SmartSearch, the tool that enables users to retrieve information from numerous Discus-provided products with a single search, is once again available on the Discus website. Instead of searching individual products, users can select one or more topic categories and search across multiple resources at one time.
Newsweek, the 80-year old weekly news magazine, announced in October 2012 that it would cease publication of its print magazine in favor of an all-digital format. The last print edition of Newsweek was made available with the December 31st issue.
Discus and Britannica Digital Learning were recently featured on Walter Edgar’s Journal. Discus Program Director Amy Duernberger joined Dr. Edgar to talk about this unique set of learning resources, how Discus came to be, and the scope and reliability of its content. Then, Darcy McCanless, Manager of Professional Development for Britannica Digital Learning, spoke about the unprecedented move by Encyclopedia Britannica in publishing its latest iteration solely in the digital realm. After 244 years, this move marked the end of the 32-volume print edition of Encyclopaedia Britannica.
The South Carolina Association of School Librarians (SCASL) gathered in Greenville last week for its 37th annual conference, with a theme of Advocacy Starts with You @ Your Library. The SCASL conference provided many opportunites for professional growth, networking, and reflection on the role of school librarians in South Carolina.