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COMPUTERS IN LIBRARIES news desk Endeca to Build First Digitized Denver Library Presidential Archives Selects Polaris ILS The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library The Denver Public Li- and Museum and the John F. Kennedy Library brary selected Polaris to be- Foundation, which are committed to construct- come its new ILS, replacing ing the first online digitized presidential the library’s old CARL sys- archive, will undertake the project with assis- tem. The Denver Public Li- tance from Endeca Technologies, Inc. Endeca brary, founded in 1889, is a will provide the technical and software assistance required to establish search ca- high-volume urban library pabilities at the archives’ website. system, with 23 branches The online archives, consisting of historical documents and images associated serving 4 million visitors and with the presidency of John F. Kennedy (JFK), would be made accessible to global lending 9 million items in citizens, students, and scholars via a portal in the Kennedy Library website. 2009. Online traffic was even The project was first announced in 2006 by JFK’s brother, the late Sen. Edward more brisk, with 52 million Kennedy, who detailed a partnership between the library and the National Archives online transactions. Almost and Records Administration (NARA) to build a digital archive. 80% of Denver’s 610,000 res- idents have library cards, and the Denver Public Li- brary was ranked as one of SLA, Dow Jones Examine Effects of Business Misinformation the HAPLR Index’s top 10 According to a survey conducted by the Special Libraries Association (SLA) and large urban libraries. Dow Jones, 41% of researchers believe that business decisions based on poor in- formation from the internet are becoming a major problem. The survey concludes that this can lead to negative decisions and missed business opportunities. The survey reached out to 177 research professionals, knowledge workers, and journalists from a variety of fields. According to the survey results, respondents believed that opinion being passed off as fact was the most pernicious and wide- spread form of misinformation on
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