We can’t get together in Huntington Beach in October, but you can still see where the world of online video is going and find out how to get there first by joining us for Streaming Media West Connect, a weeklong series of video webinars that will run from Sept. 29 to Oct. 2. Best of all, these sessions are all free to attend!
The following are some tips, online resources, and interactive tools that info pros can use themselves and share with families to help make this "new normal" in K–12 education easier—and successful for all.
OCLC and the Center for Research Libraries (CRL) finished their 2-year project to add "support for the registration of serial retention commitments in OCLC's WorldCat database, [improve] discovery of shared print data, and [enhance] CRL's Print Archives Preservation Registry (PAPR)."
Clarivate introduced the Arabic Citation Index (ARCI) in Egypt, which is the "first local language citation index for the Arabic world in Egypt." Funded by the Egyptian government, ARCI is available across the country's entire research community and will be open to the 22 nations of the Arab League by the end of this year.
SirsiDynix unveiled its new Community Engagement Platform (CEP), "a comprehensive marketing tool for libraries of all shapes and sizes. It consolidates multiple products and services into one cohesive solution, delivers unified and consistent branding, and creates more effective marketing campaigns with data directly from the Integrated Library System (ILS)."
Annie Suhy, outreach specialist at OverDrive, writes the following in "4 Ways to Keep Promoting Your Library During the COVID-19 Pandemic": "For your patrons who may be unaware of how to access your digital collection or just need a reminder that it's available, we compiled some easy ways to get the word out, even though they may not have been in your original plan."
Nancy Davis Kho interviews people in the econtent field about their jobs and most memorable professional experiences for EContent magazine, which is now part of Information Today. Here are her first interviews since the merger.
10 Steps to Effective Reference Initiatives(9:54)
Digital strategist Michael Peter Edson offers a sound 10-step plan for reference initiative relevance in this clip from his presentation at Computers in Libraries 2021.
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