This is the first of an LJ "Rollout" series on webscale discovery solution implementations. In an effort to cater to the growth of … [Continue Reading]
The two “one button” simplified video recording studios at the Pennsylvania State University (PSU) Library’s Tombros and McWhirter Knowledge … [Continue Reading]
A year ago, Superintendent of the Weslaco Independent School District (WISD) Ruben Alejandro signed up his district for a pilot program with … [Continue Reading]
Jay Greenlinger knew there was little he could do to restore the school librarian positions that had been cut from his district. So he … [Continue Reading]
Shortly after Simon & Schuster’s June 26 announcement that it had concluded a 15-month pilot test and would make its entire ebook … [Continue Reading]
As we all know, it’s never too early to encourage reading. I regularly Skype with my two young nieces, who live 1,200 miles away. The … [Continue Reading]
In an effort to cater to the growth of interdisciplinary research while also simplifying the search experience for undergraduates, the Michigan State University Libraries (MSU) this month debuted Summon from ProQuest as its first web scale discovery service. Branded as SearchPlus by MSU, the discovery layer will offer students and researchers a single entry point for searching the majority of the library’s resources.
I noted in July’s issue of Current Cites, that we had ended our 24th year of continuous monthly publication and were entering our 25th. Of course the real celebrations will happen a year from now, but I thought that it was worth noting. As I thought more about it, I remembered (again) that I had […]
On October 1, Library Journal and School Library Journal will host their fifth annual virtual conference, “The Digital Shift: Libraries @ The Center.” EBSCO is a Platinum Sponsor of the conference, and LJ reached out to Tamir Borensztajn, Vice President, Discovery Strategy, EBSCO, to participate in this series of interviews addressing libraries’ central role in the transformation of our culture from analog experiences to digital experiences.
My OCLC colleagues at the Developer Network have begun a series of posts that already are beginning to feel like a classic set of posts. The first has tackled the issue of how to communicate your needs to software developers. And although it is written from the perspective of the person asking, I think you […]
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By Chad Sansing on August 11, 2014 Leave a Comment
Chad Sansing assesses AWE’s tablet device, with advice on its potential use in the classroom.
By Mythili Sampathkumar on August 7, 2014 Leave a Comment
Using a community-wide digital reading program, Superintendent Ruben Alejandro of Texas’s Weslaco Independent School District has made literacy a priority for not only his school district, but for all kids in the community ages zero to three.