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Posted August 20, 2015
Enhancements to the ProQuest interface
Starting today, August 20th, 2015, you will see that ProQuest has made some enhancements to the ProQuest interface. The enhancements were driven by extensive user and librarian feedback, including direct engagement, testing, and in-depth analysis of usage patterns and behavior and include the following:
- Simplified layout
- Improve document viewing for a better reading experience
- Make search results easier to navigate
- Better landing experience for mobile users
More information from ProQuest can be found here.
Video Tutorials are also available from ProQuest for the new interface.
Posted June 23, 2015
Savannah Historic Newspapers Archive now includes more titles
The Savannah Historic Newspapers Archive now includes seventeen newspaper titles published in Savannah from 1809 to 1880. This resource is available at http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=savn or through the GALILEO website.
This archive is one of several historical newspaper collections in the Digital Library of Georgia. See a full list here:
An announcement from the Digital Library of Georgia describing the resource is available below.
The Digital Library of Georgia is pleased to announce the expansion of the Savannah Historic Newspapers Archive.
The Savannah Historic Newspapers Archive provides online access to seventeen newspaper titles published in Savannah from 1809 to 1880. Consisting of over 103,000 newspaper pages, the archive provides historical images that are both full-text searchable and can be browsed by date. Additionally, the site is compatible with all current browsers without the use of plug-ins or software downloads.
The archive now includes the following Savannah newspaper titles: Daily Morning News (1850-1864), Daily News and Herald (1866-1868), and Savannah Daily Herald (1865-1866), in addition to the titles previously included in the archive: Daily Georgian (1835-1847), Daily Republican (1839-1840), Daily Savannah Republican (1829-1839), Georgian (1819-1823, 1829-1835), Republican and Savannah Evening Ledger (1809-1816), Savannah Daily Georgian (1853-1856), Savannah Daily Morning News (1868), Savannah Daily Republican (1818-1824, 1840-1852, 1855-1858, 1866-1867), Savannah Georgian (1825-1829, 1847-1849), Savannah Georgian and Journal (1856), Savannah Morning News (1868-1880), Savannah National Republican (1865), Savannah Republican (1816-1818, 1824-1828, 1853-1855, 1858-1865), and Weekly Georgian (1839-1841).
The Savannah Historic Newspapers Archive is a project of the Digital Library of Georgia, as part of the Georgia HomePLACE initiative. The Digital Library of Georgia is a project of Georgia’s Virtual Library GALILEO and is based at the University of Georgia. Georgia HomePLACE is supported with federal LSTA funds administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Georgia Public Library Service, a unit of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia. Other newspaper archives available through the Digital Library of Georgia include the Atlanta Historic Newspapers Archive (1847-1922), the Macon Telegraph Archive (1826-1908), the Athens Historic Newspapers Archive (1827-1928), the South Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive (1845-1922), the Columbus Enquirer Archive (1828-1890), the North Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive (1850-1922), 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
Posted June 12, 2015
Turner Scrapbook Collection Added to Digital Library of Georgia
The Digital Library of Georgia (DLG) recently added their first Public Library Partnerships Project (PLPP) collection, the Turner Scrapbook Collection. The Turner Scrapbook Collection is made available courtesy of the Newton County Library System (NCLS). PLPP is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and allows the Digital Library of Georgia to assist public libraries with making their cultural heritage available online by providing digital skills training and resources.
You can read more about the Turner Scrapbook Collection and Public Library Partnerships Project in the original Digital Library of Georgia announcement.
Are photos are from the Turner Scrapbook Collection in the Digital Library of Georgia.
Posted June 4, 2015
We are pleased to announce the following changes for FY16 (July 2015-June 2016) in GALILEO.
Georgia Public Libraries
Adding: Mango Languages
Canceling: RB Test Prep
Technical College System of Georgia
Adding: LearningExpress Library and Films on Demand Nursing Video Collection
USG ProQuest Participants, AMPALS, GPALS, and TCSG
In honor of the GALILEO 20th birthday, ProQuest is upgrading the current ProQuest 5000 package to the ProQuest Central package. In addition, ProQuest will add ProQuest Environmental Collection, and LION Complete will replace ProQuest Learning: Literature (formerly LION Reference Edition).
Databases in the ProQuest Central package (some are in the current ProQuest 5000 package; new resources are indicated):
Accounting & Tax Periodicals
Banking Information Source
Canadian Newsstand Complete (new)
Career and Technical Education
CBCA Complete (new)
Hoover’s Company Records
OxResearch (part of ABI Complete) (new)
Pharmaceutical News Index
ProQuest Asian Business and Reference
ProQuest Biology Journals (new)
ProQuest Criminal Justice (new)
ProQuest Education Journals
ProQuest European Business
ProQuest Family Health (new)
ProQuest Health and Medical Complete (new)
ProQuest Health Management (new)
ProQuest Military Collection
ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source (new for AMPALS and GPALS)
ProQuest Political Science (new)
ProQuest Psychology Journals (new)
ProQuest Science Journals (new)
ProQuest Social Science Journals
ProQuest Sociology (new)
Snapshot Series (new)
* Southern Regional Technical College is a consolidation of Moultrie Technical College and Southwest Georgia Technical College
* Bauder College (GPALS) will no longer participate in GALILEO
* Middle Georgia State College will be renamed Middle Georgia State University
* Georgia State University and Georgia Perimeter College consolidation effective in 2016
We are working with vendors to make changes in a timely manner, but some changes may take place before others.
Thank you for your support over the past year, and we look forward to serving you in this next year.
Posted June 2, 2015
EBSCO Explora is now live!
EBSCO Explora, a new interface for schools and public libraries, is now live. Explora is designed to support student research and classroom instruction with reliable content and easy-to-use functionality.
Here are the Express Links for you to use on your library or media center website:
Explora for Elementary: http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=zbxe
Explora for Middle School: http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=zbxm
Explora for High School: http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=zbxh
Explora for Public Libraries: http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=zbxp
See the GALILEO Training page for upcoming sessions on Explora.
Please note that links to Searchasaurus: Primary/Elementary, Searchasaurus: Middle Search Plus, Kids Search, and Student Research Center will no longer work. You will need to remove those from your websites and subject guides.