Specialty Search Roundup #5

Another week has passed which means it’s time for a look at a few new or updated specialty search tools that they have posted about on ResourceShelf. Btw, ResourceShelf has a new RSS feed URL. They are now at: http://www.resourceshelf.com/feed

  • In a post about Vivisimo clustering technology now being made available for mobile searchers in Japan, we include links to a few other tools (all free) powered by Vivisimo including:
    + BiometaCluster (Life Sciences Meta Search and Clustering)
    + ClusterMed (Dynamic Clustering of PubMed) and a few others.
  • Although these presentations and materials are aimed at librarians, these presentations about metadata might be of interest to some of you. We also include a link to the book (full text) Introduction to Metadata: Pathways to Digital Information (Version 2.1) from Getty.
  • A new exhibit looking at the last 100 years of UK newspapers is now open at the British Library in London. The web version of the exhibit includes access to a database with a complete digitised archive of the Penny Illustrated Paper from 1861 to 1913.
  • Our ResourceShelf post builds on the News.com profile of Brewster Kahle of The Internet Archive with links to several other archives of web content that often get overlooked. Here are a few examples.

    In January, NARA (National Archives and Records Administration), with the help of the IA, released the ì2004 Presidential Term Web Harvestî containing over 75 million archived pages. In March 2006, this archive became keyword searchable using Nutch technology.

    + New Archive: National Government Statistical Websites
    + Latin American Governments Document Archive
    + Archive of Venezuelan Political Discourse
    + North Carolina State Government Web Site Archive
    + Canadian Political Parties And Political Interest Groups
    + Canadian Labour Unions

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