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July 30, 2012

The Economist Weighs in on Academic Journals

Filed under: Digital Resources — Tags: , , — pam @ 5:04 pm

In a July 21st article, a “radical shake-up” of academic journals is envisioned, partly based on the success of the Public Library of Science and partly on the British government’s recent announcement that beginning in 2013, “the results of taxpayer-financed research would be available, free and online, for anyone to read and redistribute.” Read the full article.

Library Catalog Down Time

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Due to a hardware migration test, the CUNY+ Library Catalog will be unavailable July 31 from 6 a.m. to noon. We regret the inconvenience.

July 10, 2012

LibX Toolbar 2.0

Filed under: Digital Resources — Tags: , , — pam @ 6:59 pm

The CCNY Libraries LibX toolbar is now at version 2.0.  For Google Chrome users, the next time you start your browser, it should automatically update. Firefox is supposed to work the same, but you may need to go get the extension one last time. As you Firefox users can see from the image in this post, the toolbar now appears as an icon on the upper right of your browser window, mimicking Chrome.  Also, LibX has ceased development for the Internet Explorer browser until further notice.

July 6, 2012

2011 Journal Citation Reports®

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July 5, 2012

New Databases & Content

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We have added two new databases: Burney Collection of British newspapers from the 17th and 18th Century and National Geographic Archive (covering 1888-1994). And, more content has been added to two of our databases: Eighteenth Century Collection Online and Making of the Modern World. All are published by Gale, and are listed in our Databases A-Z list by title.

July 2, 2012

Optics & Photonics Connect

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This new service augments the Library’s subscription to the Optical Society of America’s journals with a media library and an archive. It also has a members directory, social networking groups and discussion forums, and resources for finding post-doctoral assignments & internships. Registration is free.

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