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NewsBreaks
Microfilm Still Matters in the Digital Age
by Brandi Scardilli
Difficult as it may be to believe in this digital world, the microfilm business is still going strong. ProQuest, which has the largest commercially available microform collection in the world, adds millions of microfilm images each year. The New York Public Library and other institutions continue to house microfilm for their patrons. And companies such as ST Imaging create new products that make microfilm viewing a simple, easy-to-use process for researchers.

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Publishing Technology Enhances AIP Publishing's Scitation Platform
Publishing Technology, PLC partnered with AIP Publishing, part of the American Institute of Physics (AIP), to provide a new custom platform for AIP Publishing's Scitation digital content database, which uses Publishing Technology's hosting solution pub2web.
LexisNexis Boosts E-Discovery Management
By packaging LAW PreDiscovery and Concordance Evolution with the Vblock Systems portfolio from VCE, a converged cloud infrastructure systems company, LexisNexis Legal & Professional helps litigation service bureaus and large law firms deploy cloud-based systems for their large-scale e-discovery projects.
EDP Open Promotes Gold OA
Publisher EDP Sciences introduced EDP Open, a new open access (OA) imprint for its scientific titles that offers OA journals, books, and conference proceedings all published exclusively online. There are now more than 70,000 OA scientific articles on the EDP Open platform.

NewsLink Spotlight
Making the Most of QR Codes
by Brandi Scardilli
You've surely seen those black-and-white graphical squares in your favorite magazine or even at the grocery store. They're QR (quick response) codes, 2D bar codes that hold a large amount of data in a small space. ... They may be best-known as mobile marketing tools thanks to the widespread use of smartphones—QR code reader apps scan the code and link users to websites, coupons, and other special features. However, information professionals can use them on anything from their business cards (to link to a curriculum vitae) or library shelves (to link to the library's catalog). Today QR codes have moved beyond advertising—here are some current uses for the technology.

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
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