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Databases for Every Day

Written on: August 12th, 2009 in Tech

One thing that we’re working towards in the Delaware Library Catalog if breaking down some of the mystique surrounding databases. We’re always looking for good ideas and new ways to promote these valuable subscription resources and make access easier (subject to the constraints of Delaware law surrounding their access through the library catalog). One message […]


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How to use your public library

Written on: August 7th, 2009 in NewsTech


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New Month, New Items

Written on: August 3rd, 2009 in NewsTech

Click on the links below to get lists of new items available from the Delaware Library Catalog in various formats: All New Items New Audio Books New Books New DVDs You can sign up to receive a weekly reminder of new items via email- visit our catalog homepage and go to the “connect with us” […]


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Online News Faces Changes

Written on: July 22nd, 2009 in NewsTech

I read this article last week, and began to wonder how it would change how people get their news. In summary, the suggestion by the Financial Times editor was that newspapers are not going to either want to or be able to continue to give away the news for free. A controversial statement, to be […]


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New Databases

Written on: June 30th, 2009 in NewsTech

On July 1, Delaware Library Catalog and New Castle County Library users will be seeing some revisions to the line-up of databases available through their libraries. We are adding substantial additions to our current lineup of products from EBSCO, and replacing some other products with comparable new databases from EBSCO. Access to online versions of […]


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New Multilingual Health Databases

Written on: June 30th, 2009 in NewsTech

Stay tuned for the next announcement about the full lineup of revisions and additions to the State of Delaware’s subscription electronic resources for libraries (aka databases), but as a teaser, we are very happy to announce the availability of the EBSCO health database Consumer Health Complete in three language interfaces. According to the creator, these […]


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New! Download audiobooks to your iPod

Written on: May 15th, 2009 in NewsTech

You may be familiar with our downloadable e-audiobooks service- we subscribe to NetLibrary for access to hundreds of titles, mostly unabridged digital audio books. You can see a brief demonstration of how to search for e-Audiobooks in the Delaware Library Catalog here, or view it below (click on the icon in the lower right of […]


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Free Public Trial for Credo Reference.

Written on: May 4th, 2009 in NewsTech

Until June 30th, Delaware library card holders have access to the truly marvelous Credo Reference database, which provides full-text searching of hundreds of reference texts published by MacMillan, Colombia University, Cambridge University Press, Collins, and more. Topics available include all manner of general and specific biographical and topical dictionaries and encyclopedias, medical resources, wine guides, […]


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Item renewal shortcut

Written on: April 28th, 2009 in NewsTech

You wanted it! You got it!A number of patrons have asked for a simplified access to the item renewal screen, which formerly has been buried several clicks back in the online catalog. As of this morning, you can more quickly access the item renewal screen by clicking the new “renew items” link on the front […]


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Finding a library by text message

Written on: April 2nd, 2009 in NewsTech

We’ve been seeing a lot of mentions about this service recently- you can have a local library location sent to your phone by text message, anywhere in the country. All you need to do is text the word library along with the local ZIP code to 41411, and you will get a text in response […]


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