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“Innovative Booth for Libraries” at SXSW [Sponsored Content]

While I was in Indianapolis at PLA, Innovative’s Joe Murphy, Director, Library Futures, was in Austin, Texas at the well-known South by Southwest (SXSW) conference where emerging technology leaders, start-ups, and media entrepreneurs came together to discuss and even create the latest trends.

Andrew Carnegie Medals Shortlist Revealed

ALA today announced six books as finalists for the 2013 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction, awarded for the previous year’s best fiction and nonfiction books written for adult readers and published in the US.  Along with a medal presentation at ALA’s annual conference in Chicago on June 30, each winning author will receive $5,000 and the four finalists will each receive $1,500.

The 2013 shortlisted titles are:

Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction:

Furthering Digital Humanities with Availability of Primary Source Content Sets

Gale Digital Collections users—students, faculty, librarians, and other types of researchers—have, on the whole, been pleased with the search, retrieve, and browse paradigm that Gale, a part of Cengage Learning, and other database publishers have provided over many years, when accessing digitized primary source archives in support of education and research goals. Electronic access to these archives has changed the very nature of scholarship and research over the course of the last decade or so.

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