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April 18, 2008

New Online Demos Now Available

Five self-paced demonstrations give the users perspective on how to access NetLibrary, create a user account, search and view eBooks, plus download and transfer eAudiobooks, all with ease. For added convenience, these demos can be linked directly from your library's website.

Go to http://www.oclc.org/netlibrary/demo/default.htm

New NetLibrary webinar now available: Getting to Success with eBooks!

You and your library staff are invited to attend a free, 60-minute web-based session for an overview and demonstration of NetLibrary and how users can get the most from your library's eBook collection. Topics will include: getting started, creating end-user accounts, searching for titles, copying and pasting text, printing pages, adding notes, saving titles to a favorites list, plus other features and functions. The session will also review the essential resources available to help your users access NetLibrary eBooks with ease.

If your library is new to using NetLibrary, has experienced a recent staff change, or simply needs a refresher on end-user features, this session is right for you!

This interactive session is delivered live, over the web and via teleconference, by an OCLC Implementation Specialist. This session also provides a great opportunity to ask questions and engage in discussion with other library participants.

Go to http://www.oclc.org/support/training/netlibrary/successlive/default.htm

Getting to Success with NetLibrary: Live Web Sessions

 

Join us for live, no cost, Web sessions dedicated to the success of your NetLibrary eBook and eAudiobook collections. In each session, you watch a live Web presentation and participate via a conference call. You can ask questions, listen to others' questions, and join in the discussion with the OCLC implementation specialist. These sessions are intended for current NetLibrary customers.

Using eBooks

Description:

  • Topics: Overview and demonstration of NetLibrary and how users can get the most from your library's eBook collection. Topics will include: getting started, creating end-user accounts, searching for titles, copying and pasting text, printing pages, adding notes, saving titles to a favorites list, plus other features and functions. The session will also review the essential resources available to help your users access NetLibrary eBooks with ease.
  • Intended audience: Library staff who interact with your users
  • Length: 60 minutes

Using eAudiobooks

Description:

  • Topics: Overview and demonstration of NetLibrary eAudiobooks; getting started; essential resources for assisting your users; how to search and view eAudiobooks; how to create an end-user account; how to download eAudiobooks; how to transfer eAudiobooks to an MP3 player
  • Intended audience: Library staff who interact with your users
  • Length: 90 minutes

Setup and Administration

Description:

  • Topics: How to get your library to success; loading MARC records; establishing a Remote Patron Authentication method; using the NetLibrary Library Resource Center to pull circulation reports
  • Intended audience: Administrators and IT staff
  • Length: 90 minutes

Promoting & Marketing NetLibrary to Your Users

Description:

  • Topics: Promotional tools and resources for marketing NetLibrary eBooks and eAudiobooks; how to use marketing materials; how to develop a strategy to reach your users

 

Go to http://www.oclc.org/support/training/netlibrary/successlive/default.htm

April 17, 2008

EBSCOhost 2.0

Dear EBSCO Customer,
We are pleased to update you with the following information about new and upcoming features:
In Support of EBSCOhost 2.0:
EBSCOhost and EBSCOadmin Updates - Available Now:
EBSCOhost and EBSCOadmin Updates - Coming Soon:
  • Multiple Database Limiters will appear with those limiters common to all databases being searched, even when they do not apply to all of those databases. Any of the five most popular search limiters: Full Text, Published Date, Publication, Peer Reviewed and References Available may be included in the common limiter area, above the database-specific section on the search screen, provided they are supported by at least one of the databases being searched.
  • Enhanced Clustering will provide more cluster types (controlled by the library administrator), including Publication, Company, Geography, NAICS/Industry Codes, etc.
  • SUSHI Web Service Support means that library administrators will be able to generate COUNTER Reports using EBSCOhost's secure SUSHI Web Service. The automated process will begin when a library's electronic records management (ERM) system requests a usage report to be automatically transmitted to EBSCO via the library's SUSHI client, after which a COUNTER report will be prepared and returned to the library.
Online Training Classes:
Please visit EBSCO's Support Site (http://support.ebsco.com) to learn about new features, search among thousands of FAQs, download Flash tutorials, Help Sheets or User Guides, or communicate with Technical Support at any time, using the EBSCO Support Form (http://support.epnet.com/contact/askus.php).