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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.

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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 February 27, 2017

2017 Edition of Statistical Abstract of the United States Available

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The ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the United States is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States and is available to all GALILEO users. The online edition includes over 1400 individually indexed tables that are searchable, browsable, and downloadable into Excel.

Sample reference questions that can be answered with Statistical Abstract of the United States:
- In the future will more men or women live to be 100?
- What state awards the largest number of science and engineering degrees?
- What states generate and receive the most hazardous waste?
- Who goes to the vet more often - cat owners or dog owners?
- Is the homeless population increasing or decreasing?

Resources to help users and library staff
- Quick Start LibGuide with promotional materials, recorded webinars, and useful guides to using the database
- GALILEO webinars on Statistical Abstract of the U.S. scheduled for tomorrow, February 28.

Express Link for Statistical Abstract of the United States:
http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=zusa

Posted September 29, 2016

North Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive expanded

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The North Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive has expanded and now provides access to fifteen newspaper titles published in nine North Georgia cities (Canton, Cassville, Cedartown, Clayton, Cleveland, Dahlonega, Dalton, Gainesville, and Rome) from 1850 to 1928.This resource is available at http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=ngan or through the GALILEO website.

The full announcement from the Digital Library of Georgia is below.

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The Digital Library of Georgia is pleased to announce the expansion of the North Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive:

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

The North Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive now provides access to fifteen newspaper titles published in nine North Georgia cities (Canton, Cassville, Cedartown, Clayton, Cleveland, Dahlonega, Dalton, Gainesville, and Rome) from 1850 to 1928. Consisting of over 63,000 newspaper pages, the archive provides historical images that are both full-text searchable and can be browsed by date. 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.

The archive now includes the following North Georgia newspaper titles: Cassville Standard (1852-1860), Cedartown Advertiser (1879-1884), Cedartown Express (1877-1879), Cedartown Record (1874-1877), Cedartown Standard (1900-1922), Cherokee Advance (Canton) (1880-1922), Clayton Tribune (1899-1924), Cleveland Progress (1892-1896), and Dahlonega Nugget (1903-1928), in addition to the titles previously included in the archive: Gainesville News (1902-1922), Georgia Cracker (Gainesville) (1894-1902), North Georgia Citizen (Dalton) (1868-1921), Rome Courier (1850-1855), Rome Tri-Weekly Courier (1860-1880), and Rome Weekly Courier (1860-1878).

The North Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive is a project of the Digital Library of Georgia, a part of Georgia’s Virtual Library GALILEO and is based at the University 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 Savannah Historic Newspapers Archive (1809-1880), the Athens Historic Newspapers Archive (1827-1928), the South Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive (1845-1922), the West Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive (1843-1942), 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). 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 the GALILEO Contact Us feature or contact the ITS Helpdesk at helpdesk@usg.edu or 1-888-875-3697.

Posted August 9, 2016

FY17 GALILEO Resource Changes

The following eBook collections have been added to your GALILEO Databases A-Z list:

(available to all GALILEO institutions)

ebrary eBook Collections (available to all GALILEO institutions)

TumbleBooks Premium (for Public Libraries only): This collection contains over 1000 titles appropriate for grades K-6. It includes animated talking picture books, chapter books, videos, non-fiction titles, playlists, books in languages other than English such as French and Spanish, graphic novels and math stories. (available to Public Libraries only)

Posted August 9, 2016

Thousands of eBooks Added—All Interests, All Audiences

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GALILEO users just gained access to large collections of eBooks covering topics of interest for academic researchers, K-12 students, readers of public library leisure and general reference titles. Most are downloadable onto mobile devices.

To access a specific collection, click on the links listed below. If you are not on campus or in the library, you will be prompted to enter your GALILEO password. To find eBooks in your Discover search results, just check “eBooks” in the Limit by Type section to the left or your results.

EBSCO eBook Collections (available to all GALILEO institutions):

ebrary eBook Collections (available to all GALILEO institutions) (all ebrary collections are found at the following URL: http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=ebpr )

TumbleBooks Premium (for Public Libraries only): This collection contains over 1000 titles appropriate for grades K-6. It includes animated talking picture books, chapter books, videos, non-fiction titles, playlists, books in languages other than English such as French and Spanish, graphic novels and math stories. TumbleBook Library requires an Internet connection.

Useful handouts:

  • EBSCO eBook Mobile App Setup Guide
  • ebrary eBook Mobile App Setup Guide
  • eBooks in GALILEO (includes express links to collections
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