Library Staff Resources

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All NC LIVE member libraries now have access to Pronunciator Language Learning. This is a new resource for NC LIVE's 2015-2017 resource cycle, and it may be used by library staff and patrons. Library staff are encouraged to become familiar with the resource interface, promote the resource to faculty and patrons, and integrate the resource within your library's website.

Linking to Pronunciator

The NC LIVE Direct Link for this product is:


**Update 12/08/14--live webinars for this resource have ended. You can view a recorded webinar here.

Ordering FREE Promotional Materials

Visit the Pronunicator promotional page to order user manuals, postcards, bookmarks, posters, and more--all available for free, including free shipping!

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Films on Demand is coming soon to NC LIVE! You can view a preview version of the platform and register for the webinars below to learn more about this new resource.

Films On Demand for Academic Library Users

Introducing Films On Demand's content, navigation and sharing capabilities for students and educators.

December 2, 2014, 11:00 - 11:45 AM

December 16, 2014, 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Films On Demand for Public Library Users

Introducing Films On Demand's content, navigation and sharing capabilities for general users.

December3, 2014, 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

December 17, 2014, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Films On Demand: Administration and Promotional Features

A look at the Administrator options and tour of the Admin portal--plus general Q&A on Films On Demand.

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***UPDATE 12/10/2014: NC LIVE has learned that ProQuest Flow is designed for academic users, and is only available to individuals who have a .edu email address. After talking with ProQuest about this issue, we have discovered that this limitation is built into the Flow account structure, and ProQuest cannot disable it for our public library users.

Typically, NC LIVE does not promote resource features that are not available to the users of all member libraries, and so we apologize for any confusion this may have caused. ProQuest Flow is an add-on feature of ProQuest's research databases and not a service that NC LIVE pays for, so access to this feature was not considered when licensing decisions were made. Access to all NC LIVE resource content remains open to all member libraries and their users. NC LIVE staff will continue to work with ProQuest to make this messaging clear and consistent for libraries and library patrons.***

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Coming December 18th!

When NC LIVE’s resources change over at the end of this year, the search options available on will change, too. Here’s what to expect:

The main search on the homepage of 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 homepage as of December 18. Please keep an eye on the nclive-l listserv or our Library Staff Resources blog at 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

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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

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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:

Username: ncliveac

Password: 12196

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.

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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.

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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:

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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:

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In the coming months, several changes will be happening that will impact the search boxes on, and the embeddable search boxes that NC LIVE currently provides to libraries.

For NC LIVE Website Users: Search boxes on 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: