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.
Serials Solutions invited me (oh, and about a hundred other people) to breakfast this morning to present Summon and listen to Peter Jacso discuss search. John Law started off the morning, reprising much of what I’d heard before about Summon and its “web scale discovery” searching. He reiterated that Serials Solutions’ research shows that libraries [...]
I was invited yesterday morning to a ProQuest breakfast explaining the development process leading up to their new platform. I thought this was so interesting that I wrote a NewsBreak about it. Rather than recap it here, I’ll simply refer readers to the NewsBreak. Marydee Ojala, Editor, ONLINE: Exploring Technology & Resources for Information Professionals
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. [...]