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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Boopsie

Boopsie builds library-branded mobile apps that conveniently connect your users to all the resources and services your library offers. Boopsie mobile apps offer one-click access to your ILS, e-resources, user accounts, virtual library cards, calendar of events, hours & locations, and much more delivered in an easy user experience that smartphone users have come to expect. It’s time to meet your patrons where they are – on mobile devices!

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NewsBreaks
SLA Courts Controversy With New Communications Platform
by Amelia Kassel
When the Special Libraries Association (SLA) rolled out SLA Connect on June 1, 2016, it informed members by email that the traditional discussion lists hosted via listserv would be discontinued on July 1. The sunset date was later changed to Aug. 1 to give SLA unit leaders more time to notify their units about the new platform's capabilities and to transfer their members. All SLA members were automatically subscribed to the SLA Connect Open Forum, where they can participate in discussions.

Weekly News Digests
Thomson Reuters Sells Intellectual Property & Science Business
Thomson Reuters entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Intellectual Property & Science business to private equity funds that are affiliated with Onex and Baring Private Equity Asia for $3.55 billion in cash.
Court Comes Down on Password Sharing
According to The Guardian, three judges from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled in U.S. v. Nosal that sharing passwords for streaming sites is a criminal act under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986.
Springer Nature Facilitates OA Publishing for Swedish Institutions
Springer Nature signed a Springer Compact agreement with the National Library of Sweden, on behalf of the Swedish library consortium for universities and research institutes, which runs through December 2018.
APA Updates Its Careers Portal
The American Psychological Association (APA) launched its enhanced PsycCareers portal, which connects psychology professionals with employers looking for job candidates.
MIT Makes Database Creation Easier
The Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) launched a prototype version of a tool that can help spreadsheet users create custom database interfaces without expertise in complex scripting languages or data manipulation.

NewsLink Spotlight
The Hall of Fame for American Writers
by Brandi Scardilli
Thanks to the American Writers Museum, opening in March 2017, readers can learn more about how works of literature are formed, the people behind them, and how both fiction and nonfiction writings have shaped U.S. history, identity, and culture.

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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