March/April 2005  vol.11  no.2 issn 1082-4383  

 

 

 

 

Highlights in this Issue

OCLC ILL Subscription Pricing - Everything You Wanted to Know, but Were Afraid to Ask!
Transaction-based OCLC resource sharing pricing ends June 30! Effective July 1, all use of OCLC resource sharing will be on a subscription basis.

CountryWatch Added to Discount Purchasing Program
T
he Nebraska Library Commission Network Services Department is pleased to announce the addition of the following CountryWatch resources to our discount purchasing program.

Statewide HeritageQuest Online Access is a Hit!
The Nebraska Library Commission began providing statewide access to HeritageQuest Online on February 1. Less than a month later Nebraska librarians, library patrons, and residents have performed over 27,000 searches!

Copyright Management Workshop May 4
Rina Pantalony, Legal Counsel for the Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN) will present Basic Copyright Management on May 4 at The Cornhusker Hotel in Lincoln.


Table of Contents

 

  NEBASE     
   
  NetLibrary 5th Shared Collection to be Offered in 2005
   
  TRAINING     
   
  Copyright Management Workshop May 4
  NEBASE Workshops
 
  DATABASES     
   
  Statewide HeritageQuest Online Access is a Hit!
  Database Pricing Now Available
  K12 Lesson Plans Added to NebraskAccess
  H.W. Wilson Company Announces Enhancements to WilsonWeb
  Books In Print Usage Statistics Available
  Opposing Viewpoints Group Subscription Discount and Trial
 
  DISCOUNTS     
   
  CountryWatch Added to Discount Purchasing Program
  WebSearch University Conference Discount
  Latest News from Serials Solutions
   
CATALOG THIS!     
   
  New Cataloging Rules in the Offing
   
  OCLC NEWS     
   
  OCLC Product of the Month: OCLC Open WorldCat
  OCLC Migration Reminder
  Update on OCLC Union Listing Migration to Connexion Browser
  Open WorldCat Deep Linking Tutorial Available
  New OCLC Webcast Available
  Watch WorldCat Grow from Your Workstation!
 
RESOURCE SHARING     
   
  OCLC ILL Subscription Pricing - Everything You Wanted to Know, but Were Afraid to Ask!
  Resource Sharing Reports in New OCLC Usage Statistics Interface
 
  CATALOGING      
   
  Migrating Macros from CatME to Connexion Client
  Cataloging Tip: Connexion Client, CatME and Saved Records
  Check Your CatExpress Monthly Transaction Reports
  Connexion Client 1.30 Coming in March
  OCLC Connexion Client Version 1.10 Ends March 1
  OCLC Connexion: Tutorial Updates
   

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NEBASE   

NETLIBRARY 5th SHARED COLLECTION TO BE OFFERED IN 2005

Once again a shared collection of NetLibrary eBooks will be offered to Nebraska libraries. This 5th Shared collection will be similar to the past two collections and we will again partner with the SOLINET network. Details on the NetLibrary 5th Shared collection will be posted to the TRIAL mailing list and the Library Commission web site when final. Please feel free to call with any questions.

Shannon W. Behrhorst
Network Services Director
Nebraska Library Commission

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Training    

COPYRIGHT MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP MAY 4

Rina Pantalony, Legal Counsel for the Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN) will present Basic Copyright Management on May 4 at The Cornhusker Hotel in Lincoln. Library staff and participants in the Nebraska Memories project are encouraged to attend this event.

The full-day Basic Copyright Management workshop is intended to introduce participants to issues surrounding copyright for digital materials, and to provide resources for further exploration.

Topics include: basics of copyright issues, including the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, ownership, public domain, and privacy issues; how digital primary source materials differ from traditional materials; intellectual property analysis to determine copyright status; permissions issues and institutional risk tolerance; and developing institutional policies for digital materials. The course includes discussion and case studies to help participants apply concepts to real-life situations.

For more information on costs, time and how to register for the workshop visit: /nebraskamemories/copyrightworkshop.html.

Shannon W. Behrhorst
Network Services Director
Nebraska Library Commission

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NEBASE WORKSHOP CALENDAR

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

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 via e-mail 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 ILL: WorldCat Resource Sharing Basics
  • OCLC Connexion: Browser Interface for Cataloging
  • OCLC Connexion: Client Interface for Cataloging

Online Workshops

Online workshop sessions are also available. These sessions are live presentations that you access from your own computer via the internet, with audio available via a toll-free conference call. Although there is no cost to participate in these sessions, registration is required. To register for the online workshop sessions, please complete the online registration form at /netserv/training/onlinesessions/descriptions.html.

Online sessions that are currently scheduled are:

  • Connexion Client v. 1.30 Enhancements
  • OCLC's Open WorldCat: From Pilot to Program
  • OCLC Usage Statistics: Track Your Activity in WorldCat Resource Sharing, Open WorldCat and FirstSearch
  • Introduction to WorldCat: What is it and how can it help me do my job?
  • FirstSearch User Registration: Personalization Options for You and Your Patrons
If you cannot participate in an online session at the time it is scheduled, each session will be recorded. Recorded sessions are viewable from a web browser.  To view recorded sessions, go to /netserv/training/onlinesessions/archives.html.
 

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Databases  


STATEWIDE HERITAGEQUEST ONLINE ACCESS IS A HIT!

The Nebraska Library Commission began providing statewide access to HeritageQuest Online, a subscription genealogical resource, on February 1. Less than a month later, we're pleased to report that Nebraska librarians, library patrons, and residents have performed over 27,000 searches! Also in February, ProQuest trainer Kimberly Bastian conducted six online training sessions on HeritageQuest Online for Nebraska library staff. Each session accommodated 12 attendees and lasted 1.5 hours. Due to demand, additional sessions are being planned-watch the TRIAL and NebraskAccess4Lib mailing lists for dates!

The interest expressed in HeritageQuest Online thus far is a testament not just to the popularity of genealogy, but also to the promotional efforts of librarians across the state who quickly heralded its availability. Thanks to all of you who got the word out in such a timely fashion!

If your library hasn't yet promoted HeritageQuest Online but is interested in doing so, maybe we can help. Check out the following promotional items available through the Librarian's Toolbox /nebraskaccess/toolbox/.
  • Bookmark: "Explore your roots in HeritageQuest Online"
  • Bookmark: "Need help with your family tree?"
  • Poster: "Need help with your family tree?"
  • Customizable HeritageQuest Online Press Release
If you'd like to learn more about HeritageQuest Online, be sure to review the extensive documentation provided by ProQuest. For your convenience, we have linked to this material from not only the "Training Information for Librarians" page within the Toolbox, but also from the three "Help for Users" pages.

HeritageQuest Online is available to all Nebraska residents through NebraskAccess, /nebraskaccess. If you have any questions about access or content, please don't hesitate to contact any member of the Network Services Department at 402-471-2045, 800-307-2665, or email.

Susan Knisely
Online Services Librarian
Nebraska Library Commission

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DATABASE PRICING NOW AVAILABLE

Database renewal time is fast approaching and we already have pricing and renewal forms online for the following resources:

EBSCO (K12 and public libraries)
SIRS
CountryWatch
Lexis-Nexis

You can renew or subscribe to these resources by visiting the Database Pricing page at: /netserv/pricing/ and choosing a database or vendor by name.

Please email Jeannette Powell or call 800-307-2665 with any questions regarding your subscriptions or renewals.

Shannon W. Behrhorst
Network Services Director
Nebraska Library Commission

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K12 LESSON PLANS ADDED TO NEBRASKACCESS

The Nebraska Library Commission Network Services staff is pleased to announce the addition of several K12 lesson plans to NebraskAccess. These lesson plans have been designed to enhance the research and information seeking skills of K12 students in Nebraska. Lesson plans address a variety of national, state, and local standards. Assessment tools are provided for each lesson plan.

We hope these lesson plans will meet the need expressed by various media specialists for examples of how NebraskAccess resources can be integrated into the K12 curriculum. Many thanks to Dr. Becky Pasco's Fall 2004 Reference class for creating these lesson plans and generously agreeing to share them with colleagues across the state!

Lesson plans are located in NebraskAccess in the Librarian's Toolbox, /nebraskaccess/toolbox/lessonplans.html.

Susan Knisely
Online Services Librarian
Nebraska Library Commission

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H.W. WILSON COMPANY ANNOUNCES ENHANCEMENTS TO WILSONWEB

The H.W. Wilson Company recently announced enhancements to WilsonWeb. The enhancements, which took effect on February 14, include but are not limited to the following:

  • New Database Selection Area
  • New Basic Search Screen
  • Save Records for Later Retrieval, at a Click
  • Find Your Search Terms in Abstracts or Articles at a Glance
  • New Combined Help and InfoCenter
  • New Journal Directory Button
Additionally-and this has the biggest impact on search results--you can now decide whether or not to include the full text of articles in your search. The previous version of WilsonWeb automatically searched the complete text of articles for your search term, while the latest version only searches full text when you choose.

For complete descriptions of all enhancements, go to the H.W. Wilson home page and click on New 2.4 System Enhancements

Susan Knisely
Online Services Librarian
Nebraska Library Commission

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BOOKS IN PRINT USAGE STATISTICS AVAILABLE

Are you using Books In Print? Check out the new BIP Usage Statistics. Click on the Statistics link from within the Toolbox. Libraries can use the following password to access the Books In Print statistics for their library.
Username: nebraskalibrary
Password: bipstats

The Librarian's Toolbox can be accessed from the NebraskAccess web site. Just click on the Learn More About NebraskAccess link from the main page and choose Librarians Toolbox from the list. You can start here: /nebraskaccess.
 

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OPPOSING VIEWPOINTS GROUP SUBSCRIPTION DISCOUNT AND TRIAL

The Nebraska Library Commission and Gale are working to provide a further discounted price for those libraries interested in subscribing to the Opposing Viewpoints database.

Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center (OVRC) draws on the acclaimed social issues series published by Greenhaven Press, as well as core reference content from other Thomson Gale and Macmillan Reference USA sources, including selections from Bioethics for Students. The result is a dynamic online library of current event topics-the facts, as well as the arguments, of each topic's proponents and detractors. OVRC's unique features include Topic Overviews-frameworks that allow students to explore each topic's many facets-and exclusive electronic access to Thomson Gale's Information Plus reference series of statistics, government data, information on legislation and more.

A minimum of 10% will be discounted for a group subscription to Opposing Viewpoints. The discount will reflect the number of subscribers and subscription cycle.

For the month of March, Gale is providing trial access to the Gale resource. Access information for the trial was sent out over the TRIAL mailing list on February 28.

At the end of the trial libraries will be surveyed for interest in subscriptions, please contact the Network Services department at that time if interested in joining the Opposing Viewpoints group.

Shannon W. Behrhorst
Network Services Director
Nebraska Library Commission
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Discounts  

COUNTRYWATCH ADDED TO DISCOUNT PURCHASING PROGRAM

The Nebraska Library Commission Network Services Department is pleased to announce the addition of the following CountryWatch resources to our discount purchasing program:

  • CountryWatch Premium Online is made up of four distinct features:
    • Country Reviews - a comprehensive online report for each of the world's 192 countries dynamically updated as major events occur.
    • Country Wire - A robust country-specific, real-time news feed to keep current with breaking news in each country.
    • CountryWatch Data - A storehouse of ten years of raw data for over 250 different variables for all 192 countries.
    • Map Gallery - An online gallery of maps, integrating CountryWatch Data to provide an illustration of global trends.

  • CountryWatch Elite Online includes:
    • CountryWatch Premium Online
    • CountryWatch Macro-Economic Forecast
       
  • CountryWatch Suite of Products includes:
    • CountryWatch Premium Online
    • CountryWatch Macro-Economic Forecast
    • CountryWatch Energy Forecast
       
  • CountryWatch Macro-Economic Forecast - An essential tool for making key strategic decisions and for teaching advanced economic concepts.
     
  • CountryWatch Energy Forecast - Launch date March 31, 2005.

Nebraska libraries will receive a 20% discount off list price when they subscribe to these resources through the Nebraska Library Commission. For pricing information and ordering instructions, see /netserv/pricing/countrywatch.html. 

For more information email Susan Knisely or call 402-471-3849 or 800-307-2665.

Susan Knisely
Online Services Librarian
Nebraska Library Commission

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WEBSEARCH UNIVERSITY CONFERENCE DISCOUNT

Information Today, Inc. has authorized NEBASE to offer a special team/group rate to all Nebraska librarians who attend the WebSearch University conference scheduled to be held on May 17-18, at the Hilton New York. Detailed information about the WebSearch University conference can be found at http://www.websearchu.com/.

The special team/group rate for this conference is $395 for the two-day event (May 17-18). This is $200 off the regular price and a $100 discount off the early-bird registration price. No discount rates are available for the pre-conference seminars.

To register for the conference, print off the registration form located at http://www.websearchu.com/WSU2005_Registration.pdf.  All registrants need to do is indicate on the registration form that they are members of NEBASE and then mark the discount rate on their form. Mail the completed form to Sue Biltoft at the address below. Payment must accompany your registration form. Please make check or credit card 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 April 1.

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

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LATEST NEWS FROM SERIALS SOLUTIONS

Serials Solutions has just released another access solution called Central Search. Central Search, Serials Solutions' new federated search engine allows patrons and librarians to search a wide range of disparate digital resources from a single, easy-to-use interface. It delivers on the original promise of federated search by dramatically reducing the time required to search multiple resources, while introducing your patrons to the richness of your collection.

In addition to the Central Search solution the company has also released a series of enhancements to all of their e-serial access and management services-Access and Management Suite (A.M.S.), Full MARC Records for e-serials, and Article Linker-an OpenURL link resolver.

Since mid-October Serials Solutions has been communicating these types of enhancements, and more about the services, through FREE online seminars. If you are interested in what Serials Solutions is doing in the realm of e-serial access and management, you can attend one of these sessions.

These free, web-based seminars cover a range of topics:

  • Central Search - learn about our new powerful federated search engine
  • Article Linker - discover more about our OpenURL solution, including its newest features and customizations
  • Full MARC Records - learn more about our MARC updating service and new enhancements
  • E-Journal A.M.S. - find out more about several new access and management features
To view a comprehensive list of the scheduled March online sessions and register, please visit http://www.serialssolutions.com/webinarlist.asp. If you can't attend any of these sessions, but are interested in future sessions, please just send an email to webinar@serialssolutions.com.

If you aren't subscribing to any or all of their services, but would like to learn more about their current offering and what is in development, please contact them at info@serialssolutions.com or dial 866-SERIALS ext. 5. You can also visit the Serials Solutions pricing page at /netserv/pricing/SerialsSolutions.html.
 
Shannon W. Behrhorst
Network Services Director
Nebraska Library Commission
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Catalog This!  

NEW CATALOGING RULES IN THE OFFING

In 2007, AACR2 (Anglo American Cataloging Rules, 2nd ed.) will be totally replaced. The draft of the new edition is called AACR3, but that may not be its final title.

Why is a totally new edition needed? In a presentation, Barbara Tillet stated: "Given the complexity of applying AACR2 to materials in today's environment of analog and digital and mixed media, we see an opportunity to simplify AACR and to establish it as a content standard for resource description." http://www.collectionscanada.ca/jsc/docs/aacr3pptjan2005.pdf.

Although the changes may simplify cataloging rules and 2007 might still seem a long way off to many of you, now is not too soon to start paying attention to what could be major changes. The draft for Part I approaches bibliographic description in a new way: three sections provide general rules, rules regarding content, and rules regarding media. GMDs (general material descriptions) are being reconsidered in view of content and medium. The draft also incorporates ideas from the FRBR (Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records) model.

In addition to being aware of how the proposed changes could affect your cataloging procedures, you should also consider how the changes may affect your local automated system.

For the latest information on AACR3's progress, see the web page: Joint Steering Committee for Revision of Anglo-American Cataloging Rules: Current Activities
http://www.collectionscanada.ca/jsc/current.html. Also, a session on AACR3 is scheduled for ALA in Chicago this summer.

13-Digit ISBN Reminder

Now that items are arriving with 13-digit ISBNs, please remember to follow OCLC's interim policy. When doing original cataloging in OCLC, place 13-digit ISBNs in field 024 with a first-indicator of 3. For more details, see OCLC Interim Support for ISBN 13 http://www.oclc.org/news/announcements/announcement96.htm.

Devra Dragos
Cataloging Librarian
Nebraska Library Commission

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