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Internet Archive: About IA

Internet Archive: About IA | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Reminder: The librarians who run the Internet Archive capture deleted and out of date pages from the web in a searchable database. So, for example, if you want to see those deleted National Park Service pages that talk about climate change, you can find them here: http://web.archive.org/web/20170125010702/https://www.nps.gov/subjects/climatechange/culturalresourcesstrategy.htm
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Digital Public Library of America and Library of Congress Announce New Collaboration

Digital Public Library of America and Library of Congress Announce New Collaboration | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
“We are pleased to make the Digital Public Library of America a new door through which the public can access the digital riches of the Library of Congress,” said Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden. “We will be sharing some beautiful, one-of-a-kind historic maps that I think people will really love. They are available online and I hope even more people discover them through DPLA.”
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TIME Collection: Education | Explore Taylor & Francis Online

TIME Collection: Education | Explore Taylor & Francis Online | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

Time is a Teacher
Taking the theme of 'time' this wide selection of articles from Routledge Education journals includes papers which examine education over time and how methods and theories of education have changed.

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Measuring Scientific Impact Beyond Citation Counts

Measuring Scientific Impact Beyond Citation Counts | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
The measurement of scientific progress remains a significant challenge exasperated by the use of multiple different types of metrics that are often incorrectly used, overused, or even explicitly abused. Several metrics such as h-index or journal impact factor (JIF) are often used as a means to assess whether an author, article, or journal creates an "impact" on science. Unfortunately, external forces can be used to manipulate these metrics thereby diluting the value of their intended, original purpose. This work highlights these issues and the need to more clearly define "impact" as well as emphasize the need for better metrics that leverage full content analysis of publications.
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Website Review: Data USA

Website Review: Data USA | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
DATA USA provides easy-to-access visualizations of critical issues facing the United States.
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7 Great Chrome Apps to Help Students Become Better Googlers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

7 Great Chrome Apps to Help Students Become Better Googlers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
This is a list of some excellent Chrome tools to enhance your 'Googling' experience. From extensions allowing you to conduct a quick Google image search to add-ons that help you find what you are searching for in a  faster and easier way, the list comprises some of the best tools recommended by Google and other Third party developers. The purpose is to empower students with the necessary know-how to take their Google experience to the next level and also to enable them to become  digital savvy netizens.
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Doug Johnson Website Plagiarism-Proofing Assignments

Doug Johnson Website Plagiarism-Proofing Assignments | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Plagiarism-Proofing Assignments
Phi Delta Kappan , March 2004

Excellent overview of how to create assessments that are, because of their authenticity and essential structures, harder for students to plagiarize. Don't miss the Research Question Rubric at the bottom. Thanks to Dan Wolotsky, Falmouth High School Librarian for this great resource.

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More than 148,000 items from the U.S. Government Printing Office now discoverable in DPLA

Notable examples of the types of records now available from the GPO include the Federal Budget, laws such as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Federal regulations, and Congressional hearings, reports, and documents. GPO continuously adds records to the CGP which will also be available through DPLA, increasing the discoverability of and access to Federal Government information for the American public.

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British Library gives teachers tools to inspire

British Library gives teachers tools to inspire | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Anna Baddeley: The Discovering Literature website is an important cultural resource that can be enjoyed by all ages
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NLW 14: SAGE Offers Free Full Text Access to 7 Information Science and 83 Education Journals Until the End of This Month | LJ INFOdocket

In honor of National Library Week 2014, SAGE databases are offering free access to their library science and education journals. Many more journal trials are available from SAGE. Some provide access into 2015. You do have to create a personal account and register. Visit the link to InfoDocket to see the full list of titles.

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The Best Theory Of Knowledge Resources In 2013 – Part Two | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

The Best Theory Of Knowledge Resources In 2013 – Part Two | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

As regular readers know, I teach an International Baccalaureate “Theory of Knowledge” class. Our school structures our IB program a bit differently from many others by having a whole lot of students take individual IB classes and we have relatively few who are taking all IB classes in order to get the IB diploma. I really like this set-up, and it opens up my TOK class to a lot more students.

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Reference: A New Interactive Mapping Tool: Census Explorer | LJ INFOdocket

The U.S. Census Bureau released Census Explorer, a new interactive mapping tool that gives users easier access to neighborhood level statistics. The mapping tool uses updated statistics from the 2008-2012 American Community Survey (ACS), which were also released today.

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Reference: UNESCO Publications Now Freely Available via New Open Access Repository | LJ INFOdocket

UNESCO has launched its Open Access Repository (OAR) making more than 300 on-line books, reports, and articles freely available. The OAR will operate under a new open licensing system developed by the Creative Commons organization specifically for intergovernmental agencies.

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CIA releases 13m pages of declassified documents online - BBC News

CIA releases 13m pages of declassified documents online - BBC News | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Intelligence briefings, flying saucer sightings and psychic tests are all part of the archive.
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Newly Released Maps Show How Housing Discrimination Happened

Newly Released Maps Show How Housing Discrimination Happened | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

A new online collection of documents shows historical bigotry in banking and real estate:  https://dsl.richmond.edu/panorama/redlining/#loc=12/42.2670/-70.9980&opacity=0.49&city=quincy-ma&text=intro

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Open Music Library Combines Free and Subscription Databases

Open Music Library Combines Free and Subscription Databases | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Academic database and streaming media publisher Alexander Street is beta testing the Open Music Library (OML), a new online resource that will eschew database paywalls, enabling non-subscribers to discover and use high-quality open access and public domain content from contributors such as the Library of Congress (LC) and the British Library (BL), while offering subscribers a seamless experience discovering and using free and for-fee content together.
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The Guggenheim Puts 109 Free Modern Art Books Online

The Guggenheim Puts 109 Free Modern Art Books Online | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Back in January, 2012, we mentioned that the Guggenheim (the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed modern art museum in NYC) had put 65 art catalogues on the web, all free of charge.

We're happy to report that, between then and now, the number of free texts has grown to 109.
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New For Students and Teachers: Library of Congress Releases Three New Interactive Ebooks For iPad Featuring Primary Sources | LJ INFOdocket

From The Library of Congress: Pages from the scrapbooks of the activists who fought for women’s suffrage. A political cartoon from the pen of Benjamin Franklin. Photos by Ansel Adams of Japanese Americans living in World War II relocation camps.
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The Experts: A Journalism Tools Special

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"To celebrate our 10000th follower we asked 30 journalism experts and digital wizards to choose 3 tools in their field of expertise."

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Google Scholar pioneer on search engine’s future

Google Scholar pioneer on search engine’s future | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
As the search engine approaches its 10th birthday, Nature speaks to the co-creator of Google Scholar.
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Yale Photogrammar revitalizes and adds new context to the FSA-OWI images — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch

Yale Photogrammar revitalizes and adds new context to the FSA-OWI images — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

Photogrammar is a digital humanities project from Yale that allows you to search US FSA and OWI photographs taken from 1935 to 1945.

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Places To Get Free Full-Text Scientific Studies - Edudemic

Places To Get Free Full-Text Scientific Studies - Edudemic | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

It's a short list, of course, but here are a few sites where you can get science related journal articles for free. The other place you can find such articles? Your library...

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Read 700 Free eBooks Made Available by the University of California Press

Read 700 Free eBooks Made Available by the University of California Press | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
The University of California Press e-books collection holds books published by UCP (and a select few printed by other academic presses) between 1982-2004. The general public currently has access to 770 books through this initiative.
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Reference: World Health Organization (WHO) Launches MiNDbank, A New Open Web Database for Mental Health Info | LJ INFOdocket

MiNDbank, a new WHO database goes online today, presenting a wealth of information about mental health, substance abuse, disability, human rights and the different policies, strategies, laws and service standards being implemented in different countries. It also contains key international documents and information.

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Four Publishing Organizations Release “Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing” | LJ INFOdocket

The blog post notes that the principles/best practices doc is a “work in progress” and feedback is welcome.

Direct to Full Text: Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing
Contains 16 Principles of Transparency
Released on December 19, 2013.

See Also:  OASPA’s second statement following the article in Science entitled “Who’s Afraid of Peer Review?” (November 11, 2013)

See Also:  OASPA’s response to the recent article in Science entitled “Who’s Afraid of Peer Review?” (October 4, 2013)

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