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Posted May 30, 2018

Let NoveList Help This Summer

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Whether you’re rocking summer reading club, helping patrons find read-alikes, or looking for your own titles to pack for vacation, NoveList Plus provides tools and strategies to make a search really work.

Summer Reading Club Tips
Libraries Rock is this summer’s theme, and we’re seeing it everywhere. If you’re still looking for ideas for book displays and programs, try this: Type < libraries rock > into the search bar on the home page, then click on the Lists & Articles tab. Among the results, you will find articles with 2018 summer reading ideas.

Use Field Codes for Greater Discovery
Sometimes the term to describe what you’re looking for appears in the body of the book review. You can mine review language using the field code RV. Example: RV “beach read” or RV “Read-aloud.” There are other great field codes that can help you find a stand-alone mystery or books by your favorite narrator.

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More summer reading strategies

Posted April 7, 2018

GALILEO Celebrates National Library Week


National Library Week 2018 has an appropriate theme for Georgia’s libraries and GALILEO, who work together to lead schools, campuses, and communities through access to often transformative resources and services. The partnership has been going on since September 1995 when a group of librarians envisioned “One Statewide Library” with core resources and services available to students in Georgia’s schools and academic institutions and to all Georgians through the public libraries. NLW is an appropriate time to celebrate this partnership and to show appreciation for all the library people helping their users get to the resources they need.

Posted March 2, 2018

March Newsletter


Read about updates to databases, the new statistics site, tips on saving articles to Google drive and sharing them through social media sites. The top ebook views and top Discovery searches will give you fun insight into what users out there are researching.

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Posted February 22, 2018

2018 Statistical Abstract of the United States Available

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The ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the United States is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, demographic, and economic conditions of the United States and is available to all GALILEO users. The online edition includes over 1400 individually indexed tables that are searchable, browsable, and downloadable into Excel.

Librarians value the Statistical Abstract as both an answer book and a guide to statistical sources. Long-time users of the Statistical Abstract of the United States expect each new edition to carry forward much of the content from prior editions, as well as introduce new data as America continues to evolve. Content is updated monthly.

The 2018 edition introduces 40 new tables covering a variety of topics such as:

Quick Start LibGuide with promotional materials, recorded webinars, and useful guides
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Posted February 2, 2018

African American Funeral Programs Collection Expanded

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The African American Funeral Programs Collection from the Augusta-Richmond County Public Library System has been expanded by 10,000 digitized pages. Spanning 1933-2017 and consisting of over 3,000 programs, this collection provides both a rich source of genealogical information and local history about the African American community. The Digital Library of Georgia (DLG), Georgia HomePLACE, and the Augusta-Richmond County Library make this collections available freely online through the DLG.

The current project more than doubles the total number of programs originally available in the digital collection. In 2009, HomePLACE and the DLG digitized the approximately 1,000 funeral programs available in the Georgia Heritage Room of the Augusta-Richmond County Public Library System. The bulk of the collection was donated in the early 2000s by local historian Gloria Ramsey Lucas. An avid genealogist and former president of the Augusta Genealogical Society, Ms. Lucas is known for her award-winning work, Slave Records of Edgefield County, a compilation which came about during her own search for enslaved ancestors. The donated funeral programs belonged to her aunt, Eula M. Ramsey Johnson, who had been collecting them for over 30 years and for whom the collection is named.

Read the DLG blog for more information on this collections and on other rich content on the culture and history of Georgia.

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