What is the Resource Spotlight program?
A program that provides NC LIVE libraries free access to resources of interest for an extended trial period. Libraries that choose to subscribe to a spotlighted resource will receive an exclusive discount.
How does it work?
Every quarter, NC LIVE will announce new resources that will be spotlighted. Once announced, you can sign-up to trial any of the resources. Your library (and patrons) will have free access to the resource(s) until the end of the trial period.
What’s in it for me?
Two things: First, an opportunity to try out resources for free. Second, a great deal. NC LIVE will negotiate a deep discount in advance for these Spotlight Resources should you choose to subscribe to any of them.
How are Spotlight Resources selected?
Resources are nominated by NC LIVE members libraries – meaning you! The Resource Advisory Committee then reviews your nominations and recommends resources to be spotlighted. If you have a resource you’d like to see spotlighted, nominate it here.
I nominated a resource, but it hasn’t been spotlighted. What happened?
There are a few reasons that we cannot spotlight a resource. Two common reasons are (a) that a vendor will not provide a significant discount or (b) that a vendor will not allow for an extended trial.
How can I stay informed as new Spotlight Resources are announced?
You can sign up here to be notified.
I would like to promote a Spotlight Resource to my patrons. Where can I get promotional materials?
If a vendor has provided promotional materials, they will be found at: http://nclive.libguides.com/materials/
I want to buy a Spotlight Resource, but not right now. Can I get the discount later?
This will vary vendor-by-vendor. We encourage you to reach out to the vendor rep to let them know about your situation.
I am trialing a Spotlight Resource and want to know if patrons are using it. Can I see stats?
This will vary vendor-by-vendor, but if stats are available, you can find them at: https://www.nclive.org/usage-reports