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Posted July 2, 2019

GALILEO Content Changes for 2019-2020

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Beginning in July, GALILEO users will see several changes to the content/databases available through GALILEO. Although the changes are slated for the beginning of July, some may take place throughout the month.

Keep track of changes by visiting the FY20 Changes Status document. For a detailed summary of your institution’s GALILEO subscription, see the FY20 GALILEO Subscriptions folder. Individual Institutions are grouped by their respective user group’s (GPLS, TCSG, USG, etc.) folder, however Georgia Department of Education, Georgia Independent Schools Association and Georgia Public Library Service are not listed at the institution level.

New Content

WestLaw Campus Research: The USG, TCSG, and various GPALS institutions opted to replace Nexis Uni with WestLawCampus Research. Nexis UNI will remain as an opt-in cost-share resource for various institutions in our AMPALS user group. Here is a breakdown of the WestLaw Campus Research content for subscribing user groups.

PsycARTICLES (EBSCOhost): While this isn’t technically a new resource, PsycARTICLES was previously only available as a cost-share resource. PsycARTICLES will become a USG group resource in FY20.

Content Removal

OCLC WorldCat Discovery: The following suite of OCLC databases will be removed for AMPALS, GPLS, TCSG, and USG on July 1st, 2019. OCLC WorldCat Discovery will continue to be managed centrally for subscribing institutions through GALILEO cost-share. Institutions with local OCLC WMS subscriptions will need to create local GLRI entries for these resources. Please contact GALILEO if you need help with this.

Other Removed Databases:

Posted September 10, 2018

GALILEO Marketing Toolkit Available

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We are happy to announce the new GALILEO Marketing Toolkit, a site designed to help library staff raise awareness about GALILEO with their students and patrons. The Marketing Toolkit can be found in the newly reorganized About GALILEO sections under the link “For Library Staff,” where it is listed with other pages aimed at supporting library staff as they keep up with and promote GALILEO. Here’s what you’ll find:

Training

Marketing Toolkit
Presentations and Materials
Usage Statistics

Posted July 14, 2017

New Georgia Historic Newspapers (GHN) Site Now Available!

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GALILEO is pleased to announce that the Digital Library of Georgia has launched the new Georgia Historic Newspapers website.

The site is available here: http://gahistoricnewspapers.galileo.usg.edu/

The GALILEO Express Link is: http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=ghna

The site offers an improved interface and greater search capability.

It is compatible with all current browsers, and the newspaper page images can be viewed without the use of plug-ins (no more DjVu plugin!) or additional software downloads. All previously digitized newspapers are scheduled to be incorporated into the new GHN platform. Until that time, users may continue to access the existing regional and city sites (North, South, West Georgia, Athens, Macon, Milledgeville, and Savannah) via GALILEO.

The Milledgeville and the South Georgia historic newspapers are slated to be integrated into GHN next. The full press release from the Digital Library of Georgia is included below.

====PRESS RELEASE====

WRITER: Mandy Mastrovita, mastrovi@uga.edu, 706-583-0209
CONTACT: Sheila McAlister, mcalists@uga.edu, 706-542-5418

New website devoted to Georgia historic newspapers available from the Digital Library of Georgia.

The Digital Library of Georgia (DLG) is pleased to announce the launch of a brand-new website featuring historic newspaper titles from around the state. Georgia Historic Newspapers (GHN), available at http://gahistoricnewspapers.galileo.usg.edu/

Since 2007, the Digital Library of Georgia has been providing access to the state’s historic newspapers through multiple, online city and regional newspaper archives. The DLG’s newest website, Georgia Historic Newspapers (GHN), continues that tradition by bringing together new and existing resources into a single, consolidated website.“Historic newspapers provide a unique look at our state over time. They are invaluable to scholars and the general public alike as they provide in-depth coverage of Georgia counties and cities, report on the activities of state and local government, and reflect the social and cultural values of the time that they were created. By far, they are DLG’s most popular resources,” remarked Sheila McAlister, director of the Digital Library of Georgia. “We’re grateful for the assistance of our partners as we continue to add new content and improve how our users interact with these important historic documents.”

The GHN includes some of the state’s earliest newspapers; important African-American, Roman Catholic, and Cherokee newspapers; and issues from Augusta, Atlanta, Columbus, Fayetteville, Houston county, Louisville, Thomson, Sandersville, Waycross, and Waynesboro. The latest additions bring the total number of newspaper pages available free online through the DLG to 825,000 pages. Like the older DLG newspaper sites, GHN provides newspaper issues that are full-text searchable and can be browsed by date and title. Features of the new site include:

The site is compatible with all current browsers, and the newspaper page images can be viewed without the use of plug-ins or additional software downloads. All previously digitized newspapers are scheduled to be incorporated into the new GHN platform. Until that time, users may continue to access the existing regional and city sites (North, South, West Georgia, Athens, Macon, Milledgeville, and Savannah). Milledgeville and the South Georgia historic newspapers are slated to be integrated into GHN next. Digitization of the newspapers found in the initial launch of GHN was made possible through partnerships with the following organizations:

About the Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive
The Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive is a project of the Digital Library of Georgia (DLG), a part of Georgia’s Virtual Library GALILEO and is based at the University of Georgia Libraries. Since 2007, the DLG has partnered with universities, archives, public libraries, historical societies, museums, and other cultural heritage institutions to digitize historical newspapers from around the state. The archive is free and open for public use.

Posted April 10, 2017

Introducing LearningExpress Library Placards!

LEL placard

We are happy to announce the release of LearningExpress Library placards to GALILEO community groups who have access to LearningExpress Library (currently, public libraries and technical colleges). LearningExpress Library content has been discoverable in Discover GALILEO for a while; however, placards will bring LearningExpress Library content front and center for easier discoverability.

LearningExpress Library placards are setup in Discover GALILEO and will display automatically when a user searches for keywords which relate to LearningExpress Library. For example, if a user searches for “SAT exam” or “college admission,” the user will see a placard telling them that based on their search they might find the LearningExpress Library College Preparation Center helpful. The placard will provide a link directly to that particular center. Keywords have been setup for each of the nine LearningExpress Library centers:

If you have any questions regarding LearningExpress Library placards, please submit them through the GALILEO Contact Us form.

Posted January 13, 2017

Introducing the new GALILEO Toolbar

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We are happy to announce that the GALILEO Toolbar has been updated to use the LibX 2.0 platform and is available for Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. For those not familiar with the GALILEO Toolbar, it allows you to access GALILEO content easily from your web browser.

Some features include:

To download the GALILEO Toolbar, use the following Express Link or click on the “Get Your GALILEO Toolbar” link on the main GALILEO page under the tutorials link.

For information about how to install, configure, or uninstall the GALILEO Toolbar, see our GALILEO Toolbar FAQs.

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