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August 2010
Volume 2, Issue 8

Continuing Education Alert


Check Your Calendars!!

Library Card Sign-up Month 2010
September, 2010

SDLA Annual Conference
September 22-24, 2010. Sioux Falls.

Festival of Books
September 24-26, 2010. Sioux Falls.

Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read
September 25 - October 2, 2010.

2010 Indian Education Summit
September 26-28, 2010

Teen Read Week
October 17-23, 2010

2nd National Day on Writing
October 20, 2010


Featured E-Resource(s) of the Month

ProQuest gets facelift and other resource news

This fall, ProQuest, the full-text online article resource, will get a new look, improved functionality and enhanced ease of use. Its search capability will allow more accurate, detailed searching with fewer clicks. Features will include more visuals, including full-image content searching; the ability to cite, customize, manage and share search results; links to full-text articles from magazines on the Web, such as Time.

No exact date has been set for the new platform launch. The State Library Electronic Services Coordinators will keep you informed. A brief flash video with a sneak peek is available here: Proquest.com (Flash video).

Other Electronic Resource News

World Book made some recent upgrades to improve access to its resources. Please double-check that the World Book URL's (Web addresses) on your Web pages are the correct ones to allow direct click-and-go access inside the library and SDLN library card access at home. The correct URL’s are located here: library.sd.gov: World Book URLs. (If you are asked to login when clicking on the link to the correct URL’s, copy and paste the link.) Contact Julie Erickson, email or 1-800-423-6665 if you have questions.

The popular new NBC TV show, “Who Do You Think You Are?” featuring Ancestry.com begins a new season August 13. Be prepared to show patrons AncestryLibrary, available in your libraries, and HeritageQuest, available in your libraries or from home, courtesy of the State Library’s statewide subscription.

Remember that the State Library Electronic Services Coordinators are ready to give trainings to library and school staffs at no charge. If you are West River, contact Julie Erickson, email. If you are East River, contact Jane Healy, email. We look forward to working with you!

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