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Posted November 13, 2013
GALILEO would like to invite you to check out our new Libguides site, setup especially to make it easier for GALILEO libraries that use Libguides to include GALILEO content. Libguides is a content management system built specifically for librarians and can easily be used to create content, embed multimedia, and share library resources. Libguides also provides a flexible and easy to use interface from which librarians can create customized pages or “guides” that contain correlated resources to a specific subject area or class. Once the guide has been created, librarians have full control and can update content with ease. All content can also be easily shared using integrated support for Facebook, Twitter, and RSS Feeds.
GALILEO’s Libguides page has taken all resources available through GALILEO, and sorted them into easy to navigate guides which are then separated into thirteen subject guides. This creates a streamlined portal that faculty and students can use to quickly find resources they can use for their research. We have also included an embedded Discover GALILEO search, so you can search GALILEO straight from Libguides. Another great feature of Libguides is the ability to easily copy guides from other library’s Libguides into your Libguides. If you already have Libguides, and would like to adopt the layout or any guides within GALILEO Libguides into your own, feel free to do so.
GALILEO’s Libguides can be found at: http://libguides.galileo.usg.edu
If you have any questions please contact us using the GALILEO Contact Us form.
Posted October 22, 2013
Upcoming Enhancements to EBSCO
On, or after, October 29, 2013, EBSCO will be releasing several updates and enhancements to the overall look of the Search, Search Results, and Detailed Record pages within EBSCOhost. These updates provide a more visually appealing and intuitive interface and are a part of a continued efforts to improve the EBSCO search experience based on customer feedback and requests.
Search Box area
* The “Add a Row” has been replaced with +/-.
* The “Clear” button has been removed in favor of an “x” on the right side of the Find field when a single Find field is displayed.
* Updated styling, including the font, allows for additional display space.
* Streamlined layout relocates the number of records returned by the search to directly above the Results List and page navigation to the bottom below the results.
* Selecting a Limiter, such as Full Text, will immediately update the Results List without the need to click an “Update” button.
* The “Preview” and “Folder” icons move to align together to the right side of the column, maintaining a consistent location. Publication type icons now appear below the title.
* Preview hover is now centered inside the screen.
* Expand/Collapse controls move to the outside corners (includes right column).
EBSCO Discovery Service
* Catalog and institutional repository links now appear in the Full Text link area.
* Publisher names will be displayed, in lieu of Source.
* Addition of access to relevant eBook pages from the Search Results list for titles in your collection.
EBSCO provides an example image of how these changes may appear.
These enhancements will occur with a scheduled software update on or after October 29, 2013. All EBSCOhost products and services will be available during the software update.
Posted October 8, 2013
Celebrate Georgia Archives
October is Georgia Archives Month, a way to celebrate the value of Georgia’s historical records, publicize the many ways historical records enrich our lives, and recognize those who maintain our communities’ historical records. You can read more about this celebration and related events in October is Georgia Archives Month from ajc.com.
Check out the Virtual Vault at the Georgia Archives or the Digital Library of Georgia to see images, maps, manuscripts, government records, and more from the people, places, and events that made Georgia what it is today. Check out these tips on how to find images and documents and historical newspapers as well as records from your county in the Digital Library of Georgia.
If you would like to see Georgia historical records in person, you can visit an archives near you to see what treasures they may hold. ArchiveGrid will allow you to expand your search for archival collections to the world.
To find even more historical documents, see the Archives and Primary Sources section of GALILEO Scholar.
Posted October 5, 2013
Government Resources in GALILEO Affected by the Shutdown
This is a summary of the government resources listed in GALILEO that are affected by the shutdown.
Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP) - CGP is available. However, no content will be added or updated.
Centers for Disease Control (CDC) - The CDC site is available, but it is not being updated.
Census Data (from U.S. Census Bureau) - census.gov sites, services, and online survey collection requests are not available until further notice. This affects census.gov and American Factfinder; see a full list at census.gov. An alternative resource is Statistical Abstract of the United States, which is available from ProQuest through GALILEO to all GALILEO institutions.
ERIC (at eric.ed.gov) - The ERIC site is not available.
ERIC (at EBSCOhost) - Citations are available, but links to full text at the ERIC site are not accessible.
FDsys - From the site: “Congressional materials will continue to be processed and posted to FDsys. Federal Register services will be limited to documents necessary to safeguard human life, protect property, or provide other emergency services consistent with the performance of functions and services exempted under the Antideficiency Act. The remaining collections on FDsys are not being updated and will resume after funding is restored.”
Kids.gov - The site is available, but it may not be up to date.
MedlinePlus - This site is available, but information may not be up to date.
National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) - Information on the site is accessible, but it may not be up to date.
TOXNET - This site is available, but information may not be up to date.
Find updates on the government shutdown at usa.gov.
For assistance with research and possible alternative sources of information, please contact your local public library or your college or university library.
Posted September 24, 2013
Banned Books Week 2013
Banned Books Week is an opportunity to celebrate our freedom to read and our First Amendment rights by focusing on the benefits of having free access to information and the freedom to express ideas and how attempts to censorship can detract from these freedoms. The American Library Association provides a calendar of events for this week-long celebration, and the Office of Intellectual Freedom provides a 50 State Salute to Banned Book Week featuring videos from each state to demonstrate how they celebrate the freedom to read.
If you’re wondering which books have been banned or challenged over the years or are looking for books to help you to celebrate your freedom to read, explore the 30 Years of Liberating Literature Timeline and the 100 Most Frequently Challenged Books by Decade lists from the American Library Association. If you’re curious about classics that have been banned or challenged, ALA provides a list for the classics as well.