Wednesday, January 31, 2007
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Thursday, January 25, 2007
provides your search results in a grid of pages (3x4,2x6,or 4x3), so that you can see where you're headed. This is particularly useful if you're making stylistic comparisons or window-shopping for a new look. Try searching for "u.s. embassy", and you'll be overwhelmed, to put it gracefully, by a very familiar look and feel. Awesome!
Wednesday, January 24, 2007
Monday, January 22, 2007
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Saturday, January 20, 2007
** Papers of the Continental Congress, 1774-1789 — Including Journals of the Congress, correspondence, drafts of treaties, and papers related to Indian Treaties.
** Mathew B Brady Collection of Civil War Photographs — 6,000 glass plate negatives acquired by the War Department from Brady in 1874-1876. This includes work from other photographers, and includes images of famous people as well as shots of battlefields, landscapes, camps, hospitals, etc.
** Name Index to Civil War and Later Pension Files — Pension applications for service in the US Army between 1861 and 1900. There are over 3 million index entries that cover applications for soldiers and sailors as well as their widows.
"...the good news is that these materials will be digitized fairly soon. By February 6, the announcement said, the digitized materials will be available at no charge in National Archives research rooms in Washington DC and regional facilities around the country. The bad news is that the digitized documents will not be available at no charge through the National Archives Web site until five years have elapsed."
(Incidentally, here's an example of how useful "Deepquote" - which I described in an earlier post - can be. David's fable is located at the very bottom of this page, at the USC Public Diplomacy site. It's kind of hard to find, despite the well-intentioned notice at the top of the page (ie. For “The Merger of State and DOD: A Fable” by David L. Arnett, please scroll down to Section E.) This is when Deepquote, now renamed CiteBite, comes in handy. When you provide CiteBite with a chunk of text and the url of the page, it generates a new url that goes straight to the selected text. Neat!)
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
Monday, January 15, 2007
Thurgood Marshall Law Library - United States Commission on Civil Rights Collection
"In conjunction with the Thurgood Marshall Law Library's strategic plan to enhance its civil rights collection in support of the School of Law's teaching and research mission, the Library has worked since 2001 to create a complete electronic record of United States Commission on Civil Rights publications held in the Library's collection and available on the USCCR Web site. The publications are made available over the Internet as page image presentations in PDF format. Each item is linked to the appropriate bibliographic record in the Catalog. Publications are also searchable by keyword and accessible by date and title."
Sunday, January 14, 2007
Friday, January 12, 2007
Thursday, January 4, 2007
Wednesday, January 3, 2007
THOMAS Releases New Features in Beta
Peggy Garvin posted this information on the SLA Government Information Division blog about the new features as follows: "The THOMAS legislative information system from the Library of Congress has posted beta versions of several new features. The direct link to the new features being tested is thomas.loc.gov/beta/ -- or you can click on the Explore new features link on the main page to check it out.
New capabilities being tested include: