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July 22, 2011

AskMN Interview

Carla Pfahl who coordinates AskMN: The Librarian Is In! Minnesota's statewide 24/7 digital reference service talks about the service, how it is growing, and the participating libraries that make the service so successful. The video is posted on Minitex's Facebook page.

July 20, 2011

NetLibrary Migration to EBSCOhost

We got the following note from EBSCO this morning. NetLibrary users, take note! (emphasis added)

We are pleased to announce that the transition of eBooks and Audiobooks on EBSCOhost is nearly complete. Over the coming days, you may notice that when you log in to NetLibrary to access these products you will automatically be forwarded to EBSCOhost.

Over the previous months we have sent Weekly eBooks Updates to outline the important changes this transition will include. If you missed a previous Weekly eBooks Update, please click here to view the archives.

Please note that the preview period of eBooks on EBSCOhost will be concluded once the transition is complete. You will then be able to access your own collections automatically via EBSCOhost.

In addition, if you are interested in your NetLibrary reports and statistics, please access the Library Resource Center immediately because once the transition is complete, you will no longer be able to do so.

Be sure to visit EBSCO's Support Site to learn about all of EBSCO's products, search among thousands of FAQs, download Flash tutorials, Help Sheets or User Guides, or communicate with Technical Support at any time, using the EBSCO Online Support Form.

July 14, 2011

June Reference Notes

The new issue of Reference Notes is now available.

In this issue, covering June 2011, we announce the redesigned ELM portal and provide information on migrating to ProQuest's new platform. We also have dispatches from New Orleans and the 2011 ALA Annual Conference. We have a couple of notes about some great things we've heard about coming out of Minnesota libraries. Plus, something called SnackTools. Could it have something to do with food? You know you're curious. Finally, this issue of Reference Notes announces the discontinuation of Minitex's reference referral program - a program that has served Minnesota libraries well for 38 years.

Here's the full TOC:

Success @ Grand Rapids Public Library
Women's History in Legislative History Timeline
ALA Annual 2011: New Orleans
ELM Spotlight
A New & Improved ELM Portal Is Here!
ELM Spotlight Webinar Series
If You're Ready, ProQuest Is Ready
Minitex ROI at Upcoming Conferences
Minitex Discontinues Backup Reference
Augsburg College-Lindell Library Joins AskMN and Other Updates
WebJunction Events