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LOC Debuts its National Screening Room

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Nearly 300 motion picture treasures representing a century of cinema history are now easily available through the Library of Congress’s new National Screening Room. Curator of the Library’s Moving Image Section, Mike Mashon shared: The goal of this digital project is to present the public with a broad range of historical and cultural audio-visual materials that will […]

Happy 90th Birthday, OED. (And thank YOU for bringing the gift.)

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To celebrate the 90th anniversary of the publication of the First Edition of the Oxford English Dictionary. Oxford University Press is offering UK, Canadian and US non-subscribing public schools free online access for the 2018/19 calendar year.  If you are unfamiliar with the OED, read about its evolution as the last word on words. Academic high school […]

Oasis: An integrated worldwide search for OER

Meet OASIS. The goal of the Openly Available Sources Integrated Search is to facilitate the discovery of OER. Co-developed at SUNY Geneseo by Ben Rawlins, director of Milne Library, and Bill Jones, digital resources and systems librarian, in consultation with SUNY OER Services Executive Director Alexis Clifton, OASIS currently searches open content from 61 different sources and points to more than 160,000 records, The […]

DBQuest and Case Maker: Two more critical thinking tools from LOC!

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Alert your social studies and ELA teacher friends or dig in on your own.  This past week the Library of Congress launched DBQuest and Case Maker, two new web and mobile apps that join a suite of digital resources introduced back in 2016. The Library of Congress announcement shared that these new interactive opportunities for middle and high school […]

Picular: Google, but for color

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Pick a color, literally any color. Search engines come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Now there’s one for those of us who are lovers (or seekers) of color. Simple and elegant and particularly speedy, Picular returns results in swatches. a palette of colors associated with your search terms. Select one of the swatches and you immediately copy […]

Google launches Dataset Search

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This week Google announced the launch of its new Dataset Search. In her Making it easier to discover datasets post, Research Scientist Natasha Noy, shared: In today’s world, scientists in many disciplines and a growing number of journalists live and breathe data. There are many thousands of data repositories on the web, providing access to millions […]