Tag Archives: Google

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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The right to be forgotten

(14 May 2014) The Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled in favour of a Spanish gentlemen who objected to articles containing his name being retrieved by search engines. He requested the owner of the web pages and Google to have the web pages removed or altered. The detailed but easy to read […]


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What does it Mean to be Literate in the Age of Google?

(29 March 2014)  The Information Literacy Weblog reports that Daniel Russell, research scientist at Google, gave a talk at the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on5  March 2014. The title of the presentation was, Mindtools: What does it Mean to be Literate in the […]


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Keeping one billion voters informed in India and Indonesia

Interactive candidate information map for Indonesia elections  (26 March 2014) Google’s Asia Pacific Blog today highlights Google’s partnership with voting-rights NGO Perludem and The Asia Foundation in Indonesia to create a first-ever interactive candidate information map, an open source project known as Peta Caleg in Bahasa, that will be updated as votes come in on […]


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Google search secrets

(Chicago, 29 October 2013)   Google can be an incredibly powerful tool for research, but the top-of-the-page results are seldom the most beneficial to library users and students, and many of the search engine’s most useful features are hidden behind its famously simple interface. In “Google Search Secrets,” published by ALA Neal-Schuman, Christa Burns and Michael […]


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Google collaborates with edX on MOOC.org

(Cambridge, MA, 10 September 2013)    Edx, the not-for-profit online learning initiative, today announced its partnership with Google to jointly develop the edX open source learning platform, Open edX, and expand the availability of the platform and its learning tools to individuals and institutions around the world. In collaboration with Google, edX will build out and […]


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The Author’s Guild disputes Google’s fair use claim

(30 August 2013) Google’s scanning of books does not meet the legal definition of “transformative,” creates potential harm to authors and other copyright holders, and is not protected as fair use under the law, the Authors Guild argues in a brief filed this week in New York federal court. “The only thing ‘transformative’ about Google’s display of snippets […]


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80,000 books published to 1870 available online in new web service from the KB

(The Hague, 3 April 2013) Today, the Royal Library, National Library of the Netherlands (KB) and Google Netherlands present the first results of the collaborative project in which they digitize 160,000 books from the KB-collection and present online through the KB web service boeken.kb nl .  The web service searches 80,000 books free of charge. […]


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Oxford’s Google Books project reaches milestone

The Oxford-Google Digitization project – established in 2004 – has reached an exciting stage in its development with the Bodleian Libraries books digitized by Google now fully available to the academic community and the general public for the first time. Much of the material that the Bodleian collaboratively digitized with Google has only been available […]


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Google Transparency Report: Government requests on the rise

Google thinks it’s important to shine a light on how government actions could affect its users. When Google first launched the Transparency Report in early 2010, there wasn’t much data out there about how governments sometimes hamper the free flow of information on the web. Google took first step toward greater transparency by disclosing the […]


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