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According to InfoDOCKET “Montana’s university librarians are planning to push the 2015 Legislature for $1.79 million so that college students statewide can access much more information by the click of a mouse.
Kenning Arlitsch, the soft-spoken dean of libraries at Montana State University, said the money would be used to create a statewide system of electronic library collections that would benefit Montana’s 45,000 college students.
Library Technology Guides reports that Backstage Library Works has seen significant growth in requests for its customizable RDA enrichment services. To date, Backstage has enriched more than 60 million bibliographic records with RDA elements for more than 60 client libraries…”
According to KnowledgeSpeak “healthcare information provider Wolters Kluwer Health has announced that Lexicomp® OnlineTM, its hospital-wide referential drug information solution, now includes … Facts & Comparisons® Off-Label database and VisualDx® drug eruption content. The enhancements are part of an ongoing integration of Wolters Kluwer Clinical Drug Information solutions to deliver to clinicians extensive medication decision support at the point of care…”