AskRI, Library Directors Meeting October 2008

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  • 1.Directors Meeting October 15, 2008

2. Statewide Reference Resource Center @ Providence PL

  • State grant to Providence PL(RIGL 29-6-9) provides:
    • Online reference: email & chat
    • Phone reference
    • Continuing education for librarians and library staff
    • Consultant services to libraries
    • Databases for public libraries & cardholders

3. AskRI statewide databases

  • A collaborative effort of -
  • Office of Library & Information Services
  • Providence Public Library
  • Ocean State Libraries (OSL)
  • Higher Education Library Information Network (HELIN)
  • Rhode Island Library Information Network for Kids (RILINK)

4. Electronic resources

  • Tutor.com = homeworkhelpRI.org
  • World Book resources
  • Select EBSCO databases
  • HeritageQuest
  • Starting Sept. 2008: statewide access anyone, anywhere,any time

5. HomeworkHelpRI.org

  • Online tutors
  • 2-10 pm / 7 days a week
  • Learners: K-12 / intro college
  • Adult learners
  • Topics: English, math, science, social studies
  • Available in Spanish

6. 7. 8. World Book Web

  • World Book Kids (K-4)
  • World Book Student (5-8)
  • World Book Advanced (9-12)
  • World Book Discover (Adult Learners)
  • Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos en Lnea

9. 10. EBSCO Databases

  • Piggyback on existing contracts held by OSL & HELIN
  • Core databases provided by AskRI
  • Existing OSL & HELIN contracts upgraded

11. EBSCO Core Databases

  • Academic Search Premier
  • History Reference Center
  • MasterFILE Premier
  • Search tools (Primary, Middle, TOPIC Search)
  • Assorted resources through EBSCO interface:
    • MEDLINE
    • ERIC
    • GreenFILE
    • Teacher Reference Center
    • Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts

12. Access to resources

  • Libraries and schools:seamless access (no user name or password needed)
  • Home: geographic authentication
    • World Book (live; library card outside state)
    • Tutor (by Nov.; now: library card)
    • EBSCO (early 2009; now: zip code)
    • HeritageQuest (TBA; now: lib card)

13. Information & Updates

  • Linking information and logos: AskRI >Librarians Resource Center
  • Updates:OLIS Website Homepage

14. 15. Whats next?

  • Publicize and promote
  • Link to resources & AskRI
  • Collect stories
  • More funding?
  • More databases!

16.

  • Got questions? Get answers!
  • your source for answers and a whole lot more.

17. Contact:

  • Kathyellen Bullard, PPL [email_address]
  • Karen Mellor, OLIS [email_address]