Library Staff Resources
Coming December 18th!
When NC LIVE’s resources change over at the end of this year, the search options available on nclive.org will change, too. Here’s what to expect:
The main search on the homepage of nclive.org will switch over to a new search tool being developed in-house at NC LIVE. The tool combines results from ProQuest’s Summon discovery product and from local information, so that with one search, you can find results that include database names, journal titles, and individual item levels all at once.
Access to a demo version of the new search will be provided in the For Library Staff section of the NC LIVE website by December 1.
The new search will go live on the nclive.org homepage as of December 18. Please keep an eye on the nclive-l listserv or our Library Staff Resources blog at http://nclive.org/librarystaff for updates.
The NEW Search Experience
Wondering what the new search results will look like? Here's the sneak preview! (Note: The interface shown is still in beta mode. The design and features may change before the search is launched on nclive.org
From: NC LIVE Executive Committee of the Librarians Council
Kathy Winslow, NCICU COI, NC Wesleyan College
Susan Nutter, UNC COI, NCSU Libraries
Suvanida Duangudom, CC COI, Wake Tech Community College
Ruth Ann Copley, PL COI, Davidson County Public Library
Cal Shepard, State Librarian, State Library of North Carolina
CC: Tim Rogers, NC LIVE Executive Director
Date: October 17, 2014
RE: Leadership Changes and the Transition Plan for NC LIVE
Beginning on January 1, 2015 NC LIVE will be providing access to Films on Demand from Infobase Learning.
As of today, courtesy trial access is available via this link: http://digital.films.com/
Since this trial account is only temporary, please do not post it on your library's website or set up playlists within the trial account. For demonstration purposes, you may share the link and login information with patrons. This is a trial interface and does not include all of the titles that will be available in the NC LIVE custom collection. The full title list of the custom collection is available on our New Resources 2015 page. In late November or early December, NC LIVE will provide libraries with regular access links, proxy settings and information about training opportunities.
Have you explored the Home Grown eBook Collection? Learn which titles other library staff recommend in our Spotlight blog posts. We'll share these recommendations periodically on the Library Staff blog and collect them with our other Home Grown promotional materials in the Home Grown Promotions Folder. This time we're featuring titles that NC LIVE staff have enjoyed.
Register to attend ProQuest Days in October
Space is limited! Free lunch and refreshments are included!
Please join us for an exciting and informative “get-to-know-you” session with our newest partner, ProQuest. NC LIVE and four North Carolina libraries will be co-hosting “ProQuest Days” in October where you will have the opportunity to learn more about key features of the ProQuest platform and get to meet key ProQuest representatives. Each event will feature free refreshments and lunches, as well as interactive and collaborative breakouts.
Choose from one of 4 central locations:
NC LIVE provides member libraries with a variety of ways to promote NC LIVE products and resources to users. In past years, NC LIVE has provided printed NC LIVE promotional materials directly to libraries for distribution to their users. However, we found that this service was not needing the needs of member libraries. This method of promotion was staff-intensive, did not allow for customization of the materials, and was not used across all four Communities of Interest.
The NC LIVE Outreach, Partnership, and Promotions Advisory Committee (OPPAC) worked with NC LIVE staff to develop a new plan for providing promotional materials beginning with the implementation of the 2015-17 resource cycle.
As part of this new plan, NC LIVE will:
In the coming months, several changes will be happening that will impact the search boxes on nclive.org, and the embeddable search boxes that NC LIVE currently provides to libraries.
For NC LIVE Website Users: Search boxes on nclive.org will change from EBSCO Discovery Service to a Summon-powered search
To coincide with the change to offering ProQuest resources in 2015, NC LIVE will also begin offering Summon-powered search boxes on the NC LIVE website. For more information about these changes and what to expect, please visit: http://www.nclive.org/resources2015/search-changes
NC LIVE has added two new features to help make the login process easier for nclive.org users.
Have you explored the Home Grown eBook Collection? Learn which titles other library staff recommend in our Spotlight blog posts. We'll share these recommendations periodically on the Library Staff blog and collect them with our other Home Grown promotional materials in the Home Grown Promotions Folder.
**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
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.
The NC LIVE staff