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Archive for the month “June, 2013”

Smartphone usage

There’s an interesting new report from our friends at the Pew Internet and American Life Project that tells us that a majority of Americans own a smartphone.  Read the full report.

Credo Reference Use

Late last year we began a subscription to Credo Reference, a collection of reference ebooks.  I’ve been watching the statistics and I’ve been very impressed with the variety of titles being used.  Here’s a sampling from our May usage:

BUSINESS: The Ultimate Resource
The Encyclopedia of World History
Concise Atlas of World History, Andromeda
The Hutchinson Unabridged Encyclopedia with Atlas and Weather guide
Encyclopedia of 20th Century Technology
QFinance: The Ultimate Resource
Capstone Encyclopaedia of Business
Manufacturing Engineering Handbook
Britannica Concise Encyclopedia
Key Concepts in Nursing
The Ultimate Business Library, Wiley

GVRL Top Ten

Here are the top ten titles accessed in GVRL in May:

Unique Games and Sports Around the World 2001
Classical Music, 1st American ed. 2005
Weather and Climate 2011
Ultimate Aptitude Tests 2008
The College Blue Book, 40th ed., vol. 6
Sleep Disorders Sourcebook e3 2010
Vancouver & Victoria, Rev. ed. 2010
The Rough Guide to Copenhagen e4 2010
The Rough Guide to Buenos Aires e2 2011
African American History Day by Day 2012
Who’s Buying for Pets e8 2010

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