Too bad Gale didn’t announce this on the first day of CIL rather than the last. Better late than never, however. Cengage Gale and Portico, (part of the not-for-profit organization ITHAKA) announced that Gale will be preserving three additional digital historical collections with Portico: Dictionary of Literary Biography, Something About the Author Online and Literature [...]
Two CIL exhibitors are offering “freebies” for National Library Week: Gale and ProQuest. Gale’s focus this year is advocacy. After you download a widget, you can search Career Transitions, Global Issues in Context, GREENR, and Grzimek’s Animal Life. ProQuest will provide free access to six databases.
At this morning’s LexisNexis Customer Appreciation breakfast, I was very impressed by one of the award winners. Daniel Cornwall , Alaska State Library, won the GODORT “Documents to the People” Award. He gets a plaque and $3,000. The money is going to fund a Civics Library that the Alaska State Library plans to put on flash drives [...]
Ah, Chicago. Hog butcher, etc., etc. When I arrived yesterday afternoon I took a quick walk through The Loop, Chicago’s historic downtown district. I even stepped into the old Marshall Fields department store, which reminded me a lot of the old John Wanamaker department store in my hometown of Philadelphia. Both from the same era. [...]