In June, Tutor.com announced the launch of Ask A Librarian Online Reference Center. This new service is a cost-effective way to add reference librarians to your staff. The virtual reference also helps bring a higher return on a library’s investment in their website and online catalogs and resources.
Heritage Preservation’s Emergency Response and Salvage Wheel is now available free of charge on the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad as the ERS: Emergency Response and Salvage app. The wheel has been used by museums, libraries, and archives around the world.
In February, Alexander Street Press announced the addition of the complete catalog of United Kingdom–based Teachers TV to its Education in Video collection. This addition significantly increases the collection, adding more than 800 hours of best-practice research-based and in-classroom education video, with no additional charge to customers. Created by the United Kingdom’s Department of Education in 2008, Teachers TV produced concise instructional videos featuring engaging and practical in-classroom demonstrations and commentary from teachers, administrators and other educational experts.
The Pleasanton (Calif.) Public Library is a 30,000-square-foot, single-story building that serves just under a million visitors annually. It features multiple skylights and large windows that supply an abundance of natural light. However, adjusting light levels to meet building users’ needs was not possible.