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Mango and Ebsco webinar recordings are now available!

by Beatrice Pulliam

Thanks to everyone who attended the recent Mango and Ebsco webinars in April. We’re hoping to offer more of them and are happy to facilitate custom webinars for any of the AskRI resources. You can find the webinars on our Webinars and Video Tutorials page under the Resources menu.

Webinars, Spring 2015

by Stacie Parillo

We’re offering webinars on AskRI.org resources that will showcase resource features, help you promote the services to your patrons and feature live demos. Miss a webinar? Want to revisit a webinar you attended? No worries! We’ll post each webinar to AskRI.org, so you can access it anytime. Come hear what’s on offer from EBSCO, a […]

New EBSCO and Proquest Links

by Stacie Parillo

Introducing EBSCO Discovery Service! We’re giving EBSCO’s Discovery Service (aka EDS) a spin! Give our new single search box a try for direct access to full-text content available through AskRI databases. The direct link for EDS is too long to post here, so here it is in this raw text file. You can also find […]

New homepage features

by Stacie Parillo

The AskRI.org homepage now has three new quick links. What we refer to as the “tic-tac-toe” board on the homepage has a new row of services. One is a direct link to all the AskRI.org resources that have apps for mobile devices. Many of the resources require you to create an account, so you can […]

Introducing the New AskRI.org staff

by Stacie Parillo

Providence Public Library is the new home of AskRI.org! AskRI.org is excited to announce that they are fully staffed and ready to bring you top-notch reference services for all of Rhode Island. Meet the new AskRI.org. We’re nice. Beatrice R. Pulliam Technology Director, Providence Public Library and AskRI Operations Director Before joining Providence Public Library, […]

AskRI Survey

by Stacie Parillo

We want to hear your feedback about AskRI.org – the Office for Library and Information Services has set up a quick survey about us and our services. Take a minute and let us know what you think about us and the services we’ve been providing! Take the survey here.

Full launch of LearningExpress 3.0

by Stacie Parillo

Although AskRI has featured the new version for several months, LearningExpress is finally and officially discontinuing use of the LearningExpress 2.0 interface on June 30th. User profiles and work saved in 2.0 will not transfer over to 3.0, so we recommend that patrons currently using 2.0 finish the course they are working on before switching to 3.0. For libraries linking to LearningExpress, the URL for 3.0 has changed to:

http://www.learningexpresshub.com/learningexpresslibrary?AuthToken=26403615-084C-4C62-8226-09A5BD9435EA

Make sure that your link is to the new version come June 30th!

EBSCO Training Session

by Stacie Parillo

On Monday, May 12th, from 9:30 – 11:30, Joe Ceterski, training specialist for EBSCO databases, is coming to the Ocean State Library offices in Warwick to explore some of the most popular databases that they offer – Academic Search, Master File and Consumer Health Complete. Learn how to best use these powerful resources both for yourself and with patrons. Registration through OLIS is required, and attendees are welcome to bring a laptop or device to follow along!