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Thursday, January 06, 2011

New APA Books® E-Collection 2011

APA Books E-Collection 2011 offers exclusive access to the first electronic release of APA-published scholarly and professional titles in the 2011 copyright year. All E-Collections are delivered on APA PsycNET®.
 
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NewsBreaks
WikiLeaks: A Critical Catalyst, But for What End?
by Nancy K. Herther
Launched in October 2006 with the byline of "we open governments," WikiLeaks has positioned itself in the eye of more than one media storm in the past 4 years. The site presents itself as a "non-profit media organization dedicated to bringing important news and information to the public. We provide an innovative, secure, and anonymous way for independent sources around the world to leak information to our journalists. We publish material of ethical, political and historical significance while keeping the identity of our sources anonymous, thus providing a universal way for the revealing of suppressed and censored injustices."

Weekly News Digests
OverDrive Apps Now Support Direct Ebook Downloads
OverDrive, a global distributor of ebooks, audiobooks, and digital content to libraries and schools, released apps for the iPhone and Android that enable users to download library ebooks and audiobooks directly to their devices for the first time. The free apps include a Get Books feature that guides users to their local library's digital catalog of best-selling and new release titles, allowing them to easily browse, check out, and download with just their device. More than 13,000 public libraries, schools, colleges, and universities now offer ebook and audiobook downloads via OverDrive, including institutions in the U.S., U.K., Australia, Canada, and nine other countries.
ARL Announces 'Lib-Value' Website
The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) recently announced that a website for "Value, Outcomes, and Return on Investment of Academic Libraries (Lib-Value)," a 3-year project (that began Dec. 1, 2009) funded by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), is now available at http://libvalue.cci.utk.edu.
National Archives Launches Online Public Access System
The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration announced that a new Online Public Access prototype is being made available to the public. The public portal provides access to digitized records, and information about the records. It also provides a centralized means of searching multiple National Archives resources at once. Currently, researchers perform separate searches in the Archival Research Catalog (ARC) for catalog descriptions, histories and biographies; Access to Archival Databases (AAD) for electronic records; and Archives.gov. The new interface illustrates a streamlined search experience for users, searching across all of these resources.

NewsLink Spotlight
Review of the Year 2010 and Trends Watch 2011
by Paula J. Hane
The year 2010 saw the emergence of the iPad, the Android, and apps—lots and lots of apps. The market for mobile computing skyrocketed this year. And, information industry providers were quick to jump in with content delivery apps of all kinds. But I actually think it's a toss-up for top news of the year. While some say 2010 was the year of the app, there's also a very strong case that it could be considered the year of the ebook. And in our information industry, you could make a claim for it being the year of the platform relaunch (and I did, in my December 2010 NewsBreak Update column in Information Today,.

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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