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  • 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




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

AskRI – League of Cities & Towns February 2009


Library resources1
Library Resources

  • Resources

    • Federal depository (25% gov docs)

    • Foundation collection

    • Patent depository

    • Special Collections




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

AskRI – League of Cities & Towns February 2009


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





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!

AskRI – League of Cities & Towns February 2009




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

AskRI – League of Cities & Towns February 2009


Reference books
Reference Books

AskRI – RIEMA January 2009


Diversity
Diversity

AskRI – League of Cities & Towns February 2009


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.)

AskRI – League of Cities & Towns February 2009




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





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



World book discover
World Book Discover

AskRI – League of Cities & Towns February 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


AskRI – League of Cities & Towns February 2009


Contact
Contact

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

AskRI – League of Cities & Towns February 2009


Thank you
Thank you!

AskRI – League of Cities & Towns February 2009


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