Transitional Waters Bulletin and related titles. (Moved, now re-found).
Ooops. ‘Figures’ pages were being indexed in JURN for the verbose biomedical full-text website ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. Now they’re not, as I’ve excluded them.
Not that it mattered all that much, as they were being automatically suppressed by Google’s de-duplication and results ranking. In some cases Google appears to avoid ncbi.nlm.nih.gov altogether in favour of full-text at a better source repository. For instance, search JURN for the URL https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmc3566601/ and find a link to the article at NCBI, but search for the same article’s title and Google ranks its MIT repository location as the first result — and ignores NCBI because it’s deemed a duplicate of the more worthy MIT.
Annoying. It appears that Google Search no longer allows the chaining of site: and inurl: in the same search query.
site:http://www.moma.org/documents/ inurl:catalogue -“press release”
… and similar variants.
DuckDuckGo search has no such problem, though for full-text .PDFs you do need to knock out the MoMA giftshop at store.moma.org …
site:moma.org/documents/ inurl:catalogue -store
And the Duck censors certain results. Presumably certain MoMA catalogues are from artists whose names trigger the censorship filters?
10,000 pictures from the Finnish National Gallery, newly online under CC0 Creative Commons.
Not all have preview thumbnails, but those that didn’t have one still gave me the picture as a high-res download. DPI on my test samples varied from 96 to 300. Most pictures, with a bit of adjustment, would be usable in a magazine. A few of my test samples looked visually as if they were quite highly compressed in JPEG, despite their file-size. Either that or the camera’s focus is not always as crisp on the picture surface as it might be. But possibly that’s done on the principle that users would rather sharpen in Photoshop than try to unsharpen.
http://www.europeana.eu obviously can’t be relied on the pick up all public domain items at the Gallery. Because a Google Images search for site:kokoelmat.fng.fi keyword found several “cat” images marked ‘Public Domain CC0’ that Europeana couldn’t find. Possibly that’s a result of Google’s A.I. automatically identifying what’s in a picture, and not relying only on metadata.
Church Times (indexing only the book reviews)
Rechtsgeschichte : Legal History (partly in English)
Natuurtijdschriften (unified hub for 69 Dutch nature magazines, society journals and newsletters)
Public reports at the National Service Center for Environmental Publications (NSCEP) (USA). The EPA has also just announced that it… “will reverse long-standing EPA policy allowing regulators to rely on non-public scientific data in crafting rules [and in future all] EPA-funded studies would need to make all their data public.”
GRAFT has updated again. Now searching across 4,604 repositories, full-text and records alike. It’s very big, so it’s best used with sophisticated searches such as…
intitle:Tolkien “Exeter College” –Morgan
In this case, “Exeter College” focusses the results on his undergraduate years, while –Morgan knocks out the potted biographies which inevitably mention Tolkien’s childhood guardian Fr. Morgan.
The digitized medieval manuscript: open access resources, a big up-to-date survey, annotated and linked.
Facebook to RSS – FetchRSS. I tested it, it works, and with Groups as well. Though your Facebook Group needs to be Public, not Private. $5 a month for a 25-item RSS feed, though it seems the feed has no ‘re-sort by date posted’ functionality.
I found the excellent 123Apps Online Audio Converter, which extracts the audio from any online video. No sign-up needed. I fed it a Web link to a 6Gb MIT conference video. That was the only option MIT offered, but not all users have i) superfast Internet, ii) the spare disk space, or iii) a video editor that can handle such a beast of a file without crashing.
The 123Apps service downloaded the video onto its servers speedily (about 5 mins). It then offered me a .MP3 of the audio from the 6Gb video, with conversion to .MP3 taking another minute or so. The .MP3 then downloaded with no hassle, at a comfortable 495Mb containing a day’s conference audio at a good quality.
Similar services appear to place limits on the online video size they can digest, such as 500Mb or 150Mb. Which means it’s useful to know that 123Apps can handle very large video files, and that it works very smoothly.