What an interesting month!
|The Encyclopedia of Kidney Diseases and Disorders 2012|
|The Rough Guide to Costa Rica, 7th ed.|
|The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of Greek and Roman Mythology 2002|
|Science and Its Times, vol. 7: 1950-Present|
|The Antebellum Era 2003|
|How to Prepare a Business Plan e5 2008|
|Business Plans Handbook, vol. 36|
|International Directory of Company Histories, vol. 114|
|The Rough Guide to Norway, 6th ed.|
|K-9 Police Units 2010|
There’s something new that’s happening during the State of the Union address, scheduled for January 30. The Reporters’ Lab at Duke University is beta-testing a real-time fact check during the actual address to Congress. And there’s definite street cred here: itt draws on automation and fact-checking work from researchers from the University of Texas at Arlington, the Internet Archive, MIT Media Lab, and Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo.
Did you know that the IRS anticipates that over 90% of tax payers will file electronically? This little tidbit of information and more can be found in yesterday’s press release/
We will updating our Tax Time page this week to reflect and changes listed in that press release.
It’s 11 this month instead of our usual 10 because 2 volumes of a book accounted for the first 2 spots on this list:
|Encyclopedia of Love in World Religions, vol. 1|
|Encyclopedia of Love in World Religions, vol. 2|
|Brussels & Bruges, Antwerp & Ghent 2012|
|The American Civil War and Reconstruction 2012|
|William Carlos Williams, Rev. ed. 1989|
|World Eras v4 2002|
|Springer Handbook of Robotics 2008|
|UXL Endangered Species, 3rd ed., vol. 1: Mammals|
|Business Plans Handbook, vol. 35|
|Encyclopedia of Dubious Archaeology 2010|
|Favorite Knots for the Sports Enthusiast 2008|
|The Rough Guide to Fiji, 2nd ed.|
|Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide: Vancouver & Victoria, 2014|
|The Health Care System e2013 2013|
|Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide: Paris, 2014|
|Perspectives on Modern World History: The Brown v. Board of Education Trial|
FamilySearch and GenealogyBank have announced a joint effort to make over a billion records from historical obituaries searchable online. It will be the largest—and perhaps most significant—online US historic records access initiative yet. It will take tens of thousands of online volunteers to make GenealogyBank’s vast U.S. obituary collection more discoverable online.
I’ll keep an eye on this and let you know as soon as they start publishing!
|Cultural Encyclopedia of Vegetarianism 2010|
|The Rough Guide to Portugal, 14th ed.|
|How to Write Persuasively Today 2010|
|The Value of a Dollar e4 2009|
|Novels for Students, vol. 11|
|Business Plans Handbook, vol. 36|
|St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture, 2nd ed., vol. 1|
|The Rough Guide to Classical Music e5 2010|
And that Cultural Encyclopedia of Vegetarianism had over 330 full text retrievals!
ArchiveGrid? Never heard of this? Well, neither had I until I stumbled on a blog post extolling its virtues. Here’s their description of this service:
ArchiveGrid includes over 5 million records describing archival materials, bringing together information about historical documents, personal papers, family histories, and more. With over 1,000 different archival institutions represented, ArchiveGrid helps researchers looking for primary source materials held in archives, libraries, museums and historical societies.
You can browse by state with the map on the home page or through the drop-down menu below. For example, when I looked at the Washington State Library, I found this:
Very useful for our genealogy and local history researchers!
Effective September 1, 2017 the LDS Family History Center will no longer loan microfilm to its affiliates (SNO is an affiliate). The supply of unexposed microfilm and duplication equipment has forced them to make this decision. For more details about the reasons, please see their website.
But on the upside, there are some amazing digitization efforts going on and you will see that content on FamilySearch.org. For more information about the decision and the implications, please check the FAQ on the FamilySearch.org website.