Here at SPS, we’ve recently sent out the Summer Survey (check your emails if you’ve not done it yet, although reminders are on their way) to get feedback on the services we offer here at the Library. Whilst it is still ongoing, we thought we’d have a little peek at the responses we have had […]
Trial access is enabled to the Handbook of Translation Studies Online via the following link:
Access is available from now until 31 March 2019.
Please send us your feedback on this resource using the form here:
The HTS aims at disseminating knowledge about translation and interpreting and providing easy access to a large range of topics, traditions, and methods to a relatively broad audience: not only students who often adamantly prefer such user-friendliness, researchers and lecturers in Translation Studies, Translation & Interpreting professionals; but also scholars and experts from other disciplines (among which linguistics, sociology, history, psychology).
Sillouetted bricklayers at the top level, Detail: Pieter Bruegel the Elder – The Tower of Babel (Vienna) – Google Art Project.
We’re pleased to let you know that Apple now has the latest version of the Lean Library browser extension available for Safari. If you’ve been using Lean with Safari, it will just update automatically, but if you’ve been holding off of Lean as a Safari-user, hold off no longer.
Lean can be manually updated from here:
Read more about Lean Library here.
As part of a $14,495 grant from the R. J. Taylor, Jr. Foundation, the Digital Library of Georgia has digitized approximately 53,930 pages of Georgia newspaper titles published prior to 1861 from microfilm held by the Georgia Newspaper Project (http://www.libs.uga.edu/gnp/). The project creates full-text searchable versions of the newspapers and presents them online for free in its Georgia Historic Newspapers database at http://gahistoricnewspapers.galileo.usg.edu in accordance with technical guidelines developed by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress for the National Digital Newspaper Program (see https://www.loc.gov/ndnp/ . The Georgia Historic Newspapers database will utilize the Library of Congress’ open source tool, Chronicling America, for the online delivery of the full-text newspapers.Users will be able to search the database for geographic, corporate, family, and personal names.
138 pre-Civil War titles have been digitized from the following Georgia cities: Albany, Americus, Athens, Atlanta, Augusta, Auraria, Calhoun, Carrollton, Cartersville, Cassville, Clarkesville, Columbus, Covington, Cuthbert, Darien, Forsyth, Ft. Hawkins, Greensboro, Griffin, Hamilton, Louisville, Lumpkin, Macon, Madison, Mount Zion, Newnan, Oglethorpe, Penfield, Petersburg, Rome, Savannah, Sparta, Thomaston, Thomasville, Warrenton, and Washington.
Vivian Price Saffold, chairman of the R. J. Taylor, Jr. Advisory Committee, states: “Since 1971 genealogy researchers have depended on publications funded by grants from the R. J. Taylor, Jr. Foundation. The Foundation has funded the printing of thousands of books in traditional format. More recently the addition of digital projects, such as the Digital Library of Georgia’s newspaper project, have made possible free online access to tens of thousands of Georgia newspaper pages that previously were difficult to research. The DLG project is a great example of the kind of grant request the Foundation is proud to fund. Georgia newspapers are a valuable resource. On the technical side, the online newspaper images are sharp and clear, and the functionality of the indexing is excellent.”
About the R. J. Taylor, Jr. Foundation
The purpose of the R. J. Taylor, Jr. Foundation Trust is to promote genealogical research and study in Georgia in conjunction with the Georgia Genealogical Society and the Georgia Archives. Grants are made to individuals and organizations to defray the expense of publishing (print or digital) records of a genealogical nature from public and private sources. The primary emphasis is on preserving and making available to the public genealogical data concerning citizens of Georgia who were residents prior to 1851. Visit the R. J. Taylor, Jr. Foundation at http://taylorfoundation.org/
About the Digital Library of Georgia
Based at the University of Georgia Libraries, the Digital Library of Georgia https://dlg.usg.edu/ is a GALILEO initiative that collaborates with Georgia’s libraries, archives, museums and other institutions of education and culture to provide access to key information resources on Georgia history, culture and life. This primary mission is accomplished through the ongoing development, maintenance and preservation of digital collections and online digital library resources. DLG also serves as Georgia’s service hub for the Digital Public Library of America and as the home of the Georgia Newspaper Project, the state’s historic newspaper microfilming project.
The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) is the world’s chief provider of information on aerospace technology, engineering, and science. AIAA publishes journals, books, meeting papers, and standards that document developments and new research in air and space history. The AIAA’s publishing serves to facilitate the exchange of technical knowledge and information among aerospace professionals.
The University of Cambridge subscribes to a number of journals from the AIAA, including the flagship AIAA journal; Journal of Aerospace Information Systems; Journal of Aircraft; Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics; Journal of Propulsion and Power; and Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets.
AIAA also publishes around 5,000 “meeting papers” from AIAA’s Forums and conferences. In all aspects of aerospace, the papers collect recent research results and innovative thinking in engineering and science to policy and standards.
Trial access is now available to both the current meeting papers, including those of the SciTech Forum, and the complete archive back to 1963 for each meeting or conference’s publications.
The trial can be accessed from the link below on or off campus:
Or from the Cambridge LibGuides Databases A-Z.
The trial access has been enabled by AIAA to the end of this year – 31 December 2018.
Please send your feedback to the Engineering Library email: firstname.lastname@example.org
UK Higher and Further Education institutions have enjoyed access to historical film resources provided in the BFI InView product up to August 2018. For mostly technical reasons the free access provided thanks to the licence negotiated by the Jisc has now terminated.
BFI have advised that “InView was originally built in Drupal 6 back in 2009 and this product has been maintained and hosted by BFI since then. As we’re beginning a digital transformation programme in September (which includes a formal review of our technology stack and digital portfolio) we have no plans to update the current InView platform to a later version. Unmaintained code means there is a possible security risk. From a content perspective, the streaming video was originally created in Flash which means it will not work on many devices now. The log in system was originally built to be integrated with Shibboleth but we are no longer actively updating or modifying this.”
BFI adds that “in December 2018, BFI will also be launching part of its BFI Player product in libraries – specifically, free archive videos – to widen access to the UK’s rich film and TV heritage. The content will come from the BFI’s National Archive as well as national, regional and cultural partners – and, over time, the new platform will show videos that are not available on BFI Player. The ambition is to then roll out this new digital platform to educational bodies. It is also possible that content which is currently in InView can be published into this new product.”
Unfortunately BFI are unable to provide at this stage exact timings for the above and when the InView content could be available to be moved into that new product.
If we obtain further information concerning the availability of new options for accessing the BFI film content we will update you. The link to the BFI InView has been removed from the Cambridge LibGuides Databases A-Z. If you are linking to it from any guide, or other web page, please check or remove your link accordingly.
Here is a taster of the titles added to the ebooks@cambridge collection during August. These titles were purchased by, or on behalf of, department and faculty libraries within the University of Cambridge and by the University Library. A complete list of ebook purchases is available to Cambridge library staff to download from the ebooks@cambridge section […]