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July 2, 2007

OCLC Connexion client 2.0 is available for download

Entry Categories: Cataloging   Technical Services  

For more details and to download the client, go to the Connexion Client website.

OCLC does not expect to discontinue 1.7X until a future release of the client is available. You are not required to upgrade to 2.00.

However, OCLC recommends that you upgrade to 2.00 to have the most current features available:

  • Display your toolbar on two rows
  • Use shorter menus: Edit, Action, View and Tools menus are rearranged
  • Use Z39.50 access via the client to retrieve bibliographic records from your local system to create authority records or add bib records to WorldCat
  • Use RLIN21 keyboards for Arabic, Cyrillic, Hebrew, and Latin scripts
  • Use Unicode control characters for Arabic and Hebrew script cataloging
  • Use automatic switch from non-Latin to English mode for delimiter and subfield code
  • Use Institution records.
  • Use New OCLC macros in the macro book OCLC.mbk

New documentation for Connexion client 2.00

The Connexion client Help is fully updated for version 2.00 of the Connexion client software, released yesterday. HTML and PDF Web documentation is in the process of being updated. Web documents covering many new features and enhancements are updated and available now, including:

Also available:

Tips: After clicking a link above to open a document, click "Abstract & revision notes" in the left-hand navigation list to see where updates appear. Click "PDF" in the navigation list to get an easy-to-print version or to use table of contents bookmark links to find very specific information.

The remainder of the updated client Web documents will be available in the next several days.

 

CONTENTdm - July's Featured Collections

Entry Categories: Digitization & Preservation  

Each month, three collections from the CONTENTdm Collection of Collections are featured on the CONTENTdm Web site. The featured collections for July are the e-Archives, Thomas Pim Cope Diaries and the Historic Des Moines, Images of Des Moines 1904 - 1914.

e-Archives
Purdue University Libraries
The Purdue Libraries e-Archives, a digital library of select treasures from Archives and Special Collections, debuted in March 2006. Collections include Amelia Earhart's papers, photographs and videos relating to Purdue's history, and the Frank and Lillian Gilbreth library of management videos.

Thomas Pim Cope Diaries
Haverford College
Thomas P. Cope was a successful Philadelphia merchant and Quaker who involved himself in a wide range of civic projects during the first half of the nineteenth century. He kept a regular diary between 1800 and 1851, with a gap between 1820 and 1843. In his diary, Cope records his own numerous activities, events taking place in Philadelphia and the wider world, and reflections on Quakerism, business, and many other topics. This collection contains digital facsimiles of the diaries along with their full text transcripts.

Historic Des Moines, Images of Des Moines 1904 – 1914
Drake University
Take a glimpse of Des Moines, Iowa as it entered the 20th century. This collection contains photographs of homes, parks and public places taken between 1904 and 1914. The collection was created by scanning images from the original sources held by the Special Collections Department of Drake University's Cowles Library.

These are just a few of the many outstanding digital collections created by CONTENTdm users.

If you would like to add your collections to the Collection of Collections, log in to the CONTENTdm User Support Center and follow the instructions. Be sure to submit metadata for all required fields including the Entered by field.

 

July 3, 2007

OCLC Symposium at ALA Annual

Entry Categories: OCLC News  

Is the Library Open?

View video clips or listen to the podcast of the OCLC Symposium held June 22 during the American Library Association Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.

Over 300 attended the symposium, which addressed information property law, digital communication, copyright, intellectual property and user privacy rights in relation to library policies.

The experts who gave their views on these issues were:

  • Marc Rotenberg, Executive Director of the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) and professor of privacy law at Georgetown University Law Center;
  • Siva Vaidhyanathan, a cultural historian, media scholar and Associate Professor of culture and communication at New York University; and
  • Mary Minow, Library Law Consultant with LibraryLaw.com, coauthor of The Library's Legal Answer Book and a public librarian for 10 years.

View video clips or listen to the podcast

 

July 10, 2007

New Playaway Titles for July

Entry Categories: Discounts  

Nebraska libraries receive a 20% discount off all Playaway orders placed through the Nebraska Library Commission. Discounted prices for each available title are listed on the order form.

Ordering: The Nebraska Library Commission will collect order forms from Nebraska libraries and forward them to Playaway. Your order will be shipped directly to your library, but billing will be through the Nebraska Library Commission. For more information, including ordering instructions, links to order forms, and an extensive FAQ, see:
/discounts/playaway.aspx. There is no minimum order - you can start your Playaway collection with as few as one title if you'd like.

Please note: K-12 school libraries will need to contact their Follett Library Resources sales representative to order Playaway digital audiobooks.

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to let a member of the Network Services team know. You can email us at Network Services any time.

 

July 12, 2007

Internet Librarian Conference Discount

Entry Categories: Discounts  

NEBASE is offering a group discount to all librarians in Nebraska who attend the Internet Librarian 2007 conference and exhibition. This year it will be held at the Monterey Conference Center in Monterey, California, on October 29-31, 2007. Detailed information about the conference can be found on the conference web page.

The price of the conference with the discount is $255 for the three-day event (October 29-31, 2007). This is a savings of $174 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. 29-30, 2007) and $255 for the combo of the Internet Librarian general conference and Internet@Schools (Oct. 29-31, 2007) are also available.

To register for the conference, print off and complete the PDF Registration Form . 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 14, 2007.

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

 

WebSearch University Conference Discount

Entry Categories: Discounts  

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 September 17-18, 2007, at the Washington Marriott. Detailed information about this event can be found on the conference web page.

The special team/group rate for this conference is $395 for the two-day event (September 17-18, 2007). 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 PDF Registration Form . 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 August 10, 2007.

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

 

July 16, 2007

OCLC WorldCat Collection Analysis Speakers Series - July 18

Entry Categories: Cataloging  

This is a reminder that on Wednesday, July 18th from 1:00 - 2:00 Central Time Dawn Thistle, Director of the Assumption College Library (Worcester, MA), will be presenting a free, live webinar in which she will discuss her use of WorldCat Collection Analysis to analyze her collection and make informed collection development and management decisions based on the results.

This is the second in OCLC's ongoing WorldCat Collection Analysis Speakers Series, which features your peers discussing their real-life applications of WorldCat Collection Analysis to accomplish library goals.

Please Register on the OCLC website.

This session will be recorded and distributed to all registrants.

 

July 18, 2007

Play Games at the NEBASE Annual Meeting 2007

Entry Categories: NEBASE  

Want to try out some of the games that can bring new users into your library?

Come to the NEBASE Annual Meeting on August 9 and play them yourself! We will have a gaming room set up throughout the meeting with:

Wii Sports - Tennis, Baseball, Golf, Bowling and Boxing
Dance Dance Revolution - PlayStation 2
Guitar Hero II - Xbox 360

Come play with us!

Topics for this year's meeting include:

  • A Gaming Panel
  • Social Networking: The Intersection between Content, Collaboration & Community
  • MySpace is Your Library’s Space: Reference, Programming and Promotion
  • CONTENTdm & OCLC Digitization: How to Move Your Historical Newspapers to the Web with Nebraska Memories
  • OCLC Update and WorldCat Local: Global Network, Local Results
Register for the NEBASE Annual Meeting: Do you know where your patrons are? Exploring new spaces at your library! in our Training Portal.
 

NEBASE Hour for August: Connexion Client v. 2.00 Enhancements

Entry Categories: Cataloging   NEBASE   Technical Services   Training  

The NEBASE Hour for August 2007 is "Connexion Client v. 2.00 Enhancements".

The NEBASE Hour is a FREE, monthly, online information session on OCLC products and services. The NEBASE Hour is held on the first Wednesday of the month, from 11:00 am-12:00 noon (Central Time) unless otherwise noted.

The NEBASE Hour is a live presentation, available at no cost, that you will access from your own computer via the Web. Audio is available via Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP). You may ask any questions you have during the session. The session will be recorded for anyone who may want to see it again or who cannot attend it at the scheduled time. IMPORTANT: Please note that we are using new web conferencing software - Centra. Please read the information below this announcement for details about technical requirements and procedures for accessing live online sessions through Centra.

NEBASE Hour for August 2007: Connexion Client v. 2.00 Enhancements

August 1, 2007 - 11:00am-12:00pm (Central Time) Registration Deadline: July 30

Would you like to learn more about the recent enhancements to the Connexion Client? Version 2.00 of the client was released on June 26, 2007. With client 2.00, you are able to:

  • Export bibliographic records in Dublin Core
  • Use Connexion client under Windows Vista
  • Specify to display the toolbar on one or two rows and view shorter menu lists
  • Use RLG bibliographic institution records (IRs)
  • ...and more!

See the Recent Enhancements page on the Connexion web site for additional information.

NOTE: This session covers the new enhancements only. Participants should have some previous experience with the Connexion client interface. The OCLC Connexion client is only available to OCLC full-cataloging institutions. >** This workshop is not appropriate for CatExpress users - the Connexion Client interface is not available to CatExpress users. **

The session will be conducted by Christa Burns, OCLC Member Services Coordinator for NEBASE. Participants will receive 1 hour of CE credit. There is no cost to participate in this session.

For more information and to register to attend this session, please go to our Training Portal.

INTRODUCING CENTRA LIVE! This Online Session will be conducted using Centra Live web conferencing software. For this reason it is crucial that you review the Centra Live technical requirements and perform the recommended Centra system check even if you've successfully attended previous Nebraska Library Commission Online Sessions. (Previous sessions used Genesys and Live Meeting software.) Please do this several days in advance of your scheduled session so you have plenty of time to update your system if necessary. Technical requirements (including a link to the system check) and general access instructions are available on the Nebraska Library Commission Online Sessions webpage.

AUDIO NOTE: Audio for Centra Live online sessions will be handled via Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) technology, as opposed to a telephone conference call. This means access to a telephone is not required. However, in order to hear the presentation attendees must be using a computer with a sound card and speakers. To ask questions and participate in class discussion, attendees will also need a microphone. If you don't have a microphone for your computer, you may request one from the Nebraska Library Commission, at no cost to you, by emailing Jeannette Powell at least a week in advance of your session. If only one individual is attending the session from a particular computer, a headset may be used in place of the speakers and microphone.

 

July 25, 2007

Deadline Extended: NetLibrary Shared Collections III, IV, and V Re-Opened

Entry Categories: Discounts   E-Resources  

Good News!

The deadline to place your order for the re-opened 3rd, 4th and 5th Shared Collections of NetLibrary eBooks has been extended to November 30, 2007!


The SOLINET and NEBASE Regional Library Networks are pleased to announce that the 3rd, 4th and 5th NetLibrary Shared Collections have been temporarily re-opened!

Back by popular demand, SOLINET and NEBASE are now offering the chance to purchase their 3rd, 4th and 5th Shared Collections of NetLibrary eBooks. These collections of electronic books include content from the top academic and trade publishers in subjects suited for academic and public libraries, each including many of the same top university presses and trade and commercial publishers. The title lists are finalized, and no new content will be added. The only additions over time will be for additional copies of high use titles.

Overview

The following collections are available:

  • The SOLINET/NEBASE 5th Shared Collection (2005) (7,030 titles)
  • The SOLINET/NEBASE 4th Shared Collection (2004) (7,659 titles)
  • The SOLINET/NEBASE 3rd Shared Collection (2003) (11,173 titles)

NetLibrary Shared Collection Title lists

Features

  • MARC record sets included in price.
  • No additional licensing for those who have completed eBook and Subscriber Agreements in connection with 3rd Shared, 4th Shared, 5th Shared, or unique collections purchases since January 2003
  • Available 24 hours a day/seven days a week
  • Can be viewed online on any PC connected to the Internet
  • Remote access available
  • Real time usage reports are available from your Library Resource Center

For more information about this collection, including pricing and ordering instructions, go to our NetLibrary Re-Opened Shared Collections web site.

To learn more about NetLibrary, including background information on past shared collections (e.g., title lists, participants) go to our NetLibrary Consortium Information web site.

 

July 31, 2007

See WorldCat Local at the NEBASE Annual Meeting 2007

Entry Categories: NEBASE  

Come to the NEBASE Annual Meeting on August 9 to see the WorldCat Local beta being run at the University of Washington Libraries.

OCLC Update and WorldCat Local: Global Network, Local Results - OCLC is piloting its new WorldCat Local service that will allow your library to customize WorldCat.org as a solution for local discovery and delivery services. WorldCat Local interoperates with locally maintained services like circulation, resource sharing and resolution to full text to present a locally branded interface to your patrons.

Topics for this year's meeting include:

  • A Gaming Panel
  • Social Networking: The Intersection between Content, Collaboration & Community
  • MySpace is Your Library’s Space: Reference, Programming and Promotion
  • CONTENTdm & OCLC Digitization: How to Move Your Historical Newspapers to the Web with Nebraska Memories
  • OCLC Update and WorldCat Local: Global Network, Local Results
Register for the NEBASE Annual Meeting: Do you know where your patrons are? Exploring new spaces at your library! in our Training Portal.
 

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