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Explora is here! Released in early February, Explora is EBSCO’s all-new interface for schools and public libraries and will replace Searchasaurus, Kid’s Search and Student Research Center. Key features include: attractive, user-friendly design; easy-to-browse categories...

Maryam Phillips

Work is underway to build the new Access PA database! To date, six libraries/systems have volunteered to contribute their holdings and populate the new union catalog: Penn State University, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Chester County Library System, Dauphin County Library System,...

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Registration is now open for training by HSLC on Access PA’s new ILL platform, Auto-Graphics’ SHAREit.  Thirteen sessions are scheduled at nine locations across the state. A complete list of the training sessions is available on the POWER Library Portal. ...

Stacey A. Aldrich. State Librarian

  Happy New Year Everyone! Wow, it is hard to believe that we are already almost two weeks into 2015! As we move into a new and shiny year, it is good to briefly reflect on 2014 and where we will focus our energy this year.  Last January, I posted 10 areas that the State...