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Tuesday, July 30, 2013


Start out your WebSearch University experience a day early. Join us for preconference workshops. We have four great half-day sessions for you to choose from that will serve as a baseline for the next 2-days at WebSearch University! Choose from these two exciting workshops in the morning: conference chair Marydee Ojala’s brings you “Unlocking the Deep Web of Business Information” or Greg Notess “The Secrets of Search: Basics and Beyond.”

Register today!

NewsBreaks
Preserving Our Digital World (#digpres2013)
by Barbie E. Keiser
Last week, nearly 300 people gathered in Alexandria, VA, for the 9th annual meeting of the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIP) and the National Digital Stewardship Alliance (NDSA). Organized by the Library of Congress (LC), #digpres2013 brought scores of archivists, librarians, and information specialists together to explore "solutions to the challenges of stewarding digital content over the long-term." The presentations represented an astounding array of ingenuity, displaying tools that were useful to all concerned with preserving the digital record, from high literature to news of the Kardashians.

Weekly News Digests
Wolters Kluwer Health Enhances OvidSP With Multimedia Content
Wolters Kluwer Health rolled out enhancements for OvidSP, its medical research platform. Healthcare professionals and researchers are now able to search with improved functionality and download and export videos, images, and full-text and bibliographic content.
Thomson Reuters CompuMark Promotes Trademark Best Practices in China
Thomson Reuters CompuMark, a Thomson Reuters Intellectual Property & Science business that protects worldwide brands, released a white paper, "Best Practices for Brand Expansion in China: How to Navigate a Unique Intellectual Property Landscape," that discusses best practices for trademark protection in China and outlines strategies for brand protection.
Alexander Street Press Starts Patron-Driven Acquisition Program
Alexander Street Press signed an agreement with Scotland's University of Dundee to launch a patron-driven acquisition (PDA) program. Now the University of Dundee library has access to Alexander Street Press' academic videos for a period of 1 year. When the loan period ends, the university will use Alexander Street Press' metrics to decide which titles to keep in its permanent collection.

NewsLink Spotlight
Going Social: Top Apps for Best Recommended Reads
by Brandi Scardilli
When it's time to trade office paperwork for some good reads on vacation, there is certainly an app for that. In fact, there are quite a few of them, and the apps listed here are all free, whether you opt to find a title to enjoy on your own or want to join a reading community to share your thoughts about your favorite best-seller with a virtual book club.

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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