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Posted June 13, 2014

Get Outdoors!

This Saturday is National Get Outdoors Day, an annual event to encourage healthy, active outdoor fun. GALILEO includes quite a few magazines with ideas, tips, and other information to help you and your family make the most of enjoying the great outdoors.

MasterFILE Elite includes many magazines with articles on your favorite outdoor activities, such as:

  • Backpacker
  • Camping Magazine
  • Field & Stream
  • MotorBoating
  • Outdoor Life
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Sierra
  • You can set up a journal alert if you want to be notified when a new issue of the magazine has been added to the database.

    You can also search MasterFILE Elite or other GALILEO resources for your favorite activities. Find ways to enjoy the water with articles on boating, canoeing, or fishing. Think about different ways to spend some time in the woods by hiking, camping, hunting, or birding. If you’re interested in navigation, geocaching or orienteering may be fun activities to try. Finally, for a broad range of tips and ideas, just search for outdoor recreation. Don’t forget to also find some great picnic and outdoor cooking recipes and tips so you can continue to enjoy the outdoors even while you eat.

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

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    Posted June 12, 2014

    The Savannah Historic Newspapers Archive now available in GALILEO

    The Savannah Historic Newspapers Archive, which includes online access to three newspaper titles published in Savannah from 1809 to 1880, is now available at http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=savn or through the GALILEO website.

    An announcement from the Digital Library of Georgia describing the resource is available below.

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    The Digital Library of Georgia is pleased to announce the availability of a new online resource: The Savannah Historic Newspapers Archive.

    http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/savnewspapers

    The Savannah Historic Newspapers Archive provides online access to three newspaper titles published in Savannah from 1809 to 1880. Consisting of over 83,000 newspaper pages, the archive provides historical images that are both full-text searchable and can be browsed by date. The website includes the following Savannah newspaper titles: Savannah Georgian (1819-1856), Savannah Morning News (1868-1880), Savannah Republican (1809-1868).

    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 South Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive (1845-1922), the Macon Telegraph Archive (1826-1908), the Columbus Enquirer Archive (1828-1890), the Athens Historic Newspapers Archive (1827-1928), the Milledgeville Historic Newspapers Archive (1808-1920), the Southern Israelite Archive (1929-1986), and the Red and Black Archive (1893-2006). These archives can be accessed at http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/MediaTypes/Newspapers.html

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    If you have any questions or need more information, please use GALILEO’s Contact Us feature or contact the ITS Help Desk at helpdesk@usg.edu.

    Posted May 28, 2014

    Vienna Progress added to South Georgia Historic Newspaper Archive

    The addition of the Vienna Progress to the South Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive brings the total number of newspapers in this resource to seventeen newspaper titles in ten south Georgia cities from 1845 to 1922. This resources is available at http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=sgan 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: http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/MediaTypes/Newspapers.html

    An announcement from the Digital Library of Georgia describing the resource is available below.

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    The South Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive now provides access to seventeen newspaper titles published in ten south Georgia cities (Albany, Americus, Bainbridge, Brunswick, Cuthbert, Thomasville, Tifton, Valdosta, Vienna, and Waycross) from 1845 to 1922. Consisting of over 152,000 newspaper pages, the archive provides historical images that are both full-text searchable and can be browsed by date.

    The archive includes the Vienna Progress (1893-1904), in addition to the titles previously available in the archive: Albany Herald (1892-1893, 1900-1901, 1906), Albany News (1867-1892), Albany Patriot (1845-1866), Americus Times Recorder (1881-1921), Bainbridge Democrat (1872-1909), Bainbridge Search Light/Post-Search Light (1901-1922), Brunswick Advertiser/Advertiser and Appeal (1875-1889), Cuthbert Appeal (1866-1886), Sumter Republican (1870-1885), Tifton Gazette (1892-1919), Thomasville Times Enterprise (1873-1922), Valdosta Times (1908-1912), Vienna News (1902-1918), Waycross Headlight (1884-1887), Waycross Herald (1892-1914), and Waycross Journal (1901-1914).

    The South Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive is a project of the Digital Library of Georgia as part of the Georgia HomePLACE initiative. The project 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. Digitization is also made possible through the generosity of Randy Sullivan.

    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 Columbus Enquirer Archive (1828-1890), 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).

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    If you have any questions or need more information, please use the GALILEO Contact Us form or contact the ITS Help Desk at helpdesk@usg.edu or 1-888-875-3697.

    Posted December 19, 2013

    Updated GED Module and Migration to New Platform for LearningExpress Library

    Libraries have already been planning for the official GED test change on January 2, 2014, and the LearningExpress Library, subscribed by GALILEO public libraries, will be updated to keep pace with the change. The LearningExpress Library GED Test Prep Center will be removed from production and will be replaced with the new High School Equivalency Center later in January. All test scores from GED practice tests that users currently have in their LE accounts will be removed on December 31. Please let your library users who have taken tests know that their scores will not be available on January 1, 2014. An announcement will be made to the GALILEO listserv and to the news feed when the new module is available.

    In addition to the new High School Equivalency Center, GALILEO public libraries will be migrating to the new LearningExpress Library 3.0 platform after the first of the year. The 3.0 platform is a major change for LearningExpress Library with greater functionality, new tools, and a new look and feel. One of the nicest enhancements is that users will no longer have to log in to an account in order to see content. The shift to the new platform will require users to re-register their accounts. Content in current accounts will not be migrated, so users should complete courses and save documents created in the current platform before the change-over date. The specific date and more information on the new platform will be announced once the date is available.

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    Posted December 16, 2013

    Vienna News added to South Georgia Historic Newspaper Archive

    The addition of the Vienna News to the South Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive brings the total number of newspapers in this resource to sixteen newspaper titles in ten south Georgia cities from 1845 to 1922. This resources is available at http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=sgan 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: http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/MediaTypes/Newspapers.html

    An announcement from the Digital Library of Georgia describing the resource is available below.

    ——————- ANNOUNCEMENT ——————-

    The South Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive now provides access to sixteen newspaper titles published in ten south Georgia cities (Albany, Americus, Bainbridge, Brunswick, Cuthbert, Thomasville, Tifton, Valdosta, Vienna, and Waycross) from 1845 to 1922. Consisting of over 148,000 newspaper pages, the archive provides historical images that are both full-text searchable and can be browsed by date.

    The archive includes the Vienna News (1902-1918), in addition to the titles previously available in the archive: Albany Herald (1892-1893, 1900-1901, 1906), Albany News (1867-1892), Albany Patriot (1845-1866), Americus Times Recorder (1881-1921), Bainbridge Democrat (1872-1909), Bainbridge Search Light/Post-Search Light (1901-1922), Brunswick Advertiser/Advertiser and Appeal (1875-1889), Cuthbert Appeal (1866-1886), Sumter Republican (1870-1885), Tifton Gazette (1892-1919), Thomasville Times Enterprise (1873-1922), Valdosta Times (1908-1912), Waycross Headlight (1884-1887), Waycross Herald (1892-1914), and Waycross Journal (1901-1914).

    The South Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive is a project of the Digital Library of Georgia as part of the Georgia HomePLACE initiative. The project 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. Digitization is also made possible through the generosity of Randy Sullivan.

    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 Columbus Enquirer Archive (1828-1890), 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).

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    If you have any questions or need more information, please use the GALILEO Contact Us form or contact the ITS Help Desk at helpdesk@usg.edu or 1-888-875-3697.

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