Library Staff Resources

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**Update: As of 5:23pm, the issue with remote access to Sanborn Maps has been resolved. Libraries with local proxies need to update their proxy configuration with the following stanza:

Title Digital Sanborn Maps Geo Edition
URL http://sanbornmaps.proquest.com
DJ sanbornmaps.proquest.com
NeverProxy sanborn1.proquest.com

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Remote users are currently experiencing problems when accessing the Sanborn Maps database. Users are seeing an error message that says "hash doesn't match..."  

NC LIVE staff are working closely with the ProQuest technical support team to get this issue resolved as quickly as possible. As soon as we have any updates, we'll post them here. Please contact the NC LIVE Help Desk if you have any questions. 

 

Thank you,

The NC LIVE staff

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A new webpage on nclive.org is available to help library staff members communicate with their patrons about the NC LIVE Content Changes for 2015. It includes a list of new resources with active links for databases that are already available, plus a list of renewed resources and discontinued resources.

Here is the link to the new page:

http://nclive.org/2015-content-changes

A print-ready, customizable .docx version of this information is also available.

If you have any questions about this information or other resources to assist your patrons with the upcoming changes, please contact the NC LIVE Help Desk.

 

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An update on ebrary access and features:

General ebrary Access Information:

All ebrary eBooks are available through subscription access. There is no limit to the number of simultaneous user accesses, therefore there are no turn-aways. Nearly all of these eBooks are downloadable using Adobe Digital Editions (except for a very small number with publisher restrictions), and all are viewable via a web browser. The NC LIVE direct link (http://nclive.org/cgi-bin/nclsm?rsrc=331) that connects to ebrary allows users to see both the academic and public eBook collections together in one interface.

MARC Records for libraries that do not have local proxy authentication:

In the coming weeks, NC LIVE will begin making ebrary MARC records available to libraries. As soon as the records are available, NC LIVE staff will message the nclive-l email list, and links to the MARC records will be placed on the NC LIVE MARC records page. More information is coming soon.

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 All NC LIVE member libraries now have access to ebrary from ProQuest. NC LIVE provides both the Academic Complete and Public Library Complete ebrary collections, and the two collections are combined into one database for easy access. This resource is being provided to libraries as part of our early courtesy access from ProQuest, and it may be used by library staff and patrons. The intent behind this early ProQuest access is to allow libraries without current subscriptions the opportunity to become familiar with the interface, communicate with faculty and patrons, allow for training activities, and provide ample time for integration within your library's website, discovery layers, etc. ahead of January 1, 2015, when regular subscription access begins.

Linking to ebrary

The NC LIVE Direct Link for this product is: http://www.nclive.org/cgi-bin/nclsm?rsrc=331

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As of August 15, 2014, NC LIVE has changed the way usage data for two resources, LearningExpress Library and Job & Career Accelerator, is collected and reported.  This change affects data that has previously been reported for the period January 2012 - June 2014, as well as all future data for these resources. 

For the period from February 2014 through June 2014, these changes resulted in significant increases for LearningExpress Library usage for most libraries, but only small increases for Job & Career Accelerator usage for a handful of libraries.

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All NC LIVE member libraries now have access to SIRS Knowledge Source database from ProQuest. This resource is being provided to libraries as part of our early courtesy access from ProQuest, and it may be used by library staff and patrons. The intent behind this early ProQuest access is to allow libraries without current subscriptions the opportunity to become familiar with the interface, communicate with faculty and patrons, allow for training activities, and provide ample time for integration within your library's website, discovery layers, etc. ahead of January 1, 2015, when regular subscription access begins.

Linking to SIRS

The NC LIVE Direct Link for this product is: http://www.nclive.org/cgi-bin/nclsm?rsrc=329

Webinars

If you're interested in participating in live webinar training on SIRS or other ProQuest databases, or if you would like to watch webinar recordings, please visit: http://prq.st/1tNUtOo

Libraries with local proxy authentication

You will need to update your proxy config files to include the following information:

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Attention libraries that use the NC LIVE password for remote access:

**If your library uses a library card number for remote access to NC LIVE resources, you can disregard this notice.  All AHEC libraries may also disregard this notice.***

The 2013-2014 NC LIVE password will expire at the end of the day on September 30, 2014.

Your library's 2014-2015 password is now active. Patrons accessing the NC LIVE login page will now see a message indicating that the 2013-2014 password will expire on September 30, 2014.

There is a two-month grace period during which both the 2013-2014 password and the 2014-2015 password will allow users to access NC LIVE resources.

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All NC LIVE member libraries now have early access to ProQuest databases licensed by NC LIVE. The intent behind this early trial access is to allow libraries without current subscriptions the opportunity to become familiar with the interface, communicate with faculty and patrons, allow for training activities, and provide ample time for integration within your library's website, discovery layers, etc. ahead of January 1, 2015, when regular subscription access begins.

All NC LIVE subscriptions to EBSCO-provided products (except for eBooks on EBSCOhost) will be discontinued on December 31, 2014.

For more information, please see NC LIVE's ProQuest Implementation Plan. This page includes information about set-up and configuration of ProQuest resources, including proxy configuration and more.

All URLs for ProQuest resources are available here: NC LIVE ProQuest Direct Links.

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NC LIVE is pleased to report that we will soon be able to provide all libraries that do not already have current subscriptions to ProQuest databases with early trial access. The intent behind this early access is to allow libraries without current subscriptions the opportunity to become familiar with the interface, communicate with faculty and patrons, allow for training activities, and provide ample time for integration within your library's website, discovery layers, etc. ahead of January 1, 2015, when regular subscription access begins.

Over the next few days, the NC LIVE staff will be teaming up with ProQuest to get early access configured and turned on. For current ProQuest customers, you may notice additional databases showing in your ProQuest Administrator Module. You may see some duplicate database entries while set-up is occurring. This should not impact patrons' ability to access any of your current subscriptions. You may continue to use your current subscription access as you do now.

When all early trial access has been configured, NC LIVE staff will notify libraries and will send custom URLs to use for linking into each database directly.

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Home Grown eBook Collection

NC LIVE is pleased to announce the launch of the NC LIVE Home Grown eBook Collection, a pilot project which pulls together eBooks from eight North Carolina publishers and makes them available to all of the NC LIVE libraries across the state.  The collection of more than 1,200 fiction and nonfiction titles are part of NC LIVE's permanent collections (they are yours forever!), and can be read simultaneously by an unlimited number of readers as part of the pilot project.