GALILEO Planet News
Posted August 13, 2013
A Redesigned New Georgia Encyclopedia
Take a look at the redesigned site of the New Georgia Encyclopedia! More than two years’ worth of researching, planning, designing, and legwork have gone into producing the next generation of the NGE. The technology and design upgrade ensures that the encyclopedia’s 2,000-plus articles and 6,000-plus images remain available and accessible to users.
Originally launched in 2004, the NGE is the first state encyclopedia to be conceived and designed exclusively for publication online. This authoritative resource contains original content and helps users understand the rich history and diverse culture of Georgia’s still-unfolding story.
The NGE is a project of the Georgia Humanities Council in partnership with the University of Georgia Press, the University System of Georgia/GALILEO, and the Office of the Governor.
Express Link: http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=ngen
Posted August 12, 2013
Preview GALILEO Elementary
GALILEO Elementary is the newest user view designed for Georgia’s younger users. The website features a targeted Discovery search, links to databases that are great for student research, and an engaging interface. The design and navigation were developed with feedback from Georgia elementary school students and incorporate best practices in usability for children. GALILEO Elementary replaces the GALILEO Kids Page, which has been in production since 2002.
Use the preview link below to take a look at the new site, which will go live on August 26. While you’re there, run a search from the search box to see the fun, age-appropriate results returned by EBSCO Discovery Service, the same service that powers the Discover search in other GALILEO interfaces. Also, check out the site from your smartphone or tablet. GALILEO Elementary was developed with responsive web design to make viewing optimal on all devices.
All GALILEO communities will have access to GALILEO Elementary, although different groups will see different sets of databases presented, based on their subscriptions. Click on the Preview link below for more information.
Your feedback is welcome, of course. Follow the links below to find out more about GALILEO Elementary, to preview the site, and to provide feedback.
Posted July 10, 2013
Occupational Outlook Handbook Now Available in GALILEO
The Occupational Outlook Handbook, which provides career information from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, is now available through GALILEO. More information is included below.
Express Link: http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=oohb
The Occupational Outlook Handbook provides career information from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The profiles featured cover hundreds of occupations and describe What They Do, Work Environment, How to Become One, Pay, and more. Each profile also includes BLS employment projections for the current decade.
Posted July 10, 2013
Digital Public Library of America Now Available in GALILEO
The Digital Public Library of America, which provides access to millions of historical photographs, documents, and other media and includes many items from the Digital Library of Georgia, is now available through GALILEO. More information is included below.
Express Link: http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=dpla
The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) offers a single point of access to millions of items - photographs, manuscripts, books, sounds, moving images, and more - from libraries, archives, and museums around the United States. Users can browse and search the DPLA’s collections by timeline, map, format, and topic; save items to customized lists; and share their lists with others. Users can also explore digital exhibitions curated by the DPLA’s content partners and staff.
DPLA strives to contain the full breadth of human expression, from the written word, to works of art and culture, to records of America’s heritage, to the efforts and data of science. The DPLA aims to expand this crucial realm of openly available materials, and make those riches more easily discovered and more widely usable and used.
Posted June 12, 2013
NoveList Adds Tools for Finding Visual Appeal
Illustration appeals describe the visual impact of book illustrations. Are the drawings colorful and bold? Photographic? Or maybe dark and nightmarish? Having access to this information helps readers identify books with their favorite style of imagery. Readers who love highly visual genres such as graphic novels or picture books will now be able to pinpoint books that appeal to them visually.
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