1. Live Ships Map provides real-time information to the public, about ship movements and ports, mainly across the coast-lines of Europe and N.America.
2. 100 Extensive University Libraries from Around the World that Anyone Can Access
3. Sciyo is “a fast-growing open access scientific publisher, enabling barrier-free access to the latest research developments, knowledge and ideas within the field of Science and Technology.” Resources include 154 books which are published under Creative Commons 3.0 License and 3 journals. It’s a pity that their journals don’t have TOC RSS feeds.
4. A Vision of Britain through Time provides a window into the Great Britain Historical GIS — which stands for “Geographical Information System”. The GB Historical GIS is a description of Britain and its localities, showing how they have changed through the centuries.
5. Mashpedia is a medium to find and explore online content about almost any topic, providing a didactic and intuitive way of learning. In every article you get a basic definition, the latest related news, videos, images, twitter messages and relevant links, thus providing a quick, practical outlook of the topic.
6. Trove is a fantastic service focused on Australia and Australians. It supplements what search engines provide with reliable information from Australia’s memory institutions. Find books, theses, reports, research articles, raw data sets, book chapters, conference proceedings as well as papers and record, maps and audio-visual materials including photographs, artworks, postcards, videos, musical sound, sheet music and sound recordings of interview, the full-text of major Australian newspapers, from 1803 to 195, copies of selected Australian websites which may no longer be available online or in their original for, people and organisation. 45 million items from a range of the National Library’s collaborative services and from elsewhere. Wow!
7. ZooBurst is a digital storytelling tool that is designed to let anyone easily create their own customized 3D pop-up books.
8. Engineering the future is an alliance of professional engineering organisations with a combined membership of 450,000 engineers.
9. Science Commons designs strategies and tools for faster, more efficient web-enabled scientific research. Also has a blog.
10. NINES: Nineteenth-century Scholarship Online has over 650,000 peer-reviewed digital objects from 93 federated sites.
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