digital media, Overdrive announced plans for a second "Big Library Read" program, where every participating library from September 16th to September 30th will have unlimited copies of “Nancy Clancy, Super Sleuth” in both eBook and audiobook formats.
How to Find Free Images With Google's Advanced Image Search( Search Engine Watch)
Nice visual guide on how to search for free images, using Google's Advanced Search.
New York State Government: New Database Details Business Before Agencies, Authorities(INFOdocket)
To increase transparency, New York State started a new site called Project Sunlight Database that "has been collecting and organizing data since January 1, 2013 and in the almost eight months since its launch, has documented meetings from more than 75 state agencies, authorities, public benefit corporations and both the State and City University of New York systems".
Google Search Now More Personal: Ask Google About Your Travel, Purchases, Plans, Photos(Search Engine Watch)
Didn't have time to play with this new Google feature yet, but it sounds very cool. The only problem is that you will have to have all of your reservations,purchases and everything else on Gmail, Google Calendar or Google+.
Reference: U.S. Department of Energy Introduces National Library of Energy ( INFOdocket)
Department of Energy announced a new database in beta called National Library of Energy, which "provides one-stop, easy access to information in DOE’s broad mission areas: science and R&D; energy and technology for industry and homeowners; energy market information and analysis; and nuclear security and environmental management."