Directors Meeting October 15, 2008
Statewide Reference Resource Center @ Providence PL <ul><li>State grant to Providence PL  (RIGL 29-6-9) provides: </li></u...
AskRI statewide databases <ul><li>A collaborative effort of - </li></ul><ul><li>Office of Library & Information Services <...
Electronic resources <ul><li>Tutor.com = homeworkhelpRI.org </li></ul><ul><li>World Book resources </li></ul><ul><li>Selec...
HomeworkHelpRI.org <ul><li>Online tutors  </li></ul><ul><li>2-10 pm / 7 days a week </li></ul><ul><li>Learners: K-12 / int...
 
 
World Book Web <ul><li>World Book Kids (K-4)  </li></ul><ul><li>World Book Student (5-8) </li></ul><ul><li>World Book Adva...
 
EBSCO Databases <ul><li>Piggyback on existing contracts held by OSL & HELIN </li></ul><ul><li>Core databases provided by A...
EBSCO Core Databases <ul><li>Academic Search Premier </li></ul><ul><li>History Reference Center </li></ul><ul><li>MasterFI...
Access to resources <ul><li>Libraries and schools:  seamless access (no user name or password needed) </li></ul><ul><li>Ho...
Information & Updates <ul><li>Linking information and logos: AskRI >  Librarians’ Resource Center </li></ul><ul><li>Update...
 
What’s next? <ul><li>Publicize and promote </li></ul><ul><li>Link – to resources & AskRI </li></ul><ul><li>Collect stories...
<ul><li>Got questions? Get answers! </li></ul><ul><li>your source for answers and a whole lot more. </li></ul>
Contact: <ul><li>Kathyellen Bullard, PPL [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Karen Mellor, OLIS [email_address] </li></ul>
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AskRI, Library Directors Meeting October 2008

  1. 1. Directors Meeting October 15, 2008
  2. 2. Statewide Reference Resource Center @ Providence PL <ul><li>State grant to Providence PL (RIGL 29-6-9) provides: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Online reference: email & chat </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Phone reference </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Continuing education for librarians and library staff </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Consultant services to libraries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Databases for public libraries & cardholders </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. AskRI statewide databases <ul><li>A collaborative effort of - </li></ul><ul><li>Office of Library & Information Services </li></ul><ul><li>Providence Public Library </li></ul><ul><li>Ocean State Libraries (OSL) </li></ul><ul><li>Higher Education Library Information Network (HELIN) </li></ul><ul><li>Rhode Island Library Information Network for Kids (RILINK) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Electronic resources <ul><li>Tutor.com = homeworkhelpRI.org </li></ul><ul><li>World Book resources </li></ul><ul><li>Select EBSCO databases </li></ul><ul><li>HeritageQuest </li></ul><ul><li>Starting Sept. 2008: statewide access – anyone, anywhere, any time </li></ul>
  5. 5. HomeworkHelpRI.org <ul><li>Online tutors </li></ul><ul><li>2-10 pm / 7 days a week </li></ul><ul><li>Learners: K-12 / intro college </li></ul><ul><li>Adult learners </li></ul><ul><li>Topics: English, math, science, social studies </li></ul><ul><li>Available in Spanish </li></ul>
  6. 8. World Book Web <ul><li>World Book Kids (K-4) </li></ul><ul><li>World Book Student (5-8) </li></ul><ul><li>World Book Advanced (9-12) </li></ul><ul><li>World Book Discover (Adult Learners) </li></ul><ul><li>Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos en Línea </li></ul>
  7. 10. EBSCO Databases <ul><li>Piggyback on existing contracts held by OSL & HELIN </li></ul><ul><li>Core databases provided by AskRI </li></ul><ul><li>Existing OSL & HELIN contracts upgraded </li></ul>
  8. 11. EBSCO Core Databases <ul><li>Academic Search Premier </li></ul><ul><li>History Reference Center </li></ul><ul><li>MasterFILE Premier </li></ul><ul><li>Search tools (Primary, Middle, TOPIC Search) </li></ul><ul><li>Assorted resources through EBSCO interface: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MEDLINE </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ERIC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>GreenFILE </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teacher Reference Center </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts </li></ul></ul>
  9. 12. Access to resources <ul><li>Libraries and schools: seamless access (no user name or password needed) </li></ul><ul><li>Home: geographic authentication </li></ul><ul><ul><li>World Book (live; library card outside state) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tutor (by Nov.; now: library card) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>EBSCO (early 2009; now: zip code) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>HeritageQuest (TBA; now: lib card) </li></ul></ul>
  10. 13. Information & Updates <ul><li>Linking information and logos: AskRI > Librarians’ Resource Center </li></ul><ul><li>Updates: OLIS Website Homepage </li></ul>
  11. 15. What’s next? <ul><li>Publicize and promote </li></ul><ul><li>Link – to resources & AskRI </li></ul><ul><li>Collect stories </li></ul><ul><li>More funding? </li></ul><ul><li>More databases! </li></ul>
  12. 16. <ul><li>Got questions? Get answers! </li></ul><ul><li>your source for answers and a whole lot more. </li></ul>
  13. 17. Contact: <ul><li>Kathyellen Bullard, PPL [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Karen Mellor, OLIS [email_address] </li></ul>

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