January/February 2002  vol.8  no.1 issn 1082-4383  

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Nebraska Library Commission Network Services News

Highlights in this Issue

 

La Vista Public Library Wins ILL Web Interface Contest

OCLC has picked the winners of the ILL Web Interface Contest and one of them is our very own La Vista Public Library! 

New CatExpress Libraries

January 1st, twelve new CatExpress libraries will be on board the Nebraska CatExpress group bringing our total number of CatExpress users in Nebraska to fifty-four libraries.

NEBASE's OCLC Link

NEBASE would like to introduce our new OCLC Library Services Consultant, Doug Doherty.

Journal Management Tools Available Through NEBASE

Two journal management options, Journal WebCite and SerialSSolutions, are currently being offered through the Nebraska Library Commission and NEBASE.


Table of Contents

  NEBASE     
 
La Vista Public Library Wins ILL Web Interface Contest
Welcome New CatExpress Libraries
NEBASE Workshops Planned
NEBASE Advisory Council Meets with Dr. William J. Crowe
NEBASE Annual Meeting 2002 - West
NEBASE's OCLC Link
 
  TRAINING     
 
NEBASE Workshop Calendar
 
  DATABASES     
 
Do I Own this Book? Do You Own This Book? : Setting Up Custom Library Groups in FirstSearch
Newsbank Demonstrations and Trial
OCLC Purchase of netLibrary Assets Approved
Database Renewal Fast Approaching
Database Tips & Tricks : Answering "This Day in History" Questions
Using Electric Library
 
  DISCOUNTS     
 
Announcing 10% Discount on H.W. Wilson Databases
Poem Finder Order Deadline is February 1
Journal WebCite Demonstration and Offer
SerialSSolutions NEBASE Consortia Offer
Computers in Libraries Conference Discount
New Gaylord Discounts Available
  
  OCLC NEWS     
 
OCLC Product of the Month : Combine Interactive Searching and Offline Editing with CatME
OCLC Institute to Present "Steering by Standards" Videoconference Series
Ingram Library Services Provides More Evaluative Content, Original Records in OCLC WorldCat
    
REFERENCE     

 

FirstSearch Featured Database of the Month : Alternative Press Index
RILM to Discontinue Per-Search Access Through FirstSearch Service
Bibliographic Records for OCLC FirstSearch Electronic Collections Online Journals
OCLC FirstSearch Service Enhancements
 
RESOURCE    
SHARING    
 
  
OCLC 2002 ILL Non-Referral Days
When You Need To Go To Non-Supplier Status
OCLC ILL Web Enhancements Installed
 
CATALOGING     
    
CatExpress Tutorial Revised
CatExpress User Guide, Third Edition, Available
New Forest Press Publication Guides Subject Browsing, Subject Heading Application
CORC Enhancements
OCLC TECH    
 NOTES...
 
 
OCLC Completes Windows XP Testing

 

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NEBASE   

 

LA VISTA PUBLIC LIBRARY WINS ILL WEB INTERFACE CONTEST

OCLC has picked the winners of the ILL Web Interface Contest and one of them is our very own La Vista Public Library! All comments submitted by December 31, 2001 using the "Feedback Form" within the new ILL Web Interface were entered into a random drawing. Three libraries were selected to win $1,000 credits on their OCLC ILL bills.

These comments were entered by Jean Hurst at La Vista Public Library:

"I have been using ILL services at our library for 20 years now and this new web interface is the GREATEST!!!! product I've seen come out of OCLC in a long time. Not that all of the products aren't wonderful. The web based interface is so easy to use you don't need to remember function keys, you just point and click. I have only just started using it and found it so simple to use I already feel like a pro. I can check what's coming in and what needs to be sent out in just a few seconds. GREAT WORK OCLC!"

OCLC will make the formal announcement during the OCLC ILL Users Group Meeting at ALA Midwinter in New Orleans.

The other winners are Eckerd College Library in St. Petersburg, Florida and Northwestern Connecticut Community College Library in Winsted, Connecticut.

Christa Burns
OCLC Member Services Coordinator
Nebraska Library Commission

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WELCOME NEW CATEXPRESS LIBRARIES 

In response to the Nebraska Library Commission's offer to provide CatExpress at no cost for one year, twelve Nebraska libraries have signed up for the service. On January 1, twelve new CatExpress libraries will be added to the Nebraska group, bringing the total of Nebraska CatExpress users to fifty-four. We would like to welcome the following libraries to the CatExpress group:

In exchange for receiving the first year of CatExpress service at no cost to the library, these twelve have agreed to maintain the CatExpress service on their own in the future and also participate as an Interlibrary Loan lender.

Designed especially for smaller libraries, the CatExpress service offers an easy and affordable way to copy catalog library materials and it requires no special training. Since the service is web-based, there is no need to maintain or install software. Nebraska librarians report that the ease of use and savings of staff time are the primary benefits of using CatExpress. If you would like more information on CatExpress please visit our NEBASE website: </netserv/nebase/catx.html>.

Shannon Behrhorst
Director of Network Services
Nebraska Library Commission

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NEBASE Workshops PLANNED

The survey results are in and planning has begun for NEBASE and Network Services workshops throughout Nebraska. The first round of scheduled workshops includes thirteen OCLC workshops on a variety of products and technical service issues.

On December 10th the first of these was held at the Kearney Public Library. Thirteen library staff members from central Nebraska convened for a half-day session on "Using the OCLC Web ILL Interface."

NEBASE staff are presently working with system administrators and librarians across the state to coordinate workshop sites for the coming months. If you are are interested in hosting a NEBASE workshop at your lab site we would like to hear from you. Please contact Christa Burns, OCLC Member Services Coordinator at 800-307-2665 or 402-471-3107. For a look at the already scheduled workshops please see our NEBASE Workshop calendar in this issue of N3 and on the web at: </netserv/nebase/oclcworkshopsdesc.html>.

Christa Burns
OCLC Member Services Coordinator
Nebraska Library Commission

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NEBASE ADVISORY Council Meets With Dr. William J. Crowe

The next meeting of the NEBASE Advisory Council will be held on February 1 at the Nebraska Library Commission. The morning will be spent meeting with Dr. William J. Crowe, Spencer Librarian, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas, OCLC Board of Trustees Chair, and member of the OCLC Ad Hoc Committee on Membership. This winter members of the committee are meeting with advisory councils and board members from the various regional networks in an effort to gather input from NEBASE members on OCLC's plan to review the definitions of membership, as well as a new formula for allocating representation on the OCLC Members Council. Recommendations from the Ad Hoc Committee on Membership will be presented to the OCLC Members Council in May of this year.

Shannon Behrhorst
Director of Network Services
Nebraska Library Commission

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NEBASE Annual Meeting 2002 - West

Our annual western meeting will be held April 4th in Alliance, Nebraska from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm at the Alliance Public Library. Plans are currently being made for the agenda to include OCLC updates and NEBASE training workshops. Mark your calendars to attend. We will be posting additional information on the day's agenda and registration closer to the meeting date.

Shannon Behrhorst
Director of Network Services
Nebraska Library Commission

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NEBASE's OCLC LINK

NEBASE would like to introduce you to our new OCLC Library Services Consultant. Doug Doherty came to NEBASE in September and first visited NEBASE territory at the recent Annual Meeting-East in Lincoln. Since then Doug has made trips to Nebraska to meet with staff of several NEBASE member libraries.

As our direct link to OCLC, Doug primarily works with Christa Burns, NEBASE's OCLC Member Services Coordinator, to bring OCLC products and services to NEBASE member libraries. "I'm responsible for visiting libraries, learning how they are doing their business, and recommending integrated solutions," says Doug. He also serves as our resource for handling inquiries about OCLC services and pricing, as well as helping NEBASE solve any problems with access and billing for services.

Doug and his son, Mason
Doug and his son, Mason

In addition to serving as the main OCLC contact for Nebraska libraries Doug also is responsible for Illinois libraries through ILLINET. Since his start at OCLC in July of 2000 Doug has also worked with MINITEX and WILS, two other OCLC networks. Before coming to OCLC Doug worked for twelve years in the marketing and sales areas of Encyclopedia Britannica and served as a National Sales Manager for Britannica Online.

Originally from Kansas City, Doug is a Midwest native. Presently he lives with his wife and two children, son Mason and daughter Makenzie, in Oak Park, Illinois just outside of Chicago. He likes spending his free time working on their historic 1893 home, brewing his own beer, and enjoying the outdoors.

Doug tells us what he enjoys most about his job is the people he meets. "Libraries employ some of the most interesting and nicest people I have had the pleasure to work with. Building relationships with library staff and helping them is what keeps me motivated. My hope is that I'll get to work with Nebraska libraries for many years so I can personally meet most of the people that read this article."

Shannon Behrhorst
Director of Network Services
Nebraska Library Commission

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Training    

NEBASE Workshop Calendar

The workshops listed below will be at the Nebraska Library Commission located at 1200 N Street, Lincoln. The registration fee is $10 per workshop for NEBASE members. If your library is not a NEBASE member, please contact Jeannette Powell at 402-471-7740 or 800-307-2665 or e-mail Jeannette Powell for registration fee.

To register for any of the workshops listed below, please complete the online registration form at </netserv/nebase/oclcworkshops.html#reg>. A description of each of the workshops can be found at </netserv/nebase/oclcworkshops.html#reg>.

JANUARY 23
USING THE OCLC ILL WEB INTERFACE
Location:
Nebraska Library Commission - Heron Room, 1200 N Street, Lincoln, NE
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 NOON
Instructor: Christa Burns, OCLC Member Services Coordinator
CE Credits: 3 hours

JANUARY 31
NAVIGATING OCLC'S PASSPORT FOR WINDOWS
Location:
Nebraska Library Commission - Heron Room, 1200 N Street, Lincoln, NE
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Instructor: Christa Burns, OCLC Member Services Coordinator
CE Credits: 3 hours

FEBRUARY 4
ADVANCED OCLC INTERLIBRARY LOAN
Location:
Nebraska Library Commission - Heron Room, 1200 N Street, Lincoln, NE
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 NOON
Instructor: Christa Burns, OCLC Member Services Coordinator
CE Credits: 3 hours

FEBRUARY 5
BASIC BOOK CATALOGING WITHOUT OCLC
Location:
Nebraska Library Commission - Crane Room, 1200 N Street, Lincoln, NE
Time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Instructor: Devra Dragos, Nebraska Library Commission Cataloger
CE Credits: 4 hours

February 12
OCLC SEARCHING BASICS
Location:
Nebraska Library Commission - Heron Room, 1200 N Street, Lincoln, NE
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 NOON
Instructor: Christa Burns, OCLC Member Services Coordinator
CE Credits: 3 hours

FEBRUARY 14
BASIC BOOK CATALOGING USING OCLC
Location:
Nebraska Library Commission - Heron Room, 1200 N Street, Lincoln, NE
Time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Instructor: Devra Dragos, Nebraska Library Commission Cataloger
CE Credits: 4 hours

FEBRUARY 19
UNDERSTANDING THE MARC FORMAT
Location:
Nebraska Library Commission - Crane Room, 1200 N Street, Lincoln, NE
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 NOON
Instructor: Devra Dragos, Nebraska Library Commission Cataloger
CE Credits: 3 hours

FEBRUARY 20
OCLC INTERLIBRARY LOAN MICRO ENHANCER FOR WINDOWS VERSION 2.10
Location:
Nebraska Library Commission - Heron Room, 1200 N Street, Lincoln, NE
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 NOON
Instructor: Christa Burns, OCLC Member Services Coordinator
CE Credits: 3 hours

OCLC CATALOGING MICRO ENHANCER FOR WINDOWS VERSION 2.10
Location:
Nebraska Library Commission - Heron Room, 1200 N Street, Lincoln, NE
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Instructor: Christa Burns, OCLC Member Services Coordinator
CE Credits: 3 hours

FEBRUARY 26
BASIC VIDEO CATALOGING USING OCLC
Location:
Nebraska Library Commission - Heron Room, 1200 N Street, Lincoln, NE
Time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Instructor: Devra Dragos, Nebraska Library Commission Cataloger
CE Credits: 4 hours

FEBRUARY 28
OCLC AUTHORITY CONTROL
Location:
Nebraska Library Commission - Heron Room, 1200 N Street, Lincoln, NE
Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (1 hour break at noon. Lunch will not be provided.)
Instructor: Sandra Herzinger, Chair, UNL Love Library Cataloging Department
CE Credits: 5 hours

MARCH 5
USING THE OCLC ILL WEB INTERFACE
Location:
Nebraska Library Commission - Heron Room, 1200 N Street, Lincoln, NE
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Instructor: Christa Burns, OCLC Member Services Coordinator
CE Credits: 3 hours

MARCH 14
OCLC CORC: CATALOGING INTERNET RESOURCES
Location:
Nebraska Library Commission - Heron Room, 1200 N Street, Lincoln, NE
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 NOON
Instructor: Christa Burns, OCLC Member Services Coordinator
CE Credits: 3 hours

OCLC CORC: CREATING INTERNET PATHFINDERS
Location:
Nebraska Library Commission - Heron Room, 1200 N Street, Lincoln, NE
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Instructor: Christa Burns, OCLC Member Services Coordinator
CE Credits: 3 hours

NOTE: While we have separated the Cataloging and Pathfinder modules of CORC into two sessions, we do recommend that staff attend both sessions, if possible, to get a complete view of the CORC system.

MARCH 19
OCLC UNION LIST BASICS
Location:
Nebraska Library Commission - Heron Room, 1200 N Street, Lincoln, NE
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Instructor: Christa Burns, OCLC Member Services Coordinator
CE Credits: 3 hours

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Databases

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Databases  


DO I OWN THIS BOOK? DO YOU OWN THIS BOOK?
Setting Up Custom Library Groups in FirstSearch

When you are searching WorldCat or another database in FirstSearch have you ever wondered if you own an item or if another library in your town, a neighboring town, or on your campus owns an item? OCLC has made a few enhancements to FirstSearch that can helpOCLC FirstSearch you quickly answer this question. In the past libraries that did their cataloging through OCLC could limit their searches to items they owned with a simple click of the mouse. Libraries that wanted to limit their searches to another library could enter that library's symbol into a box. OCLC has made this process simpler by adding a new feature called Custom Library Groups that all libraries can take advantage of.

The Custom Library Group allows you to go into the FirstSearch Administrative Module and create a group of up to ten libraries. This group will be displayed on the FirstSearch search screen in the form of a drop down box where you can select the name of the library that you want to limit your search to. When you do a search and view the results, there will be an icon on the results page that lets you know that a library in your group owns the item. For example, if you were an academic library you might want to set up a group that contains the public library in town. This way students doing research could also see what is available at the public library. Or, a small public library that has patrons that also use a larger public library and/or academic library in a neighboring community could create a group that includes both the public and academic library. The smaller library does not need to do their cataloging through OCLC in order to take advantage of this feature.

Setting up a Custom Library Group

FirstSearch will currently allow you to set up to five groups with each group containing ten libraries. The one catch to this is that you can only use one of these five groups at a time. The setting that dictates what group you use is located in the FirstSearch Administrative Module.

In order to set up a group you will need the symbol(s) for the library(s) that you would like to include in your group. I would suggest that you locate the symbol(s) before you access the FirstSearch Administrative Module. A list of Nebraska libraries that do their cataloging through OCLC is located at: </netserv/nebase/OCLCmemberLibs.asp>. You can search for other libraries on OCLC's web site at: <http://www.oclc.org/contacts/libraries/>.

Please note, as you go through these steps some actions will cause a small pop up window to open. Please be patient and wait for these windows to close on their own before you proceed.

1. Access your FirstSearch Administrative Module. If you do not know how to do this or need your password, please contact a member of Network Services at 800-307-2665 or email Network Services.
2. Click on System Settings.
3. Click on Custom Library Groups.
4. Enter the name for the group. (Note there is a Maximum of thirty characters/spaces.)
5. Click on the Add button.
6. Make sure the name of the group is selected in the Select Group box.
7. Enter the symbol of the first library you would like to add to the group.
8. Click on Add.
9. The library's symbol and name should now appear in the group list. If you do not like how the library's name is displayed you can change it.
    a. Highlight the name of the library you would like to change.
    b. In the Library Name box, enter the library name the way you would like it displayed.
    c. Click on rename.
    d. It will ask you if you are sure that you want to rename it.
    e. Click on OK.
10. Repeat steps 7-9 until you have added all of the libraries you would like in your group. The maximum number of libraries that you can include is ten.
11. When you have added all of the libraries you wish, click on Save Changes.
12. On the left hand side in the blue bar click on Library Holdings.
13. On the Library Holdings page under the section labeled Custom Library Group Limit, select the group that you would like to use.
14. Click on Save Changes.
15. You may now exit the Administrative Module by clicking on Exit.

If you need help or have questions about setting up Custom Library Groups please email a member of Network Services or phone 800-307-2665.

Allana Novotny
Network Services Librarian
Nebraska Library Commission


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Newsbank Demonstrations and Trial

Newsbank representative, Debra Stanley, will be demonstrating Newsbank products in Lincoln and Kearney this February during the free trial period for Nebraska libraries.

NewsBank resources contain information from newspapers, newswires, business journals, historical and scholarly documents, periodicals and more. NewsBank's resources support classroom instruction in virtually every subject area. Coverage of contemporary issues and events, as well as historical documents are available for use through a variety of Newsbank resources. For more information on Newsbank visit: <http://www.newsbank.com/index.html>.

Demonstration dates and locations:
February 6, 10:00 am - 11:00 Am, Nebraska Library Commission - Heron Room, 1200 N Street, Lincoln, NE
February 6, 2:00 pm -3:00 pm, Nebraska Library Commission - Heron Room, 1200 N Street, Lincoln, NE
February 7, 10:00 am - 11:00 am, Kearney Public Library and Information Center, 2020 First Avenue, Kearney, NE

The Newsbank products will be available for use during our trial period from January 15th through February 28th. Watch for more information and access instructions to be posted to our TRIAL mailing list closer to start of the trial.

Shannon Behrhorst
Director of Network Services
Nebraska Library Commission

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OCLC PURCHASE OF nETLIBRARY ASSETS APPROVED

Subject to a 10-day appeal period, final closing on the sale of netLibrary assets to OCLC Online Computer Library Center has been set for later this month, based upon approval granted today by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Colorado. The sale includes both the eBook Division and the MetaText eTextbook Division of netLibrary.

"OCLC has received very strong support and encouragement from libraries, publishers and distribution partners since the announcement of our intent to purchase netLibrary's assets," said Jay Jordan, president and CEO, OCLC. "We are excited to be in a position to continue netLibrary's pioneering efforts. This acquisition will further our goals of providing libraries around the world with economical access to knowledge by continually expanding content and integrated services."

"We are pleased to join the OCLC cooperative and to be able to add eBooks to the impressive lists of products and services already available through OCLC," said Rob Kaufman, president and CEO of netLibrary. "eBooks have proven their value in libraries around the globe, and we look forward to working with the entire OCLC team to continue to expand their role in supporting the research, reference and learning programs delivered through the world's universities and libraries."

netLibrary's eBook operation will become a division of OCLC and will continue to operate in Boulder, Colorado, serving libraries and their users. The digital textbook group will become a for-profit subsidiary of OCLC and will also continue to operate in Boulder.

[OCLC, edited]

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DATABASE RENEWAL SEASON FAST APPROACHING

During this current subscription year we arranged discounted pricing for over thirty different databases. It's hard to believe that it's almost time to think about database pricing and renewals again. After the holiday season and through the spring we will be working on contract renewals. As in the past, we will send out pricing and renewal information over the TRIAL Mailing List as it becomes available. You can subscribe to the Trial Mailing List on our web site located at: </Lists/commands.asp>. The pricing information will also be posted to the Database Pricing Page </netserv/pricing.html> when vendors allow it. If you have any questions about the purchasing opportunities please e-mail us at Network Services.

Allana Novotny
Network Service Librarian
Nebraska Library Commission

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DATABASE TIPS & TRICKS

ANSWERING "THIS DAY IN HISTORY" QUESTIONS USING ELECTRIC LIBRARY

Do you ever run into patrons who need to know what happened on a particular day in history? Maybe they want a list of people who share their birthday? Or perhaps they want to know who died on a particular day? Traditionally librarians used print chronologies to answer such questions. While this is still a sound strategy, there are now a number of online resources that can be used as well. Electric Library, which the Nebraska Library Commission pays for on behalf of all public and post-secondary academic libraries in Nebraska, is one such resource.

Electric Library is a 100% full-text database that provides access to a wide variety of source material, including reference books. One reference book included in Electric Library is Events Day-By-Day. For each day of the year this work lists people born on that day, people who died on that day, historical events, holidays, and feast days of saints.

To retrieve the Events Day-By-Day entry for a particular day, type the month and day in the text entry box at the top of the Electric Library search screen (e.g., January 24). Next, type Events Day-By-Day in the Publication text entry box in the Advanced portion of the search screen. Finally, click on the Search button. This should pull up the entry you're looking for.

In addition to Electric Library, there are also a number of free websites that let you look up historical events by date. Two sites worth noting are Any Day-in-History <http://www.scopesys.com/anyday/> and The History Channel's This Day in History <http://www.historychannel.com/today/>.

In the past answering "this day in history" questions could be a challenge, particularly if your library didn't own a good print chronology. Now, however, between the Events Day-By-Day reference book available through Electric Library and the two websites mentioned above, you should be able to provide your patrons with more than enough information about any day in history!

Susan Knisely
Online Services Librarian
Nebraska Library Commission

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Discounts  

ANNOUNCING 10% DISCOUNT ON H.W. WILSON DATABASES

The Nebraska Library Commission and the H.W. Wilson Company have entered into an agreement that enables Nebraska libraries to receive a 10% discount off list price when ordering H.W. Wilson databases. To receive these discounts libraries must order through the Nebraska LibraWilson Webry Commission. Pricing is currently based on the number of simultaneous users selected by the subscribing library. For information on the Wilson databases, current pricing and how to register for a free trial please visit: <http://www.hwwilson.com/_promotrials./nlc/nlc.htm>. To receive a price quote or place an order please email Jeannette Powell or phone 800-307-2665, 402-471-7740.

Shannon Behrhorst
Director of Network Services
Nebraska Library Commission

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POEM FINDER ORDER DEADLINE IS FEBRUARY 1

Roth Publishing is offering Nebraska libraries discounted pricing on the following Poem Finder database products:

Discounts are contingent on the number of libraries joining the group and will be available for each type of library (Public, Academic, K-12) only if five or more libraries of that type sign up (e.g., if five or more public libraries subscribe to Poem Finder then all public libraries will receive the discounted price, etc.).

Pricing for these products can be found on the Commission homepage at: </netserv/pricing.html#poem>

The order form for Poem Finder can be accessed at: </netserv/poemorder.html>

The deadline for ordering is February 1.

Subscriptions terms are from March 1, 2002 - June 30, 2003.

Susan Knisely
Online Services Librarian
Nebraska Library Commission

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JOURNAL WEBCITE DEMO AND OFFER

Ben Adams, co-founder of Journal WebCite was at the Nebraska Library Commission on December 14, 2001 to demonstrate the Journal WebCite product for eighteen Nebraska librarians. Journal WebCite provides libraries a way to track their full-text electronic journal titles and gives libraries a single list of their online journals. The company based in Philadelphia offers two levels of their product to fit the needs of both small and large libraries struggling to maintain accurate listings of their online full-text journals.Journal WebCiteJournal WebCite demo held on Dec. 14, 2001.

JournalList Standard features a customized holdings list of online journals as well as print, a variety of format delivery options, search tools, customizable subject lists, and reporting and cost analysis tools.

JournalList Lite offers a customized holdings list of online journals along with a variety of format delivery options.

Journal WebCite is offering Nebraska libraries a 10% consortia discount off their basic list prices. Orders can be made at any time and billing will go directly through Journal WebCite. For additional information on Journal WebCite or to set up a free trial please visit their web site at: <http://www.JournalWebCite.com>.

Shannon Behrhorst
Director of Network Services
Nebraska Library Commission

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SERIALSSOLUTIONS NEBASE CONSORTIA OFFERSerialSSolutions

SerialSSolutions provides libraries a single comprehensive list of the library's full-text electronic format journals and offers a variety of formats: HTML, print, EXCEL, XML, MARC-ready and custom, to meet each library's needs.

SerialSSolutions products are updated monthly, can be customized for your library, and offer imbedded URLs for easy access to library databases. SerialSSolutions displays multiple holdings of the same journal and has the option to include your library's print holdings in reports. Pricing is based on the number of journal titles included.

NEBASE is offering member libraries the chance to sign up for consortia pricing for SerialSSolutions. To gain the consortia discount of 15% off the list price, NEBASE will need a minimum of five libraries to join the SerialSSolutions group. Libraries wishing to participate must submit a RFQ to SerialSSolutions by February 15. By March 1 libraries will be notified of their final individual price and if the minimum consortia number was reached. Libraries will then submit their data to SerialSSolutions by March 15 and reports will be shipped to libraries during the first two weeks of April.

In addition to the 15% discount for Nebraska libraries, SerialSSolutions is offering a free month's report with the initial subscription term. Libraries joining the group this spring will start a 15 month term, April 2002 - June 2003, but pay for only 14 months. Future subscription terms will be set on a July - June fiscal year. Libraries subscribing can elect to pay for the initial subscription term in either one or two payments. Libraries can choose to pay for May - June 2002 first and then receive a second bill for the July 2002 - June 2003 term or pay the full term costs of 14 months at the start of their subscription

To submit an RFQ to Serials Solutions as part of the NEBASE consortia visit:
<http://www.serialssolutions.com/RFQ.asp>.
For more information on SerialSSolutions and their product please visit: <http://www.serialssolutions.com>.

SerialSSolutions will be available to answer your questions at this year's ALA Midwinter meeting. If you will be in New Orleans this month please stop by and see a representative if you need additional information.

Shannon Behrhorst
Director of Network Services
Nebraska Library Commission

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COMPUTERS IN LIBRARIES CONFERENCE DISCOUNT

NEBASE is offering a group discount to all Nebraska librarians who attend the Computers in Libraries 2002 conference. The conference is planned for March 13-15 at the Washington Hilton & Towers in Washington, DC. Detailed information about the conference can be found on the conference web page at <http://www.infotoday.com/cil2002/default.htm>.

The price of the conference with the discount is $149.00 for the three-day event (March 13-15, 2002). This is more than a 55 percent savings off the regular price. No discount rates are available for the pre- or post-conference seminars and workshops.

In addition, discount prices of $99.00 on the Computers in School Libraries conference and $179.00 for the combo of Computers in School Libraries and Computers in Libraries general conference are also available.

To register for the conference, print off the registration form located at <http://www.infotoday.com/cil2002/CIL2002Registration.pdf>. Mail the completed form to Jodene Glaesemann at the address below. Payment must accompany your registration form. Please make checks or money orders payable to Information Today, Inc. To receive the discount your registration MUST be sent to the Nebraska Library Commission. Completed registration forms must be received by February 1.

Jodene Glaesemann
Nebraska Library Commission
The Atrium
1200 N St., Suite 120
Lincoln, NE 68508-2023
Phone: 800-307-2665 or 402-471-4009

Susan Knisely
Online Services Librarian
Nebraska Library Commission

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NEW GAYLORD DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE

Gaylord Bros is now offering direct discounts to Nebraska libraries through the Nebraska Library Commission. The following discounts are available when ordering with Gaylord:

13% off all Supply items
10% off Furniture items

Nebraska libraries will also receive an additional 5% discount on all Supply orders through April 1. This translates into an 18% discount on Supply items.

For more information on ordering and how to receive discounts on your orders please visit our Discounts page at: </netserv/discount.aspx#gaylord>.

Shannon Behrhorst
Director of Network Services
Nebraska Library Commission

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