January/February  2004  vol.10  no.1 issn 1082-4383  

 

 

 

 

Highlights in this Issue

Network Services/Panhandle Library System Spring Meeting

Mark your calendars now for a Network Services/Panhandle Library System Spring Meeting in Gering on Thursday, May 13.

Nebraska  Library Commission's Devra Dragos to Serve on OCLC Strategic Service Area Advisory Committee

NEBASE is pleased to announce the Devra Dragos, Cataloging Librarian, at the Nebraska Library Commission was selected to serve on the OCLC Collections & Technical Services Advisory Committee.

netLibrary MARC Records Available

Now that the 2003 netLibrary Shared Collection is closed you may be ready to load the MARC records on to your local system.

Database Facts and Figures for 2003

The Nebraska Library Commission is able to provide the five databases included in the statewide program for only $391,000. If each participating library purchased these resources at list price it would cost approximately $20,000,000.

 


Table of Contents

 

  NEBASE     
   
  netLibrary MARC Records Available
  Network Services/Panhandle Library System Spring Meeting
  Nebraska Participates in Western Trails Project
  NEBASE Advisory Council Elections
  Nebraska  Library Commission's Devra Dragos to Serve on OCLC Strategic Service Area Advisory Committee
  Preservation Education Video Available
  Quidditch, Anyone?
  WebJunction News - Register Now for University of North Texas' Library Privacy Course!
  Virtual Custom Cataloging
   
  TRAINING     
   
  NEBASE Workshop Calendar
  OCLC Updates and Demonstrations in January
 
  DATABASES     
   
  Database Facts and Figures for 2003
  AccuNet/AP Multimedia Archive Now Available Through Nebraska Library Commission
  American National Biography Online Update 
  Grove Art Online Updated
  Grove Music Online Updated
  Oxford English Dictionary Online Update 
  WilsonWeb Databases Now Link to Google and Other Popular Web Search Engines 
  Oxford Reference Online: Premium Collection
  Database Renewal Pricing for 2004-2005
 
  DISCOUNTS     
   
  Computers in Libraries 2004
   
CATALOG THIS!     
   
  Workmarks Used with Cutter Numbers 
   
  OCLC NEWS     
   
  OCLC Product of the Month: Pathfinders: Create Online Subject Bibliographies for Your Patrons
  OCLC Members Council Starts a New Year
  OCLC Web Information Sessions
 
REFERENCE     
   
  WorldCat and OCLC FirstSearch Service News You Can Use
   
RESOURCE SHARING     
   
  OCLC ILL Policies Directory Install Successful
  OCLC ILL Policies Directory Privacy Enhancement
 
  CATALOGING      
   
  Check Your CatExpress Monthly Transaction Reports
  New Quick Reference for CatExpress Available
  Join the WebDewey and Abridged WebDewey Group Purchase: Experience the Power of Dewey on the Web!
  Making the Case for FOR OCLC Custom Cataloging
  OCLC Connexion Browser Tutorial Updated
  New Web Site to Share Connexion Client Macros
  Connexion Enhancements Installed and Help Document Updated
  Building Multilingual Collections with OCLC Language Sets
   
DIGITIZATION &    
PRESERVATION     
Wisconsin Historical Society Uses CONTENTdm to Digitize Special Collection
   

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NEBASE   

netLIBRARY MARC RECORDS AVAILABLE

Now that the 2003 netLibrary Shared Collection is closed you may be ready to load the MARC records on to your local system. Libraries that purchased access to the 2003 Shared Collection receive the MARC records at no additional cost. As of January 7, there are 7,017 MARC records available on the OCLC WorldCat Collection Sets web site ready for download. If you need instructions on accessing and downloading these records, please contact a member of Network Services at 800-307-2665 or send an e-mail to Network Services. We can send you a list of files currently available along with instructions for accessing and downloading the records. Over the next few months the remaining MARC records will be added to close out the collection. For additional information on MARC Records for any Nebraska Library Commission netLibrary collection, please visit: </netserv/netlibraryrecords.html>.

Shannon Behrhorst
NEBASE/Network Services Director
Nebraska Library Commission

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NETWORK SERVICES/PANHANDLE LIBRARY SYSTEM SPRING MEETING

Mark your calendars now for a Network Services/Panhandle Library System Spring Meeting in Gering on Thursday, May 13. This year's spring meeting will feature presentations on databases, WebDewey, CatExpress, netLibrary and more. We will post the full agenda soon. Please make plans to join us at the Gering Civic Center on May 13th.

Shannon Behrhorst
NEBASE/Network Services Director
Nebraska Library Commission

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NEBRASKA PARTICIPATES IN WESTERN TRAILS PROJECT

Students, researchers and others interested in the history and development of trails in the western states now have desktop access to a unique collection of digitized images called Western Trails. There are six Nebraska participants (Nebraska State Historical Society, Oregon Trail Museum at Scotts Bluff National Monument, Omaha Public Library, Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Love Library, Nebraska Library Commission). They have created over 3200 images of documents, photographs, maps, postcards, paintings and diaries relating to Nebraska overland trails, railroads, highways, and recreational trails. The images are accessible via a searchable database of metadata records. Nebraska's contributions will also be part of a combined database for the four states (Colorado, Kansas, Wyoming and Nebraska) that collaborated in the project, which was partially funded by an Institute of Museum and Library Services grant. Future digitization projects will be able to use best practice documents on digital imaging and metadata that were developed for the project.

The Nebraska project URL is </westerntrails>.
The Four-state Western Trails project URL is <http://www.cdpheritage.org/westerntrails/>.

For more information about the project contact Beth Goble (email) or phone 402-471-4017 or 800-307-2665.

Beth Goble
Government Information Services Coordinator
Nebraska Library Commission

 

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NEBASE ADVISORY COUNCIL ELECTIONS

In December 2003 NEBASE held elections for two new members to the NEBASE Advisory Council. The three-year terms of academic library representative Sharon Mason, from University of Nebraska at Kearney, and public library representative Judy Oltmanns, from Scottsbluff Public Library ended. Nominations were submitted by NEBASE governing member (full-cataloging) public and academic libraries for candidates to sit for the election of council representatives.

On December 22, 2003 the ballots were counted and two new representatives were elected to the NEBASE Advisory Council. Lauralee Grabe, Head of Technical Services at the Reinert/Alumni Library, Creighton University, was elected to represent the NEBASE academic libraries and Lori Rader, Sorenson Branch Manager of Omaha Public Library, was elected to represent the NEBASE public libraries.

We congratulate the newly elected council members. Also, we would like to thank Sharon Mason and Judy Oltmanns for their years of service representing the interest of NEBASE member libraries. For more information on the NEBASE Advisory Council, please visit: </netserv/nebase/nac.html>.

Shannon Behrhorst
NEBASE/Network Services Director
Nebraska Library Commission

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NEBRASKA LIBRARY COMMISSION'S DEVRA DRAGOS TO SERVE ON OCLC STRATEGIC SERVICE AREA ADVISORY COMMITTEE

NEBASE is pleased to announce that Devra Dragos, Cataloging Librarian, at the Nebraska Library Commission was selected to serve on the OCLC Collections & Technical Services Advisory Committee.

Every year OCLC staff selects new members to serve on Service Advisory Committees from nominations sent in by the regional networks. Nominees serve two year appointments. There are three OCLC Strategic Service Area Advisory Committees "whose purpose is to provide OCLC with an informed group of users, knowledgeable about their environment and able to assess the needs and possible impact of various proposed OCLC products and services for institutions representative of theirs." The three committees are: Resource Sharing, Collection & Technical Services and Reference Services.

Devra Dragos joins current NEBASE representative Mary Nash, Head of Reference at Creighton University, Reinert-Alumni Library, who is currently serving on the Reference Services Advisory Committee.

For more information on the OCLC Strategic Service Area Advisory Committees and their members, please visit: <http://www.oclc.org/membership/advisorycommittees/default.htm>.

Shannon Behrhorst
NEBASE/Network Services Director
Nebraska Library Commission

 

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PRESERVATION EDUCATION VIDEO AVAILABLE

Amigos Library Services, the OCLC network in the southwestern U.S., has recently produced a new preservation education video, The Preservation Survey: A First Step in Saving Your Collections.

The 30-minute video is designed to assist library, archives, historical society, and museum staff in observing proper procedures for collection assessment and learning how to conduct an effective survey. It vividly illustrates the dangers to collections and offers best practices in examining an institution's policies for preserving its general and special collection materials.

The Nebraska Library Commission owns a copy of the video, and we have set our holdings (OCLC symbol NBL) on the record in WorldCat (OCLC # 53166609). Feel free to send us an ILL request! To order a copy, visit the Amigos Web site.

The production is a collaborative effort among Amigos, the Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC), and OCLC. The production project received major funding from a National Leadership Grant provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The Amigos and NEDCC preservation field services programs are funded in part by grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

NEDCC has also produced a companion print publication, Assessing Preservation Needs: A Self-Survey Guide, available for purchase online.

Amigos Web Site, News Release
September 8, 2003 [edited]
<http://www.amigos.org/newsreleases/2003/sep_8.html>

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QUIDDITCH, ANYONE?

Here is a sample from the Dewey classification Web site of a typical Dewy question.

I know that the Harry Potter books by J. K. Rowling are assigned the number 823.914, but what if someone wrote a book about quidditch: Where would it go? What about Hogwarts? And where do you put books about lost cities?

Fictional games and places are classed in the 800s with the number of the author who invented the game and the place. Thus, quidditch and Hogwarts would be assigned the number 823.914. An adaptation of the game-if such were possible-would be classed somewhere in the 790s. For example, an adaptation of quidditch that used the balls but eliminated the broomsticks and any other flying apparatus would be classed at 796.3. A computer version of the game would be assigned the number 794.8

The classification of a "lost" city depends on how the city is viewed by historians and archaeologists. If they think it is a fictional city, such as Atlantis, the city goes in the 398.2s or the 800s to the 900s when such a city is discovered, as in the case of Troy.

Dewey is a wonderful way to organize a library's holdings. We all find numbers which we can't quite understand or spend time looking for numbers that are not readily apparent. When this happens to you, don't hesitate to send your inquiry to Dewey Services. You are probably not alone in wondering what the number means or how to use it, and the number you're trying to locate could possibly help all of us. To see more tips of general interest, curiosities, and WebDewey, go to <http://oclc.org/dewey/updates/tips/default.htm>.

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WEBJUNCTION NEWS - REGISTER NOW FOR UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS' LIBRARY PRIVACY COURSE!

An online course "Library Privacy and Confidentiality: Law and Policy" is now available through WebJunction's Learning Center. Developed by the School of Library and Information Sciences at the University of North Texas, the course focuses on privacy issues, the USA Patriot Act, and other laws. There is a nominal fee of twelve dollars for the course. Available only in the month of January and limited to 100 participants-so register today! To view more information about the course visit the Online Learning Center Basic Librarianship Series Courses at: <http://webjunction.org/do/LearningCenter?method=getCourseCatalog>.

Crossroads
January 2004 [edited]
<http://webjunction.org/do/Navigation?category=30>

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VIRTUAL CUSTOM CATALOGING

Check out a virtual tour of OCLC's Custom Cataloging services facility in Dublin, Ohio entitled "Getting to Know OCLC Custom Cataloging Services." Produced by OCLC Corporate Marketing, with testimonial by Judith Nadler of the University of Chicago, this tour will provide the viewer with an inside look at the "real people" who provide these services and the breadth and value of OCLC Custom Services offerings. The tour is located on the OCLC Web site at <http://www.oclc.org/customcataloging/about/tour>.

WiLS Web Site, Whats New?
<http://www.wils.wisc.edu/new/>

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Training    

NEBASE WORKSHOP CALENDAR

NEBASE workshops have been scheduled for Lincoln, Norfolk, Omaha, Hastings and Kearney.

For a quick glance at what workshops are scheduled and where, see the NEBASE Training Calendar at </netserv/TrainingCal.html>.

The location and date, as well as a description of each of the workshops below, can be found at </netserv/nebase/oclcworkshopsdesc.html>. To register for any of the workshops, please complete the online registration form at </netserv/nebase/oclcworkshops.html#reg>. The workshop fee for NEBASE libraries is $10. If you are not a NEBASE library*, please check the registration form for your workshop fee. If you have any questions, please email Jeannette Powell or phone 402-471-7740 or 800-307-2665 for registration fee.

*NEBASE libraries are Nebraska libraries who use OCLC cataloging or interlibrary loan services or who subscribe to FirstSearch. Although libraries who subscribe only to FirstSearch are eligible to pay the $10 workshop fee, they must pay by check.

  • OCLC Connexion: Browser Interface for Cataloging
  • OCLC Connexion: Client Interface for Cataloging
  • OCLC ILL Web Interface Basics

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OCLC UPDATES & DEMONSTRATIONS IN JANUARY

Would you like to learn more about OCLC's collaborative virtual reference product QuestionPoint?  Are you interested in a digitization project and want to see a demonstration of the digital content manager, CONTENTdm? Do you just need an update on OCLC products and services?

Then join Lew Maurer, OCLC Library Services Consultant for NEBASE, this January in Lincoln and Omaha for update and demonstration sessions.

QuestionPoint and Cooperative Digital Reference Services
Join Lew as he discusses virtual reference issues and "pointing the way" with QuestionPoint. A collaborative digital reference solution, QuestionPoint supports various types of interaction with patrons; collaboration with local and global colleagues; and management of your overall reference services. The information session will include an overview of trends and issues in virtual reference, plus an introduction to and an interactive demonstration of the QuestionPoint virtual reference service.

Digital Libraries, Digital Solutions: An Introduction to OCLC's CONTENTdm
Lately, it seems like everyone is talking about digitizing library collections and resources. This session includes interactive experience with CONTENTdm, a service that allows libraries to create, describe, and provide access to digital objects...see how easy it really is!

NEBASE and OCLC will be offering these January information sessions at both the Omaha Public Library downtown branch and the Nebraska Library Commission in Lincoln. You can register for any combination of these free sessions.

Lincoln Sessions - Tuesday, January 27, Nebraska Library Commission, Heron Room, 1200 N Street, Suite 120.

9:30 am to noon - OCLC Update & QuestionPoint Presentation/Demo
1:30 pm to 4:00 pm - OCLC Update & CONTENTdm Presentation/Demo

Omaha Sessions - Wednesday, January 28, Omaha Public Library, W. Dale Clark Main Library, Gates Computer Lab, 215 S. 15th Street. Attendees may find it convenient to park in Omaha Park 2 at 14th and Harney, one block south of the library.

9:30 am to noon - OCLC Update & CONTENTdm Presentation/Demo
1:30 pm to 4:00 pm - OCLC Update & QuestionPoint Presentation/Demo

To register for one or both of the information sessions, please send an email to Jeannette Powell with your name, institution, and the session(s) you wish to attend or phone 402-471-7740 or 800-307-2665.

Christa Burns
OCLC Member Services Coordinator
Nebraska Library Commission

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Databases  

DATABASE FACTS AND FIGURES FOR 2003
As we start the New Year, it's nice to look back over the year and take stock of what we have done. We have gathered together a number of facts and figures related to the databases that we dealt with during 2003 and wanted to share some of these facts with you.

  • 886 libraries are registered for at least one of five databases that the Nebraska Library Commission purchases.
  • The Nebraska Library Commission is able to provide these databases through statewide contracts for only $391,000. If each participating library purchased these resources at list price it would cost approximately $20,000,000.
  • Number of logons and searches for each database:
Database Logons Searches
bigchalk eLibrary 101,066 102,540
Books In Print 66,923 165,501
FirstSearch 165,093 477,405
H. W. Wilson 149,245 263,991
  • Database trials were arranged with 17 vendors for 97 different databases.
  • 250 libraries purchased 126 databases through the Library Commission. These purchases totaled approximately $1,128,000.
  • 68 libraries purchased access to the 2003 netLibrary consortium purchase that contains over 9,200 eBook titles.

Allana Novotny
Network Services Librarian
Nebraska Library Commission

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ACCUNET/AP MULTIMEDIA ARCHIVE NOW AVAILABLE THROUGH NEBRASKA LIBRARY COMMISSION

Nebraska libraries can now subscribe to the AccuNet/AP Multimedia Archive at a discounted price through the Nebraska Library Commission. AccuNet/AP Multimedia Archive is an electronic library containing The AP's current year's photo reports and a selection of photos from their 50 million image print and negative library. The Multimedia Archive also includes graphics, text and audio-all from The Associated Press. It is accessible via the Internet and made available in this format by AccuWeather, Inc.

The AccuNet/AP Multimedia Archive is comprised of the following databases:

  • AP Photos and AP Graphics (Main Database)
  • Optional: AP Text (AP Stories and Headlines from 1997 to within 48 hours ago!)
  • Optional: AP Audio (AP Sound Clips from the 1920's to within 48 hours ago!)
Discounted pricing is available for Nebraska public libraries, academic libraries, K-12 schools and school districts. Subscribers have the option of signing up for a One User License, Five User License, or a Site License (Unlimited). The subscription term runs from January through December and can be prorated up to 6 months.

To request a price quote please contact the Network Services Department at 402-471-2045 or 800-307-2665 or e-mail Network Services.

For more information on the resource, including ordering deadlines, terms and licensing, please visit </netserv/pricing/accunet.html>.

Susan Knisely
Online Services Librarian
Nebraska Library Commission

 

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AMERICAN NATIONAL BIOGRAPHY ONLINE UPDATE

The American National Biography Online reflects the rich diversity of American life, and the December 2003 update continues that tradition, including articles on recently deceased notables and intriguing figures from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

Actor Jack Lemmon makes his debut with the ANB, and the versatile baseball player/manager Lou Boudreau joins the lineup. Author Anne Morrow Lindbergh is now the subject of an article of her own after having been mentioned in the past in ANB articles on her father, Dwight Morrow, and her husband, Charles Lindbergh. Among notable African Americans new to the ANB are the astronaut Robert Henry Lawrence, the essayist Ann Plato, the singer Sissieretta Jones, and the underground railroad conductor Samuel Burris. The journalist Gerald W. Johnson, deemed by H. L. Mencken the "best editorial writer in the South," also appears, along with linguist Bernard Bloch, religious leader Shlomo Carlebach, composer Ernst von Dohnányi, and the formidable newspaper publisher Katherine Meyer Graham. Also included: the creator of the comics character Hairbreadth Harry, C. W. Kahles, who produced cliffhanger endings that captivated millions of readers; and the rogue and imposter Stephen Burroughs, a classic type in American culture. And the most fascinating figure in this latest gathering of ANB articles may be John Horse, a Seminole Maroon leader and Mexican army officer with numerous identities.

For a full list of biographies added this month, please go to
<http://www.anb.org/update.html> If your library would like to subscribe to the American National Biography resource, please visit the Database Pricing Page for Oxford University Press at: </netserv/pricing/Oxford.html>.

Oxford University Press [edited]

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GROVE ART ONLINE UPDATED

In December 2003, Grove Art Online was updated with significant redesign of the site as well as new and revised content.

Redesign
The welcome pages have been redesigned to a cleaner look to bring the product in line with Oxford University Press style. There has also been a re-positioning of key elements like title and quick search. Users will also notice that the home page has been reformatted to more closely resemble article view pages, with a main window plus a side bar on the left. Finally, the title of the site has been standardized throughout to Grove Art Online.

Help Features
The user help pages and FAQs have been updated and revised, with links to the access management system pages for improved subscriber services. We have also added a Product Demonstration of the Grove Art Online site. Users who are new to the Web Site will be able to have a quick tour of the many features available on Grove Art Online and those with general queries about search functions and technical issues will be able to locate answers much more easily.

Content and Images
Updates to Grove Art Online focus on major groups of articles. In this update, Grove Art offers 216 updated Northern Renaissance articles with additional bibliography. Contributors reviewed and emended their articles to reflect new scholarship and added new bibliography that will be crucial to research in the field.

This update also provides improved access to Bridgeman Art Library's new database of 100,000 images of art works. The Bridgeman site now offers easier search functions and suppresses the images that cannot be displayed online due to copyright restrictions. As a result, users will have the ability to focus their search and review valuable results in an improved interface. This new database greatly enhances our offering of images on Grove Art Online.

If you would like to receive Grove Art Online posters to display in your school or library, please send an e-mail with your school address and desired quantity to <onlinesubscriptions@oup-usa.org>.

If your library would like to subscribe to the Grove Art Online resource visit the Network Services Database Pricing Page for more information: </netserv/pricing/Oxford.html>.

Oxford University Press [edited}

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GROVE MUSIC ONLINE UPDATED

In December Grove Music Online was updated with a significant redesign of the site as well as new and revised content.

Redesign
The welcome pages have been redesigned to a cleaner look to bring the product in line with Oxford University Press style. There has also been a re-positioning of key elements like title and quick search. Users will also notice that the home page has been reformatted to more closely resemble article view pages, with a main window plus a side bar on the left. Finally, the title of the site has been standardized throughout to Grove Music Online.

Help Pages
The user help pages have been updated and revised, with links to the access management system pages for improved subscriber services.

Content
The content update focuses on musical examples and composer work-lists.

Fifty-six musical examples in 20 articles have been Sibelius enhanced. The examples have all been taken from articles on medieval composers and theorists, including Guilielmus Monachus, Guillaume de Machaut and Perotinus. The Guide to Sibelius has also been expanded to help locate Sibelius examples from different articles that relate to a single subject. For example under 'Discant' one can also find examples selected from the articles on John Dunstaple and Leoninus.

Seventy-one articles on contemporary composers have had their work-lists expanded and updated. Among the most significant composers to have had additions to their work-lists Elliot Carter, Peter Maxwell Davies, John Adams, Thomas (Joseph Edmund) Adès, Dominick Argento, Harrison Birtwistle, David Del Tredici, Henryk Mikolaj Górecki, John Harbison, Hans Werner Henze, György Ligeti, (John) Nicholas Maw, Krzysztof Penderecki, Steve Reich, and Gunther Schuller.

If you would like to receive Grove Music Online posters to display in your school or library, please send an e-mail with your school address and desired quantity to <onlinesubscriptions@oup-usa.org>.

If your library would like to subscribe to the Grove Music Online resource visit the Network Services Database Pricing Page for more information: /netserv/pricing/Oxford.html

Oxford University Press [edited]

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OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY ONLINE UPDATE

Explore over 2,700 new and revised words...
The latest alphabetical range to be revised is NIPKOW DISC to NUCULOID
(see <http://www.oed.com/help/Dict/Quarterly/0312.htm> for details). Coverage is, as ever, broad-everything from noodles and nougat to nitrogen and nuclei.

The latest buzz-words and other additions...
Are you an INFOHOLIC or perhaps an INFOMEDIARY? Do you own a BLUETOOTH device? Have a craving for a CHICKEN NUGGET or CANNOLI? Do you prefer the BUNNY HOP or SLAMMING? These are just some of the many new words and phrases which have been added to Oxford English Dictionary Online (OED) as part of the latest update. You can explore the full list of out-of-sequence new entries at <http://www.oed.com/help/latest.htm>.

The December issue of OED News is now available at:
<http://oed.com/newsletters/2003-12/> and can be downloaded as a PDF file. The Chief Editor of the OED writes about his favorite words and phrases, including phrases such as "to curry favor" and "the apple of someone's eye," and words such as "gossip" and dunce." You can also find out more about the OED's new artist in residence, and how she has begun to explore the Dictionary in very new ways! In this month's Appeal, we are asking if anyone can help us find earlier examples of the use of a variety of words and phrases - for example, was anyone described as "pig-ugly" before 1983 or was "panna cotta" offered before 1989? If you can help, please e-mail <oed3@oup.com>.

If your library would like to subscribe to the Oxford English Dictionary Online visit the Network Services Database Pricing Page for more information: </netserv/pricing/Oxford.html>.

Oxford University Press [edited]

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WILSONWEB DATABASES NOW LINK TO GOOGLE AND OTHER POPULAR WEB SEARCH ENGINES

The scope of WilsonWeb searching has expanded to include information drawn from a wide variety of Web resources, supplementing the vast store of information contained in the Wilson databases. WilsonWeb provides an unparalleled information gateway-a single WilsonWeb search brings users results from three distinct sources: the database(s) searched, full text links to other open-URL compliant databases to which the library subscribes, and now Google and other popular Internet search engines.

Article citations on any of the WilsonWeb periodical databases connect users to WilsonLink, a free, integrated SFX-powered link-server that provides a seamless search of any of the library's other open-URL compliant databases. From WilsonLink, users can also launch an automatic Internet search for information related to the cited article via any of 12 popular search engines, including Google and Yahoo.

The WilsonLink open-URL search option is especially useful for obtaining the full text of articles, if full text is not available on the WilsonWeb database searched. Alternatively, the Internet search option allows the user to further expand the result set with an abundance of other valuable information, including images and related websites. The automatic search engine link is particularly practical for libraries with limited resources, enhancing the user's search experience and guaranteeing focused, satisfying search results.

For example, a search on the Fragonard painting, "The Progress of Love" in Wilson's Art Full Text database returns citations and full text for several related articles. Using WilsonLink to do an automatic Google search takes users to the Frick Museum website, where they can view an image of the painting or take an interactive tour of the gallery in which the painting resides.

"The ease-of-use and power of the WilsonWeb interface makes one-stop WilsonWeb, Internet and open-URL searching all the more convenient. Complete information in one session at a single workstation makes WilsonWeb a stand-out option among database services," comments Deborah Loeding, Wilson Vice President, Sales & Marketing.

H.W. Wilson Press Release
November 25, 2003

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OXFORD REFERENCE ONLINE: PREMIUM COLLECTION

In December 2003 Oxford University Press announced the availability of a new database-Oxford Reference Online: Premium Collection. The Premium Collection enhances the 100+ books in Oxford Reference Online: Core Collection with an expanding range of key titles in the acclaimed Oxford Companions series plus the Oxford Dictionary of Quotations. At launch this will mean an additional 70,000 entries! The Premium Collection also offers improved search functions for quick and easy retrieval of short and long subject reference entries, bilingual dictionaries, English dictionaries, and quotations and proverbs.

Interested Nebraska libraries may subscribe to Oxford Reference Online: Premium Collection at a 30% discount through the Nebraska Library Commission. Pricing information and ordering instructions are available at </netserv/pricing/oxford.html>.

Because this product is being launched mid-term (the Oxford University Press subscription term through the Nebraska Library Commission runs July 1 through June 30), no minimum pricing will apply for current Oxford Reference Online: Core Collection subscribers who upgrade to the Premium Collection before July 1, 2004.

For more information about Oxford Reference Online, including title lists, see <http://www.oxfordreference.com/pages/intro>.

Susan Knisely
Online Services Librarian
Nebraska Library Commission

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DATABASE RENEWAL PRICING FOR 2004-2005

Now that it's the New Year, we will begin collecting updated pricing for electronic databases that libraries subscribe to through the Nebraska Library Commission's Network Services Discount Purchasing Program. As we receive updated pricing for the 2004-2005 year we will post announcements to the TRIAL mailing list and update our Database Pricing Page. To subscribe to the TRIAL mailing list visit: </lists/commands.asp> or view the Database Pricing Page available at: </netserv/pricing/>.

Shannon Behrhorst
NEBASE/Network Services Director
Nebraska Library Commission

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Discounts  

COMPUTERS IN LIBRARIES 2004

The Nebraska Library Commission/NEBASE is offering a group discount to all Nebraska librarians who attend the Computers in Libraries 2004 conference. The conference is planned for March 10-12, 2004, at the Hilton Washington in Washington, DC. Detailed information about the conference can be found on the conference web page at <http://www.infotoday.com/cil2004/default.shtml>. The price of the conference with the discount is $165.00 for the three-day event (March 10-12, 2004). 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 Internet@Schools East conference and $199.00 for the combo of Internet@Schools East 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/cil2004/CIL2004Registration.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 January 30, 2004.

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

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Catalog This!  

WORKMARKS USED WITH CUTTER NUMBERS

Cutter numbers are used by many libraries to create unique call numbers and keep items within a classification number in order by the author's last name. But what happens when one author has a number of titles within the same classification number? How are items then assigned a unique call number or kept in order on the shelf? This most often happens within literature or fiction. In these cases, a workmark identifying the title of the work may be added to the cutter number.

A workmark usually consists of one or two letters from the first word (ignoring articles) of the title. On occasion there may be an exception to this practice, as in the case of all the titles by the same author beginning with the same word. In this case, the general practice is to add the first letter of the key words in the title.

For example, the series by Margaret Sidney could be assigned the following workmarks:
Five Little Peppers and How They Grew fh
Five Little Peppers at School fs
Five Little Peppers Grown Up fg
Five Little Peppers Midway fm

Or to keep them in alphabetical order, the workmark could be expanded to three letters:
Five Little Peppers and How They Grew fah
Five Little Peppers at School fas
Five Little Peppers Grown Up fg
Five Little Peppers Midway fm

Devra Dragos
Cataloging Librarian
Nebraska Library Commission

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