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Monday, April 30, 2012

WebSearch University

Take your search skills to the next level!

Today's difficult economy requires info pros to keep on top of technological tweaks and resource changes. To distinguish themselves from the casual searcher, info pros need to deliver relevant results in a timely and professional manner. They must recognize high quality sources.

WebSearch University teaches researchers how to maximize the value of Google, efficiently use other major search engines, discover targeted search engines, and cost-effectively deliver results. At WebSearch University, internet searchers improve their skills, add to their intelligence quotient, and refresh their search competencies.

NewsBreaks
Look for Circulating Law Ebooks at a Library Near You
by Carol Ebbinghouse
LexisNexis and OverDrive announced that they have agreed to create customized ebook lending and management services, offering "the largest collection of authoritative legal ebook content on all major mobile devices and desktop platforms." I have to admit that I like both companies. So, when these two corporate friends announced that they got together on a digital library, I delved into the announcement with high anticipation. The LexisNexis Digital Library offers access to LexisNexis' growing collection of more than 1,100 ebooks through OverDrive.

Weekly News Digests
Scout—A New Free Alert System for Government Information
Sunlight Labs introduced Scout, a free alert system for the things you care about in state and national government. It covers Congress, regulations across the whole executive branch, and legislation in all 50 states. You can set up notifications for new things that match keyword searches. Or, if you find a particular bill you want to keep up with, Scout can notify you whenever anything interesting happens to it—or is about to. Notifications are available via email, SMS, RSS, and JSON. Scout is in beta, and the developers are hoping to get community feedback.
ebrary Announces New Ebook Solution for Medical Libraries
ebrary, a ProQuest business that has developed a new strategic approach to ebook acquisition based on three steps: Transition, Diversify, and Streamline, announced a solution specifically for medical libraries that includes new packs in Nursing & Allied Health, Medicine, and Psychology & Social Work. The new, discounted packs include essential ebooks from publishers such as Informa Healthcare, F.A. Davis Company, and Oxford University Press that are purchased outright under a perpetual archive model.
EBSCO Releases 39 New Ebook Subject Sets
EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) enhanced its book offering with the release of 39 new ebook Subject Sets. These sets provide libraries with convenient ways to begin or expand their ebook collections with current, reputable content from leading publishers.

NewsLink Spotlight
Expanding Options for Ebooks
by Paula J. Hane
The market for ebooks continues to evolve so quickly that it's a challenge just keeping up with announcements—new book-related startups, ebookstores, ebook production technology, subscription platforms, and etextbook platforms. Publishers, distributors, and readers all have their share of challenges in dealing with the new technologies, tools, and formats. Here are some of the recently launched services that are aiming to redefine the book experience.

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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