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July 1, 2009

NEBASE Closure

Yesterday was NEBASE’s last official day as an OCLC network and this will be the closing post to N3.

The Nebraska Library Commission would like to thank NEBASE members for their support over the last 33 years. We would like to thank those who served as our representatives to Users and Members Council, those who served on the NEBASE Advisory Council, and past and present NEBASE staff.

Remember, your final NEBASE billing for June will be sent by us around the middle of July. Future invoices for OCLC products and services (except for CatExpress, WebDewey, and NetLibrary) will come from BCR.

Christa Burns will continue to coordinate group purchases of CatExpress, WebDewey, and NetLibrary.

For all other OCLC products and services as well as technical support, you will need to contact:

  • Ordering, renewals, billing—When you contact BCR, 1-800-397-1552 or support@bcr.org, you will talk with Chris Cook, Ellie Nowicki, or Marisa Wood.

  • BCR Communications regarding OCLC—Check out BCR’s News page to subscribe to their newsletter, sign up for RSS feeds, and find other timely information.

  • Technical support—You will call OCLC Support, 1-800-848-5800, or support@oclc.org

  • Training opportunities—Check out BCR’s Continuing Education & Training page and OCLC’s Training Portal for listings from all Partners.

Since there will no longer be a “network” at the Library Commission and our programs have expanded greatly over the years, the name of our department, Network Services, has changed to Technology and Access Services (TechAccess for short).

Please be sure to check out future TechAccess activities on the Library Commission’s NCompass Blog.

 

June 2, 2009

OCLC Customer Support

Entry Categories: NEBASE   OCLC News   Resource Sharing   Technical Services   Training  

As OCLC, NEBASE and BCR continue to work in partnership on behalf of OCLC member libraries, we would like to remind you about some important changes with regard to how your library will access support for OCLC products and services.

Beginning July 1, 2009, OCLC members will contact OCLC Customer Support for all questions related to support for OCLC products and services.

OCLC’s teams of support professionals are available 14 hours a day, Monday – Friday, 6 a.m. – 8 p.m. Central Time, to assist you with your needs. These dedicated individuals will provide answers and information to help your library maximize the value of your membership and use of OCLC products and services. In addition to product support specialists, the OCLC Customer Support organization is also comprised of a specialized team of librarians focused on providing consultative and workflow support tied to the use and satisfaction of OCLC products and services.

The Nebraska Library Commission is the administrator of the CatExpress and WebDewey groups, and will remain so, even after BCR becomes the OCLC network for Nebraska. As the administrator of the CatExpress and WebDewey groups, the Nebraska Library Commission will continue maintaining the groups – adding new members, updating existing members, etc. Also, the Nebraska Library Commission will continue as the billing agent for your CatExpress and WebDewey groups.

After July 1, 2009, BCR will provide billing and ordering assistance to your library for all other OCLC products and services. BCR will also assist OCLC in keeping member libraries informed by communicating updates, enhancements, new product offerings, research, membership reports and other important information on OCLC member benefits.

  • After July 1, 2009, for all questions related to support for OCLC products and services, contact OCLC Customer Support, by telephone 1-800-848-5800 or e-mail support@oclc.org
  • After July 1, 2009, for CatExpress and WebDewey billing and ordering assistance, contact Christa Burns at the Nebraska Library Commission - 1-800-307-2665, 1-402-471-3107 or e-mail
  • After July 1, 2009, for other OCLC billing and ordering assistance, contact BCR via e-mail at support@bcr.org or by telephone at 1-800-397-1552 and ask for support
  • To contact NEBASE about these changes, call Christa Burns, 1-800-307-2665, 1-402-471-3107 or e-mail
 

March 11, 2009

NEBASE Members to Transition to BCR

As announced previously, the Nebraska Library Commission’s NEBASE department will cease to exist as an OCLC network in July 2009. Under OCLC’s new Partner structure, OCLC member libraries may go to any OCLC partner or directly to OCLC for billing, ordering and training.

After talks with several OCLC networks, consultation with the NEBASE Advisory Council and much consideration, we have made the recommendation to transfer Nebraska OCLC libraries to BCR (Bibliographical Center for Research) for the initial transition in billing, renewals and ordering. At any time after August 1st, libraries may request to be transferred to another OCLC Partner or go directly to OCLC.

BCR, founded in 1935 and headquartered in Aurora, Colorado, has been a provider of OCLC products and services since 1976 and will continue to be an OCLC Partner for billing, marketing and training. OCLC member libraries using BCR’s services currently are found in Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. For more information about BCR, visit http://www.BCR.org.

Staff from Nebraska OCLC member libraries will be able to attend BCR’s OCLC training—online or in-person at any location—at BCR member pricing. Libraries may learn about OCLC training opportunities through BCR’s training calendar or through a new national training calendar that OCLC will host starting in July 2009.

Under the new Partner system, Nebraska OCLC member libraries will be billed for OCLC cataloging subscriptions, ILL subscriptions, etc., without any added network administrative or membership fees. Price quotes for the coming fiscal year will be issued next week.

NEBASE will continue to handle invoicing through the June 2009 activity (invoices sent in July). Renewals, ordering, training and technical support will continue through June 30, 2009. Effective with your July invoices (sent in August 2009), your invoices will come from BCR. As of July 1, 2009, all technical support calls should go directly to OCLC (1-800-848-5800) and BCR will provide billing support assistance.

The Nebraska Library Commission will continue to coordinate CatExpress and WebDewey group purchases. NLC will also continue to provide access to statewide database subscriptions through NebraskAccess. And NLC will continue to negotiate vendor discounts and purchasing of other electronic resources for Nebraska libraries individually or in groups.

If you have questions about the transition, please contact Christa Burns, 471-3107 or 800-307-2665, or Devra Dragos, 471-4335 or 800-307-2665.

 

November 25, 2008

OCLC ILL Non-supplier Status

Entry Categories: Resource Sharing  

Attention OCLC ILL Staff....

Are you or other members of your ILL staff going on vacation? Is your library closing for a long scheduled holiday?

If so, you should update your OCLC Policies Directory record to change your library's ILL status from supplier to non-supplier.

When a library establishes themselves as a non-supplier, their OCLC symbol is no longer hot-linked in holdings displays, preventing their symbol from being added to new ILL requests. In addition to checking supplier status at the time of the request creation, the system also checks supplier status each time the request moves to the next lender in a string. So, if your symbol has already been included in a borrower's request before your library was switched to non-supplier, the system will automatically skip your library and move to the next symbol where the supplier status is again validated, and so on.

The change to non-supplier status can be made any day of the week and will remain active until any day of the week you choose.

To update your OCLC Policies Directory record:

  • Go to the OCLC Policies Directory. Log in to the Policies Directory with your ILL authorization and password. NOTE: There are also links to the OCLC Policies Directory from within the WorldCat Resource Sharing interface and the FirstSearch Administrative Module.
  • On the Basic Search screen, click on MY UNITS in the upper right corner of the screen to view and edit your own library's records.
  • On the My Units screen, click on the CHANGE SUPPLIER STATUS button.
  • On the Change OCLC ILL Supplier Status screen:
    • Enter the beginning and ending date for which you will be a non-supplier.
    • Click on the SAVE button in the upper left corner of the screen.
  • The system will give you a confirmation message.
  • Log off the OCLC Policies Directory.
 

September 4, 2008

New WorldCat Resource Sharing User Guide now available

Entry Categories: Resource Sharing  

A new WorldCat Resource Sharing User Guide is now available online. This document is your complete resource for information on all aspects of resource sharing and interlibrary loan procedures through OCLC's WorldCat Resource Sharing system.

Some sample topics:

  • The Basic Interlibrary Loan Cycle
  • Access and Authorizations
  • Additional Loan Cycles
  • OCLC Policies Directory
  • OCLC ILL Fee Management Service
  • Creating ILL Requests
  • Choosing Lenders
  • Completing a Loan Cycle
  • Printing from Request Manager

The WorldCat Resource Sharing User Guide is available in PDF format on the WorldCat Resource Sharing documentation website. During Fall 2008, OCLC's Documentation Dept. will also make available an HTML version.

Please send any comments or questions about this user guide to Peter Insabella in the OCLC Documentation Department.

 

July 22, 2008

Join us for the NEBASE Annual Meeting 2008

You're invited to join us for the NEBASE Annual Meeting on Tuesday, August 12 at the Cornhusker in Lincoln.

View the full agenda and register online

Library staff and media specialists are all invited to attend. We hope to see you in Lincoln on August 12th!

--- AGENDA ---

Keynote : From Science Fiction to Library Science: Info, Interface, Technology and Your Libraries' Future - Michael Porter, Interactive Strategy Manager, Web Junction

Many of the things we have read about and seen in science fiction related to libraries and information access are rapidly becoming library science fact. We’ll look at several examples of opportunities, realities, challenges and potentials for the library in a rapidly evolving technological and competitive environment.

Next Generation Cataloging - Renee Register, OCLC Global Product Manager, Cataloging and Metadata Services

OCLC has launched the Next Generation Cataloging and Metadata service pilot project. It will explore the viability of capturing ONIX metadata upstream from publishers and vendors and enhancing that metadata in WorldCat. A variety of academic and public libraries, publishers and vendors will participate in the pilot. The pilot will provide a way to store, enhance and normalize publisher metadata for the benefit of both library and publishing communities. Librarians will be involved in raising the quality of metadata in the marketplace where they select and purchase materials.

The New WebJunction: You Connect, You Create and You Learn - Michael Porter, Interactive Strategy Manager, Web Junction

In summer of 2008, at the very same time this meeting is getting underway, WebJunction is launching a very fresh, greatly expanded and amazingly practical new site. A site full of familiar, new and unique tools designed specifically for library professionals. Use the new WebJunction to connect, create and learn about content, about colleagues, and about anything you need to be involved with in Libraryland. At the individual, group and network level WebJunction has valuable and exciting tools and opportunities for you to use right now. And for free!

Creative Commons: A Copyright Alternative - Michael Sauers, Technology Innovation Librarian, Nebraska Library Commission

With the debate over copyright raging, with some calling for the end of the "all rights reserved" regime, and libraries feeling like they’re caught in the middle, just what are the alternatives? CC is the most respected alternative available today with its idea of "some rights reserved" as set by the content creators themselves. Sauers talks about the principles of Creative Commons, shows how you can easily apply it to your intellectual property today, and how you can use CC to find material that you can legally reuse in the creation of new content.

Break Out Sessions (Choose one)

Session 1 - NetLibrary Subject Sets: The Quick Way to Build Your eBook Collection - Christa Burns, OCLC Member Services Coordinator, NEBASE, Nebraska Library Commission

NetLibrary® Subject Sets are a simple and economical way to enhance, replace or start your eBook collection with authoritative frontlist titles. eBook Subject Sets are available for all library types and cover a wide range of subject areas relevant to your library users' interests and requirements. Learn about the collections available and how your library can benefit from these pre-selected eBook sets.

Session 2 - How Are You Accessing WorldCat.org? - Allana Novotny, Network Services Librarian, Nebraska Library Commission

As WorldCat.org continues to grow and develop there are more and more ways to easily search the database. Learn how you and your patrons can easily access this service from your website, Facebook or web browser.

 

July 11, 2008

WorldCat Resource Sharing: Updated "Reasons for No" coming

Entry Categories: Resource Sharing  

Explanation of Reasons for No changes
This Sunday, July 13, OCLC will be implementing new “Reasons for No” for users of WorldCat Resource Sharing. This change will happen at a later date for users of OCLC ILLiad following the release of a new ILLiad Web service. The original Reasons for No were developed by the ILL Protocol Implementers Group (IPIG). Over the years, some of these reasons have become outdated and new reasons have become necessary. The details of these changes are outlined below.

Process
Beginning in 2008, OCLC started working with an ad hoc group of libraries to revamp the Reasons for No as they appear in WorldCat Resource Sharing and OCLC ILLiad. This advisory group consisted of volunteers from the OCLC ILL Users Group at ALA Midwinter, members of SHARES, library staff who participated in discussions on ILL-L, and Regional Service Providers and any libraries they contacted.

We presented a list of current Reasons for No, asked for user opinions on the usefulness of the reasons and suggestions for new reasons. We also asked for opinions on how “Not Found as Cited” should be handled systematically. We went through this process four times until we came to a resolution where each proposed change had a majority.

Complete list of Reasons for No
Below is the list of Reasons for No that will appear in WorldCat Resource Sharing starting in July 2008. They are in the order in which they will appear in the drop-down list. This order corresponds to how often they are used by WorldCat Resource Sharing and ILLiad users.

1. In Use/On Loan
2. Non Circulating
3. Not on Shelf/Missing
4. Not Owned
5. Lacking Volume/Issue
6. Branch Policy Problem
7. On Order
8. Cost Exceeds Limit
9. Technical Processing
10. Preferred Delivery Time Not Possible
11. Poor Condition
12. At Bindery
13. Volume Issue Not Yet Available
14. Not Licensed to Fill
15. Required delivery services not supported
16. Prepayment Required
17. Other

Retired Reasons for No
The following Reasons for No will no longer be used:

1. Unspecified
2. Charges
3. Locations not found
4. On reserve (now use: In use/on loan)
5. On hold (now use: In use/on loan)
6. Not found as cited (moved to system-supplied Conditional response)
7. Lacks copyright compliance (moved to system-supplied Conditional response)

Changes for Conditional Responses
In the current environment all conditional responses are supplied by users via the Administrative Module and Saved Notes. Beginning in July, the WorldCat Resource Sharing system will supply four conditional responses for users:

1. Not found as cited (will no longer be a Reason for No)
Used when the Lender cannot find a requested item based on borrower-supplied citation information
2. Duplicate request? (new)
Used when the Lender receives two requests for the same item around the same time. The Lender can confirm that the Borrower truly wants two copies of the same item.
3. Borrower concerns/please contact lender (new)
Used when a Lender is not comfortable lending an item to a particular Borrower until they have a conversation. This may be due to overdue materials, materials with IFM attached that have not been received, etc.
4. Lacks copyright compliance (will no longer be a Reason for No)
Used when the Borrower has not noted CCG or CCL compliance and the Lender wants this information to be supplied before agreeing to supply the item.

ILLiad impact
OCLC is making these changes first to WorldCat Resource Sharing. At the same time as the changes are implemented in WorldCat Resource Sharing we will be updating the Atlas Systems Web service to include the new Reasons for No in ILLiad. Until that development work is completed and users have upgraded to the new release that incorporates the Web service, users of ILLiad will not have access to these new Reasons for No and users of WCRS may receive some of the older Reasons for No.

ISO ILL impact
Users of ISO ILL will continue to receive ISO-sanctioned Reasons for No. New OCLC Reasons for No will be mapped to “Other” if there is no logical ISO reason provided.

Other partners
OCLC is also updating the Web services used by other partners that use WorldCat Resource Sharing. We will be making this updated Web service available in July 2008. As with ILLiad, there will be some lag time while partner organizations implement the new Web service and users upgrade their software.

 

June 23, 2008

NEBASE Hour for July: What's New in WorldCat Resource Sharing?

Entry Categories: Resource Sharing   Training  

The NEBASE Hour for July 2008 is "What's New in WorldCat Resource Sharing?".

The NEBASE Hour is a FREE, monthly, online information session on OCLC products and services.

The NEBASE Hour is a live presentation 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 July 2008: What's New in WorldCat Resource Sharing?

July 9, 2008 - 10:00am-11:00am (Central Time) Registration Deadline: July 7

OCLC continues to make improvements to the WorldCat Resource Sharing system. Attend this session for an overview of the most recent enhancements to WorldCat Resource Sharing, such as:

  • Printing and Searching improvements
  • Updates to the Policies Directory
  • Additional deflection and Reasons for No options
  • and more!

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.

 

April 29, 2008

Statewide Open Source ILS Symposium Moved to Bellevue University

Entry Categories: Cataloging   Resource Sharing   Technical Services  

We have moved the Statewide Open Source ILS Symposium, scheduled for Thursday, May 22, to Bellevue University in order to accommodate the overwhelming number of registrations.

We invite all Nebraska library staff interested in learning more about open source ILS solutions for libraries to attend the meeting. This new venue will allow more to attend, so please go ahead and register for the event.

This day-long learning opportunity will feature presentations from vendors that support open source solutions for libraries, as well as librarians who are currently responsible for the implementation of shared open source catalogs. It should be a great opportunity to ask questions and explore possibilities!

Speakers will include:

• Bob Molyneaux, Vice President, Business Development, Equinox
• Josh Ferraro, CEO & Marc Roberson, Vice President, Library Partners, LibLime
• Elizabeth McKinney de Garcia, PINES Program Director, Georgia Public Library Service
• Ruth Dukelow, Associate Director, Michigan Library Consortium (MLC)
• Kathy Rippel, Pathfinder Central Manager, Central Kansas Library System

A detailed agenda and link to the online registration form are available online.

If you have any questions about the event, please feel free to email Susan Knisely or Shannon White or call us at 800-307-2665.

We hope to see you on May 22nd at Bellevue University!

 

April 21, 2008

WorldCat Resource Sharing Per-Page Printing Redesigned

Entry Categories: Resource Sharing  

On April 13, a newly redesigned two-per-page printing .PDF layout for the OCLC WorldCat Resource Sharing service was made available.

A group of librarians and network representatives worked closely with OCLC and helped determine that left justifying all the information except the patron information would allow for easy reading and consistency of style between the one and two per-page layout.

The printouts will also always display the following fields whether or not the information was present in the request:

  • Call number
  • Shipped date
  • Lending charges
  • Returned date

If patron information is present, the bibliographic information wraps to another line, and the patron data appears to the right of the first line of bibliographic information. A vertical line separates the different information. If there is no patron information, the bibliographic information will extend across the page. OCLC hopes this new layout will greatly improve the usability of the two-per-page printout.

See a [obsolete link removed] sample .PDF of two-per-page printout from the pending file of one of OCLC’s testing sites.

 

March 18, 2008

OCLC Local Holdings documentation updated

Entry Categories: Cataloging   Resource Sharing  

A new edition of OCLC’s Local Holdings Primer is now available. Titled A Holdings Primer: Principles & Standards for Local Holdings Records, it replaces the earlier edition, Primer: MARC 21 Format for Holdings Data.

The latest edition of the Primer is updated throughout and includes examples of holdings records. The Primer also contains exercises to help familiarize you with the concepts and practices involved with maintaining and using local holdings records in your library.

Chapters

1. Introduction
2. Z39.71
3. MARC 21 Format for Holdings Data (MFHD)
4. Batchloading of Holdings Records
5. Examples of Holdings Records
6. Exercise Answer Key
7. Glossary

The Local Holdings Primer is available online.

You may also obtain a printed copy at no charge by sending an e-mail request to orders@oclc.org In your e-mail, please request Product Code REF1111.

 

February 13, 2008

WorldCat Collection Analysis for Public Libraries

Entry Categories: Cataloging   Resource Sharing   Technical Services  

OCLC WorldCat Collection Analysis now offers the features that matter most to public libraries!

Join Global Product Manager, Glenda Lammers, for an online demonstration of the new version of Collection Analysis designed for public libraries and similar institutions.

Glenda will show you how WorldCat Collection Analysis can help you make the most of your acquisitions budget with precise data that reveals the strengths and gaps in your collection.

Date: Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Time: 1:00-2:00 PM Central Time

Register online

 

FirstSearch and WorldCat Resource Sharing Now Support IE7

Entry Categories: Reference   Resource Sharing  

FirstSearch and WorldCat Resource Sharing now support both IE6 and IE7. OCLC has completed testing and all problems discovered have been resolved.

FirstSearch settings

However when using IE7 for FirstSearch, you will need to modify your pop-up settings. You can update the pop-up blocker so that wanted sites are listed as trusted sites. For FirstSearch, that would be the FirstSearch website and also RefWorks, if RefWorks is used for export.

To allow pop-ups from FirstSearch or from RefWorks (if you are using RefWorks for exporting records) the following changes are needed. In IE, go to: Tools / Popup Blocker / Popup Blocker Settings. Then in the area labeled Allowed Sites, enter *.oclc.org. If RefWorks is being used, add *.refworks.com also.

Make sure the Require server verification (https:) for all sites in this zone is unchecked, otherwise you will get a warning Sites added to this zone must use the https:// prefix. If you get that message, uncheck the required server verification and enter *.oclc.org again.

Next click on Close and OK to exit the menu and close the browser. Now when you open your browser you will find export to RefWorks and other features work.

You may also found it useful to set your security option lower. See instructions below.

WorldCat Resource Sharing settings

For WorldCat Resource Sharing, you will need to modify your security settings in your browser and add oclc.org as a trusted site. Below are complete instructions for changing the security settings in IE7.

For IE6 the default setting for “Security Level for this Zone” is LOW, so users of IE6 only need to complete the second task of adding oclc.org as a trusted site.

First, close down all active applications (including Outlook, Word, and all instances of IE, etc.).

Open your browser.

Security settings for IE7

Select the following options:

  • Click on the TOOLS menu
  • Open INTERNET OPTIONS
  • Go to the SECURITY TAB
  • Click on the TRUSTED SITES icon
  • Change "Security Level for this Zone" to LOW with the Slider Bar (Default Level is Medium)
    o LOW IS THE PREFERRED SETTING, but MEDIUM LOW will work
  • Next select the SITES button and add *.oclc.org to the trusted sites.
  • Make sure the “Require server verification (https:) for all sites in this zone” is UNCHECKED
  • If the box is checked when you enter *.oclc.org in the trusted sites, you will get a warning "Sites added to this zone must use the https:// prefix.” This prefix assures a secure connection."
    o Click on the OK button
    o UNCHECK the box
    o Add again.
  • Click on CLOSE
  • Click on OK to exit from menu
  • Close your browser
  • Open your browser

Adding *.oclc.org as a trusted site for IE7 and IE6

  • Click on the TOOLS menu
  • Open INTERNET OPTIONS
  • Open on the SECURITY tab
  • Click on the TRUSTED SITES icon (green)
  • Click on SITES button
  • Enter: *.oclc.org in the "Add this Web site to the zone" box
  • Unclick the server verification / https: requirement
  • Click ADD
  • Click OK to close the Trusted Sites window
  • Click OK to close Internet Options window

Continue your work.

 

February 12, 2008

Local Holdings Offline Product Announcement

Entry Categories: Cataloging   Resource Sharing  

The OCLC Local Holdings Offline Product is now available.

The OCLC Local Holdings Offline Product (LHOP) replaces the old SULOP (“Serials Union List Offline Product”) used for many years by OCLC members participating in the old union listing system (now migrated to Local Holdings Maintenance).

Individual libraries can order a tab delimited file of all of the local holdings they currently have in WorldCat from the online order form on the OCLC website. Once produced, the tab delimited file will be available for download from the Product Services Web and can be imported into a spreadsheet package. If your library has more than 20,000 local holdings records, multiple files will be provided with up to 20,000 records in each file. There is no charge for this report.

A Quick Reference guide is available and covers the order process, how to download the file, and information on how to import the file into Microsoft Office Excel.

Below is a brief list of the data elements that will be included in the file.

From the bibliographic record:
OCLC Number
Title of Item from the bibliographic record (245 $a)
ISBN/ISSN (020 $a or 022 $a) - the data will be preceded by a label identifying it as either an ISSN or ISBN
Place of Publication (260 $a & $b)
BLvL - Code from the Bibliographic Level element in the bibliographic record
Form - Code from the Form of Item element in the bibliographic record
SrTp - Code from the Type of Serials element in the bibliographic record

From the Local Holdings record
LHR Summary - Note: There is only one summary per bibliographic per institution regardless of the number of LHRs that the library has attached to the bibliographic record. If a library has multiple LHRs attached to a single bibliographic record each LHR will appear on a separate row and the summary field will be repeated in each row.
LHR Leader – Note: Each element from the leader will be preceded by label that identifies the item. Data will always appear in the same column for all LHRs in the file.
LHR 007 – Codes from the Physical Description field.
LHR 008 - Codes from the Fixed-Length Data Elements General Information . The complete set of 32 characters from the 008 will be included.
For ease of sorting, in addition to being included in the complete 008 field, the Lending (008/20) & Reproduction (008/21) policy codes and the Date of report (008/26-31) will be broken out into separate columns.
LHR 852 (Location) – The field tag, indicators, and all subfields will be included as they appear in the LHR at the time the data was extracted. Subfield delimiters will appear as ‘$’
Holdings Information – Fields from the LHR that describe the library’s holdings including Electronic Location (856) and Holdings Data (853-878). Each field will be in a separate cell and will include the field tag, indicators, and all subfields from the field. Repeatable fields will appear in separate cells (for example if there are two 863 fields each 863 field will appear in a separate cell within the file). Subfield delimiters will appear as ‘$’ Position of the data will be dependent of the fields that are contained within the LHR.

 

January 24, 2008

Special Webinar to Highlight OCLC's Local Holdings Service

Entry Categories: Cataloging   Resource Sharing  

You're invited to join OCLC for a FREE Local Holdings Maintenance (LHM) user group webinar on Thursday, February 7, 2008 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. Central Time.

This virtual meeting will present special guest speakers to discuss the many aspects of Local Holdings and how it can benefit you and your library. An update on OCLC Local Holdings will also be presented.

Guest speakers will include:

  • Jennifer Kuehn, Ohio State University, will present her library’s results after taking advantage of Local Holdings Records to set copy/loan bytes for special collections.
  • Judy Murran, OCLC, will talk about batch updating of Local Holdings Records
  • Christa Starck, OCLC, will discuss deflection and the role played by copy/loan bytes in Local Holdings Records

Register online for this FREE Local Holdings user group webinar.

If you have any questions about this webinar, please contact Myrtle Myers.

 

January 11, 2008

Leap into 2008 with big savings from OCLC ILLiad

Entry Categories: Discounts   Resource Sharing  

It’s leap year! You’ve just gained an extra day. How are you going to spend it?

Why not spend it on a subscription to OCLC ILLiad, the easy way to automate routine interlibrary loan functions. OCLC ILLiad saves you time by managing your library’s borrowing, lending and document delivery services through a simple, Windows-based interface. And ILLiad SAVES YOU MONEY!

SAVE 10% when you subscribe to OCLC ILLiad between January 1 and February 29.

Enjoy these great OCLC ILLiad benefits:

  • Automated routine loan functions
  • Elimination of time-wasting rekeying chores
  • No more paperwork
  • End user tracking of ILL requests

To place your order and SAVE 10% on OCLC ILLiad, please contact:

Tony Melvyn
Product and Services Consultant
1-800-848-5878 ex.5091

 

January 4, 2008

NLC Web Sites Down Saturday January 5th

IMPORTANT NOTICE!

All Nebraska Library Commission web sites, including NebraskAccess and Nebraska Memories, will be down for 10-12 hours on Saturday, January 5th, beginning at 6am.

This power outage is due to electrical work being done in the Atrium building and affects all NLC web sites. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause to your own services.

1. If your library links directly to the database resources from your own library web site, and does not go through or login via the NebraskAccess web site, the power outage will NOT affect your use of the resources.

2. Libraries that use the NebraskAccess web site to link to the databases can use direct links and passwords during the outage. If your library has IP access, you will not need the usernames and passwords from within the library.

3. For those libraries and patrons that use the NebraskAccess web site to link to and login to the databases, you may use the direct links to login to select resources during this time.

A message with the direct database links and passwords has been sent to all Nebraska Library Commission mailing lists. If you did not receive this message, please contact the Reference Desk for the information at 800-307-2665 or 402-471-4016. Please note that the Commission closes at 5:00pm tonight.

 

December 18, 2007

OCLC ILL Non-supplier Status

Entry Categories: Resource Sharing  

Attention OCLC ILL Staff....

Is your library closing for a long scheduled holiday? Are you or other members of your ILL staff going on vacation? If so, you should update your OCLC Policies Directory record to change your library's ILL status from supplier to non-supplier.

When a library establishes themselves as a non-supplier, their OCLC symbol is no longer hot-linked in holdings displays, preventing their symbol from being added to new ILL requests. In addition to checking supplier status at the time of the request creation, the system also checks supplier status each time the request moves to the next lender in a string. So, if your symbol has already been included in a borrower's request before your library was switched to non-supplier, the system will automatically skip your library and move to the next symbol where the supplier status is again validated, and so on.

To update your OCLC Policies Directory record:

  • Go to the OCLC Policies Directory. Log in to the Policies Directory with your ILL authorization and password.
  • On the Basic Search screen, click on MY UNITS in the upper right corner of the screen to view and edit your own library's records.
  • On the My Units screen, click on the CHANGE SUPPLIER STATUS button.
  • On the Change OCLC ILL Supplier Status screen:
    • Use the pop-up calendars to choose the beginning and ending date for which you will be a non-supplier
    • Click on the SAVE button in the upper left corner of the screen
  • The system will give you a confirmation message.
  • Log off the OCLC Policies Directory.

The change to non-supplier status can be made any day of the week and will remain active until any day of the week you choose.

 

December 13, 2007

NEBASE Hour for January: Who Are You? Evaluate Your Library Holdings with WorldCat Collection Analysis

Entry Categories: Cataloging   NEBASE   Resource Sharing   Technical Services   Training  

The NEBASE Hour for January 2008 is "Who Are You? Evaluate Your Library Holdings with WorldCat Collection Analysis".

The NEBASE Hour is a FREE, monthly, online information session on OCLC products and services.

The NEBASE Hour is a live presentation 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 January 2008: Who Are You? Evaluate Your Library Holdings with WorldCat Collection Analysis

January 9, 2008- 10:00am-11:00am (Central Time) Registration Deadline: January 7

To make the most of your library’s acquisitions budget, you need precise data that reveals your library's subject-matter strengths, gaps, and overlaps. WorldCat Collection Analysis is a Web-based service that provides analysis and comparison of library collections based on holdings information contained in the WorldCat database.

Attend this session to learn how you can:

  • Evaluate your library’s collections thru peer comparisons
  • Use the new Circulation Analysis to see how your collection is being used
  • Use the ILL analysis tools to evaluate your borrowing and lending activities
  • Produce detailed reports with spreadsheets and graphs

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.

 

November 8, 2007

ILL Staff: Wish there were a way for you to go to ALA?

Entry Categories: Resource Sharing  

It's too late to be first, but it's not too late to be considered!

There's still time to send in an application for the RUSA STARS/Atlas Systems Mentoring award. This award is intended to help those of you new to resource sharing attend ALA and connect with a bunch of other resource sharing junkies. Where else are you going for find a couple of hundred people that can talk with enthusiasm about interlibrary loan, remote circ, document delivery and all the hardware/software that supports it?!

If you're new to resource sharing and you'd like to get more directly involved with that community do we have an award for you! Questions that come up are 'is it okay to nominate myself?' Absolutely! We EXPECT people new to resource sharing to nominate themselves. 'Do I have to have letters of support?' Not at all--we're happy to receive and consider them but we want to be as inclusive as possible. If you don't have anyone to ask for support don't worry about it. 'Does my library have to use ILLiad to be considered?' Nope. We love Atlas Systems for their support but the award is for ANY type of library and it system neutral. "what needs to be in the application?' there's no application form but we're most interested in knowing how you might use your time at ALA.

Here's the more official announcement...

Collette Mak
collette@incolsa.net


With a big thank you to Atlas Systems we're happy to invite applications for the STARS Atlas Mentoring award. This award will be made to one library practitioner who is new to the field of interlibrary loan/document delivery or electronic reserves, and who has daily, hands-on involvement in the areas of borrowing, lending, document delivery, electronic reserves, material delivery, or resource sharing.

This award is intended for persons from ALL types of libraries interested in a mentoring opportunity at ALA, and who have been in the profession for less than two years, or an individual who has recently accepted an interlibrary loan, resource sharing or electronic reserves position and has little or no experience in that area. M.L.S. or ALA membership is not required for this award.

Please feel free to nominate yourself! Preference will be given to individuals who evidence greatest need of this stipend for the purposes of professional development, networking, initial or continuing education, and service to their local community--we're interested in how you'd use your time at ALA.

For a full description of the award visit the RUSA STARS Awards page.

(the bread crumbs are http://www.ala.org, click on divisions, click on RUSA, click on STARS, click on awards)

The review process will begin December 1, 2007.

Nominations should be sent to Collette Mak
by email: collette@incolsa.net
by ground: 6202 Morenci Trail, Indianapolis IN USA 46268

 

November 5, 2007

Check your OCLC ILL Policies

Entry Categories: Resource Sharing  

Have you updated your OCLC Policies Directory?

As a WorldCat Resource Sharing member it’s important to keep your library’s Policies Directory entry current. We know it’s not always easy to remember the last time you updated this valuable information, so we’re providing a helpful reminder.

The next time you log on to the Policies Directory Web site or the WorldCat Resource Sharing staff view, a reminder window will ask you to choose one of three options:

  • Update your institution’s information, including policies and contacts
  • Receive another reminder in 30 days
  • Indicate that your institution’s policy information is already current and up-to-date
On November 12, this reminder window will begin to display for Resource Sharing institutions that have not updated their Policies Directory entries in 12 months or more. Once you’ve updated your directory information – or have indicated that your information is current – the reminder message will be automatically reset and will not display again for another year.

Remember, Resource Sharing works best when all of your Policy Directory information is accurate and up-to-date. If you haven’t updated your information recently, please take a moment and do so now.

To learn more about the Policies Directory, you can watch the recording of our April NEBASE Hour . The recorded session is viewable from a web browser. You will need a sound card and either earphones or speakers. There is no cost to view this recorded session.

Instructions for entering your information into the ILL Policies Directory can also be found in the OCLC ILL Policies Directory Quick Reference card.

For assistance with changes to your ILL Policies Directory record, please contact NEBASE, 402-471-3107 or 800-307-2665, or OCLC Customer Support (CSD) at 1-800-848-5800 or support@oclc.org.

 

October 12, 2007

OCLC WorldCat Resource Sharing Enhancements

Entry Categories: Resource Sharing  

Install date: October 7, 2007

For the October install the following changes have been made to WorldCat Resource Sharing:

  • There is a new reason for no, within the drop down menu. “Not licensed to fill” should be used when the lending library does own the item but due to contractual obligations are unable to fill (e.g. electronic resources).
  • When a lender replies to a request with “Not found as cited” as the reason for no, the request will be returned as Unfilled for the borrower to remedy the citation. It no longer will be routed to any additional lenders.
  • Users are able to print labels when individual requests are processed as well as through batch functionality (Aug. 2007).
  • The ability to view 20, 50, 75, or 99 request in a given category is persistent when users go from category to category
  • Users are able to search the archive with the closed date as the search guide.
  • Some users experienced not being able to update their records when the Shipped Via field an electronic delivery method was present as well as in the Electronic Delivery fields in the request form. This was due to an error in coding, and has been corrected.

See the WorldCat Resource Sharing Recent Enhancements webpage for details about Current, Future and Past WorldCat Resource Sharing enhancements.

 

August 17, 2007

NEBASE Hour for September: WorldCat Local: Global Network, Local Results

Entry Categories: NEBASE   Reference   Resource Sharing   Training  

The NEBASE Hour for September 2007 is "WorldCat Local: Global Network, Local Results".

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 September 2007: WorldCat Local: Global Network, Local Results

September 5, 2007 - 11:00am-12:00pm (Central Time) Registration Deadline: September 3

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. Attend this session to learn how this new service works and to see the beta being run at the University of Washington Libraries.

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.

 

June 12, 2007

NEBASE Hour for July: Streamline Your OCLC ILL with Custom Holdings & Direct Request

Entry Categories: Resource Sharing   Training  

The NEBASE Hour for July 2007 is "Streamline Your OCLC ILL with Custom Holdings & Direct Request".

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 July 2007: Streamline Your OCLC ILL with Custom Holdings & Direct Request

July 11, 2007 - 11:00am-12:00pm (Central Time) Registration Deadline: July 9

Custom Holdings allows an OCLC ILL library to set up automatic borrowing strings, eliminating the need for analyzing lenders on a request-by-request basis. Direct Request uses your Custom Holdings to automate the ILL borrowing process, letting you control the process electronically just as you do now manually.

Attend this session to learn how to design, create, update and use multiple Custom Holding paths and Direct Request profiles.

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 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.

 

June 8, 2007

Learn in the Comfort of Your Own Library with Nebraska Library Commission Online Sessions

Are you unable to attend a scheduled Nebraska Library Commission workshop? Would you like to learn more about NebraskAccess, Nebraska Memories or NetLibrary? Do you need to brush up on your searching, cataloging or interlibrary loan skills? Do you have a new staff member to train? Would you like to see a product in action before making a purchasing decision?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, the Nebraska Library Commission Online Sessions are for you!

The Nebraska Library Commission offers instruction and demonstrations in live online sessions. These sessions allow participants to gain training and information through a web conference conducted via the Internet.

If you missed one of the live sessions, or if you would just like to see it again, these online sessions have been recorded and are available online for you to view at your leisure. Each recorded session is viewable from a web browser. You will need a sound card and either earphones or speakers. There is no cost to view these recorded sessions.

Some of the topics available are:

  • CatExpress
  • Connexion
  • Dewey Decimal Classification
  • FirstSearch
  • HeritageQuest Online
  • NebraskAccess
  • Nebraska Memories & CONTENTdm
  • NetLibrary
  • OCLC WorldCat Resource Sharing
  • OCLC Usage Statistics
  • Understanding MARC 21 Bibliographic Records
  • Using WorldCat for Genealogical Research
  • WebDewey
  • WorldCat Cataloging Partners
  • WorldCat Collection Analysis Service
  • WorldCat Search Strategies
  • WorldCat.org

These sessions, and many others, are available via the Nebraska Library Commission Training Portal. To see the complete list of online or archived online classes, use the View all Training by Location pull-down menu and select Online.

 

May 8, 2007

NEBASE Hour for June: Track Your Activity with OCLC Usage Statistics

Entry Categories: Cataloging   NEBASE   Reference   Resource Sharing  

The NEBASE Hour for June 2007 is "Track Your Activity with OCLC Usage Statistics".

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 June 2007: Track Your Activity with OCLC Usage Statistics

June 6, 2007 - 11:00am-12:00pm (Central Time) * Registration Deadline: June 4 *

The OCLC Usage Statistics web site provides statistics on your library’s FirstSearch, Resource Sharing, Cataloging, and Open WorldCat activity. These reports are available to OCLC libraries at no extra charge.

Attend this session to learn how to use the updated and enhanced interface to analyze and interpret your library’s OCLC usage patterns.

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 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.

 

April 25, 2007

Vendor Day May 1st

Interested in hearing the latest from a cross section of library vendors? Come to Vendor Day on Tuesday, May 1st at the Cornhusker Hotel in Lincoln. There is no registration fee for library staff and media specialists for this day's event so you can come learn about new products and have a great lunch at NO cost to you or your library. We do ask that you register for Vendor Day so we can keep a head count for sessions and meals. Lunch is complimentary for all library staff and media specialists attending Vendor Day.

To register visit the Vendor Day registration page.

We have added two additional technical sessions to this year's vendor day.

Second Life - One of the central tenants of Library 2.0 is "go to where the users are". The online, 3D virtual world Second Life has more than 1.5 million residents all potentially needing the services that a library can provide. This session, presented by Michael Sauers of the Nebraska Library Commission will introduce attendees to the both the world of Second Life and to the Second Life Library 2.0 project and the services that it offers.

Tech Terms - Do you know what podcasting is? Or phishing and malware? If you’re not familiar with Wikis, RSS feeds, or BitTorrent, you will soon be hearing about them from your patrons. This presentation by Michael Sauers of the Nebraska Library Commission will help you be more comfortable talking with your patrons about their technology needs.

In addition to these we will have presentations from the following library vendors:

3M
Wilson
Tutor.com
EBSCO
OCLC
NEBASE
Polaris
AWE
Serials Solutions
Index Data


AWE - The Early Literacy Station is a premiere all-in-one learning system that is targeted for pre-schoolers through third graders. This self-contained system crosses seven curricular areas and includes 33 educational software packages that are top-rated by Children’s Software Review. It has an imaginative interface that encourages exploration and is ready to use right out of the box.

CSA Illustrata
Introducing the most important and innovative indexing advancement in over 30 years, CSA Illustrata provides web-based access to indexed tables, figures, maps, graphs, charts and other images contained in scholarly articles. This unique tool provides researchers precision, efficiency, and relevance in the data discovery process.

EBSCO Session #1
The changing landscape of librarianship demands a wide selection of approaches to promote library resources. Our offerings will help librarians reach out to customers, e.g., faculty, communities, students, managers, and administrators. Ideas will be presented on marketing your library, funding guides and much more. Introduction to the latest new EBSCO databases will also be included.

EBSCO Session #2
Connecting Users with Electronic Resources
Can your users easily identify and efficiently use all of your various electronic resources? Learn how EBSCO's integrated services can link users from bibliographic resources to all of your e-journals and e-books, regardless of vendor. E-resource access and linking will be demonstrated using EBSCO A-to-Z, LinkSource, EBCSOhost Research Databases, and EBSCOhost Electronic Journals Service (EJS).

Follett Software Company Destiny Resource Manager
For more than 20 years, Follett Software Company has been the leading provider of integrated applications that centralize the management of K-12 resources, including Library materials, Textbooks, Media, and other learning materials. Our innovative, browser-based technology helps schools and districts achieve their goals, reduce costs and redirect savings toward instruction. We invite you to learn about our vision and the strategic partnerships that help enhance the educational process and impact student achievement through leading-edge solutions.

Index Data

Attendees will see a demonstration of Index Data's new hosted metasearch service. Called MasterKey, it represents a new approach to metasearching and has the following performance characteristics:

Very simple and easy to use
Searches hundreds of databases instantly
Merges duplicate titles and sorts across all databases
Relevance ranks, merges & displays over 2000 records/sec
Performs faceted search limiting with a single click
Participants will discover why Index Data is offering this service without cost to any library for searching open content resources as well as the modest fees for also using this service to search commercial databases and library catalogs. YakPac, Index Data's kids catalog front end with built-in chat functionality and other patron communication features will be addressed as time allows.

NetLibrary
Attend this session presented by OCLC Library Services Consultant, Doug van der Zee and learn the latest on NetLibrary. Areas covered will be an update on the number of publishers, titles and collection development options. Also learn about the new interface and products including eAudioBooks. Doug will discuss the new eAudiobook business model and publisher partners.

OCLC WorldCat Cataloging Partners
Is your library faced with cataloging challenges and a limited budget? OCLC WorldCat Cataloging Partners can help. The OCLC PromptCat service and Cataloging Partners program are being combined and reborn as WorldCat Cataloging Partners. WorldCat Cataloging Partners offers three levels of service - automated copy cataloging, 100% record delivery, and customized record delivery. Attend this session to learn more about this new cost effective cataloging service.

Polaris Integrated Library System
Today’s libraries are looking for better ways to serve their patrons and streamline staff workflow. And that’s precisely what we do at Polaris. As a forward-thinking library automation company, our goal is to keep you at the leading edge of technology, helping you to maximize resources, reduce costs and improve patron satisfaction. Polaris signed over 50 contracts to libraries last year including Plattsmouth here in Nebraska. If you have outgrown your current system, being forced to migrate to something different than you want or just looking for other options, Please join us for an introduction to Polaris and an interactive demonstration of our Polaris Integrated Library System (ILS).

Tutor.com
Live Homework Help is a subscription-based, one-to-one online tutoring service connecting kids to qualified tutors from any Internet-enabled computer. English and Spanish-speaking tutors are available. Kids, parents and teachers connect to online tutors through your web site during the hours you choose — seven days a week. Students can use Live Homework Help as often as they need help

Wilson
New Products from an Old Friend
The H.W. Wilson Company, serving libraries for over 110 years, continues to serve up fresh and exciting databases, and offers some new access opportunities to its classic research tools . From art images to current events, collection development to in-depth biographies, learn and see how the H.W. Wilson Company can add depth and dimension to your online services.

Please register and make your lunch choices. There is no charge to attend and lunch is complimentary. We hope to see you there on Tuesday, May 1st.

 

April 17, 2007

OCLC to Pilot WorldCat Local

Entry Categories: Cataloging   E-Resources   NEBASE   Resource Sharing   Technical Services  

OCLC is piloting a new service that will allow libraries to combine the cooperative power of OCLC member libraries worldwide with the ability to customize WorldCat.org as a solution for local discovery and delivery services.

The WorldCat Local pilot builds on WorldCat.org, which allows Web access to the world's richest database for discovery of materials held in libraries. Through a locally branded interface, the service will provide libraries the ability to search the entire WorldCat database and present results beginning with items most accessible to the patron. These might include collections from the home library, collections shared in a consortium, and open access collections.

WorldCat Local will offer the same feature set as WorldCat.org, such as a single search box, relevancy ranking of search results, result sets that bring multiple versions of a work together under one record, faceted browse capability, citation formatting options, cover art and additional evaluative content.

The WorldCat Local service interoperates with locally maintained services like circulation, resource sharing and resolution to full text to create a seamless experience for the end user. WorldCat Local will also include future enhancements to WorldCat.org including more than 30 million article citations, and social networking services.

"WorldCat Local offers OCLC member institutions a way to leverage the ongoing investments that OCLC is making in WorldCat.org, within their local environment," said Chip Nilges, OCLC Vice President, Business Development. "As we add new features to WorldCat.org--and as OCLC member libraries add new content to WorldCat--those features and that content will also become available within WorldCat Local."

The WorldCat Local pilot will test new functionality that allows users to place requests, gain online access, or request an interlibrary loan within WorldCat.org.

Libraries and groups participating in the WorldCat Local pilot include:

University of Washington
Peninsula Library System in California
Libraries in Illinois, including:
University of Illinois--Urbana-Champaign
Glenside Public Library District
CCS (Cooperative Computer Services) Consortium
Lincoln Library
Illinois State Museum
Illinois State Library
Hoopeston Public Library
Northeastern Illinois University
Mattoon Public Library
Champaign Central High School
Williamsville Senior High School

The University of Washington Libraries will be first to pilot WorldCat Local with OCLC in April. Other institutions will follow. OCLC will examine results of the pilot to determine a production schedule.

Bill Jordan, Associate Dean of University Libraries, University of Washington, said the University of Washington Libraries "has purchased or licensed an amazing number of high-quality information resources for our users, but we've hidden them in multiple silos with little or no integration between them. Our job is to take those quality resources and make them convenient for the user to find and use--to make quality convenient. WorldCat Local appeals to me as a platform that I can use to address those strategic concerns."

"With WorldCat Local, we get enhanced search and display capabilities like faceted browse, FRBR-ized results sets, and enhanced content like reviews and article metadata," said Mr. Jordan. "We bring together all our fulfillment options--electronic, locally held, consortial, and remote--into one interface that still leverages all the 'delivery smarts' that are built into our local and consortial systems. With the addition of article metadata, we begin to see the breakdown of our discovery silos by the aggregation of indexing for book and article content."

"Finally, WorldCat Local provides a syndication platform so that we can meet users at their point of need," said Mr. Jordan. "We have to complete the discovery-to-delivery chain no matter where the user starts out. It's here, in syndication, that OCLC is uniquely positioned to work with Microsoft, Yahoo! and Google on behalf of libraries in a way that nobody else really can."

OCLC will test interoperability with systems used by participating pilot libraries, including Innovative Interfaces, SirsiDynix, and ExLibris Voyager.

 

February 15, 2007

NEBASE Hour for March: OCLC ILL Policies Directory

Entry Categories: NEBASE   Resource Sharing   Training  

The NEBASE Hour for March 2007 is "OCLC ILL Policies Directory".

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 March 2007: OCLC ILL Policies Directory

March 7, 2007 - 11:00am-12:00pm (Central Time) * Registration Deadline: March 5 *

The OCLC ILL Policies Directory provides users of OCLC WorldCat Resource Sharing with a web-based, central source for entering and retrieving policies, billing, system, and contact information for member libraries worldwide. The ILL Policies Directory replaced the Name-Address Directory (NAD) for ILL use only on August 24, 2003.

Attend this session to learn why the Policies Directory is important, how to enter your library's information, and how to read other institutions' ILL Policies Directory information.

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 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.

 

February 14, 2007

Welcome to the New N3!

Welcome Nebraska librarians to the new version of the N3 newsletter.

In the Fall 2006 NEBASE Survey you asked for more timely information, as well as information in the form of a blog. With this new version of the N3, Nebraska Library Commission Network Services News, we are responding to both of these requests.

Previously N3 was published online every other month. Now, it will be continuously updated with content. We will post new items as we write them or as new content is made available to us from OCLC or our other library partners. This should help keep you up to date with everything happening in all areas of Network Services including, NEBASE, OCLC News, Databases, Training, Discounts and more.

Also, you can now subscribe to N3 via an RSS feed and have the posts go directly to your RSS aggregator service. You no longer need to go find our web site, the content will be pushed directly to your own account. You can also provide us or the library community with comments about any N3 post.

We hope this new method of delivery will meet each of your needs. Please let us know what you think of the new N3.

 

About Resource Sharing

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