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Thursday, February 07, 2013

Computers in Libraries 2013  shares how leading edge libraries and information services are evolving, managing and excelling. Join us April 8-10 at the Hilton Washington to get lots of ideas and insights for jumpstarting your evolution strategies. 

NewsBreaks
Reveal Digital Looks to Digitize Special Collections
by Barbara Quint
A new company, Reveal Digital, offers a service to libraries under a new cost-recovery revenue model aimed at permanent archiving and open access. Special collections, curated by expert librarians, exist all over the country in libraries large and small, public and academic. But, too often these collections have not gone online due to a lack of resources or funding. Now Jeff Moyer, an experienced manager of major vendor digitization projects, has formed Reveal Digital to create a network of library partners and specialty digitizing services. The first collection under the process of aggregation and digitization by Reveal Digital is titled Independent Voices, a multisource compilation of alternative press and advocacy publications. This project is expected to take several years.

Weekly News Digests
EBSCO Adds New Ebook Subscription Collections
EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) released EngineeringCore and ITCore, two ebook subscription collections designed to support the learning and reference needs of engineering and technology professionals. The collections are available as annual subscriptions that give users unlimited access to all titles.
IET Launches Next Generation IET Digital Library
The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), in partnership with Publishing Technology, re-engineered its IET Digital Library, the central access point for the organization's online content, with an abundance of new user-friendly features. Launched on Publishing Technology's pub2web platform with intrinsic semantic web technology, the fully redeveloped online hub is designed to improve the speed and ease with which academic and corporate users and the institution's 150,000-plus international members access its wealth of digital content.
New Website for Readers Launches—Bookish
Bookish, a one-stop, comprehensive online destination designed to connect readers with books and authors, has launched, providing visitors with exclusive content and insider access to A-list writers. With the backing of Hachette Book Group, Penguin Group, and Simon & Schuster, as well as the participation of 16 other major publishers, including Random House, Inc., Scholastic, HarperCollins Publishers, and Perseus Books Group, Bookish will provide readers with a wealth of original and exclusive content about books and writers, while also allowing users to conveniently browse, discover, and purchase new reads without leaving the site.

NewsLink Spotlight
A Cyber War Is Brewing
by Paula J. Hane
At first, it just seemed to be a trickle of bad news. This company or another was the object of a cyberattack. Sometimes it was the hackers group with the ominous-sounding name, Anonymous, that was blamed. Then, Anonymous reportedly defaced the entire MIT website in revenge following the recent suicide of Aaron Swartz. It also hacked the Department of Justice Sentencing Commission website and threatened to launch "multiple warheads." This prompted me to do some digging. I found that hacking incidents seem to be much more pervasive—and serious—than I'd thought. The reports of cybersecurity breaches have grown more numerous in the last few years, and there have been a flood of security warnings recently.

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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CLOSED CAPTIONING IS NOW AVAILABLE. 

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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