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Acls Media Specialists

  1. 1. August 2009 back-to-school Update<br />
  2. 2. Sorry we couldn’t be there!<br />Jennifer Spriggs<br />Staff Dev Coordinator – Western Maryland Regional Library<br /><br />Lisa McKenney<br />Public Services Coordinator – Allegany County Library System<br /><br />
  3. 3. So, What is New?<br />New Databases<br />OverDrive<br />
  4. 4. Sailor Database Transition on July 1st<br />Significant switch from the vendor EBSCO to the vendor Gale<br />
  5. 5. Gone With the Transition<br />
  6. 6. New kids on the block<br />
  7. 7. Gale PowerSearch<br />Publication/subject browse<br />Individual account profiles<br />Web 2.0 sharing tools –, Facebook, etc.<br />Cross-searching of databases<br />On-demand translation<br />Enhanced search results – images, videos, podcasts<br />
  8. 8. Cross-Searchable Databases<br />
  9. 9. Search Results<br />
  10. 10. Browse Publications<br />
  11. 11. My Account<br />
  12. 12. General OneFile<br />“Replacement” for EBSCO MasterFILE Periodicals Database<br />A one-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics.<br />Millions of full-text articles, many with images.<br />Updated 5 times daily.<br />Includes Fodor’s City Guides and other Ready Reference tools<br />Recently expanded backfile of Time back to 1920’s<br />
  13. 13. Books and Authors<br />“Replacement” for Novelist, based on What Do I Read Next Series<br />Western Maryland Regional Library subscribed to Novelist separately, so database still available.<br />
  14. 14. Kids InfoBits<br />“Replacement” for <br />Primary Search, Kids <br />Search<br />For K-5, features<br />lots of images<br />90% of searches done for animals<br />
  15. 15. Student Resource Center Bronze<br />Middle School/High School<br />Vendor Trainer :“A Big Encyclopedia”<br />Discovery Collection built into SRCB<br />Includes all of Shakespeare’s plays, including line notes<br />Biographical content, state reports, country reports<br />
  16. 16. Practice Exercises<br />Go to Student Resource Center:<br />Search for one of Shakespeare’s plays<br />Note the publication type tabs and the searchable subject headings to the left<br />
  17. 17. Specialty Databases<br />Take some time to explore the following new resources:<br />Small Business Resource Center – DIY Marketing, Business Plans, etc.<br />Gardening, Landscape and Horticulture<br />Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure<br />Military and Intelligence Database<br />Religion and Philosophy Collection<br />
  18. 18. Introducing Mango<br />
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  25. 25. <ul><li>Allegany and Garrett counties recently joined the Maryland Digital eLibrary Consortium through funding by WMRL. Washington county has been a member for some time.
  26. 26. Digital Content Resource Center
  27. 27. Custom Collection Selected by Members
  28. 28. Titles available 24/7…..anytime, anywhere!
  29. 29. Audio books, e-Books
  30. 30. All formats include accessibility features for the visually impaired</li></li></ul><li>Maryland subscribes to eBooks and Audio Books<br />Adobe eBooks/WMA and MP3 Audio Books<br />One Copy – User Licensing<br /><ul><li>When a user checks out a title, it is removed from circulation.
  31. 31. Always available titles.</li></ul>What formats are available?<br />
  32. 32. Every digital title has digital rights – or permissions – set by the publisher.<br />Userscan view the digital rights for any title by clicking on the title cover.<br />These permissions describe what a user can do with the title after download. For example: <br />Burn to CD.<br />Transfer to a portable device.<br />Adobe eBooks: Copy / print.<br />All copies of an expired title must be deleted / destroyed.<br />What are Digital Rights?<br />
  33. 33. Getting Started<br />To download digital titles, a user will need:<br />A Windows or Mac computer.<br />A valid library card.<br />Free digital media software.<br />Access to the Internet.<br />Internet access is needed to browse, check out, and download titles. <br />After download, enjoy a digital title without being connected to the Internet.<br />
  34. 34. Play OverDrive Audiobooks, Music, and Video with speakers or headphones.<br />Burn many audio titles to CD with theBurn Wizard! <br />Transfer to a compatible device using the built-in Transfer Wizard. <br />OverDrive Media Console<br />
  35. 35. Check-out Process<br />Search<br />BROWSE<br />
  36. 36. Take 2 minutes and play with the Search and Browse features. <br />
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  40. 40. For eBooks, user must download Adobe Digital Editions software. <br />
  41. 41. Placing a Hold<br />
  42. 42. My Account<br />3 Minute Exercise: Login to your Account and take a look. Find 1 feature you think you’ll use or recommend to a patron and share it with the class in the chat.<br />
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  44. 44. Questions? Comments? Emotional Outbursts?<br />Please feel free to contact us!<br />Thank you!<br />Lisa & Jennifer<br />