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                November/December  1999  vol.5  no.6 issn 1082-4383

November/December Issue Highlights:

NEBASE ANNUAL MEETING

Jo and Kate
Jo Budler talking to Keynote Speacker
Kate Nevins at the NEBASE Annual Meeting.

Eighty-five librarians attended the NEBASE Annual Meeting in Lincoln on September 10. In addition to receiving updates from OCLC staff member, Barbara Fowler, and NEBASE team member, Devra Dragos, those in attendance heard from Kate Nevins, Executive Director of SOLINET. Three years ago, on August 22 and 23, Kate was a guest speaker at a Resource Sharing Dialogue Retreat which was held in the same location as this year's Annual Meeting. At that time Kate described for us several resource sharing projects which had been set in motion in the SOLINET network. These included GALILEO, VIVA, LOUIS and Monticello. Participants at the Resource Sharing Dialogue Retreat spoke of "One Nebraska," a vision of the resources of all being one resource for all.

This electronic or virtual library included:

She also led participants through several exercises which helped us identify barriers and solutions to the achievement of "One Nebraska".

At this year's NEBASE meeting Kate celebrated our success-we have indeed come far since our meeting three years ago-and spoke of the future. She identified projects which others are beginning to work on, problems which are being encountered, and challenges which remain to be met. In short: we may have come far but we have just begun!

During the last session of the day, librarians met to brainstorm about our future and to identify those issues, projects, and dreams that lie before us. Once this was completed, we determined that this list should be organized and posted to the Nebraska Library Commission home page so that librarians across the state might help the Commission prioritize these. This has been done and the list resides at </netserv/resourcesharing.html>

Many librarians have already "cast their votes." If you have not already done so, please take a moment to look this list over and let us know which five are of greatest importance to you in providing excellent library service to your library's community.

--Jo Budler
Nebraska Library Commission

NEW FIRSTSEARCH UPDATE

With October's enhancements, 75% of the databases can now be accessed through New FirstSearch. The only Nebraska Package database not available as of October is World Almanac. OCLC plans to have the remaining databases converted for the November enhancements.

IP-address recognition access is also functioning now for New FirstSearch. To use IP-address recognition, use the following URL: <http://newfirstsearch.oclc.org/FSIP>.

Another feature implemented in the October enhancements is ILL Form Customization. For a complete list of features now available and scheduled for later installation, see <http://www.oclc.org/oclc/fs_new/features.htm>.

We encourage all our FirstSearch users to start migrating to New FirstSearch now-at least the library staff should be looking at it in preparation for the change over. Demonstrations for setting up options and using new features will be held across the state in November. Check the workshop calendar at the end of this publication and register for a location near you.

--Devra Dragos
Nebraska Library Commission

FIRSTSEARCH SUCCESS STORY WINNERS

Congratulations to the FirstSearch success story winners. Each institution will receive $50 towards attendance at the 1999 NLA/NEMA convention.

Mullen Public Schools: Through using FirstSearch we were able to find Wilma Rudolph's autobiography, which we then ordered through the interlibrary loan.

Gothenburg Public Library: Picture this . . . 30+ students walking through the doors of the library with 30+ different reports on diseases for their Health class. There was farmer's lung, sleep apnea, Alzheimer's, malaria, bipolar, asthma, bulimia, anorexia, chicken pox, measles, lyme disease, migraines, and schizophrenia, just to name a few. If that wasn't enough they needed 3-5 different references for each disease!

Enter Super FirstSearch Librarians! What an introduction we gave them to FirstSearch! We only had two computers so we rotated the students on them and did we make believers out of them.

What a great tool for research! A few months ago we would have been overwhelmed trying to find references for these kids, but not now. We are Super FirstSearch Librarians, able to leap tall obstacles...Well, we know we still have a lot to learn but we thank you for training us and thank you Nebraska Legislature and thank you Mr. Governor, from the Gothenburg Public librarians.

Sump Memorial Library in Papillion: A patron is taking a class and required reading includes an article in a magazine that we didn't subscribe to nor could find in another electronic database. I found the article in FirstSearch for her by using the advanced search with keyword title and the year. She was very pleased to get the 19-page article!

Sump Memorial Library in Papillion: Since the Sump Memorial Library building is only two years old and very up-to-date with technology services to the community, our membership and circulation continue to grow.

Accompanying this growth are the number of reference questions asked by students of all ages and other patrons. I have been amazed at the information people have retrieved through FirstSearch after we tried other resources in the library. FirstSearch also assists students who need a variety of resources for their assignment-they found information in a book, on the Internet, and now they need a magazine article.

This electronic database has provided our patrons a wide variety of current magazine articles on various academic levels that we, otherwise, would not be able to offer.

Grand Island Public Library: The Grand Island Public Library took their show on the road and demonstrated the First Search databases to the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce Leadership Tomorrow Group. This demonstration took place at city hall using a computer and projection unit. The group was impressed with the amount of resources now available at the library as well as the quality of the material. Much interest was generated and many have become regular users of the First Search databases.

We had a patron looking for information on psychologist Insoo Kim Berg who was scheduled to speak in the area. He was looking for a list of her works including scholarly journal articles and books. He also was interested in obtaining biographical information. Using World Cat, a list of published works was found and citations for articles were listed in Articles First. Wilson Select provided full text articles as well as biographical information. Credible web sites were also accessed through Net First. The patron was very pleased we could provide so much information on Berg.

--Allana Novotny
  Nebraska Library Commission

FULL-TEXT ERIC DIGESTS ON NEW FIRSTSEARCH

Allana and Susam
Allana Novotny and Susan Knisely discuss New FirstSearch at theNEBASE Meeting.

The full text of approximately 2,000 ERIC Digest documents is now available at no additional charge on the new OCLC FirstSearch service.

Full text of the actual ERIC Digest documents is included in the full record display. The digest records can be searched in both phrase and keyword indexes by term or code. The ERIC Digests are short reports on topics of prime current interest in education and include references to items providing more detailed information. Targeted specifically for teachers, administrators, policymakers, and other practitioners, they are useful as well to the broad educational community.

In addition, many more citations in the ERIC database on new FirstSearch now include links to full text from other FirstSearch databases and electronic journals.

The Thesaurus of ERIC Descriptors is also part of ERIC on new FirstSearch. It contains a complete list of descriptive terms used by ERIC to index and search the database, with a cross-reference structure and rotated and hierarchical displays.

--Joan Giglierano
  OCLC Reference & Resource Sharing

WORLDCAT CELEBRATES 28TH BIRTHDAY

The OCLC WorldCat database and online shared cataloging turned 28 years old on August 26. On that same date in 1971, the Alden Library at Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, <http://www.oclc.org/oclc/membership/ou.htm> became the first library in the world to do online cataloging on the OCLC Online Union Catalog and Shared Cataloging System. The first day of operation, Ohio University staff cataloged 133 books online. By the end of the year, there were 54 academic libraries in Ohio doing online cataloging. Today, 42 million records and 700 million location listings later, nearly 10,000 libraries are cataloging on OCLC, and 24,000 more are linked to the OCLC library network in 67 countries for reference, resource sharing, and other services.

For more information about WorldCat, see <http://www.oclc.org/oclc/ar98/wcat.htm>.

--OCLC [edited]

GUEST COLUMNIST

WHAT A TANGLED WEB

In July the Web was nearly halted by millions who logged on to news sites to follow the story of the Kennedy plane crash. News junkies do come into the library and you can help them to access sites which provide general, sports, and financial coverage.

I suggest:

This can go on forever. For more I suggest :

FUNSITE OF THE MONTH

"Cam" sites can be a bit dodgy, but this one is safe and great. Maybe if one of those fellows would lift his trunk and lay a cold spray on me we could have a showercam.

--Dr. George Strassler
   gstras@bloomnet.com

OCLC

UPDATING OCLC ILL RECORDS TO SHIPPED

Recently, there was a thread on ILL-L regarding the problem of libraries receiving Ariel transmissions but not being able to update the OCLC ILL request to RECEIVED because it had not been updated to SHIPPED. This was the response from Tony Melvyn, OCLC Senior Consulting Product Support Specialist:

"In chapter 15 (15:2) and again in the appendix (A:3) of the OCLC ILL Users Guide Version 2.0, the guidelines are clear; they state that Lenders should update requests to SHIPPED before shipping the item. That statement assumes that you have the item IN HAND and that it is ready to be mailed, faxed or ftp'd. You should confirm that the requests were updated correctly and that you did not receive an Update Error from the ILL ME.

Following this guideline will prevent duplicate shipment of material and will prevent any discussion about which lender should receive IFM credit. The guideline states that the lender who fails to update the request in time cannot expect reimbursement for that loan."

These guidelines apply to all ILL transactions, not just Ariel. Following them prevents duplicate mailings of an item and resulting hassles.

--Devra Dragos
  Nebraska Library Commission

CATME AND CJK UPDATED

OCLC has released version 1.11 of the Cataloging Micro Enhancer software and version 3.01 of the OCLC CJK software for electronic download from the OCLC Web site. These new versions of software are maintenance updates which address reported problems and include changes to keep the software compatible with the OCLC online system. To download the software, connect to the CatME home page <http://www.purl.org/oclc/catme> or the CJK home page <http://www.oclc.org/oclc/menu/cjk.htm>. At this time the software is available for electronic download only; both will be included on version 3.00 of the OCLC Access Suite compact disc later this year.

--David Whitehair
  OCLC CatME Product Manager

NEW VERSION OF ILL ME FOR WINDOWS NOW AVAILABLE

OCLC is proud to announce that ILL Micro Enhancer for Windows Ver 2.0 is now available for OCLC ILL participating libraries to download. The software and electronic versions of the documentation may be found on the OCLC Product Services Web page at <http://psw.oclc.org/psw/>. This software is available to all OCLC libraries at no charge.

Use your OCLC authorization and password to access the Software and Documentation area. Updated product information is found at <http://www.oclc.org/oclc/menu/me.htm>.

If you are upgrading from Version 1.0, read the document "Read before upgrading to version 2.00" on the download page. It outlines important information about upgrading to Version 2.0 as well as about using Clio and other third-party management programs.

ILL ME for Windows allows you to process your ILL requests using the "Reasons for No" function recently added to the ILL service. As lenders, update your "No" responses with ISO ILL reasons or continue to just say "No" without a reason. As borrowers, download the Transaction History with your borrowing requests to view your lenders' responses. Go to the Tools/Options/General tab page to select these features.

Version 2.0 also manages all the current Message File categories. You can download your Direct Produced and Online Produced message file categories to get barcoded printouts of your borrowing records. Review records are automatically updated to Review in Process during the download process.

Other features include: an enhanced Session List, scheduling multiple download and update sessions, printing two records per page, and producing mailing labels during update. To learn about these and the other new features, go through the electronic TourGuide (Help/TourGuide) as well as read the Help topic "New features and changes in Version 2.0." Use the documentation items, Getting Started with OCLC ILL ME for Windows, Third Edition to install the software and the OCLC ILL ME for Windows Quick Reference to learn more about the program. The documentation is available in HTML, PDF, and Word 6 formats.

We are pleased with the changes we've made to ILL ME, most of which were based on your suggestions, and think you'll really like this new version. Let us know by filling out the electronic comment form at <http://www.oclc.org/oclc/forms/acsucom.htm>.

Thank you for using ILL ME.

--Judith Carter
  OCLC Reference & Resource Sharing

OCLC ILL AGING CHANGES

You may have noticed some differences in your Message File lately. OCLC changed the aging dates, as shown in the table below, for four statuses. System days are normally Monday through Friday-weekends, holidays, and days of catastrophic events (i.e. Hurricane Floyd) are not counted.

OCLC hopes that the shorter time period for flagging possible problems will be of help to ILL departments. See Technical Bulletin 234 for more information <http://www.oclc.org/oclc/tb/tb234/frames_man.htm>. Or, if you have any questions about this information, please contact Devra Dragos, OCLC Member Services Coordinator, 402-471-4021 or 800-307-2665, e-mail: Devra Dragos .

STATUS ACTION OLD SYSTEM AGING NEW SYSTEM AGING
UNFILLED remains in Message File 4 system days 7 system days
EXPIRED remains in Message File 4 system days 7 system days
SHIPPED for Loans changes to Special Messages RECEIVED? 30 system days after update to SHIPPED 14 system days after update to SHIPPED
Shipped for Copies changes to Special Messages RECEIVED? 30 system days after update to SHIPPED 7 system days after update to SHIPPED
OVERDUE appears 30 system days after DUE DATE 14 system days after DUE DATE

--Devra Dragos
Nebraska Library Commission

Devra
Devra Dragos giving a demonstration of CatExpress at the NEBASE Annual Meeting.

OCLC ILL INTEROPERABILITY TASK FORCE ISSUES RECOMMENDATIONS

The OCLC Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Interoperability Task Force has issued its report and recommendations regarding OCLC's implementation of the ISO ILL Protocol.

OCLC formed the task force on July 28, 1999 as a result of a controversy over OCLC's plan to require ILL management system vendors to implement extensions to the ISO ILL Protocol in order to synchronize ILL requests between the OCLC system and other ILL management systems. OCLC believed that most libraries would be using multiple ILL systems and that they would want these systems to be synchronized. The task force was asked to investigate the needs of OCLC member libraries for interlibrary loan system interoper-ability and to advise OCLC on which methods should be implemented.

The task force concluded that while some users might want to use multiple systems, it is not in the best interest of OCLC and its membership to support that functionality. The task force stated that requiring interlibrary loan management system vendors to implement the OCLC extensions to the ILL protocols "was not the best choice for OCLC and its member libraries" and recommended the following actions:

  1. Do not implement the proposed ILL protocol extensions that provide for the synchronization of requests between systems, and
  2. Immediately begin development of a protocol-based link that would channel FirstSearch requests to local ILL management systems, thus avoiding the problem of dual systems and the need to "backflow" messages to guarantee synchronicity.

Shirley Baker, chair of the task force and vice chancellor for Information Technology and Dean of University Libraries, Washington University stated: "The task force recognizes that implementing changes is a difficult and shared responsibility. Member libraries, regional networks, and OCLC should work together in effecting such changes, encouraging libraries to incorporate new services."

"OCLC has accepted these recommendations and is moving forward on their implementation," said Connie Zuga, vice president, Marketing-Reference and Resource Sharing. "We were fortunate to be able to call on the expertise and counsel of these distinguished ILL experts on this important matter. Their work exemplifies the spirit of cooperation and the shared commitment to librarianship that exists in the relationship that OCLC has with its member libraries."

Ms. Baker presented the findings of the task force to the OCLC Board of Trustees on Sept. 27 and will present them again to the OCLC Users Council on Oct. 4.

OCLC will mount the complete report from the task force on the OCLC Web site and will work to educate member libraries about how these recommendations will impact their ILL operations.

The following persons served on the task force: Shirley Baker, Vice Chancellor for Information Technology and Dean of University Libraries, Washington University (Chair); Tammy Nickelson Dearie, Director, Access and Delivery Services, University of California; Bettina Meyer, Assistant Dean, Resources, Western Michigan University; Harry E. Samuels, Assistant University Librarian, Information Technology, Northwestern University Library; Sarah Simpson, Interlibrary Loan Supervisor, Tulsa City-County Library System; Carol Smale, Director, Resource-Sharing Services, National Library of Canada; and Chris Wright, Chief, Loan Division, Library of Congress.

--OCLC

ILL DIRECT REQUEST UPDATE

The OCLC ILL Direct Request Service will now process requests for Serial material. This change will have a significant impact when OCLC's New FirstSearch installs the ILL processing link later this fall. If you have a system that uses ILL Direct Request, you will be able to utilize this change immediately. OCLC used to send all requests that were Serial format to the review file; we have removed that restriction. However, the current FirstSearch service sends all non-WorldCat ILL requests to the review file as Review Requests. In the New FirstSearch, you will be able to configure your institution's FirstSearch ILL profile to send patron initiated requests from every appropriate database either directly to the Review File or to ILL Direct Request.

See Technical Bulletin 234 for more information <http://www.oclc.org/oclc/tb/tb234/frames_man.htm>.

--Tony Melvyn
OCLC Senior Consulting Product Support Specialist [edited]

ELECTRONIC RESOURCES CATALOGING GUIDELINES REVISED

Changes in the definition of Type of Record (Leader/06) announced in USMARC Update no. 3 in July 1997 resulted in considerably different treatment of many electronic resources. Since then, practices have continued to evolve. In June 1999, the Library of Congress Network Development and MARC Standards Office announced the availability of its new "Guidelines for Coding Electronic Resources in Leader/06" <http://lcweb.loc.gov/marc/ldr06guide.html>. It includes some clarifications of current practice as well as a number of sample records.

In light of LC's document, OCLC has consolidated and updated two separate but related guidelines on the subject of coding electronic resources. OCLC's new "Cataloging Electronic Resources: OCLC-MARC Coding Guidelines" can now be accessed on the OCLC Web site at <http://www.oclc.org/oclc/cataloging/type.htm>. This document supersedes the "OCLC Guidelines on the Choice of Type and BLvl for Electronic Resources" formerly at that same URL and the older version of "Cataloging Electronic Resources: OCLC-MARC Coding Guidelines" originally published in "Bits & Pieces" in February 1998. The information in these two superseded documents remains substantially unchanged, although there have been clarifications and refinements, especially in the areas of numeric data and the presence of search software. Links to LC's guidelines, Nancy Olson's Cataloging Internet Resources manual, and a number of other useful sources are included.

--Jay Weitz
OCLC Product Management & Implementation

UPCOMING CHANGES TO KEYWORD SEARCHING

OCLC is changing keyword searching for WorldCat (the OCLC Online Union Catalog) from the OCLC Cataloging, Interlibrary Loan, Selection, and Union List services. The exact date for implementation of these changes has not been scheduled. OCLC expects, however, the changes to be installed during the fourth quarter 1999. Installation date will be announced via the logon Message-of-the-Day.

OCLC will update some existing keyword indexes; in addition, it will add 14 new indexes and two new qualifiers. The Frequency index will be discontinued. These are the new indexes:
Access method
Citation/References
Conference name
Corporate name
Dewey Decimal class number
Extended author
Extended title
Library of Congress class number
National Agricultural Library class number
National Library of Canada class number
National Library of Medicine class number
Personal name
Standard number
Universal Decimal class number

The new qualifiers are Cataloging source and Microform/Not microform.

In some cases you will receive different results for your searches after the changes are installed. You may need to change the way you search. See Technical Bulletin 235 Keyword Searching Changes in WorldCat on the OCLC Web site at <http://www.oclc.org/oclc/menu/tb.htm> for more information.

--David Whitehair
OCLC Product Management & Implementation

OCLC PROMPTCAT SUPPORT FOR LIBRARIES WITH SHARED CATALOGS

OCLC PromptCat now supports libraries with shared local catalogs. With the latest enhancement, the shared local catalog receives only one full bibliographic record, while holdings are automatically set for the individual libraries which share that catalog.

If you are a member of a shared local catalog, PromptCat will check the holdings of all members of the group. If any member has holdings already set, PromptCat will not deliver a full bibliographic record, but will set holdings. This option is available at a lower price since you do not receive a full record.

In addition, PromptCat offers new functions for all libraries, whether or not they are part of a shared local catalog. PromptCat users have requested many of these enhancements:

If you are an active PromptCat user interested in any of these new options, please complete the newly revised PromptCat order form available on the PromptCat home page at <http://www.oclc.org/oclc/menu/prompt.htm>. The OCLC PromptCat Service User Guide, second edition, will soon be available at this same location.

If you would like to learn more about PromptCat, or if you are an active PromptCat user who would like information about the new options and prices, contact NEBASE.

--Robin Buser
OCLC Product Management & Implementation [edited]

OCLC RESEARCH PROJECT MEASURES SCOPE OF THE WEB

Researchers at OCLC have determined that the World Wide Web has about 3.6 million sites, of which 2.2 million-containing nearly 300 million Web pages-are publicly accessible. They also found that the largest 25,000 sites represent about 50 percent of the Web's content, and that the number of sites and their size are climbing. Because the Web has achieved the status of being one of the foremost information resources available today, OCLC is committed to providing timely information that will assist libraries in understanding the Web and using its content. More information about the latest OCLC Office of Research Web statistics and analysis is available at: <http://www.oclc.org/oclc/research/projects/webstats>.

--OCLC

OCLC SITESEARCH 4.1 OFFERS GREATER CUSTOMIZATION

OCLC released version 4.1 of its OCLC SiteSearch Suite of software in September. OCLC SiteSearch provides a toolkit that lets you integrate your library's electronic resources under one Web interface, provide flexible access to those resources, and build unique local databases.

New 4.1 features

Through the Database Builder component of SiteSearch 4.1 your library can create record templates for capturing metadata in a variety of formats, including MARC and Dublin Core. SiteSearch 4.1 offers you the flexibility to handle the full range of information in today's complex information environment.

--Meredith Dean
OCLC Distributed Systems [edited]

NEED HELP WITH YOUR SIG FILE?

Signature files are something that everyone who receives e-mail has seen but may not have realized what they were. A signature file or sig file is the information that people put at the end of their e-mail messages that contains their name and other information. It is like a business card. Signature files can contain a wide variety of information including the senders name, e-mail address, phone number, and the name of your institution. In addition, some people include quotations, sayings, and even ASCII art. ASCII art is a picture that is created by using different letters and symbols available on the keyboard.

Recently someone asked me to help them in creating a sig file. I wanted to pass this information on in case other people had this question. Before I go into detail on how to do this some of you may be asking why do I need a sig file. The simple answer is so people know who you are and where you are from. When you send e-mail the person receiving the e-mail will be able to see your e-mail address but sometimes that just is not enough information to know who you are. You might be able to make a guess as to who the person is based on part of their e-mail address but not all of the time. When you receive e-mail from many people it is hard to just look at an e-mail address and figure out who that person is and where they are from. That is why it is important for you to set up a signature file.

How you set up a signature file varies with the software that you use to read e-mail. I will talk about the specifics of setting up a sig in Outlook Express 5 and Netscape Messenger. If you use a different program to read your e-mail you might have to do a little looking to figure out how to set up a signature file. A good place to start looking is under any option settings. If that does not work, I would suggest searching Help on the topic of signature files. Keep in mind that you do not want your signature too long. A good rule of thumb is keeping it around four lines long.

Outlook Express 5

  1. Start Outlook
  2. Click on Tools
  3. Click on Options
  4. Click on the Signature Tab
  5. Make sure "Add signature to all outgoing messages" is checked.
  6. You now have two choices on how you would like to add your signature.

    Under Edit Signature select Text and then type your signature in the box.

    OR

    You may use Notepad (see below) to create a text file that contains your signature information. Under Edit Signature select File. You can either type in the full path of your sig file or use Browse to locate the file.

  7. Click on OK.

Netscape Messenger - Netscape Communicator 4.05

You will need to create a sig file using Notepad before you start. (see below)

  1. Start Messenger
  2. Click on Edit
  3. Click on Preferences
  4. In the Category section locate Mail & Groups. If there is a plus sign (+) in front of it then you will need to double click on Mail & Groups so a minus sign (-) appears.
  5. Single click on Identity
  6. On the right hand side of the screen locate the Signature File box. You can either enter the full path to your sig file or click on Choose to locate the file.
  7. Click on OK.

Notepad

Notepad is not the only program that you can use to create a signature file but is it very simple to use.

  1. Start Notepad. Notepad is usually located under Start-Programs-Accessories. If you cannot locate there you may also try clicking on Start-Run. In the Open box of the Run window type in the word notepad and click OK.
  2. Enter the information that you would like to include in your signature file.
  3. Click on File-Save and save the file to your hard drive. I suggest naming it something like sig.txt; this way you will know what it is. When you save, make sure you remember the exact location where you save it at so you will be able to find it when you set up you e-mail program.

--Allana Novotny
Nebraska Library Commission

DATABASE SEARCHING HINTS

Books in Print with Reviews Database

To search for books in a series:

Examples:
SE Sweet Valley High
se boxcar children
(As you can see from the examples, capitalization is not important.)

To search for books by a particular publisher:

Examples:
PU Random House
pu oxford university press

Of course, to access directory information for a publisher (address, phone number, discounts, etc.) you'll still need to switch to the Publisher Information component of the database. To do this, scroll to the bottom of the Advanced Search screen and click on the Publisher Information link. Just remember to switch back to the Books in Print component when you're done looking up publisher information!

Wilson OmniFile and Biographies Plus Databases

When searching for information on a specific person using either the basic "Search" screen or the more advanced "SearchPlus" screen, you can type in the person's name in either first name last name or last name first name order.

Example:
Clinton Hillary
Hillary Clinton

If you choose to enter the name in last name first name order, however, DO NOT separate the last name from the first name with a comma. If you insert the comma, you will retrieve an error message and no search results.

Wrong: Clinton, Hillary

This is an idiosyncrasy of the WilsonWeb system and doesn't necessarily apply to other databases. If you're a WilsonWeb searcher, however, it's definitely something you'll want to be alert to!

--Susan Knisely
Nebraska Library Commission

NEBASE SCHEDULE OF WORKSHOPS 1999

OCTOBER

27 OCLC Cataloging Micro Enhancer for Windows Version 1.11, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Nebraska Library Commission Heron Room, 1200 N Street, Lincoln, NE. Instructor: Devra Dragos.

NOVEMBER

3 OCLC Cataloging Micro Enhancer for Windows Version 1.11, 9:00 AM - 12:00 NOON MST, Panhandle Library System Office, 1517 Broadway, Suite 129, Scottsbluff, NE. Instructor: Devra Dragos.

3 Interlibrary Loan Micro Enhancer for Windows Version 2.0 Workshop, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM MST, Panhandle Library System Office, 1517 Broadway, Suite 129, Scottsbluff, NE. Instructor: Devra Dragos.

4 Customizing New FirstSearch for Customer Service, 10:00 AM-12:00 NOON, Alliance Learning Center, 1750 Sweetwater Avenue, Alliance NE. Instructor: Devra Dragos.

9 Customizing New FirstSearch for Customer Service, 10:00 AM-12:00 NOON, Northeast Community College Lifelong Learning Center, Norfolk, NE. Instructor: Devra Dragos.

10 Customizing New FirstSearch for Customer Service, 10:00 AM-12:00 NOON, Omaha Public Library, Millard Branch, 13214 Westwood Lane, Omaha, NE. Instructor: Devra Dragos.

15 Customizing New FirstSearch for Customer Service, 10:00 AM-12:00 NOON, Nebraska Library Commission Heron Room, 1200 N Street, Lincoln, NE. Instructor: Devra Dragos.

16 Customizing New FirstSearch for Customer Service, 10:00 AM-12:00 NOON, Holdrege Public Library, 604 East Avenue, Holdrege, NE. Instructor: Devra Dragos.

17 Customizing New FirstSearch for Customer Service, 10:00 AM-12:00 NOON, Broken Bow Public Library, 626 South D Street, Broken Bow, NE. Instructor: Devra Dragos.

Please watch the Library Calendar on the Nebraska Library Commission home page at <http://nlc.nebraska.gov/calendar/libcal.html>. To register for the training session above, contact Jeannette Powell, 402-471-7740 or 800-307-2665, e-mail: < Jeannette Powell>


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