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No habla technology: What if you weren’t born digital?

Not only does the descriptor “born digital” refer to materials that originated in a digital form, but it also describes today’s kids!

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08 Aug 2013 | Shannon Janeczek

Getting lost in the book is not a lost art, according to Bowker

“US Book Consumer Demographics & Buying Behaviors Annual Review.” Nearly all of this data is drawn from consumers who bought books of any format and from any source in 2012.

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06 Aug 2013 | Shannon Janeczek

Why Have a Social Media Policy for Your University Library?

Many schools, universities, and libraries are devising policies for faculty, and students, outlining acceptable use guidelines for blogs and other social media.

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05 Aug 2013 | Shannon Janeczek

AL Live's Dan Freeman and Andrew Nagy Talk Discovery

In advance of the American Libraries Live streaming video broadcast "Discovery Services: The Future of Library Systems,” ProQuest’s Andrew Nagy, Senior Product Manager, Discovery Services, Serials Solutions chatted with AL Live's Dan Freeman.

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31 Jul 2013

How Will We Preserve All of This for the Future?

Digitization does offer excellent options for saving space and reformatting records but runs the risk of software, hardware and file format obsolescence. Digitizing documents from film is the best of both worlds by offering a solution to both microfilm's accessibility constraints and the unknown lifespan of digitization.

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25 Jul 2013 | Shannon Janeczek

Is Managing Your Career Becoming a Second Career?

Your career is too important to rely on information that may or may not be valid and current. Check out the Safari Books Online database.

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23 Jul 2013 | Shannon Janeczek

Live Streaming from the UK Information Literacy and Summon Day

If you’ve probably spent some time thinking about how web-scale discovery impacts your information literacy teaching, these questions will be discussed at the 2nd UK Information Literacy & Summon Day coming up on the 25th of July, hosted by Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU).

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23 Jul 2013

ProQuest Brazil team celebrates 75th anniversary in style at CBBD

During the 75th anniversary ProQuest dinner, the ProQuest team socialized and shared some of the successful company milestones (blog post in Portuguese).

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17 Jul 2013 | Shannon Janeczek

Serials Solutions Expands Dutch Audio-Visual Content in the Summon Service

Serials Solutions, a ProQuest business, has acted on requests to expand discovery of audio-visual content by working with the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision (‘Nederlands Instituut voor Beeld en Geluid’) to include the database Academia.

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10 Jul 2013

Organizing a new Sustainability Roundtable in ALA

The newest professional forum within ALA, the Sustainability Round Table (SustainRT), had its first meeting on July 1 in Chicago at ALA Annual.

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03 Jul 2013 | Shannon Janeczek