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NewsBreaks
B2BBuzz Site Focuses on Developing Best Practices
by Theresa Cramer
In the Information Age, it's not hard to find companies buried under piles of customer data and other intelligence that they just don't know how to use effectively. But that could be changing. Last week, a new B2B community was unveiled with the aim of promoting industrywide collaboration to develop strategies for sales, marketing, and small business executives. The B2BBuzz.org site, which was launched on Sept. 28, is led by Hoover's, Inc. and joined by Selling Power among others.

Weekly News Digests
New Solution from Dow Jones for Management Consultants
A new solution from Dow Jones & Co. provides management consultants with the focused news, information, and search tools they need to gain insight into prospects and customer industries and issues around the globe. Culling information from 28,000 news sources and 18 million company profiles, Dow Jones Consultant is delivered via newsletters or a single dashboard. It is designed to equip firms with knowledge that helps them demonstrate their value to clients, build relationships, become better counselors, and ultimately build their practices.
Sony Announces Inaugural Participants in Reader Library Program
Sony announced the inaugural participants in its Reader Library Program. There are 30 libraries participating in 17 states, including the Brooklyn Public Library, San Diego County Library, Omaha Public Library, and the Denver Public Library. The program, which will be rolled out during the upcoming weeks, will provide participating libraries with in-house training on digital reading devices, educational materials to help librarians and patrons learn more about ebooks, and digital reading devices for library staff use and patron demonstrations.
ebrary Offers Free Breast Cancer Searchable Information Center
ebrary announced that it has collaborated with librarians from other organizations to create an open access database of breast cancer publications in honor of the National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The site is available at http://site.ebrary.com/lib/breastcancer.

NewsLink Spotlight
Getting the Complete Picture With Attivio’s Active Dashboards
by Paula J. Hane
There are a few technologies for which I'm particularly grateful as an online information professional: embedded links, faceted search, and dashboards. All of them are designed to make a researcher's life easier, getting to the right information faster and easier. None of these are new tools, but I want to reflect on the growing importance of dashboards as a user interface in the information management field today. A dashboard pulls information from diverse sources and presents it in an interface designed to be easy to read, similar to an automobile's dashboard. The key difference is that users can interact with the information. The interactive nature of a dashboard lets a user move quickly from a summary view to drill down to various levels of detail and usually in easy-to-comprehend visuals and graphics. And that is just what Attivio offers with its Active Dashboard but with another key difference. The system is indeed "active." You don't have to search for information—the system pushes it to you. And, as you click on a piece of information in a window, other windows on the dashboard are automatically updated.

How to Stay Focused When Searching

How to Stay Focused When Searching (3:47)

Super-Searcher Mary Ellen Bates of Bates Information Services explains how to separate the incidental from the integral in search in this clip from her presentation at Computers in Libraries 2019.

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Bookshelf
The Carousel Carver The Carousel Carver
by Perdita Buchan

This evocative historical novel tells the story of Giacinto, who emigrates from Italy in 1912 and becomes a carousel carver during the golden age of the craft in America, and Rosa, the eight-year-old orphan girl thrust into his care.

The Carousel Carver vividly recreates the world of the immigrant carvers—from the inspiration found in fiery horses, big cats, and children's laughter to the clatter, sawdust, and politics of Philadelphia's bustling multicultural workshops. This is an engaging and insightful tale of tolerance, second chances, and what it means for those once adrift to call America home.

May 2019/144 pp/hardcover/ISBN 978-1-940091-04-4
Regular Price $16.95 | Preorder Price $10.17

Trade Paperback | ISBN 978-1-940091-03-7
Regular Price $13.95 | Preorder Price $8.37

The ebook is available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Kobo.

 
 
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