The last blog noted the good news and the bad news for library users as a result of the 2009-2010 state budget. It looks like the last piece of the puzzle is finally in place.
The new POWER Library databases have finally been announced and are becoming available little by little. The EBSCOHost databases of magazines, journals and a wide range of periodicals have been dropped. In its place will be a competing resource called WilsonWeb. Right now it’s a little hard to get to (click here and then select OmninFile Mega) but as the technical problems are worked out, access will once again be just a barcode and a few clicks away.
The list of databases, once complete, will be shorter than what we have enjoyed before the state cuts. But we hope that the range will still be broad enough to meet the needs of our patrons. If you really miss something that we used to offer, let us know. We can pass it along, combine it with commments from other patrons and libraries across the state, and hope that our voices will make a difference next year!