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July 15, 2013

EBSCO Training Sessions: New Interface for Points of View Reference Center

from EBSCO:

Dear Points of View Customer,

This email is an update to previous emails you've received about the upcoming enhancements to Points of View Reference Center, set to be released in August 2013.

Users will notice a new user interface as well as new and updated content on August 1, 2013.

Learn more about these exciting new features with our upcoming online training sessions.

Points of View Reference Center (two dates to choose from):

  • Date: Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time
    To Register: Click Here
  • Date: Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time
    To Register: Click Here

Please contact us at information@ebsco.com for more information about these exciting enhancements.

Learn more at www.ebscohost.com/public/points-of-view-reference-center or email information@ebsco.com.

December 30, 2009

Upcoming Training Sessions - EBSCO & Gale

Upcoming training provided by EBSCO:

EBSCOhost Basics
This class lasts one hour and covers the features and functionalities of EBSCOhost for basic searching techniques.

19 January 2010 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. MT
27 January 2010 9 a.m. - 10 a.m. MT

EBSCOhost Advanced
This class lasts one hour and covers the features and functionalities of EBSCOhost for advanced searching techniques.

12 January 2010 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. MT

Consumer Health Complete
A 1-hour overview of Consumer Health Complete. The key features covered include accessing Evidence-Based Reports, Reference Book content, Animations and Video as well as searching a variety of health topics utilizing some of the key functionality of source type searching, alerts and My Folder.

7 January 2010 9 a.m. - 10 a.m. MT

Science Reference Center
SRC is a comprehensive database research database for students that provides full-text articles that are correlated to curriculum standards. It also includes science experiments.

11 January 2010 9 a.m. - 10 a.m. MT

Student Research Center
A one-hour overview, for teachers and librarians, of the Student Research Center interface (designed for Grade 6-12 students). A variety of search techniques using the Student Research Center functionality will be covered including searching by Lexiles, subjects and topics.

6 January 2010 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. MT

If you'd like to attend any of the webinars listed above, go to the EBSCO Request Training form: http://www2.ebsco.com/en-us/app/training/Pages/TrainingFrom.aspx. You will find dropdown menus to choose the course you are interested in. (Note: you do not need to have an EBSCO account number)

EBSCOhost online tutorials are available at: http://support.epnet.com/training/tutorials.php


Upcoming training provided by Gale:

Power Search 2.0
Gale's newly enhanced PowerSearch platform is unlike any other, providing libraries with a sophisticated, yet simple, solution for managing a wealth of periodical, reference and primary source information. Moreover, PowerSearch provides your patrons with access to all the Gale content in your library's collection through one, single search query. The result is that you maximize usage of your Gale databases while patrons enjoy the time saved through a streamlined common user interface that can be customized to match their skill level and habits.

20 January 2010 8 a.m. - 9 a.m. MT


To register, go to: http://www.attendeenet.com/gale_training/index.cfm?fuseaction=cor_sectionView¤tMonth129=1&eventCatView129 and click on the name of the webinar you wish to attend. You will be directed to a form to complete. (Note: you do not need to have a Gale account number)

September 17, 2008

Gale Resources in ELM

Gale is pleased to announce a major enhancement to the Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM) suite of K-12 resources for the coming year!

In addition to Kids InfoBits, InfoTrac Junior Edition, InfoTrac Student Edition, Junior Reference Collection, Discovering Collection, and Professional Collection, you now have access to 4 additional resources effective immediately:

- Student Resource Center Gold
- Expanded Academic ASAP
- Educator’s Reference Complete
- General Science Collection

Minnesota libraries with current subscriptions to these resources will receive a pro-rated credit for the remainder of their subscription. Robin Sabbath of Gale’s Customer Center will be contacting you about the amount of your credit. If you have questions now, please call her at 800/347-4253 extension 1884 or email her at robin.sabbath@cengage.com.

You can call Gale’s Large Account Technical Specialist Andrew Soifer at 800/347-4253 extension 8890 for any technical assistance with these resources.

If you have other questions regarding this enhancement, please contact MINITEX at http://elm4you.org/contact/ or 612-624-4150 or 800-462-5348 and ask for Reference Services.

More information on these resources follows.

Continue reading "Gale Resources in ELM" »

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

January 2, 2007

Webinars available

To register visit http://www.minitex.umn.edu/train-conf/webinars/upcoming.asp

Business Source Premier: Business Searching Interface (BSI)

CURRENTLY OFFERED SESSIONS TIME FEE OPEN SEATS PRESENTER REGISTER
Thursday, January 18, 2007 3:00PM - 4:00PM (Central Time) No charge 8 Kristen Mastel REGISTER
Tuesday, January 23, 2007 3:00PM - 4:00PM (Central Time) No Charge 6 Kristen Mastel REGISTER
Thursday, February 08, 2007 9:00AM - 10:00AM (Central Time) No Charge 8 Kristen Mastel REGISTER

This one-hour webinar will look at the newly released Business Searching Interface (BSI) created by EBSCO for searching their Business Source Premier database. It features many enhancements designed specifically for business researchers.

ELM Overview

CURRENTLY OFFERED SESSIONS TIME FEE OPEN SEATS PRESENTER REGISTER
Wednesday, January 24, 2007 11:00AM - 12:00PM (Central Time) No charge 10 Kristen Mastel REGISTER
Monday, February 12, 2007 2:00PM - 3:00PM (Central Time) No charge 9 Kristen Mastel REGISTER
Friday, March 09, 2007 12:00Pm - 1:00PM (Central Time) No charge 10 Kristen Mastel REGISTER

Electronic Library for Minnesota provides quality online information resources to all Minnesota residents via their local libraries and the ELM Portal and MnLINK Gateway. ELM offers magazine, newspaper, and journal articles, reference sources, and electronic books appropriate for a variety of users. Currently, ELM has resources from EBSCO, Gale, ProQuest, OCLC, and NetLibrary. A reference librarian from MINITEX will provide an overview of ELM, including content, features, and access points.

Gale Resources

CURRENTLY OFFERED SESSIONS TIME FEE OPEN SEATS PRESENTER REGISTER
Monday, February 19, 2007 1:00PM - 2:00PM (Central Time) No charge 10 Kristen Mastel REGISTER
Thursday, March 15, 2007 11:00AM - 12:00PM (Central Time) No charge 9 Kristen Mastel REGISTER

This session covers the eight Gale databses in ELM. Five of them are aimed specifically at K-12 users and this session will discuss content information with a break down of the databases by age group. It will also cover search functions, database content, tips, tools, and search strategies, as well as a look at the Professional Collection, a resource aimed at teachers and educators.

Statistics for Ebsco, Gale and OCLC

CURRENTLY OFFERED SESSIONS TIME FEE OPEN SEATS PRESENTER REGISTER
Monday, January 08, 2007 3:00PM - 4:00PM (Central Time) No Charge 4 Kristen Mastel REGISTER
Wednesday, January 10, 2007 10:00AM - 11:00AM (Central Time) No Charge 5 Kristen Mastel REGISTER
Thursday, January 25, 2007 10:00AM - 11:00AM (Central Time) No Charge 9 Kristen Mastel REGISTER
Monday, February 05, 2007 3:00PM - 4:00PM (Central Time) No Charge 8 Kristen Mastel REGISTER
Thursday, February 15, 2007 9:00AM - 10:00AM (Central Time) No Charge 8 Kristen Mastel REGISTER
Wednesday, February 21, 2007 11:00AM - 12:00PM (Central Time) No Charge 9 Kristen Mastel REGISTER
Tuesday, March 06, 2007 10:00AM - 11:00AM (Central Time) No Charge 10 Kristen Mastel REGISTER

Do you know the power of statistics? Are you currently using the statistics from the ELM databases? If not, join MINITEX for a 45 minute presentation on how to access the statistics provided by EBSCO, Gale, ProQuest, NetLibrary and OCLC. Let how you can export data and manipulate it for charts and graphs. Just in time for all those annual reports!

In's and Out's of Open WorldCat and WorldCat.org

CURRENTLY OFFERED SESSIONS TIME FEE OPEN SEATS PRESENTER REGISTER
Thursday, January 25, 2007 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM (Central Time) No Charge 9 Carla Pfahl REGISTER
Monday, January 29, 2007 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM (Central Time) No Charge 8 Carla Pfahl REGISTER
Tuesday, January 30, 2007 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM (Central Time) No Charge 8 Carla Pfahl REGISTER
Wednesday, January 31, 2007 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM (Central Time) No Charge 10 Carla Pfahl REGISTER
Thursday, February 01, 2007 12:30 PM - 1:15 PM (Central Time) No Charge 8 Carla Pfahl REGISTER

Do you continually try to redirect patrons and students from searching for books on the internet using everyday tools such as Google, Amazon.com, Abebooks, or another search engine to using your in-house online catalog? Did you know that patrons and students can easily find library books from these and other commonly used tools? Did you also know that you can promote your online catalog and library services outside of your own library website – for free? Open WorldCat and WorldCat.org now make it easier than ever for the general public to use tools and search engines most familiar to them to find library items and services.

November 27, 2006

TIES Conference

TIES Conference Presentations:

ELM, MDL and MnLINK: the Express Tour - Tuesday, Dec 5 11:20-12:10pm

Minnesota's Virtual Library: Hands-on ELM Overview - Saturday, December 2, 8:30am-11:30am

November 15, 2006

ELM training

To view the complete list of upcoming training sessions and register at no charge please visit:http://www.minitex.umn.edu/train-conf/webinars/.

eBooks & NetLibrary
Tuesday, November 21, 2006 1:00PM (Central Time)
Thursday, November 30, 2006 1:00 PM (Central Time)

ELM - What's that?
Monday, November 20, 2006 10:00AM (Central Time)
Thursday, December 07, 2006 2:00 PM (Central Time)

September 11, 2006

WebJunction Minnesota now live!

WebJunction Minnesota, an online service for the Minnesota library community, launched on September 10, 2006. It is a collaborative effort of Minnesota State Library Services, a division of the Minnesota Department of Education; MINITEX Library Information Network; Metronet, a Minnesota Multitype Library Cooperation System; and WebJunction.

WebJunction is an online community and portal that supports library staff with technology and library development materials; provides courses for online learning and professional development; and brings the library community together in online discussions and programs.

WebJunction Minnesota will be promoted in various venues this fall, including the annual conferences of the Minnesota Library Association and the Minnesota Educational Media Organization. Get started now by signing up for a free user account.

August 14, 2006

The In's and Out's of OpenWorldCat & WorldCat.org

The In's and Out's of OpenWorldCat & WorldCat.org

Do you continually try to redirect patrons and students from searching for books on the internet using everyday tools such as Google, Amazon.com, abebooks, or another search engine to using your in-house online catalog? Did you know that patrons and students can easily find library books from these and other commonly used tools? Did you also know that you can promote your online catalog and library services outside of your own library website--for free? Open WorldCat and WorldCat.org now make it easier than ever for the general public to use tools and search engines most familiar to them to find library items and services.
MINITEX staff will take you through the In's and Out's of using and promoting your library materials and services through Open WorldCat and WorldCat.org in this 45 minute webinar. We will discuss what Open WorldCat and WorldCat.org are and how they differ. We will also look at the features and tools of each as well as an online demonstration of how they work and how your patrons and students can use them to find library items.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006 1:45 PM - 2:30 PM
Tuesday, September 12, 2006 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Thursday, September 14, 2006 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Monday, September 25, 2006 1:45 PM - 2:30 PM

August 7, 2006

Free Web demonstration of NetLibrary 4.0

Join NetLibrary for a live, free Web Session to learn more about this major new site upgrade for NetLibrary. NetLibrary 4.0 will provide you and your end-users with improved search performance, a fresh new look and feel, and powerful navigation tools. This one-hour session will include a live demonstration of NetLibrary 4.0. Additionally, you’ll be able to ask questions during the session.

Sessions are scheduled for Thursday, August 24 at 2:00 PM (Eastern) and Wednesday, August 30 at 4:00 PM (Eastern).

Please register online at OCLC