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Thursday, March 29, 2012

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NewsBreaks
ProQuest ‘Rescues’ the Statistical Abstract of the United States
by Marydee Ojala
The U.S. government's March 2011 announcement that budget cuts would cause the termination of the Statistical Abstract of the United States after 133 years brought howls of anguish from librarians, researchers, journalists, and others who depended upon "StatAbs," as it is affectionately known, to aggregate statistics on almost any topic imaginable. It now appears the howls were heard and acted upon by ProQuest (www.proquest.com). Deeming it a "rescue" action, ProQuest announced on March 22, 2012, that it would publish the next edition of this statistical icon in conjunction with Bernan Press (www.bernan.com), an imprint of The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc. Bernan will be responsible for printing, marketing, and distributing the book. ProQuest will handle collection, indexing, and digital publishing.

Weekly News Digests
CLOCKSS Archive to Preserve American Mathematical Society Epublications
The CLOCKSS Archive announced a partnership with the American Mathematical Society (AMS) to preserve its ejournals and ebooks in CLOCKSS's geographically and geopolitically distributed network of redundant archive nodes located at 12 major research libraries around the world. This action provides for content to be freely available to everyone after a "trigger event" and ensures an author's work will be maximally accessible and useful over time.
More Than 600 Million Keywords Categorized by Searcher Intent on Zenya
Zenya launched the first categorical search marketing keyword repository. The Zenya database contains more than 1.4 billion keywords, including 600 million categorized by searcher intent and more than 75 million audited by a team of subject matter experts.
FTC Recommends Best Practices for Consumer Privacy Protection
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued a final report setting forth best practices for businesses to protect the privacy of American consumers and to give them greater control over the collection and use of their personal data. In the report, "Protecting Consumer Privacy in an Era of Rapid Change: Recommendations for Businesses and Policymakers," the FTC also recommends that Congress consider enacting general privacy legislation, data security and breach notification legislation, and data broker legislation.

NewsLink Spotlight
Update on Political Fact-Check Websites
by Paula J. Hane
As I write this, the U.S. is in the midst of a hotly contested GOP presidential primary. The countdown to "Super Tuesday" is 6 days, and the countdown to the election is 251 days. Some days, I think I've just had enough election news. It's exhausting for a voting individual to examine all the claims and statements made by the candidates. How do we keep up with who said what and check to see if it contradicts their earlier statements or twists the facts/statistics? Hardly a day goes by that I don't see an article that questions or outright refutes something said in a speech or debate. But which sites can we believe?

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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