Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Enki is Live

Well, after 14 months of planning and hoping, Enki is now live at 2 member libraries in beta.  Read the article here:

We're thrilled about this big first step!  Now we need to get the rest of the BALIS libraries set up, the State Library of Kansas after that, and then take some time to look at stats and come up with a model that we can offer to all Califa members.  Stay tuned for more information as we take those next steps...

We'll be at BookExpo in a joint booth with Douglas County next week, meeting with publishers and hopefully working out more deals to get more content.  If you're a publisher, and you'll be at BEA, stop by and say hello to us in booth 963.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

EBSCO trial and bundles offer

EBSCO has set up a trial for our members for the databases they are including in their special end of year bundles offer, as well as several others.  Please see below for the bundles offer. The trials login and password is available on our members only page at  If you need your login, let me know.

Introducing EBSCO’s database bundles for Califa libraries.  Please contact Heather Teysko for more information or a quote. 
EBSCO’s “Reference Centers” Bundle
(includes Literary Reference Center, History Reference Center, Science Reference Center, Biography Reference Center & Poetry & Short Story Reference Center.
EBSCO’s “Do it Yourself” Bundle
(Includes Auto Repair Reference Center, Home Improvement Reference Center, Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center & Small Engine Repair Reference Center
EBSCO’s Legal & Small Business” Bundle
(Includes Legal Information Reference Center & Small Business Reference Center)

Databases in Trial (More Info @
-          MasterFIle Complete
-          Points of View
-          Literary Reference Center Plus
-          Legal Information Reference Center
-          Small Business Reference Center
-          Home Improvement Reference Center
-          Small Engine Repair Reference Center
-          Auto Repair Reference Center
-          Hobbies & Crafts reference Center
-          History Reference Center
-          Science Reference Center
-          Poetry & Short Story Reference Center
-          MAS Ultra –in Student Resource Center interface
-          Novelist Plus
-          Novelist k8 Plus
-          Biography Reference Center
-          Academic Search Complete
-          Business Source Complete
-          eBook subscription for Public Libraries