Thursday, November 20, 2008
Sponsored by Califa and the California State Library
Facilitated by Stacey Aldrich, Deputy State Librarian, Gerry Maginnity, Bureau Chief, Library Development Services, and Rush Brandis, Library Consultant
What do we want to accomplish in California with WorldCat, CalCat and resource sharing? Join us for a Town Hall Meeting to discuss these questions and to share ideas for how we can build the future of resource sharing. Don’t let your library miss out on this opportunity to be a part of the conversation!
These meeting are free, but attendees are required to register.
Dates and Locations
December 8: San Jose Public Library: Martin Luther King, Jr. Library
December 10: Solano County: Fairfield Civic Center Library
December 15: Shasta Public Library: Redding
January 6: San Diego County Library
January 7: Burbank Public Library
January 8: Fresno County Public Library: Fowler Branch
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
If you are interested in the development of iPod content for libraries, you'll want to stop by the Califa booth on Sunday to meet with Linda Vendreys of Ingram and learn about this new product. Let us know if you have any questions.
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
From Facts On File to our Members:
Facts On File understands that this is a difficult year for California institutions dependent on public funding, and we want to help. For a limited time, we are offering a special promotion exclusive to California libraries. Receive six free months of our Issues and Controversies database when you order a 12-month subscription to World News Digest by 12/15/2008.
In addition, your subscription to both databases will feature unlimited simultaneous usage and remote access at no additional cost. Since 1940 the World News Digest has set the standard for information on U.S. and world events. For more than seven decades, it has served as a resource that filters and presents current events in a consistent, reliable, and unbiased manner. The database includes a searchable full-text archive of past events, breaking news, research tools, and much more.
Issues and Controversies helps researchers understand the crucial issues we face today, exploring more than 800 hot topics in politics, government, business, education, and popular culture. A subscription to both databases will provide patrons with access to:
• 2008 Presidential Election Guide and Iraq War Coverage Guide
• “Need a Research Topic?” suggestions
• Reliable information on pressing issues such as global warming and alternative energy
• Pro and con statements on controversial topics such as bilingual education
• And much more!
For a price quote and free trial, please contact Heather Tesko, of CALIFA, at 310-348-9578 or email@example.com and mention promotional code CAP. Offer expires 12/15/2008.
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Language Sets offer:
- selects and acquires current popular materials in your choice of 17 languages for adults or children
- Most orders include carefully selected classics, best-sellers and highly anticipated new releases that appeal to public library users
- The collections include fiction, non-fiction, or a mixture of both
- The collections include no duplicate titles because your holdings are checked against WorldCat
- MARC cataloging with LC subject headings and Dewey or LC call numbers is included. All records include Bilindex subject headings for Spanish titles
- Holdings are set in WorldCat, which means your users will be able to find library materials on the Web through familiar sites such as Google and Yahoo! Search
- Materials are shipped to you at no cost
- Promotional materials are shipped along with your purchase at no charge to get your new collections circulating
- Optional physical processing is available so your items arrive ready to circulate to your patrons.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.