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Tuesday, April 09, 2019

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For many corporate libraries, “search” represents an enormous challenge. Depending how users access the library, finding what they need can require a search of multiple databases using the same terms. This can turn out to be an effort fraught with frustration and a time drain on productivity. When the director of information and knowledge management at a global specialty biopharmaceutical company experienced this frustration first hand, while searching through eight databases for competitive intelligence materials on a tight deadline, she decided this limitation was unacceptable. The library would embark on a mission to become more user-friendly. The goal? The ability to search across multiple resources for a specific keyword or phrase and retrieve one comprehensive set of results. Here’s a look at their journey.

Considering Ebooks in Collection Development
by Amber Boedigheimer
Should I purchase the ebook or the print book? This is probably one of the most frequent questions that librarians and other information professionals have to ask themselves as ebooks have steadily gained popularity over the years.

Weekly News Digests
National Library Week Resources
April 7-13 is National Library Week, "an annual celebration highlighting the valuable role libraries, librarians, and library workers play in transforming lives and strengthening our communities."
AWS Commits to Using More Wind Power
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is opening three new wind farms--in Ireland, Sweden, and the U.S.--to support its long-term goal of powering 100% of its global infrastructure with renewable energy.
Congress Gets Another Shot at Textbook Affordability Bill
SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) praised the reintroduction of the Affordable College Textbook Act into both chambers of the U.S. Congress. ...
Research Reproducibility Startups Join Digital Science
Digital Science added Gigantum (a data science platform) and Ripeta (an automated reproducibility assessment tool) to its stable of companies.
U.S. Copyright Office Sets Its Next Strategic Plan
The U.S. Copyright Office rolled out its 2019-2023 strategic plan, which describes how the organization "will streamline and improve the efficiency of services. ..."

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A Day in the Life of Five Librarians, Part 3
by Justin Hoenke
Justin Hoenke, the executive director of a small public library, has been talking to all types of library staffers for A Day in the Life, his column in Information Today. Among other things, he asks them about their typical days, moments that made them proud, their current projects, and how they balance their library work with the rest of their lives. Here's a look at his columns from September 2018 to March 2019. 

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