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Resources for government and a whole lot more karen mellor mslis

  • Resources for Government and a Whole Lot More

  • Karen Mellor, MSLIS

  • Office of Library and Information Services

  • RI League of Cities & Towns, February 2009


Agenda

Agenda

  • Information challenges and solutions

  • About AskRI

  • Services and resources

    • Municipalities

    • Residents

  • Using the resources

  • Access

AskRI – League of Cities & Towns February 2009


Office of library information services

Office of Library & Information Services

  • Support and aid to RI libraries

  • Programs for RI libraries

    • Summer Reading Program

    • Statewide delivery of library materials

  • Services for Rhode Islanders

    • Library for the Blind & Physically Handicapped

    • www.info.ri.gov

AskRI – League of Cities & Towns February 2009


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www.info.ri.gov


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www.provlib.org

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Statewide reference resource center @ providence pl

Statewide Reference Resource Center @ Providence PL

  • State grant to Providence Public Library (RIGL 29-6-9) provides:

    • Phone reference

    • Online reference: email & chat

    • Access to librarians and collections at PPL

    • Consultant services to libraries

    • Databases for libraries & Rhode Islanders

AskRI – League of Cities & Towns February 2009


Www info ri gov www provlib org

www.info.ri.gov + www.provlib.org =

  • www.askri.org

AskRI – League of Cities & Towns February 2009


Library resources

Library Resources

  • Reference assistance

    • phone

    • email

    • chat

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Library resources1

Library Resources

  • Resources

    • Federal depository (25% gov docs)

    • Foundation collection

    • Patent depository

    • Special Collections


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In depth collections

In-Depth Collections

  • Art & Music

    • Business Services

    • Rhode Island Index (ProJo, Bulletin, plus)

    • Microfilm (historic newspapers)

    • Special Collections

      • Legal history

      • Maritime history

      • Irish culture

      • Whaling

      • Magic

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Foundation collection

Foundation Collection

  • RI depository of the Foundation Center in New York (books, annual reports)

    • Comprehensive info on over 80,000 grantmakers / 500,000 associated grants

    • Resources for grantwriters & non-profits

    • Links >

AskRI – RIEMA January 2009


Your public library

Your Public Library

  • Materials

    • Books, books on tape, video, audio, art, fishing poles . . .

    • Business resources

    • Computers

    • Research assistance

    • Helpful people

    • www.olis.ri.gov/libraries

AskRI – League of Cities & Towns February 2009


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Electronic resources

Electronic Resources


Askri databases

AskRI Databases

  • A collaborative effort of -

    • Office of Library & Information Services

    • Providence Public Library

    • Ocean State Libraries (Public Libraries)

    • Higher Education Library Information Network (HELIN)

    • Rhode Island Library Information Network for Kids (RILINK)

AskRI – League of Cities & Towns February 2009


Electronic resources1

Electronic resources

  • EBSCO databases

  • HeritageQuest

  • HomeworkHelpRI.org

  • World Book Web

  • Statewide access – anyone, anywhere, any time

  • Free!

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Ebsco databases

EBSCO Databases


Ebsco databases1

EBSCO Databases

  • Premium resources

  • Full text articles (magazines, journals)

  • Reference books

  • Primary source documents

  • Images - photos, maps etc.

AskRI – League of Cities & Towns February 2009


Full text backfiles for magazines such as

Full-text backfiles for magazines such as:

Back to 1922

Back to 1975

Back to 1975

Back to 1976

Back to 1921

Back to 1975

Back to 1975

Back to 1931

Back to 1975

Back to 1934

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Reference books

Reference Books

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Diversity

Diversity

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Ebsco core databases

EBSCO Core Databases

  • Academic Search Premier

  • MasterFILE Premier

  • History Reference Center

  • TOPIC Search

  • Assorted resources through EBSCO interface:

    • MEDLINE

    • ERIC

    • GreenFILE

    • Teacher Reference Center

    • Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts

  • Resources for children (Searchasaurus, etc.)

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Homeworkhelpri org

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

AskRI – League of Cities & Towns February 2009


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World book web

World Book Web


World book web1

World Book Web

  • World Book Kids (K-4)

  • World Book Student (5-8)

  • World Book Advanced (9-12)

  • World Book Discover (Adult learners, reading challenged)

  • Spanish Language Encyclopedia

  • Educator Tools (Curriculum correlations)

AskRI – League of Cities & Towns February 2009


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World book discover

World Book Discover

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Heritagequest

HeritageQuest


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AskRI – RIEMA January 2009


Access to resources

Access to resources

  • Libraries and schools: seamless access (no user name or password needed)

  • Home: geographic authentication

    • World Book (library card outside state)

    • Tutor (library card outside state)

    • EBSCO (zip code; geographic - mid-2009)

    • HeritageQuest (library card)

AskRI – League of Cities & Towns February 2009


Using askri

Using AskRI

  • Research

  • Research assistance

    • Ask a Librarian

  • Resources for schools

  • Resources for residents

  • Don’t forget your local library!

AskRI – League of Cities & Towns February 2009


Spread the word

Spread the word

  • Link to AskRI.org for all services

  • www.HomeworkHelpRI.org

  • Find links for all AskRI resources

    • World Book Web

    • EBSCO Databases

    • HeritageQuest

    • http://www.askri.org/libraries.html

AskRI – League of Cities & Towns February 2009


What s next for askri

What’s next for AskRI?

  • Libraries will publicize and promote

  • Anyone (everyone) link to AskRI

  • More resources?

  • Free access to information =informed citizens

AskRI League of Cities & Towns February 2009


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

AskRI – League of Cities & Towns February 2009


Contact

Contact

  • Karen MellorLibrary Program ManagerRI Office of Library & Information [email protected]

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Thank you

Thank you!

AskRI – League of Cities & Towns February 2009


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