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Posted July 5, 2017

Resources on the 2017 Solar Eclipse

eclipse image

Many libraries in Georgia are promoting the solar eclipse on August 21st. The northeast corner of the state is in the total eclipse path, but the rest of the state will experience a partial eclipse at 90%. StarNet’s Eclipse Resource Center features a free 2017 Solar Eclipse Guide, educational videos, and promotional examples from other libraries offering programs and materials.

GALILEO users have access to Sky & Telescope, Astronomy, and scholarly astronomy and astrophysics journals. Find specific titles by clicking on the Magazines A-Z or Journals A-Z tab. Alternatively, you can use the GALILEO Discover search for eclipse articles, limiting to specific astronomy titles, if you like. Searching for eclipse in Explora and MasterFILE returns a compact, relevant set of results for leisure reading. Britannica School includes articles, images, and videos of eclipses and other K-12-focused astronomy topics.

Don’t forget to check e-book collections for astronomy, as well as any other subject on earth. Or beyond.
eBook Academic Collection (EBSCO)
eBook High School Collection (EBSCO)
eBook K-8 Collection (EBSCO)
eBook Public Library Collection (EBSCO)
Ebook Central (ProQuest)

Keep your fingers crossed for clear skies, but just in case, NASA will feature live coverage and video streams. The NASA.gov eclipse website also features an eclipse party kit, downloadable materials, an event directory, and lots of trustworthy information.

Posted January 19, 2017

How Does a Bill Become a Law in Georgia?

Georgia Capitol

With the Georgia General Assembly in session, you will see news stories about bills going through the Georgia House of Representatives or the Georgia State Senate. You may not be old enough to remember Schoolhouse Rock, but f you’ve ever wondered about the process of how a bill becomes a law in Georgia, here are few resources for you.

For more resources, see the Georgia Laws and Legislation section in GALILEO Scholar or GALILEO Library or the State Government section in GALILEO High School.

Posted November 18, 2015

November is National Native American Heritage Month

Echota mound figures

November is National Native American Heritage Month, “a time to celebrate rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories and to acknowledge the important contributions of Native people,” according to the National Congress of American Indians. The Digital Library of Georgia’s DLG Blog entry on Native American Heritage Month describes and links to important and intriguing primary source documents related to the land grant lottery system, in which Cherokee land was given to white Georgia farmers, and the relocation of the Cherokee. The post also includes links to articles in the New Georgia Encyclopedia on the Georgia land lottery system and the Cherokee Removal.

Posts in the DLG blog help bring to the surface some of the million digital objects in more than 200 collections that make up the Digital Library of Georgia. Posts include announcements of new resources, event commemorations, and descriptive information that helps guide the user through the deep content that makes up the DLG.

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Posted June 30, 2011

GALILEO FY 2012 Additions and Changes

We are happy to announce that GALILEO will be able to maintain most current GALILEO core database offerings for FY2012 in spite of significant budget cuts, if the budget stands as allocated. This is possible because many GALILEO vendors have provided pricing concessions for a third year in a row.

Unfortunately, some consortia have had to cancel database subscriptions because of budget shortfalls. Below is a list of cancellations for FY2012 by consortia:

Atlanta-Macon Private Academic Libraries (AMPALS)

Georgia Private Academic Libraries (GPALS)

Georgia Public Libraries

K-12 Private Schools (GISA)

K-12 Public Schools

Technical College System of Georgia

University System of Georgia

*some USG institutions have purchased Britannica resources via GALILEO cost-share.

We are working with vendors to make all changes in a timely manner. Because of licensing procedures, some database changes will not occur until after July 1, 2012. Please see the FY2012 Cancellations Listing by Database for a complete listing of database cancellations along with their associated GALILEO Express Links. Further updates will be posted to GALILEO News. So, please check back.

Finally, we are pleased to welcome three new private K-12 (GISA) institutions to GALILEO :

As always we appreciate your support of GALILEO over this past year, and we look forward to serving you in the future. If you have any questions or comments about the FY2012 changes, please submit a comment to GALILEO Support Services via our Contact Us form.

Posted June 30, 2010

GALILEO FY 2011 Additions and Changes

We are happy to announce that GALILEO will be able to maintain all current database offerings for FY2011 in spite of significant budget cuts, if the budget stands as allocated. This is possible because many GALILEO vendors have provided pricing concessions.

In addition, most GALILEO participating institutions will see increases in the number of databases available to them via GALILEO. This is due to either their participation in GALILEO ProQuest subscriptions, or in changes that individual consortia have made to their database selections for FY2011.

Here is a listing of additions and changes to database offerings for FY2011, which begins July 1, 2010:

Addition

All institutions currently participating in GALILEO ProQuest will receive additional content due to ProQuest’s upgraded package, which provides many additional databases and new newspaper content, including the current Atlanta Journal Constitution. The upgraded package includes:

Addition

ProQuest has offered access to Research Library and ProQuest Newspapers to the public and private K12 schools free of charge due to the overall ProQuest purchase by GALILEO institutions.

Addition

The University System and some AMPALS and GPALS institutions have opted to get the NetLibrary Lyrasis Shared Collection 9, which will include 2,500 to 3,000 titles. The collection is projected to include content from leading publishers such as McGraw-Hill, Oxford University Press, AMACOM, Taylor & Francis and university presses.

Change

All Technical College System of Georgia institutions will switch from LexisNexis Academic to WestLaw Campus Research.

We are working with vendors to make these additions/changes available via the GALILEO interface beginning tomorrow, July 1, 2011; however, due to licensing procedures, some databases may not be available until shortly after July 1. Please check GALILEO News for further updates.

If you have any questions about these changes, please contact us .

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