January 21, 2022

Indiana State Library Launches New Version of Indiana’s Virtual Online Library (INSPIRE)

Note: INSPIRE is powered by EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS).

From the Indiana State Library:

The Indiana State Library (ISL) recently launched a new version of Indiana’s Virtual Online Library INSPIRE.in.gov. A collection of online academic databases, INSPIRE.in.gov has proven a vital tool for K-12 schools, universities, hospitals, and Hoosiers across the state that accumulated over 125 million searches in 2014.

State Librarian Jacob Speer stated, “The overall user experience of INSPIRE has improved with better search results and new features. We have streamlined the interface so that users can easily access the information they seek. There is also local content including Indiana Memory and Hoosier State Chronicles which highlight historical newspapers and documents.”

Earlier this year, the Indiana General Assembly voted to continue funding the INSPIRE.in.gov data base as it has since 1998. INSPIRE.in.gov is a free resource available to all Indiana residents who have internet access. Other funds for INSPIRE.in.gov come from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA), and through a partnership with the Academic Libraries of Indiana (ALI).

Direct to Indiana State Library Web Site

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.