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Posted August 24, 2016

Emory University now included in the Georgia Knowledge Repository (GKR)

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We are pleased to announce that the records from OpenEmory and Emory ETD, Emory University’s Institutional Repositories, are now included in the Georgia Knowledge Repository.

Also, the Georgia Knowledge Repository records can be added to any institution’s Discover GALILEO search results to give academic users access to more scholarly research from our state. If your institution is interested in adding this to your discovery search, please use the GALILEO Contact Us form to put in a request.

If you have any questions or need more information, please use the GALILEO Contact Us feature or contact the ITS Helpdesk at helpdesk@usg.edu or 1-888-875-3697.

Posted August 9, 2016

FY17 GALILEO Resource Changes

The following eBook collections have been added to your GALILEO Databases A-Z list:

(available to all GALILEO institutions)

ebrary eBook Collections (available to all GALILEO institutions)

TumbleBooks Premium (for Public Libraries only): This collection contains over 1000 titles appropriate for grades K-6. It includes animated talking picture books, chapter books, videos, non-fiction titles, playlists, books in languages other than English such as French and Spanish, graphic novels and math stories. (available to Public Libraries only)

Posted August 9, 2016

Thousands of eBooks Added—All Interests, All Audiences

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GALILEO users just gained access to large collections of eBooks covering topics of interest for academic researchers, K-12 students, readers of public library leisure and general reference titles. Most are downloadable onto mobile devices.

To access a specific collection, click on the links listed below. If you are not on campus or in the library, you will be prompted to enter your GALILEO password. To find eBooks in your Discover search results, just check “eBooks” in the Limit by Type section to the left or your results.

EBSCO eBook Collections (available to all GALILEO institutions):

ebrary eBook Collections (available to all GALILEO institutions) (all ebrary collections are found at the following URL: http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=ebpr )

TumbleBooks Premium (for Public Libraries only): This collection contains over 1000 titles appropriate for grades K-6. It includes animated talking picture books, chapter books, videos, non-fiction titles, playlists, books in languages other than English such as French and Spanish, graphic novels and math stories. TumbleBook Library requires an Internet connection.

Useful handouts:

  • EBSCO eBook Mobile App Setup Guide
  • ebrary eBook Mobile App Setup Guide
  • eBooks in GALILEO (includes express links to collections
  • Posted July 20, 2016

    Enhanced Macon Telegraph Historic Newspapers Archive

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    Macon Telegraph Historic Newspapers Archive is now compatible with all current browsers. Users are no longer required to download the DjVu plugin to view newspaper pages in this archive.

    GALILEO Express Link: http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=mact

    The full announcement from the Digital Library of Georgia is below.

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    The Digital Library of Georgia is pleased to announce the re-release of the enhanced Macon Telegraph Historic Newspapers Archive:

    http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/telegraph

    The Macon Telegraph Historic Newspapers Archive is now compatible with all current browsers and provides access to early issues of the Macon Telegraph ranging from its inception as a weekly newspaper in 1826, through the daily issues of the early twentieth century without the use of plug-ins or additional software downloads. Consisting of over 51,000 newspaper pages, the website provides historical images that are both full-text searchable and can be browsed by date.

    The archive includes the following titles: Daily Telegraph and Messenger (1873), Georgia Telegraph (1832-1835, 1844-1858), Georgia Weekly Telegraph and Georgia Journal & Messenger (1869-1880), Georgia Weekly Telegraph, Georgia Journal & Messenger (1880-1882), Macon Daily Telegraph (1860-1863, 1865-1869, 1908), Macon Georgia Telegraph (1836-1844), Macon Telegraph (1826-1832, 1894-1905), Macon Telegraph and Messenger (1873-1882), Macon Tri-Weekly Telegraph (1862-1863), Telegraph and Messenger (1871-1873), Twice-A-Week Telegraph (1907), Weekly Georgia Telegraph (1858-1869), Weekly Telegraph (1885-1895), Weekly Telegraph and Messenger (1884-1885).

    The Macon Telegraph Historic Newspapers Archive is a project of the Digital Library of Georgia, a part of Georgia’s Virtual Library GALILEO and is based at the University of Georgia.

    Other newspaper archives available through the Digital Library of Georgia include the Atlanta Historic Newspapers Archive (1847-1922), the Savannah Historic Newspapers Archive (1809-1880), the South Georgia Archive (1845-1923), the Athens Historic Newspapers Archive (1827-1928), the West Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive (1843-1942), the North Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive (1850-1922), the Columbus Enquirer Archive (1828-1890), the Milledgeville Historic Newspapers Archive (1808-1920), the Southern Israelite Archive (1929-1986), the Red and Black Archive (1893-2006), and the Mercer Cluster Archive (1920-1970). These archives can be accessed at http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/MediaTypes/Newspapers.html

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    If you have any questions or need more information, please use the GALILEO Contact Us feature or contact the ITS Helpdesk at helpdesk@usg.edu or 1-888-875-3697.

    Posted July 5, 2016

    TumbleBook Library Available Through Georgia Public Libraries

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    Public library users in Georgia will be happy today when they find TumbleBook Library in their database offerings. TumbleBook Library, provided by GALILEO and Georgia Public Library Service, is a collection of animated, talking picture books suited for elementary school children. TumbleBooks are created from existing picture books, adding sound, animation, music, and narration to create an electronic picture book. These electronic books are a literacy resource that keeps children interested and involved in reading and are great for children learning to read. The interactive web site keeps children engaged and contributes to success in school while helping to instill a love of reading.

    In addition to electronic books, this resource also features games, read-along and non-fiction books (no animation), videos, and some books in French and Spanish. The web site is easy for children to navigate and allows children to hear stories read fluently. Each story comes with puzzles and games geared to ensure reading comprehension. TumbleBooks use Flash, but they are viewable on the iPad with the exception of some of the games.

    TumbleBooks provides marketing materials for libraries to promote TumbleBook Library, including logos, animated logos, bookmarks, and more. Just click on the “Tumble Admin” link in the footer of the homepage. In addition to those materials, use this Letter to Parents to give parents information on accessing TumbleBook Library from home. The handout is customizable in Word for libraries who want to add their logo or other information.

    TumbleBook Library can be added to library websites using an express link to give users direct access to these resources (rather than going through the GALILEO website). In the library, users will go straight to the resource; from home, they will first be prompted to enter their GALILEO password. TumbleBooks require an Internet connection and are streamed

    Express Link: http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=ztbo

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