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Monday, November 15, 2010

Sponsored by Dialog

Sponsored by Dialog

The long awaited unification of DataStar® and Dialog® is now a reality with the launch of the ProQuest Dialog™ service. Presenting an intuitive end-user search interface combined with a new approach to precision searching based on relevancy, transparency, control and completeness, this first release is intended for pharmaceutical and biomedical researchers in corporate and government organizations. Future releases will round out the entire collection of intellectual property and business intelligence content currently available on Dialog.

NewsBreaks
LISA: Real-time Monitoring of State Legislative Action
by Peggy Garvin
The task of influencing legislative outcomes in the 50 states has often been likened to the carnival game Whac-a-Mole. The difference is that sometimes you are the whacker with the mallet, and sometimes you are the mole trying to dodge the mallet. A new online service, the Legislative Information Services of America (LISA) is designed to provide the information and tools you need to play either role. The Dolan Company of Minnesota launched LISA this month, just in time for customers tracking the pre-filing of bills with state legislatures before the 2011 session year begins.

Weekly News Digests
Urban Libraries Seek Local Governments as Partners in Sustainability
Urban Libraries Council's latest research report, "Partners for the Future: Public Libraries and Local Governments Creating Sustainable Communities," profiles how a strategic and successful relationship between the public library and the local government can be formed in order to accomplish sustainability for a community.
Berkshire Publishing Collection on Credo Reference
Credo Reference significantly expanded its agreement with the Berkshire Publishing Group. Five major Berkshire resources—31 volumes in all—will be available for the first time through the Credo Publisher Collection service.
National Library of Medicine Announces MedlinePlus Connect
The National Library of Medicine announces the debut of MedlinePlus Connect, a free service that allows electronic health record (EHR) systems to link users to MedlinePlus. MedlinePlus is an authoritative up-to-date health information resource for patients, families, and healthcare providers, and delivers information about conditions and disorders, medications, and health and wellness. MedlinePlus has hundreds of health topic pages that bring together information from the National Institutes of Health, other U.S. government agencies, and authoritative health information providers.

NewsLink Spotlight
HTML5-Powered E-Readers for the Browser
by Paula J. Hane
Starbucks recently announced the launch of its Starbucks Digital Network, in partnership with Yahoo! The offer of free Wi-Fi in its U.S. stores caught my eye, but I was even more interested in the free content (some normally subscription-based), which was billed as a "collection of hand-picked premium news, entertainment, and lifestyle content along with local insights and events." But wait, there was even more hidden in the press release: There were free ebooks from major publishers, courtesy of the Bookish Reading Club and New Word City. But here's the sentence that propelled me to investigate this matter further for this article: "A new HTML5 reader, powered by SkyShelf from LibreDigital, allows customers to read books in the browser on their laptops, tablets and many smartphones."

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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CLOSED CAPTIONING IS NOW AVAILABLE. 

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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