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The Colorado Alliance will host a presentation on SIPX for Higher Education.  SIPX is a “web-based technology, created to manage copyrights and deliver digital course materials.”  (from the SIPX brochure).  Through SIPX, a library user is able to access material in their institution’s holdings, as well as royalty free and public domain content.  Professors can use SIPX to locate specific articles or other documents and embed links in their course syllabus.  Some advantages of SIPX include

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The Colorado Alliance is pleased to announce a new version of Gold Rush Decision Support (formerly Gold Rush Reports) which allows libraries to compare the journal content within databases.  Some of the features of the system include:

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As of mid-November 2013, Denver Public Library, the largest public library in Colorado is available once again in Prospector.  You can now request items in Prospector with a DPL library card and patrons from other Prospector libraries can request DPL items. With 25 branch libraries and over 1 million items, DPL adds great value and unique content to Prospector. They are one of the biggest libraries in terms of lending and borrowing through Prospector and we are very happy to have them back!

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The Prospector Director's annual meeting is on Thursday, Oct 31 at the CO Alliance conference room from 1:00-4:00pm.  Tom Jacobsen of Innovative Interfaces will provide an update on INN-Reach and future directions.  Rose Nelson from the Alliance will provide a status report on Prospector.  Jimmy Thomas will then provide an update on Marmot, followed by George Machovec who will provide an update on the Prospector budget.  There will be time for discussion after the presentations.  

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