Join WiLS and library staff in your area for a Library Community Get-Together
This informal half-day session will give you the opportunity to...
...build relationships and partnerships with other libraries in your area
...share ideas for library service in the area and state
...hear about new projects and successes in other libraries
...bounce ideas off other library types
Sessions will include brief presentations from fellow library staff, a discussion about moving the Wisconsin library community more toward adaptability (to help with WiLS strategic planning, along with other initiatives), and plenty of time for networking and sharing.
All sessions will be held from 1:00-4:00 pm. Attend at any of the following locations:
October 5: Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College, Rice Lake
October 10: UW-Waukesha
October 12: Viterbo University,
October 18: Marathon County/Wisconsin Valley Library Service, Wausau
October 21: UW-Oshkosh
October 24: Fitchburg Public Library
There is no cost to attend. Register Now >>>
Hope to see you all there!
RL&LL and WiLS ILL Meeting
Join us Wednesday, September 28, 2011 at the Pyle Center in Madison for the third joint meeting sponsored by Resources for Libraries & Lifelong Learning and WiLS. In the morning, the keynote is David Atkins from University of Tennessee. In the afternoon, the attendees can choose separate tracks for Wiscat or for OCLC. Registration fee is $35 a person. Register here.
Billing Tips of the Month
WiLS Membership Renewals
Invoicing has been completed for all Level 1 & 2 WiLS Memberships, which run from July 1, 2011-June 30, 2012. Unless you requested otherwise, these memberships will were invoiced to deposit accounts in early July 2011.
Level 3 memberships, which run from September 1, 2011-August 31, 2012, will be invoiced from deposit accounts, when applicable, in late August or early September 2011, unless we are directed otherwise.
Wisconsin Heritage Online (WHO) Membership Renewals
WHO Memberships, which run from July 1, 2011-June 30, 2012, have been invoiced to accounts as WiLS was directed last year.
FIX OCLC Subscription Codes in Effect as of July, 1, 2011
Some of you may notice that there were product code changes for OCLC Cataloging, Resource Sharing, and Access subscriptions from GSCxxxx to FIXxxxx product codes.
All libraries that have an OCLC ILL subscription should now be receiving transactional lending credits at $0.44 each under product code OTC4561, for the actual number of lends for the month.
Does your WiLS/OCLC Deposit Account Need to be Replenished?
There are a number of accounts that have gone below a zero balance either prior to or with this billing. Please logon to your My WiLS Account and check your deposit account balance.
If your account is at, near, or below zero, please email replenishment requests, including any special wording needed on the replenish invoice, or replenishment questions to Shirley Schenning at WiLS, firstname.lastname@example.org or call 608-263-5051.
Here are a few reminders about the replenishment process:
- WiLS requests a replenishment to your deposit account that will cover either 12 or 6 months of estimated charges for FY12, unless your account has sufficient funds that will carry over and cover FY12 charges.
- A prepayment bonus will be credited to accounts that have 12 months of charges on account with WiLS by September 30, 2011.
- A replenish invoice will be emailed to you, usually either the same day or within a day or two of the request, unless you request it to be faxed or mailed.
WiLS Billing Manager
WiLS Level 1 Member News
Faculty, staff standouts earn 2011 Founders Awards at UW-Green Bay
Congratulations to three librarians at UW-Green Bay! Paula Ganyard, Jeff Brunner, and Kathy Pletcher won the Founders Awards. The Founders Awards are awarded for excellence in service and teaching. To learn more about the award and honorees, please visit UW-Green Bay's website.
Jeff Dawson to speak at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's Global Libraries Initiative Peer Learning Meeting
Jeff Dawson, director of Lester Public Library in Manitowoc-Calumet Library System, will be part of a panel presentation entitled Community Needs Assessment and Engagement for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's Global Libraries Initiative Peer Learning Meeting, Tuesday September 20, in Seattle, Washington. The panel, led by Michael Porter from Library Renewal, will share with Global Libraries Initiative partners our success stories. Jeff will present Lester Public Library's story of utilizing social software on the Internet. In particular, through Flickr they have strengthened the bond between the library and the community they serve. The focus of his discussion will include plenty of photos and feature how the library has made an emotional connection with residents of Two Rivers and beyond utilizing technology found on the Internet.
The focus of the Global Libraries Initiative is to narrow the digital divide on a global basis via libraries. The Initiative hopes to provide technology, mainly the Internet, to 90% of the world's population without current access. Recent awardees from the Gates Foundation's Global Libraries Initiative include the countries of Latvia, Lithuania, Mexico, Botswana, Romania, Australia and Nepal. Previous annual Peer Learning Meetings have been hosted by Finland, Mexico, Chile and Latvia.
Beloit College's Mindset List for Class of 2015
Each August since 1998, Beloit College has released the Beloit College Mindset List, providing a look at the cultural touchstones that shape the lives of students entering college this fall. The creation of Beloit's former Public Affairs Director Ron Nief and Keefer Professor of the Humanities Tom McBride, it was originally created as a reminder to faculty to be aware of dated references, and quickly became a catalog of the rapidly changing worldview of each new generation. Mindset List websites at Beloit College and at mindsetmoment.com, the media site webcast and their Facebook page receive more than a million hits annually.
(follow Coop news at WiLSCoop)
News for All Types of Libraries
Set up Mergent trials of InvestorEdge or Mergent Online by sending an email to Kirsten.
Learning Language Trials
BYKI, Mango, PowerSpeak, and Tell Me More are being offered through the month of September. Please contact Sara at email@example.com
for trial links.
We are excited about AtoZ Databases, previewed at ALA. It offers marketing and directory information for both commercial and residential listings. A trial is available through September, please contact Sara at firstname.lastname@example.org for login and pricing.
A new order direct vendor is Imprint Plus Imprint Plus, the inventor of the reusable name badge, began in 1982 as a mom & pop metal working shop. As the only manufacturer of reusable name badges, Imprint Plus has customers in 60 countries and works with over 500 libraries and educational institutions. Imprint Plus is a Woman-Owned Business and is also EarthRight EBI Certified. Listing in Coop
News and Trials for Academic Libraries
Please email Kirsten for any questions, quotes or trials. Please let Kirsten know if you would like to be added to the Academic Contacts email list. She sends out news and offers on this list.
WiLS is happy to announce that we are forming a partnership with Springshare and can now offer libraries trials and small discounts on LibAnswers, LibGuides, LibAnalytics, LibCal and Mobile Site Builder.
Another new vendor is American Psychiatric Publishing and WiLS is offering trials of DSM Premium and DSM-IV-TR. They will be introducing a new interface to their databases at the end of September. Also from that time, their journals will no longer be available via High Wire. Add-on subscriptions are also available to CMG Journal and CME.
Bowker is offering 40% off of the complete package of Bowker's Book Analysis System (Books in Print(BIP), Book Analysis System(BBAS) and Resources for College Libraries (RCL)). Libraries who already subscribe to BIP will get 25% off a subscription to BBAS (which includes RCL). For FAQ on BBAS see here. The deadline for this offer is November 18 for a group to begin on December 1st. Please email for more information.
Through December 1, there is a discount offered on Springer ebooks and ejournals with an additional discount for libraries that purchase ebooks AND ejournals.
For ejournals libraries maintain full archival rights and electronic access on SpringerLink to their current title list plus full electronic access to all of Springer's Journals (1,824 Titles) from 1997-Present. Full title lists are here.
For ebooks, libraries purchase on an ownership business model and have unlimited simultaneous users to over 23,000 titles depending on the packages purchased. Full title lists are here.
Through October 15 CQ Press is offering a 20% discount on its one-time fee for perpetual rights and unlimited users on CQ Almanac Online Series, the most authoritative reference on Congressional activity and the democratic process.
WiLS has the following upcoming group renewals. Please send an email to Kirsten for trials or pricing.
|Alternative Press Index (EBSCO)
||Philosopher's Index (ProQuest)
||ACS Web Editions
|Chronicle of Higher Education
Films on Demand
||Criminal Justice Abstracts (EBSCO)
|Krause Curriculum Development Library Online
||Communications & Mass Media Complete (EBSCO)
||Education Journals (ProQuest)
|New Testament Abstracts
News K-12 Libraries
Order Direct Vendors
In addition to the deep discounts our members receive on electronic resources, they are also eligible for savings from our order direct vendors. WiLS partners with over 20 businesses that provide library-oriented products, including 3M, Demco, Highsmith and our newest partner, Imprint Plus. Please contact Sara at email@example.com with any questions.
K12 WiLS Memberships
Invoices for WiLS Memberships are in the process of being emailed this month. Please contact Shirley Schenning firstname.lastname@example.org or 608.263.5051 with any questions regarding your membership.
Changes in District Contacts
We recognize that there will be many changes to staff members in school districts across the state this summer and will be sending out a contact change form to schools in the fall. If you know of changes now, we would appreciate help in keeping our records current. Please email any changes at your district to Shirley Schenning at email@example.com. Please include the name of the school, the new contact name, email and phone number if available as well as the person he or she is replacing. Thanks!
News for Public Libraries
Access My Library from Gale
Did you know Gale has created an app that uses GPS to find public libraries within a 10-mile radius of the user's location then provides free access to Gale online resources subscribed to by libraries? The free app is called Access My Libraries (AML) and the setup is quick and easy. Please contact David Ziembiac at David.Ziembiec@cengage.com or 952-288-5325 for assistance.
We are excited about this database we previewed at ALA. It offers marketing and directory information for both commercial and residential listings.
The creators of the wildly popular Early Literacy Stations have announced two new products, ELS Passport, a smaller version of ELS that can be checked out, and AfterSchool Edge, an online subscription service offering 50 top-rated educational software titles.
News K-12 and Public Libraries
Vendor Profile—Gary Katz
Please call me: Gary
What I do: Inside Sales Rep for online resources for K-12 and public libraries.
Who I do it for and for how long:
I've been with ProQuest for over 11 years and currently cover the majority of the public and K-12 libraries in Wisconsin and Minnesota. I also cover a significant portion of Massachusetts, some of Connecticut and all of the K-12 schools throughout Canada.
My favorite part of the job is: Over the years my sales position with ProQuest has afforded me the opportunity to meet and speak with people from various regions of North America, enabling me to hear differing perspectives on all manner of things ranging from the weather to current events and how it all impacts the everyday business and personal lives of those residing in their specific area of the country. The differences and similarities are sometimes surprising.
The database/product I am most excited about and why is: In the current, difficult economy, I'm excited about any online resource a customer wishes to buy!
More seriously though, I've always been partial to the suite of ProQuest Historical Newspapers which allow the user to actually view, search and/or page through a given newspaper in its original format dating back in many cases to the 18th and 19th century and coming forward to the late 20th century. The pictures, stories, advertisements, etc. are amazing to revisit and have great application to a wide array of subject areas and curricula.
Something most people don't know about me is: I have a law degree from the Detroit College of Law (annexed several years ago by Michigan State University). The school was actually situated on part of the land upon which Comerica Park now stands, where the Detroit Tigers play their home games. I'm also a huge baseball/Tigers fan.
I am currently reading: Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
You can reach me at: 1-800-521-0600, ext. 74075
Vendor Profile—Julie Currie
Please call me: Julie
What I do: Sales Representative for ProQuest Public Library and K12 Division
Who I do it for and for how long: I have been with ProQuest since May 2011 and have been in educational software sales since 1992.
My favorite part of the job is: I really enjoy being a part of helping professional educators provide resources that ultimately help students achieve academic and personal goals.
The database/product I am most excited about and why is: eLibrary. eLibrary includes features which quickly enable librarians and teachers to build & customize content needed for courses and specific lessons in a very systematic way. This feature also provides the ability to add articles/documents from other databases to further expand & create your own customized topical resource. There isn't another product currently on the market that provides these unique features specifically.
Something most people don't know about me is: I have a passion for architecture & design and own a home that was building in 1890.
I am currently reading: Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks
You can reach me at: 320-846-5380 or Julie.Currie@proquest.com
See ProQuest's products for K-12 libraries and ProQuest's catalog for public libraries.
Resource Sharing Update
The August 2011 Access News is available on the WiLS web site.
OCLC Resource Sharing Workshops
WiLS will be presenting OCLC Resource Sharing workshops in September:
Sept 13: Deflection on WorldCat Resource Sharing
Sept 14: Custom Holdings on WorldCat Resource Sharing
Sept 15: Patron-Initiated Resource Sharing
To view descriptions of courses and register for FREE online training, go to OCLC Training Portal.
Digital Project Dispatch
Dogs of Wisconsin Libraries Dog of the Month
This cool looking dog is Nimh, who is the companion of Carrie Kruse, who is the director of the Helen C. White College Library at UW-Madison and Ellen Pryor, who is the Library Media Specialist at Madison West High School. Carrie reports that Nimh is getting a bit elderly and mostly likes to sleep and cuddle with them, but still enjoys a good yip at strange noises, lap sitting and burrowing under covers. All are mourning the recent loss of Nimh's sister, G. Nimh is now an only dog. She's named Nimh, as a rat terrier, for the children's book Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH. In the book, NIMH (never explicitly stated) stands for the National Institute of Mental Health, from which the rats escape. And Nimh seemed an appropriate name for her, particularly when she is especially wacko.
Nimh's favorite book is The single hound by May Sarton
For information on adding your dog, see Dogs of WI Libraries.
Local History Conference
Registration is open for the 2011 Local History and Historic Preservation conference in Stevens Point, September 23-24. Many of the sessions will be of interest to libraries with local history collections, including workshops on the care of historic photographs, paper conservation, and metadata for digital content. Featured speakers include the Wisconsin Historical Society's Michael Edmonds on tales of Paul Bunyan and James P. Leary, UW-Madison Professor of Folklore, on Wisconsin polka traditions.
New to WHO: Ripon College Archives
This summer, Andrew Prellwitz, archivist at Ripon College, began working with Wisconsin Heritage Online to digitize postcards and photographs from the Ripon College Archives. The images depict student life and campus buildings from the mid-19th century up to the present. More than 500 photos are currently online and the collection will continue to grow in the coming months.
Wisconsin Library eBook Checkouts go over 1,000,000
Congratulations to the L.D. Fargo Public Library in Lake Mills for having the 1,000,000th digital checkout from the Wisconsin Public Library Consortium Digital Download Center. The Digital Download Center is a collection of audiobooks, e-texts, music and video available to all library patrons in Wisconsin through the cooperative efforts of the state's 17 library systems. Library patrons have used the service more and more each year since the collection was formed in 2005.
OCLC's CONTENTdm Featured Collection: Wisconsin Decorative Arts Database
The Wisconsin Decorative Arts Database documents furniture, ceramics, textiles, metalwork, and other material culture artifacts made by early Wisconsin craftspeople and held in the collections of museums and historical societies throughout the state. The database is an ongoing collaborative project of the Wisconsin Historical Society, the Chipstone Foundation, and the Material Culture Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
View and read more at www.oclc.org/contentdm/collections
OCLC Resource Sharing enhancements in August: Short-term access to MyiLibrary e-books and more
In August, OCLC will release the new short-term access to e-books from Ingram's MyiLibrary through WorldCat Resource Sharing. The option will be available in ILLiad within the next several months. The new service option expands access to library content available through WorldCat Resource Sharing and ILLiad to include access to a subset of e-books from Ingram's MyiLibrary e-book collection for a period of up to nine days. E-book loans are fee-based, set at 15 percent of the MyiLibrary price for access to the e-book. The fee is managed through the WorldCat Resource Sharing interlibrary loan Fee Management feature, a service that supports payment of resource-sharing services through the library's OCLC invoice.
Other planned enhancements include:
• New Lender String report. This report provides details about your library's interactions with specific lenders up to one year in the past.
• Custom Holdings symbol searcher. A new way to quickly identify which Custom Holdings groups contain a specific symbol (up to 10 symbols), so you can modify your custom holdings groups as needed when changes occur.
• New ILL work form fields to support article sharing. These fields provide the PubMed number (PMID) and the Digital Object Identifier (DOI).
• Email from anywhere. Allows your staff to send an email to another library from anywhere in an interlibrary loan workform.
• Improvements to Not Received feature. Now libraries can alert the lender that an item as not been received at any time after the lender updates the request to SHIPPED.
WorldCat turns 40
On August 26, 1971, the OCLC Online Union Catalog and Shared Cataloging system (now known as WorldCat) began operation. That first day, from a single terminal, catalogers at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, cataloged 133 books online. Today, WorldCat comprises more than 240 million records representing more than 1.7 billion items in OCLC member libraries worldwide.
Records entered into WorldCat since 1971 have been continuously migrated, reformatted and updated to conform to newly issued cataloging standards. They have been touched and enhanced hundreds of times by librarians around the world and by OCLC staff and automated systems.
The first OCLC cathode ray tube terminal was the Irascope Model LTE, which was manufactured by Spiras Systems. OCLC deployed 68 LTES, one of which is now on permanent display in the National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C., and another in a new OCLC Museum dedicated today in Dublin, Ohio. The LTE was connected to OCLC via a dedicated, leased telephone line from AT&T; message traffic moved at the rate of 2400 baud (2,400 symbols per second).
People can now use their mobile phones to access WorldCat via WorldCat Local, where 4G wireless downloads are 2,500 times faster than the original OCLC network. Wired networks are now 416,000 times faster.
Find more about WorldCat on the OCLC website, and watch WorldCat grow as libraries around the world contribute to the database.
OCLC Research to Host "Scan and Deliver: Creative User-initiated Digitization in Special Collections and Archives" Webinar on September 22
"Yes, we scan!" Attend OCLC's webinar to learn more about streamlined methods for scanning and delivering digital copies of special collections materials at the request of the users.
Changes in technology and the increased visibility of special collections have resulted in a deluge of requests for digital copies of special collections materials. A steady stream of digitization requests for one item here, two pages there can be labor-intensive, and policies for user requests vary widely across institutions.
To address these issues, OCLC Research and the OCLC Research Library Partnership's Working Group on Streamlining Photography and Scanning sought methods for reducing cumbersome digitization-on-demand workflows and policy obstacles. The Scan and Deliver report concludes that a flexible, tiered approach to delivering digitized copies acknowledges differences in user needs, collections, institutional policies, and resources.
This webinar will feature creative experiments aimed at scanning and delivering user-requested digital copies of special collections materials. San Diego State University offers self-serve scanning in their reading room. At the University of Chicago, special collections and interlibrary loan (ILL) colleagues are working together to use existing infrastructure and expertise. The Getty Research Institute developed a tiered approach to capture and post digital files created by fulfilling user requests. Speakers will discuss workflows-in-progress, lessons learned, and how they learned to stop worrying and love digital copy requests. Presenters will include:
- Anne Bahde (San Diego State University)
- Julia Gardner (University of Chicago)
- Anne Blecksmith (Getty Research Institute)
- Francine Snyder (Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum)
- Shannon Supple (University of California at Berkeley)
- Jennifer Schaffner (OCLC Research)
and other members of the Streamlining Photography and Scanning Working Group.
Webinar participation is free and open to all but advanced registration is required.
Scan & Deliver
September 22, 2011
More Free Webinars
Innovations from America's Best Small Libraries
September 20, 2011
Library Journal's annual Best Small Library in America Award, sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, encourages and showcases the exemplary work of libraries serving populations under 25,000. WebJunction is hosting this webinar with the Association for Rural and Small Libraries and the 2011 finalists. This year's winner, Naturita Community Library (CO), serves a population of only 2,1000 with technology, distance education and programming supporting all the community's lifelong learning needs. The Ames Free Library (MA) bridges the computer gap with a nimble thin-client network, wireless acess and laptops for patron use and Computer Tutors. Page Public Library (AZ) offers almost daily programs for patrons across the age spectrum and addresses patron technology needs. Hear from these libraries for an hour of innovation and practical inspiration.
Putting the Public Back in Public Libraries: Community-Led Libraries
September 26, 2011
While public libraries are generally viewed as inclusive spaces, there are large segments of community that do not use them. Four large urban library systems across Canada spent years working in socially excluded communities to determine how to make public library services relevant to the needs of underserved communities. The results showed that when communities are involved in the identification, development and delivery of library services, there can be an exhilarating effect. Hear about this, the Working Together Project, the results and continued outcomes and examples in this hour-long webinar.
Writing contributions by WiLS staff.
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