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NewsBreaks
Public Printer Goes to the Hill—GPO at a Crossroads
by Barbie E. Keiser
On May 11, the Public Printer of the U.S., William Boarman, and three others testified before the Subcommittee on Oversight, Committee on House Administration, U.S. House of Representatives. The Government Printing Office (GPO) is the printer of record for Congress and the federal government. As he called the meeting to order, Phil Gingrey (R-Ga.), subcommittee chairman, characterized his hope for the hour: Given our technology-based society, how will GPO continue to serve the Congress and government, and how will GPO transform itself into the modern-day information repository and primary-source publisher it should be? What work will GPO be performing in the future and how? What should its production look like years from now?

Weekly News Digests
EBSCO Publishing Releases New iPhone App
Accessing EBSCOhost content is much easier now with the release of a new iPhone application from EBSCO Publishing. Building on the success of EBSCOhost Mobile, a website application, the new iPhone application (app) enables Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad users to access quality content via EBSCOhost.
Northern Light Launches SinglePoint API and SharePoint Web Parts Collection
Northern Light introduced new capabilities for coordinating content between its SinglePoint enterprise strategic research portals and Microsoft SharePoint sites on a company's intranet, dramatically expanding an organization's ability to leverage market research, competitive intelligence, and other strategic documents for better decision making.
Laplink Rolls Out New Data Protection Software
Laplink Software, Inc. announced the release of PC Lock, data encryption software with cloud management and high-security encryption to protect sensitive data from hackers and thieves. Because Laplink is celebrating its 28th anniversary, the full version of PC Lock is free for the first 24 hours after launch at www.laplink.com/pclocklaunch. Following the launch giveaway, it will be sold at a discounted rate of $14.95, regularly $29.95 at www.laplink.com/pclock.

NewsLink Spotlight
Book Recommendation Services
by Paula J. Hane
My family and friends have long been valued sources of recommendations for that next good read. We eagerly trade paperbacks, and we don't get bent out of shape if our preferences don't always match someone's recommendations. Amazon's recommendations have proven helpful to me over the years (Customers who bought this also …), and sometimes it highlights items I might not have thought of checking. But with the increased interest in ebooks and the phenomenal sales of e-readers, it's worth knowing about some other very helpful sources for book recommendations. There's a growing number of them popping up, and I was quite surprised to find so many when I started digging. Each has its own special strengths, so you might want to check out several.

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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