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120,000 Books going online for first time as part of historic National Library of Israel – Google collaboration

(7 Nov 2019) The National Library of Israel (NLI) and Google have announced that 120,000 books from the NLI collection are going online for the first time, as part of an historic collaboration. The books include all of the NLI’s out-of-copyright books which have not yet been digitized. About 45% of them are in Hebrew and […]


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Google says it wants to elevate original reporting in search

(14 Sep 2019) The search giant Google said on Thursday that it has made changes in its search rater guidelines that will “better recognize original reporting, surface it more prominently in Search and ensure it stays there longer.” If true, and if it can work, this would be a boon for news organizations doing original […]


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Google for Education launches originality reports to curb student plagiarism

(14 Aug 2019)  Google is introducing a handful of updates to its Google for Education program today — including a new tool that helps teachers check students’ work for possible plagiarism. More details can be found here.  


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French drugmaker Sanofi, Google to use data tech for innovations

(18 June 2019) French healthcare company Sanofi has teamed up with Google to work on innovations, aimed at using emerging data technologies to change how medicines and health services will be delivered in future. Sanofi and Google will use data sets to improve their understanding of key diseases and extract patients’ insights and feedback, the companies […]


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Top 3 copyright ‘owners’ sent Google a billion takedown requests

(25 December 2018) The three most active ‘copyright owners’ have asked Google to remove more than a billion allegedly infringing links from its search engine results. While more than 160,000 rightsholders have asked Google to remove content, 0.0001% are responsible for the majority of the flagged links. Day in and day out copyright holders are […]


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Inside Brazil’s National Museum on Google Arts & Culture

(18 December 2018)  On September 2nd 2018, a fire struck the National Museum of Brazil in Rio de Janeiro, one of the largest collections of natural history in the world. An estimated 20 million pieces were lost, including indigenous artifacts, dinosaur remains and the oldest human skeleton ever discovered in the Americas. Starting back in 2016, Google Arts & […]


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Launch your career in cloud networking

(2 October 2018) The Networking in Google Cloud Platform Specialization created by the Google Cloud Training Team will teach you everything you need to know about cloud networking. By the end of the Specialization you’ll be able to design, develop, and manage networking solutions to drive business objectives. The Coursera blog has the questions and […]


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Google Dataset Search

(5 September 2018) Dataset Search enables users to find datasets stored across thousands of repositories on the Web, making these datasets universally accessible and useful. By providing users with a single interface that allows them to search across multiple repositories, Google hope to transform how data is being published and used. We also believe that […]


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Conceptual Captions: A new dataset and challenge for image captioning

(5 September 2019) The web is filled with billions of images, helping to entertain and inform the world on a countless variety of subjects. However, much of that visual information is not accessible to those with visual impairments, or with slow internet speeds that prohibit the loading of images. Image captions, manually added by website […]


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Gale makes off-campus access to scholarly content seamless and easy with Google’s CASA

(10 April 2018, Farmington Hills, Mich.)  Gale, a Cengage company, has made it easier for academic researchers to access its scholarly content anytime, anywhere. Through a new partnership with Google Scholar, Gale has integrated Google’s Campus Activated Subscriber Access (CASA) into its Academic OneFile periodical database, ensuring users seamlessly experience uninterrupted access to its authoritative […]


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Introducing semantic experiences with Talk to Books and Semantris

(13 April 2018) With Talk to Books, Google provides an entirely new way to explore books. You make a statement or ask a question, and the tool finds sentences in books that respond, with no dependence on keyword matching. In a sense you are talking to the books, getting responses which can help you determine […]


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Karger cooperates with Google to enhance access for students

Karger takes part in Google’s Campus Activated Subscriber Access Initiative (CASA) (23 February 2018) Karger Publishers participates in Google’s CASA Initiative, making subscribed Karger content available to university members wherever they are. CASA is activated automatically when users are connected to the university network. To maintain this service, users have to reconnect to the university […]


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Breakthrough in archival access: Googling through archives within reach

(10 November 2016, Amsterdam)  The ability to google through records is within reach, concludes the final report of the project Full Automatic Archival Access (FAAA). This project studied the opportunities to use new digital technologies to make paper based archives searchable at document-level. Four out of five words were correctly recognized by OCR- and NER-software. […]


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Google to be a part of The Knowledge Quarter

(5 Dec 2014) The Knowledge Quarter, a partnership of 35 academic, cultural, research, scientific and media organisations based in Kings Cross, Euston and Bloomsbury, has just been launched at the British Library in London. The Knowledge Quarter is a consortium of partner organisations with one thing in common – all are actively engaged in advancing and disseminating knowledge. […]


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Which countries made most ‘right to be forgotten’ requests? Google reveals all

(31 July 2014) Google has revealed which countries have made the most requests for links to be removed from search results under Europe’s new “right to be forgotten”. The country with the most requests is France. 17,500 requests have been made under French law, involving around 58,000 URLs. Read the story by Rich Trenholm on […]


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