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Dec 19

Falling Gas Prices

Posted to From the Reference Desk... by Brett Rurode

In the last few months, gas prices have fallen considerably.  Although this is a normal trend for this time of year, the drop is more significant than we have seen in years.  Here are a few governmental and private websites on the topic of gas prices.

Facts on why gas prices have gone down:
http://www.eia.gov/tools/faqs/faq.cfm?id=1&t=10

Government statistics on gas prices:
http://www.eia.gov/petroleum/weekly/gasoline.cfm

US Department of Energy’s Fuel Economy website:
http://www.fueleconomy.gov/

Fuel cost calculator:
http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/savemoney.shtml
 

Kansas gas prices:
http://www.kansasgasprices.com/

Kansas gas prices organized by county:
http://tools.automotive.com/gas-prices/31/kansas/
http://www.motortrend.com/gas_prices/31/kansas/

State Library of Kansas Reference
Reference: 785-296-2149
Legislative Hotline: 1-800-432-3919
E-mail: infodesk@library.ks.gov

Dec 04

Resource Sharing Today (2014)

Posted to State Library's LIS Collection by Brian Herder


Resource Sharing Today

Resource Sharing Today (2014)

Corinne Nyquist

Item Number: 978-0810888036

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield


Budget constraints challenge collection development in unprecedented ways. Collection development has increasingly become a cooperative effort among libraries in geographic proximity. When their own library doesn't have certain books or journals, users turn to interlibrary loan to obtain the resources they need. However, many library science degree programs don't cover interlibrary loan. Resource Sharing Today is a practical guide to resource sharing starting with the library across town and ending with libraries on the other side of the globe. Chapters cover everything from the ALA's interlibrary loan form to successful innovations such as Virginia Tech's ILLiad to New York's IDS (Information Delivery Service). Appendices include regional, state, national, and international ILL codes, ALA and IFLA forms, open access agreements, and purchase on demand plans.