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At long last, the Librarians’ Internet Index will have a new permanent home in 2010 when it joins forces with the Internet Public Library gateway site to form IPL2. Both librarian-driven Web sites will continue to generate high-quality information for the masses and provide “enhancements designed to give users greater access to the information they need, when they need it.” Cheers to this collaborative venture!


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Alas, my previous link about San Francisco Public Library’s virtual e-card was too good to be true.   Virtual applicants must still come in person to obtain a full-level access library card–not a bad deal, considering the number of electronic databases library card holders can access.  Also, stay tuned and check back for new offerings from our ever-growing e-media collection.

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For news junkies out there, you won’t want to miss Silobreaker. Mary Ellen Bates reviewed this fascinating news resource a while ago, highlighting how this article search engine aggregates news items from a variety of sources. Give their 360 degree search a run, and you’ll get aggregated information from various news sites, blogs, videos, photos, and more. Definitely a convenient way of retrieving a diversified set of results on breaking news topics from multiple perspectives.

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