Full launch of the updated LearningExpress on Nov. 1

October 31st will be the last day to switch over from the previous of LearningExpress to the updated LearningExpress Library 3(also known as LEL 3).  Some of the features that the updated interface includes are the introduction of Learning Centers which reorganize subjects for easier navigation, an improved search function, software tutorials, and a full index of available courses and resources.  Accounts made on the previous version of LearningExpress will not transfer over to LEL 3, so we encourage patrons to finish up their coursework and then create a new account.  For libraries that offer a direct link to LearningExpress, we highly recommend that the link is updated to the following: http://www.learningexpresshub.com/learningexpresslibrary?AuthToken=26403615-084C-4C62-8226-09A5BD9435EA The current link will not be functional following the full switch to LEL 3 on November 1st.

AtoZ Database Updates

AtoZ Databases recently implemented several minor updates:

Using the ‘Type of Search’ criteria, business owners can now get more specific in their search for Mailing Lists and Sales Leads. Options available to users are:

  • All Records – used for Reference and Research
  • Records with Phone Numbers
  • Records with complete Mailing Address
  • Records that have Phone as well as a Mailing Address
  • Business Descriptions, Email Addresses and Other Enhancements

Over 800,000 records in the business database now have detailed business descriptions.

4 Million Business Executive Emails Addresses are now available on business profiles.

Find a Business now offers users the ability to search for Headquarter locations.

Government shutdown information from URI

The University of Rhode Island has excellent information about the current government shutdown. News sources and feeds can provide the latest updates to the situation, and URI breaks down of how each government department and each department’s website is affected.