GALILEO Planet News
Posted September 23, 2016
Happy Birthday, Ray Charles!
Ray Charles was born on this day in 1930 in Albany, Georgia. Charles pioneered the style that came to be known as “soul,” a blend of gospel music, blues, and jazz. He performed for over four decades; however, he may be best known for the song “Georgia on My Mind,” which became the number-one hit of 1960. The song was originally written by Hoagy Carmichael on the same year of Charles’ birth.
Ray Charles was also the first performer inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in 1979.
Posted September 21, 2016
Happy 21st Birthday, GALILEO!
Before there was Blogger, before YouTube, before MySpace, even before Google, there was GALILEO. The GALILEO website went live on September 21, 1995, opening up a world of reliable, authoritative information for Georgians. Visit A Vision for One Statewide Library to read about the origins of the GALILEO initiative. The GALILEO Scrapbook documents GALILEO’s history with images and milestones of nearly two decades
What was your first research project using GALILEO? Were you looking for information on animals and their habitats, for peer-reviewed articles for a research paper, for authoritative information on cancer research, for ancestors to fill out your family tree? What did the GALILEO environment look like then? Check out the video and timeline to tweak your memory.
Posted September 20, 2016
GALILEO is Ready for COMO
COMO is only two weeks away, and we’re getting excited to see you. Come by booth #74 to catch up on what’s going on the GALILEO world. We also hope to see you at the GALILEO concurrent sessions and in the preconference.
The GALILEO preconference is scheduled on Wednesday morning, October 5th, at the Classic Center. Each year, the GALILEO preconference includes concurrent sessions on topics different from those GALILEO staff present at the main COMO conference.
GALILEO Preconference Presentations
- GALILEO What’s New/Q and A: Okay, this one is included in the greater COMO schedule, but your questions make each presentation different
- GALILEO 101: The Basics: New GALILEO staff member Russell Palmer will give you a basic introduction to the GALILEO website
- eBooks in GALILEO: An overview of the eBook offerings from EBSCO, ProQuest, and TumbleBook Library includes a look at content in the different collections and downloading
- Ancestry Library Edition: This popular genealogy database is subscribed by public and academic libraries. This introduction will be presented by a ProQuest trainer.
- Explora: This EBSCO resource includes an elementary, middle, and high school edition with interfaces and content appropriate for the audience. Explora is available to all GALILEO communities.
Registration for the preconference is available within the COMO registration. If you are interested in attending only the preconference, or if you are already registered for COMO and want to add the preconference, just select “Preconference Workshops Only” in the “Choose Conference Length” box.
GALILEO Concurrent Sessions
- Wednesday, 2:30: What’s New in GALILEO Meet new GALILEO staff at this update/Q and A session.
- Thursday, 9:00: GALILEO Tech Tips and Tricks Mike White from the GALILEO support staff will share backend tips for streamlining access, database tech tips, and mobile tips.
- Thursday, 11:00: Primary and Educators’ Resources in the Digital Library of Georgia and Digital Public Library of America DLG director Sheila McAlister will discuss locating primary sources in both sites, including the DPLA’s curated primary resource sets.
- Friday, 9:00: Rediscover GALILEO We want to promote this one by Dianne Dees at VSU. We know she will do a great job.
- Friday, 11:00: (Re)Discovering Genealogy in GALILEO Tamika Strong at Georgia Public Library Service has a lot of genealogy experience.
See you in Athens!
Posted August 24, 2016
Emory University now included in the Georgia Knowledge Repository (GKR)
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.
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)
- EBSCO eBook Collections Contains NetLibrary Shared Collection 1, Shared Collection 2, and Shared Collection 9 and the following ebook collections:
- eBook Academic Collection: This collection contains a large selection (nearly 150,000 titles) of multidisciplinary e-book titles representing a broad range of academic subject matter.
- eBook Community College Collection: Focused on the academic and trade information needs of community colleges, this multidisciplinary collection contains nearly 52,200 titles, including thousands of Workforce Development titles.
- eBook High School Collection: This collection contains nearly 8,500 titles that support a quality learning experience across all academic subject areas, as well as classic literary works, important historical documents and general reference materials.
- eBook K-8 Collection: This collection contains nearly 11,000 titles chosen to support K-8 students across all subject areas and its content aligns with Common Core Curriculum Standards (for participating U.S. states).
- eBook Public Library Collection: With nearly 41,000 titles chosen specifically for public libraries, this general reference collection features fiction titles for both adults and juveniles, as well as best-selling and highly-recommended titles from industry leading publishers.
ebrary eBook Collections (available to all GALILEO institutions)
ebrary College Complete: Contains nearly 40,000 titles that focuses on Business and Management, Career Development & Guidance, Two-Year College Liberal Arts Curriculum and Vocational Education.
ebrary Public Library Complete: This collection contains nearly 33,000 titles in a broad range of subjects, such as, popular interest, career development, and arts & leisure.
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)