Monday, January 26, 2009

Discount on Infopeople Digital Preservation workshop

Many of you have seen the upcoming Infopeople workshops on Digital Preservation. We are happy to let our members know that there is a discount for Califa members.

For registration and complete information on the workshop, go to the link in the instructions below.

Select the class you want under Digital Preservation: How to Preserve Digital Assets, click the "Registration" button for the class you want, click "Proceed to checkout" button. On the Billing Information page at the bottom, use the following Promotion Code: CALIFA (case is not important). When you click Continue you will see the confirmation page with the cost of $75 and a discount of $25 and the final cost of $50. All you have to do then is click the Complete Registration button.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Trial from Facts on File

Facts on File is doing a Spring trial for our members, which will make all their databases available until March 15. Califa members currently receive discounts on all FOF databases. For login information, email

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

New Vendor - Text a Librarian

We are excited to announce a new discount for our members with Text A Librarian. This SMS reference service integrates with existing email or IM software and allows patrons to send questions and receive answers from their mobile phones, while the librarians receive and reply on their computers. For more information check out their website:

Califa will be aggregating an order for this product at the end of March to get aggregated threshold discounts. For pricing, or any questions, please email

Additionally, we will be hosting several webinars and in-person demos. The first webinar is next Tuesday, February 3, at 10am. There will be an in-person demonstration at the Califa office in San Mateo on February 10 at 2pm.

To RSVP for either of these, please send an email to letting us know whether you will be attending the webinar or the meeting.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Upcoming ALA event for Califa members

For those of you attending ALA Midwinter - MyiLibrary, which is launching their ipod-compatible eAudio product, is having a special demo followed by a meeting to discuss our shared collection. The demo will be at 3pm on Saturday, Jan 24. The meeting will immediately follow. If you would like to attend and want more information, email