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  1. Apps Enhance INSPIRE Searches on Mobile Devices

  2. TechSoup Offers Huge Software Discounts for Public Libraries

  3. Register Today for the 2012 Our Heroes’ Tree Program

More Library News

Columbia City Post & Mail

LIBRARIAN CHANGE: Eyermann takes over for retiring Scherer

Crawfordsville Journal Review

CDPL offering pre-K reading program

Fox 59 – TV (Indianapolis)

Library, Comcast announce program to improve digital literacy

Goshen News

Goshen library to be open fewer hours beginning Sept. 4

Greencastle Banner-Graphic

PCPL looks into tutoring program

Huntington Co. TAB

PNC to fund Roanoke library children’s area

Lafayette Journal & Courier

Tippecanoe Public Library processing area mends books and media

New Albany Tribune

History keeper: New Albany-Floyd County Public Library’s new archivist hits the ground running

New Albany Tribune

Library starts house history project

Northwest Indiana Times

September is Library Card Sign-Up month

Northwest Indiana Times

Keep the library covered by helping make a quilt

Shelbyville News

Civil War comes back to life with discussion series

Terre Haute Tribune Star

‘Binding Wounds, Pushing Boundaries’ national exhibit arrives at Indiana State

WISH-TV (Indianapolis)

Library reaches 8 year summer reading high

Yorktown  Press

Yorktown Library promotes '1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

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Apps Enhance INSPIRE Searches on Mobile Devices

Apps Enhance INSPIRE Searches on Mobile DevicesEbsco recently released an updated version of EBSCOhost Mobile, which is accessible on most smartphones and mobile devices. The new EBSCOhost Mobile provides users with an improved search experience for accessing many of the EBSCOhost databases available on INSPIRE.

EBSCOhost Mobile can be accessed without any initial administrative profile set up or software download required with its new smart technology that auto-detects when a user is visiting from a mobile device. The platform automatically directs the user to the optimal search experience for their device, making login and access faster and more streamlined.

Please note that if your mobile device's IP address is not automatically authenticated by INSPIRE, you will be given a temporary password with directions for attaining a permanent password. It is slightly more common for mobile device users to experience IP conflicts with INSPIRE's authentication system. Additionally, EBSCO interfaces such as KidsSearch and Student Research Center do not have a mobile version at this time.

Like Ebsco, Gale also offers mobile options via its AccessMyLibrary (AML) mobile app for iPhone and Android.  The AML Public Edition uses GPS to find public libraries within a 10-mile radius of the user's location, then gives them free, unlimited access to your library's online Gale resources - without the need to authenticate.

TechSoup Offers Huge Software Discounts for Public Libraries

TechSoup for LibrariesIf you have yet to check out the great deals available from TechSoup, your library could be missing out on opportunities to save on average 80–96% on brand-new software donated by top companies. All products are available either for a small administrative fee if donated, or at prices that are deeply discounted. Most public libraries are eligible, but keep in mind each branch of a library system must register with TechSoup individually to request software products, not just the main branch.

Most notable of the discounts is the Microsoft Software Donations Program, which offers hundreds of professional and enterprise Microsoft products for just a small administrative fee. This month's limited time featured product is GrantStation, which connects library to thousands of national, regional, and local funding opportunities and teaches you how to be a successful grant seeker.

View these opportunities and other deeply-discounted products including Norton Antivirus, Adobe, and Citrix web conferencing services on the TechSoup for libraries webpage or consider taking an upcoming Getting Started with TechSoup webinar.

Our Heroes Tree

Register today for the 2012 Our Heroes’ Tree program


State Records Board Offers Grants to Preserve At-Risk Collections

The Indiana State Historic Records Advisory Board (SHRAB) has two grant opportunities, archival assessment and digitization grants available to not‐for‐profit organizations and units of local government in the State of Indiana. Individual grants provide up to $5,000 in funds and require a local match in cash or in‐kind services. Applications are due by Friday, September 14, 2012 and may be found at

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Association for Library Service to Children National Institute
When: September 20-22
Where: Sheraton Indpls City Centre Hotel

SAMS Conference -
When: September 20 - 21
Where: Lebanon Public Library

IPLA Conference
When: October 2 @ 9:30 AM
Where: Oak Hill Mansion, Carmel

Legislative Fall Forum -
When: October 3 @ 8:30 AM
Oak Hill Mansion, Carmel

Indiana Vision Expo & Vision Walk
When: September 29 @ 9:30 AM
Where: Indiana State Library

Indiana Genealogy & Local History Fair
When: October 27 @ 9:00 AM
Where: Indiana State Library

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Where: Indiana
Convention Center, Downtown Indianapolis

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