July/August 2005  vol.11  no.4 issn 1082-4383  

 

 

 

 

Highlights in this Issue

NEBASE Annual Meeting East Scheduled for July 21, 2005
Don't forget! This year's NEBASE Annual Meeting East is scheduled for July 21 at the Cornhusker Hotel in Lincoln.

Digitization Workshops July 14 & 15
The Nebraska Library Commission is presenting two workshops in July to help library and other cultural heritage institution staff learn more about developing a digitization project.

NebraskAccess Databases Renewed for 2005-2006
The Nebraska Library Commission is pleased to announce the renewal of all NebraskAccess databases, including HeritageQuest Online.

New NetLibrary Offer: 2005 SOLINET/NEBASE Shared Collection V
In cooperation with NetLibrary and SOLINET, the Nebraska Library Commission and NEBASE are pleased to announce the launch of a new NetLibrary Shared Collection.

 


Table of Contents

 

  NEBASE     
   
  NEBASE Annual Meeting East Scheduled for July 21, 2005
  NEBASE OCLC Members Council Representation
  WebJunction June Focus is on Library Services for Spanish Speakers
  Nebraska Library Commission Welcomes our Newest Interlibrary Loan Libraries
   
  TRAINING     
   
  NEBASE Workshops
  Digitization Workshops July 14 & 15
  HeritageQuest Online Training Session Available for Viewing
   
 
  DATABASES     
   
  2005 Database Roadshow
  Cambridge Scientific Abstracts PAIS Group Discounts
  NebraskAccess Databases Renewed for 2005-2006
  HeritageQuest Online Handouts for You & Your Patrons
  New NetLibrary Offer: 2005 SOLINET/NEBASE Shared Collection V
  H. W. Wilson Enhancements
   
  DISCOUNTS     
   
  Internet Librarian 2005 Conference Discount
   
CATALOG THIS!     
   
  Cataloging Notes
   
  OCLC NEWS     
   
  OCLC Pricing - 2005/2006
  OCLC Members Council on the Future of Libraries
 
REFERENCE     
   
  FirstSearch Admin Module Tip: How to Skip the FirstSearch "Home" Page
  Open WorldCat-enabled Web Tools
   
RESOURCE SHARING     
   
  Check Your OCLC ILL Policies
  OCLC WorldCat Resource Sharing Quick Reference Updated
  OCLC WorldCat Resource Sharing Searching Change
 
  CATALOGING      
   
  CatExpress Enhancements
  CatExpress Libraries Check Your Monthly Transaction Reports
  Join the NEBASE Dewey Group Purchase
  Connexion Cataloging Statistics Now Available Online
  Connexion Client 1.40 Release Moved to July
  Now Available: Searching WorldCat Quick Reference
  Perma-Bound Books Added to PromptCat Vendor List
  Using Passport for Union Listing/Local Holdings Maintenance
   
DIGITIZATION &     
PRESERVATION     
  New CONTENTdm 4 Released in June
   

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NEBASE   

NEBASE ANNUAL MEETING EAST SCHEDULED FOR JULY 21, 2005

Don't forget! This year's NEBASE Annual Meeting East is scheduled for July 21 at the Cornhusker Hotel in Lincoln. The day will begin with a keynote speech by Tam Dalrymple, Product Manager, WorldCat Content Services, OCLC, on The Future of WorldCat.

Breakout sessions will include:

  • NetLibrary Recorded Books
  • Cataloging Workflows Panel Discussion
  • OCLC WorldCat Collection Analysis Service: What It's All About
  • WorldCat: Streamlined Search Results, Faster Access to Your Library Collections
  • Hot Topics from OCLC
  • OCLC Usage Statistics: Track Your Activity in WorldCat Resource Sharing and Connexion.
The registration fee is $25, which includes lunch. Participants will earn six hours of continuing education credit for attending. Detailed session descriptions and an online registration form are available at /netserv/nam.html.  If you haven't already registered please do so soon, because the registration deadline is July 18, 2005.

Susan Knisely
Online Services Librarian
Nebraska Library Commission

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NEBASE OCLC MEMBERS COUNCIL REPRESENTATION

NEBASE would like to thank Michael LaCroix, Director of the Reinert-Alumni Memorial Library at Creighton University, for his continued service as our elected representative to OCLC Members Council. Michael is currently serving his third year of a second three-year term on the OCLC Members Council. Michael also serves as the NEBASE representative on the Members Council Nominating Committee and was elected as a Member at Large to serve on the Executive Committee in 2004-2005.

Members Council works to ensure regular and open communication between the OCLC Membership and OCLC. It meets with OCLC leadership and Board to discuss concerns and make recommendations. Members Council elects six of the fifteen members of the OCLC Board of Trustees from among Members Council delegates. It also ratifies amendments to the OCLC Code of Regulation and Articles of Incorporation.

Delegates to Members Council are elected in spring by members of their networks for a three-year term. Staff of regional networks, as well as OCLC-member libraries, may serve as Members Council delegates.

NEBASE Member libraries' proportional contribution to the WorldCat bibliographic database and number of OCLC-member institutions in the region determine how many delegates a network may elect.  NEBASE is currently represented by one delegate on the OCLC Members Council.

For more information on OCLC Members Council, please visit: http://www.oclc.org/memberscouncil/.

Shannon W. Behrhorst
Network Services Director
Nebraska Library Commission

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WEBJUNCTION JUNE FOCUS IS ON LIBRARY SERVICES FOR SPANISH SPEAKERS

Turn to WebJunction in June for new content that will help you serve Spanish-speaking library users.

  • Marketing to Spanish Speakers
    How do you turn your library from a Labyrinth of Solitude into a community gathering place worthy of the Mambo Kings? The most carefully collected Spanish-language resources won't be used if the patrons who need them don't know they are available. The June WebJunction focus on marketing to Spanish-speaking users will help you make effective connections with your community's Spanish speakers. Visit http://webjunction.org/do/Navigation?category=10831 for a complete list of resources.
  • Spanish Language Outreach
    Another effort to serve Spanish-speaking library users is WebJunction's Spanish Language Outreach program. The program is bringing together a community of library staff from diverse backgrounds, all dedicated to serving Spanish speakers, and helping stimulate the creation of a rich collection of support resources. Learn more about the program here: http://webjunction.org/do/Navigation?category=10555.
  • Discussions about serving Spanish-speaking users
    The Spanish Language Outreach program has sparked some great discussions about how libraries are delivering services to Spanish speakers. Join the conversation online today at http://webjunction.org/forums/category.jspa?categoryID=42.
  • Resources for serving Spanish Speakers
    WebJunction resources for serving Spanish Speakers include tips and resources on library signage, advice and resources on how to identify and cultivate sources of funding for programs serving Spanish-speakers, resources to help library staff learn and use Spanish in their work with Spanish-speaking patrons and more. You will find the resources in the Services for Libraries area of the site http://webjunction.org/do/Navigation?category=7840.
WebJunction

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NEBRASKA LIBRARY COMMISSION WELCOMES OUR NEWEST INTERLIBRARY LOAN LIBRARIES

The Nebraska Library Commission is pleased to announce that the following three libraries are "graduating" from the Nebraska Library Commission's mediated Interlibrary Loan service:

  • Ainsworth Public Library (Director: Gail Irwin)
  • Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture (Director: Mo Khamouna)
  • Weeping Water Public Library (Director: Jan Aronson)
On July 1, 2005, these libraries will become members of OCLC's WorldCat Resource Sharing network, meaning they can request material for their patrons directly from over 7,000 participating libraries. They will be supported in their new endeavor by the Nebraska Library Commission, which is providing them with grant funding, and by Christa Burns, OCLC Member Services Coordinator, who will provide them with on-site training and telephone support.

Congratulations and welcome aboard!

Lisa Kelly
Information Services Director
Nebraska Library Commission

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Training    

NEBASE WORKSHOP CALENDAR

NEBASE workshops have been scheduled for Lincoln.

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/oclcworkshopform.html>. 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 contact Jeannette Powell at 402-471-7740 or 800-307-2665 or e-mail: Jeannette Powell 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.

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DIGITIZATION WORKSHOPS JULY 14 & 15

Are you interested in training on digitization? The Nebraska Library Commission is presenting two workshops in July to help library and other cultural heritage institution staff learn more about developing a digitization project. Two one-day workshops will be available to help instruct attendees on what you need to know when planning a digitization project. Both sessions will be taught by University of Nebraska-Lincoln Electronic Text Center faculty.

Introduction to Digitization, Thursday, July 14, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
This day-long workshop will provide a general overview of digitization project planning and execution. Topics covered will include: digitization concepts, selection, legal issues, outsourcing options, sustainability, best practices, equipment and access.

Introduction to Scanning Principles & Best Practices, Friday, July 15, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
This workshop will provide an overview of digital imaging. Topics covered will include: general principles, terminology, hardware, software, master images, access images, quality control, image delivery and outsourcing. This session will not include step-by-step scanning training.

Both sessions will be held at the Cornhusker Council Outdoor Education Center in Walton, Nebraska, five miles east of Lincoln. Please contact Shannon Behrhorst at 402-471-4031 or 800-307-2665, e-mail: Shannon Behrhorst with any questions.

For more information and to register online visit: /nebraskamemories/digitizationworkshops.html.

Shannon Behrhorst
Network Services Director
Nebraska Library Commission

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HERITAGEQUEST ONLINE TRAINING SESSION AVAILABLE FOR VIEWING

Don't worry if you missed out on the in-person training Kimberly Bastain of ProQuest provided this month on the HeritageQuest Online resource. Now you can watch an archived version of one of her web sessions as you sit at your own desk. The online archive provides one-and-a-half hours of HeritageQuest Online training.

To view an archived HeritageQuest Online training session visit: /netserv/training/onlinesessions/archives.html.  Here you will find listings of all the online archived sessions available. The HeritageQuest Online session is listed under the NebraskAccess heading.

All the information you need to view the session is listed with the archive description. You can even apply for one hour of CE credit upon completion of your viewing.

Please let us know if you have any questions about viewing an online archive web session.

Susan Knisely
Online Services Librarian
Nebraska Library Commission

 

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Databases  

2005 DATABASE ROADSHOW

Have you been to a Database Roadshow? This year 74 librarians and media specialists have already attended one of the 2005 Database Roadshow training sessions. We still have four more to go this summer and have already registered 62 additional interested library staff for the remaining Roadshow sessions. If you have not already registered and are interested in learning more about the databases provided to Nebraska libraries through the NebraskAccess program be sure to visit our online registration form to find locations and dates for the remaining training sessions: /nebraskaccess/toolbox/roadshow.html.

2005 Roadshow sites:

  • Broken Bow
  • Columbus
  • Elkhorn
  • Hastings
  • Lincoln
  • North Platte
  • Scottsbluff
  • Wayne
Shannon W. Behrhorst
Network Services Director
Nebraska Library Commission

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CAMBRIDGE SCIENTIFIC ABSTRACTS PAIS GROUP DISCOUNTS

The Nebraska Library Commission has been able to secure a new group discount for Nebraska libraries for the PAIS database from CSA (http://www.csa.com/factsheets/pais-set-c.php). This new offer was made possible by a partnership with the Minneapolis based MINITEX network which serves the states of Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota. Because of this network cooperation the larger group was able to achieve the highest discount rate CSA offered. We will continue to work with partners to build better discount offers for Nebraska libraries. For more information on CSA databases, please visit: http://www.csa.com. 

Shannon W. Behrhorst
Network Services Director
Nebraska Library Commission

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NEBRASKACCESS DATABASES RENEWED FOR 2005-2006

The Nebraska Library Commission is pleased to announce the renewal of all NebraskAccess databases, including HeritageQuest Online, for the subscription term running from July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2006. NebraskAccess databases are purchased by the Nebraska Library Commission on behalf of all Nebraska residents, with funding from the State of Nebraska. NebraskAccess currently includes the following databases:

  • Wilson OmniFile Full Text Select
  • Wilson Biographies Plus
  • HeritageQuest Online
  • Books in Print with Reviews
  • KiplingerForecasts.com
  • FirstSearch Base Package (ArticleFirst, ClasePeriodica, Ebooks, ECO, ERIC, GPO, MEDLINE, PapersFirst, ProceedingsFirst, WorldAlmanac, WorldCat)
  • eLibrary (public and post-secondary academic libraries only)
For more information about NebraskAccess, go to /nebraskaccess and click on Learn More about NebraskAccess.

Susan Knisely
Online Services Librarian
Nebraska Library Commission

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HERITAGEQUEST ONLINE HANDOUTS FOR YOU & YOUR PATRONS

Do your patrons ask lots of "how to" questions when they're searching HeritageQuest Online? If so, consider printing out a supply of the following handouts to share with patrons as needed. You may also want to keep a set of handouts in a notebook by the computers for quick reference by patrons and librarians.

  • Tips on Searching the U.S. Federal Census, 1790-1930
    This handout contains a chart comparing which census years have been indexed and can be searched, and which census years must be browsed. It can answer questions such as:
    • Why didn't my search retrieve results from 1890?
    • Why can I find my parents' listing in the 1920 census when I search on my dad's name but not my mom's?
    • How have county names and boundaries changed over time?
    • Why can't I find the person I'm looking for? I know I spelled his name correctly…
    • When will the 1940 census files be released?
    • Where can I go to search the 1880 census?
       
  • Census Forms: 1790-1930 (Section 5 of The Census Book)
    Print out blank copies of all the census forms from 1790 through 1930. These can be used as "keys" when patrons are trying to decipher blurry column headings in census images.

  • Tips for Better Book Searching
    This handout lists Boolean and adjacency operators that can be used when searching the 25,000+ full text books in HeritageQuest Online.

  • Printing Enlarged Census Images - Acrobat Reader v5/v6
    Do your patrons complain that their census image printouts are too small to read? If so, have them follow these step-by-step instructions on printing enlarged census images from within Adobe Acrobat Reader. One handout exists for Acrobat Reader v5 and another exists for Acrobat Reader v6.

  • Practice Questions and Answers
    Learn by doing. Try to answer these practice questions using HeritageQuest Online. If you get stuck, step-by-step instructions are only a click away!
Links to these and other HeritageQuest Online handouts can be found in NebraskAccess in the Training area of the Librarian's Toolbox /nebraskaccess/toolbox/trainmaterials.html.
 
Susan Knisely
Online Services Librarian
Nebraska Library Commission

 

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NEW NETLIBRARY OFFER: 2005 SOLINET/NEBASE SHARED COLLECTION V

In cooperation with NetLibrary and SOLINET, the Nebraska Library Commission and NEBASE are pleased to announce the launch of a new NetLibrary Shared Collection.

About the 2005 Shared Collection V: The 2005 Shared Collection V will include new content from the top academic and trade publishers in subjects suited for academic and public libraries. The collection policy is similar to that of the first four collections and includes many of the same top university presses and trade and commercial publishers, as well as some newly signed publishers. The collection has some new editions of the more popularly used titles in subjects ranging from business and computer science to education, literature, history, reference, and much more.

Content

  • Similar to the SOLINET 4th Shared Collection, the 5th Shared Collection will have a broad subject coverage (please view the NetLibrary IV Title List). This collection will be weighted toward heavily used areas in previous shared collections, assuming content availability.
  • Emphasis on current (2005) titles forward.
  • Intention is to not duplicate titles in previous shared collections, unless there is a compelling reason to do so. An exception may be content relevance or very high demand or usage of a particular eBook.
  • CONTENT SUGGESTIONS ARE WELCOME AND ENCOURAGED! An easy way to identify and suggest titles is through TitleSelect.
Pricing

Please note that this pricing is different than pricing for previous shared collections.

Minimum Cost:
$500.00 per institution
(Previous minimum charge: $250)

Academic Libraries (Pricing for two- and four-year colleges and universities is now the same)
  • 20,000 FTE and above: $1.00 per FTE with no additional fees for at least five years. ($500.00 minimum charge)
  • Less than 20,000 FTE: $1.15 per FTE with no additional fees for at least five years. ($500.00 minimum charge)
    (Previous price was $1.00 per FTE for four-year academic libraries and $0.50 per FTE for two-year academic libraries regardless of size)
Public Libraries
  • If 5% of registered borrowers = 20,001 or more: Price is $1.00 per registered borrower X 5% with no additional fees for at least five years. ($500.00 minimum charge)
  • If 5% of registered borrowers = 20,000 or less: Price is $1.15 per registered borrower X 5% with no additional fees for at least five years. ($500 minimum charge)
    (Previous price was $1.00 per FTE regardless of size)
K-12 Schools
  • 20,000 enrolled students and above: $1.00 per enrolled student with no additional fees for at least five years. ($500 minimum charge)
  • Less than 20,000 enrolled students : $1.15 per enrolled student with no additional fees for at least five years. ($500.00 minimum charge)
    (Previous price was $0.50 per FTE regardless of size)
Corporate and Special Libraries: please contact the Network Services Department for a quote, 402-471-2045 or 800-307-2665, e-mail: Network Services. 

This is not subscription pricing. There is a one-time cost for at least five years of access to this collection. Participants will not have to pay any access fees for this collection for at least five years. At the end of five years, it is possible that an access fee will be charged for future use of the collection.

Order deadline:
This collection will remain open through early 2006 and it is estimated that it will contain at least 5,000 titles.

For more information about this collection, including ordering instructions, go to: /netserv/netlibrary2005.html. 

To learn more about NetLibrary, including background information on past shared collections (e.g., title lists, participants) go to: /netserv/netlibrary/index.html.

Susan Knisely
Online Services Librarian
Nebraska Library Commission

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H. W. WILSON ENHANCEMENTS

In June H.W. Wilson made a number of enhancements to the Wilson database interface. These changes affected both Magazines - Wilson (OmniFile Full Text Select) and Biographies - Wilson (Biographies Plus Illustrated) which are available to Nebraskans as part of NebraskAccess. Below are a few key changes that have been made. The announcement from H.W. Wilson about these changes can be found at: http://www.hwwilson.com/
Documentation/WilsonWeb/enhancements/wweb_maintenance.htm.

Magazines - Wilson

  1. When searching the OmniFile Full Tex Select database you can now click on the Journal Directory link located on the left hand toolbar within Wilson and automatically be taken to the Journal List for the OmniFile Full Text Select database. Clicking on a title of a journal will display the list of issues available in the database. Clicking on a specific issue will now display the articles from that issue arranged in page order as they would appear in print.

  2. Clicking on full text HTML format icon or the full text PFD format icon will now open a second window that displays the full text of a document.

  3. Two new options have been added to the Print Email Save page. First, you can print, email or save brief citations in HTML, MLA, or APA format. Under Print Options in the Fields area select Brief Citation Display Using and select the style. Under Email Options or Save Options in the Fields area select Brief Citation Display then select MLA or APA in the Format dropdown. Second, on the Print Email Save page you will now find the option to Export to bibliographic software: EndNote, RefWorks.
Biographies - Wilson

Wilson has removed the Ethnic Background limiter from the Biographies database. In their announcement they state the following: "Because ethnicity is defined differently in each country, it is felt that it would be inappropriate to encourage one specific set of standards as a search limiter. Additionally, a high percentage of persons in these databases have no ethnic classification and it would be misleading to devote a dropdown choice to only a portion of the file."

It is still possible to limit a search to an Ethnic Background by using the Race limit option. The Race limiter can be found on the Guided Search Screen in the as: dropdown box. To use the limiter enter an ethnic classification in the Search For box and select Race in the corresponding as: drop down box. The following chart shows the eight ethnic classifications that can be used.

 
African American (people living in the United States who are black)
Black (people living anywhere in the world, including the U.S., who are black)
American Indian (includes people of Inuit descent and native Hawaiians)
Asian
Hispanic
Middle Eastern
White
Multiracial

Allana Novotny
Network Services Librarian
Nebraska Library Commission

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Discounts  

INTERNET LIBRARIAN 2005 CONFERENCE DISCOUNT

NEBASE is offering a group discount to all librarians in Nebraska who attend the Internet Librarian 2005 conference and exhibition. This year it will be held at the Monterey Conference Center in Monterey, California, on October 24-26. Detailed information about the conference can be found on the conference web page at http://www.infotoday.com/il2005/default.shtml.

The price of the conference with the discount is $245 for the three-day event (October 24-26). This is a savings of $164 off the regular registration price. No discount rates are available for the pre-conference seminars and workshops.

In addition, discount prices of $169 on the Internet@Schools conference (Oct. 24-25) and $275 for the combo of the Internet Librarian general conference and Internet@Schools (Oct. 24-26) are also available.

To register for the conference, print off the registration form located at http://www.infotoday.com/il2005/IL2005_Registration.pdf. Mail the completed form to Sue Biltoft 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 September 5.

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

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Catalog This!  

CATALOGING NOTES

Useful Web site
The Cataloging Calculator by Kyle Banerjee, http://home.earthlink.net/~banerjek/cutter.html

Are you ever confused by Library of Congress Classification tables? Do you remember where to look for MARC language codes or MARC country codes? Do you wish all those things could be found in one place? If so, this is the web site to bookmark.

Kyle Banerjee has made creating LC cutters as easy as typing in the letters to be cuttered. Type in Krup for Krupchak and the cutter number K787 appears automatically. Need the geographic cutter for Mongolia? Type in mon and a list appears including not only geographic names starting with mon but also Inner Mongolia and Outer Mongolia. The cutter for Mongolia is M65.

The search options for MARC geographic area, country and language codes, as well as AACR2 abbreviations, work in a similar manner. Type in the first three letters and a list appears; type additional letters and the list shortens.

Other features include a display of fixed fields required by various material formats and a MARC tag search that takes you directly to the relevant page in OCLC Bibliographic Formats and Standards.


Hot topics

Proposal for the addition of dates to existing personal name headings
Do your patrons or reference staff question name headings such as Carson, Johnny, 1925- or Diana, Princess of Wales, 1961-? Do you add death dates in your own catalog headings regardless of the Library of Congress policy? Well, now is the time to speak up.

A proposal has been made by the Cataloging Policy and Support Office at the Library of Congress to allow birth and death dates to be added to established personal name headings. If you wish to support or oppose this proposal, send your comments to CPSO@loc.gov by July 22.

AACR2, 2005 update
Now available from ALA, the latest update to AACR2 includes revisions to the rules affecting capitalization of such words as "eBay" and "drkoop.com, Inc." when used in titles or as corporate name headings.

Devra Dragos
Cataloging Librarian
Nebraska Library Commission

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