Posts by Brenda Ellis

 
 
 

Associated Press and British Movietone make historical footage available on YouTube

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Announcement: AP makes one million minutes of historical footage available on YouTube

The Associated Press archive dates back to 1895 with new footage added daily.  British Movietone covers 1895 – 1986.

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Associated Press and British Movietone make historical footage available on YouTube

Categories: Midd Blogosphere

Announcement: AP makes one million minutes of historical footage available on YouTube

The Associated Press archive dates back to 1895 with new footage added daily.  British Movietone covers 1895 – 1986.

AP-Tiannamen

 

Developer Maps NY Public Library Photo Archives

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Library Journal article about “the launch of OldNYC.org, a website that overlays photo locations on a Google Maps interface, enabling visitors to explore the collection by zooming, dragging, and clicking their way around an online map of the city.”  Not only is this interesting to see, it could be useful for students interested in seeing old NYC architecture.  Also discusses a similar project for San Francisco.

“Gale Makes Content From Several Databases Available For Textual Analysis and Data Mining”

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Article from Infodocket / Library Journal with a link to the announcement from Gale (database publisher).  Note that Middlebury subscribes to some but not all Gale collections.

Survey of Faculty Attitudes on Technology

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Article and highlights from Inside Higher Ed on their new report: Survey of Faculty Attitudes on Technology.

Lunch time Learning: Library Services & Resources at Middlebury

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Wed. Sept. 3rd, noon – 1pm, Davis Family Library Computer Lab (DFL 105) – lower level.  Drop-ins welcome or sign-up online (use the last box to tell us if there is something specific you want covered).

Description: Bring your lunch to the library and learn about what we have to offer you and your family.  We’ll introduce you to library services and resources available to Midd users and their families and show you how to search MIDCAT, the library catalog, and Summon (our “search everything” tool) to discover resources like books, articles, films, eBooks, audiobooks, and more. Learn how to access news and popular magazines online as well as find online resources aimed at all ages.  Questions will be answered throughout the session.

Friday Links – August 15

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How Successful People Stay Calm (from LinkedIn)

  • Article explains optimal stress and includes 10 best strategies for managing stress (and emotions).

Churnalism: When Press Releases Masquerade as News Stories

  • British YouTube video illustrating “churnalism” (media articles based on press releases) with examples of how some fake press releases made it into mainstream media.  By Churnalism.com (promotes their churnalism detection extension for Chrome and Firefox). (Shared on the ili-l listserv by Maryke Barber).

Demand Media Infographic

  • Infographic illustrating how “content mills” work based on one example.  Shows how content (matching web search terms) is written for the internet to generate ad sales. (Also shared on the ili-l listserv by Maryke Barber).

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) seeks to weed out ‘predatory’ OA journals.

… following criticism of [DOAJ's] quality-control checks, the website is asking all of the journals in its directory to reapply on the basis of stricter criteria. It hopes the move will weed out ‘predatory journals’: those that profess to publish research openly, often charging fees, but that are either outright scams or do not provide the services a scientist would expect, such as a minimal standard of peer review or permanent archiving …

More background and perspective from Rick Anderson via the Scholarly Kitchen.