Week 45,46,&47: LAPL Offers Streaming Videos, Google Advances With Book Digitization Case,Phil Bradley Brings 200 Search Engines

EBSCO Introduces RIPM e-Library of Music Periodicals Offering Rare Collection of Full-Text Music Journals(Library Technology Guides)
EBSCO now has the rare international RIPM e-Library of Music Periodicals collection.

U.S. Public Libraries and the Use of Web Technologies, 2012(New Stephen's Lighthouse)
The report confirmed that most of the US public libraries today use social media and the use of text reference increased from 13% to 43 % in libraries serving more than 500,000.

Los Angeles Public Library Launches Pilot of OverDrive’s Streaming Media Lending Service(INFOdocket)
Los Angeles Public Library ( LAPL)is one of the first libraries to offer the new Overdrive's streaming video service, where customers can enjoy a movie from the library's browser.

Google prevails in long-running book digitization case(Daily Bits)
"A US judge Thursday threw out a long-running challenge to Google's massive book-scanning project in a decision that could transform copyright law in the digital age.
Federal Judge Denny Chin dismissed the case which dates back to 2005, saying Google's project is "fair use" under copyright law because it provides vital educational and other public benefits."

Google Helpouts: Pay For Expert Advice By Video( Search Engine Watch)
Google is now offering paid expert help to customers via online videos. All the providers are screened by Google and customers can provide feedback on the quality of service they receive.

New Online Reference Database: Alaska Energy Data Gateway(INFOdocket)
"…Alaska Energy Data Gateway, a new online database with energy data—most of it at the community level—from across Alaska. The site provides data from many sources, through a single access point. The data can be downloaded in a variety of file formats.The gateway was developed in cooperation with the Alaska Energy Authority and is housed at the University of Alaska’s Arctic Region Supercomputing Center in Fairbanks."

Phil Bradley’s 200 Search Engines(New Stephen's Lighthouse)
Stephen Abram highlights Phil Bradley's work with the pearltrees application, where he has categorized more than 200 search engines.

ProQuest and OCLC Announce Ebook Collection Management Deal(INFOdocket)
"A new collaboration between OCLC and ProQuest automates the process to keep e-book holdings from ebrary and EBL – Ebook Library up to date in WorldCat and library catalogs and offers current links to library users for easy access to those titles."

IFLA’s Metropolitan Libraries Section Releases Latest Statistical Survey, Data From 56 Urban Public Libraries Located Around the World(INFOdocket)
The statistical trends for the big metropolitan libraries are well documented in this post. A must read for library administrators.

New Online Tool: “Multimedia Project Launches Video Editor that Educates on Fair Use Rules”(INFOdocket)
The new Media Breaker online tool can help customers to mix copyrighted digital content in their videos.

Internet Explorer 11 Launches On Windows 7(TechCrunch)
Microsoft claims that the new Internet Explorer 11 is "about 30 percent faster than its nearest competitive browser on Windows 7 and in terms of raw JavaScript performance, it's 9 percent faster than IE10".

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