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Monday, October 29, 2012

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NewsBreaks
Thomson Reuters Tackles Open Access Datasets With Data Citation Index
by Nancy K. Herther
This month, Thomson Reuters began a soft launch of its new Data Citation Index, which is intended as "a comprehensive view of scholarly research bringing research data into the same arena as the published literature it supports. In combination with other resources available on the Web of Knowledge platform, researchers can access critical information from the leading scholarly journals, books, and conference proceedings and now data." In an interview with NewsBreaks, Chris Burghardt, the company's vice president for product and market strategy, noted that, "Data Citation Index offers a significant value particularly within the broader context of the Web of Knowledge."

Weekly News Digests
EBSCO Offers Library & Information Science Source
Library & Information Science Source, considered the definitive resource in the field of library and information science, is now available from EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO). Library & Information Science Source is a full-text resource designed to help librarians and researchers easily find the latest information in a rapidly evolving field of library and information science.
SYWARE Launches Android Application Builder
SYWARE Inc., a developer of mobile software, launched Version 2.0 of DroidDB, its application building toolset for Android phones and tablets. Like the original DroidDB, the new version enables users to create mobile applications to collect, organize, synchronize, and share information, with relational databases and a full range of forms. No programming expertise is needed.
Ten More University Presses Join Project MUSE UPCC Book Collections
Project MUSE announced that 10 additional university presses will make their scholarly books available in the UPCC Book Collections on Project MUSE beginning in 2013. New and backlist titles from all publishers will be available on the MUSE platform where students and researchers will have access to more than 23,000 titles from more than 80 UPCC publishers.

NewsLink Spotlight
Pew Research Center Provides Research and Data on Campaign 2012
by Paula J. Hane
As Barack Obama and Mitt Romney prepared for their first debate on Oct. 3, 2012, the issues at the top of the voters' agenda have changed little since 2008, according to a recent survey by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press. Conducted Sept. 12-16 among 3,019 adults, including 2,424 registered voters, the results show that 87% of registered voters say that the economy will be very important to their vote, while 83% say jobs will be very important to their vote.

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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