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Posted June 12, 2015

Turner Scrapbook Collection Added to Digital Library of Georgia

Turner Scrapbook Collection 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

FY2016 Changes

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 Computing
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 Newsstand
ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source (new for AMPALS and GPALS)
ProQuest Political Science (new)
ProQuest Psychology Journals (new)
ProQuest Religion
ProQuest Science Journals (new)
ProQuest Social Science Journals
ProQuest Sociology (new)
ProQuest Telecommunications
Research Library
Snapshot Series (new)

Institution Changes
* 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.

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

Posted June 2, 2015

EBSCO Explora is now live!

Explora screenshot

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:
Explora for Middle School:
Explora for High School:
Explora for Public Libraries:

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.

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

Posted May 21, 2015

OCLC Databases: New Platform is Live

For institutions that subscribe to the OCLC FirstSearch base package (academic and public libraries), the FirstSearch databases have now been migrated to the new, mobile-friendly platform. Now that OCLC allows databases to be searched at the same time, we have added a link for OCLC Databases, which will search all of the OCLC resources.

Here are the Express Links:

OCLC Databases
Please note that this defaults to a search of all of the former FirstSearch databases listed below as well as CAMIO and ArchiveGrid. In Advanced Search, users can choose which databases to search.

ArchiveGrid and CAMIO will continue to utilize their unique interfaces:

OCLC has told us that ClasePeriodica is not available on the new OCLC platform and will be discontinued in December. For now, it will continue to utilize the old FirstSearch platform until it is removed your GALILEO menus in December 2014.

Holdings for Institutions with Cataloging Subscription
OCLC has changed how authentication is handled. Institutions now have an institution-specific URL that allows users to search your OCLC resources all at once. For institutions with a cataloging subscription, your holdings will be listed first in search results.

If you have any questions or need to report a problem, please use the GALILEO Contact Us form ( or contact the ITS Help Desk at or 1-888-875-3697.

Posted April 3, 2015

Ace Your Golf Game with GALILEO

Ace Your Gold Game

In celebration of the Masters Tournament in Augusta next week, let’s take a look at what GALILEO offers for golf enthusiasts in Georgia.

Use the Discover GALILEO search box to search for golf* to find articles about all aspects of golf, or search for golf courses, golf equipment, golf clubs, golf techniques, or another related topic. For a more specific search, try searching for a particular golfer, tournament, or course to see articles, images, and more.

GALILEO also includes several golf magazines, including Golf Digest, Golf Magazine, Golf World, Sports Illustrated, and more. Note that you can receive email alerts when a new issue of a magazine is added to GALILEO by clicking the Alert/Save/Share link in the upper right of the page and then clicking the Email Alert link.

For a look at golf in Georgia, the New Georgia Encyclopedia has several interesting articles about the Masters Tournament and several golfers, including Bobby Jones, Tommy Aaron, Louise Suggs, and more. The Digital Library of Georgia includes many wonderful historical images of golfers and golf courses in the Vanishing Georgia and Picturing Augusta collections.

Images from the Vanishing Georgia collection in the Digital Library of Georgia

Some links may not work off site. Log in to GALILEO first for access.

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