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ALA Editions announces new online journal eContent Quarterly

CHICAGO—ALA Editions announces eContent Quarterly, a new online journal. Launching in Fall 2013, eContent Quarterly will offer practical, user-driven solutions and ideas for curating, developing, integrating and managing content in rapidly-changing digital library environments.

Information services and digital literacy

CHICAGO — Presenting a new approach for understanding how information services help and hinder people in becoming informed, “Information Services and Digital Literacy: In Search of the Boundaries of Knowing,” published by Chandos Publishing and available through ALA Neal-Schuman, scrutinizes the role of information services and digital literacies in the age of the social Web.

Movies that answer the question 'What should I watch tonight?'

CHICAGO — Offering a smorgasbord of carefully cultivated lists, “Queue Tips: Discovering Your Next Great Movie” by Rob Christopher, is a new suggestion guide which incorporates classic films with more obscure selections for a full array of watch-worthy movies. This all-in-one recommendation source includes capsule reviews; director, cast and crew information; bits of trivia and quotable lines; and helpful tips on how to locate these and other intriguing movies.

A new technical services model for electronic resource management

CHICAGO — E-resources now account for the bulk of materials spending in many libraries.

Changes to online access to AACR2 coming April 2013

CHICAGO — Effective April, 1, 2013, online access to Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules, 2nd ed.  will be available exclusively through RDA Toolkit. Access to AACR2 will no longer be included in the Cataloger’s Desktop subscription price.

Using social media to find collaboration, coordination and focus

CHICAGO — Web 2.0 jumpstarted librarians’ involvement with social media, and the use of Facebook, YouTube, blogs and other social media applications is now all but ubiquitous. But the turn is now toward management and consolidation.

Guide to Reference voted Best Database in Best Professional Resource category

CHICAGO — Based on votes from librarians, readers of Library Journal and reviewers, Guide to Reference was selected #1 Best Database in Library Journal’s 2012 Best Professional Resource category. Guide to Reference is published by ALA Digital Reference and is the online successor to the former gold-standard print Guide to Reference Books (often referred to by the editor’s name — Mudge, Winchell, Sheehy, Balay).

How public libraries contribute to vital communities

CHICAGO — Public libraries are keystone public institutions for any thriving community and, as such, can be leaders in making cities better places to work, play and live.

The Hobbit, Hugh Jackman, and more featured in new ALA Graphics catalog

CHICAGO —An exclusive Hobbit poster, bookmark and button grace the cover of the ALA Graphics winter 2012 catalog, landing in mailboxes this week. Schools and libraries can prepare for the Dec. 14 release of "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey with Hobbit" promotional materials only available from ALA Graphics.


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