Wake County Library blog: “SimplyMap is simply wonderful!”

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SimplyMap was highlighted in the Wake County, NC Public Library Business Blog today as a valuable tool for business planning. Wake County has access to SimplyMap through NC LIVE, a statewide collaborative supported by the North Carolina General Assembly through funding from its Communities of Interest.

For those seeking assistance in answering business questions with SimplyMap, NC LIVE has developed a partnership with the Business Librarians (BLINC) throughout North Carolina to help patrons find the information they need. Beginning mid-November, this e-mail reference service will begin, allowing the public to submit inquiries via email which will be researched using library resources and databases, including SimplyMap.

Read more at the Wake County Business Blog.

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An Evening with Author Jeff Zaslow

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Jeff Zaslow, Wall Street Journal columnist and co-author of the The Last Lecture, will speak at the Orlando, FL Public Library on Friday, September 11 at 7 p.m.

Zaslow helped the late Randy Pausch share his last lecture in the powerful bestselling book.  With eloquence and inspiration, the book imparts key messages about the importance of overcoming obstacles, of seizing every moment and making time for what matters.  During these down economic times, his simple lessons are more important than ever.

Geographic Research, Inc. is pleased to be a sponsor of this event. Tickets are $50 each and all proceeds benefit the Orange County Library System.  Purchase online, by phone at 407.835.7481 or in person at the library system’s Community Relations Office on the third floor of the Orlando Public Library.

Zaslow is currently coauthoring Highest Duty, the autobiography of Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, famous for landing US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River. The book is expected to be released October 13, 2009.

An Evening With Author Jeff Zaslow

Friday, September 11, 7 p.m.

(There will be a special free screening of The Last Lecture at the Orlando Public Library on Saturday, September 5 at 1 p.m.)

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UNCG Dataland Blog offers new SimplyMap Tutorial Videos

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Lynda Kellam, the Data Services & Government Information Librarian at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro has produced some new tutorial videos to help students learn how to create maps and reports using SimplyMap. The tutorials are web-based streaming videos and include sound.

– SimplyMap Quick Start Tutorial #1: An introduction to SimplyMap (1:56)

– SimplyMap Quick-Start Tutorial #2: Finding Specific Census Tract (2:54)

Thank you to Lynda for developing this valuable resource and making it available to the SimplyMap community!

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Men’s Health Ranks Top Sports Towns

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Men’s Health continues to utilize SimplyMap to identify and rank U.S. cities. This time they are studying “sports-obsessed citizenry,” and here is how they did it:

Our stat showdown began with a tally of how many people attend baseball, basketball, and football games (college and pro), as well as who’s showing up at high-school sporting events. Next we factored in Nascar attendance and who’s catching their sports on TV and the radio, all from SimplyMap. We ended by looking at the number of people vying for tickets to any sport, who is buying the most team apparel, and finally, how many people call themselves foam-finger-waving fanatics, from Scarborough Sports Marketing.

The ranking feature extends the power of SimplyMap, making it easy to generate ranked lists of locations for any variable in the system. Thanks to Men’s Health for providing another great example of how to use SimplyMap to power your research projects.

For the full article – and the results, click  here.

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Visit us at the ALA Conference in Chicago

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The American Library Association 2009 Annual Conference will take place in Chicago, IL from July 9- July 15, 2009 at McCormick Place West located at 2301 S. Lake Shore Drive Chicago, IL.

Geographic Research, Inc. will be exhibiting from July 11-14. Stop by and see us at booth #4946!

Click here for more conference info.

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Regent University Recommends SimplyMap

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The library faculty at Regent University in Virginia recently spotlighted SimplyMap in their Library Faculty Recommendations blog, highlighting its powerful ability to create professional quality thematic maps and reports. Associate Librarian Marta Lee used SimplyMap to enhance her research project, Wild West Libraries: A Study of Southwest Kansas Public Libraries and was impressed with the gentle learning curve and ability to easily include attractive and professional maps in presentations.

Read more on the Regent University Library Link.

SimplyMap image of S.E. Virginia and N.E. North Carolina with census tracts

SimplyMap image of S.E. Virginia and N.E. North Carolina with census tracts

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Charleston Advisor Rates SimplyMap 4+ Stars

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The Charleston Advisor, which publishes critical reviews of online resources for libraries, published a review of SimplyMap in April.  We are very pleased to have received 4 1/4 stars out of a possible 5, with a perfect 5 star rating in the pricing and contract options categories and a nod to our excellent customer service!

To maintain a high level of accuracy and integrity, all Charleston Advisor reviews are peer-reviewed by experienced librarians. The reviewers come from all areas of librarianship and from all types of libraries, ensuring that products are reviewed by people who actually use them.

Read the Review

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GRI Exhibiting at the SLA Conference in Washington, D.C.

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The Special Libraries Association will hold its Annual Conference in Washington, DC at the Washington Walter E. Washington Convention Center from June 14-17 2009. The conference will create an environment for networking, communication, learning and other developmental opportunities for information professionals.

Geographic Research, Inc. will be exhibiting. Stop by and see us at booth #1149!

Click here for conference info.

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GRI Exhibiting at the ACRL Conference in Seattle

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ACRL’s 14th National Conference will be held at the Washington State Trade and Convention Center in downtown Seattle, March 12-15, 2009.

Every other year, ACRL offers its premier professional development event devoted exclusively to the needs of academic and research librarians.  Visit us at booth #347 for a chance to win a new monitor and see a demonstration of SimplyMap.

The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), a division of the American Library Association, is a professional association of academic librarians and other interested individuals. It is dedicated to enhancing the ability of academic library and information professionals to serve the information needs of the higher education community and to improve learning, teaching, and research.

Click here for conference info.

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