Thursday, June 27, 2013

Deposit Accounts

One of the benefits of being a Califa member is that all members have deposit accounts.

We can put together an invoice to your specifications, and use your deposit account funds throughout the year to pay for your databases and services.  

If you have extra money at the end of the year, you may want to place it in your deposit account.

If you have questions about your deposit account, or would like to know your balance, email Alan Singh at

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Califa Offers

Facts on File
  • Additional discounts on databases purchased before the end of June.
Peek a Book
  • Additional discount until the end of June on these kiosks designed to introduce children to the collection by providing short animated videos of featured titles.
  • Discount on their database bundles including their DIY Bundle, their Reference Centers Bundle, and their Legal and Small Business Bundle.
These offers expire June 30. Contact Heather now!

Monday, June 24, 2013

Califa & Douglas County Libraries exhibit at BEA

Califa and Douglas County Libraries shared a booth at BEA to promote Enki and to talk
directly with publishers to purchase their ebooks for Enki..

Here is a podcast of Rochelle Logan from Douglas County Libraries, and Mary Minow, of Califa, being interviewed at the Authors Studio.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013


Califa will be signing with Library Thing. Stay tuned for more information after ALA!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Learn more about Enki.

There is a free workshop sponsored by SCLC on June 13, 2013 at 4:00 pm at SCLC headquarters in Monrovia, CA.

All you have to do is register.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Alexander Street Press will be hosting a series of WebEx meetings to preview their brand-new interface for VAST: Academic Video OnlineAmerican Song, Classical Music Library, Contemporary World Music, Jazz Music Library, and Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries.  You may also know these collections as Music Online: Listening.

These collections will be available on the new interface in early June (music resources) and late June (VAST). All other Alexander Street Press collections will be made available on this new interface over the next twelve months.

Whether you already have access to some of their Music or Video resources, or you're just looking to learn more, please sign up for a discussion!

Music Online WebEx discussion
Wednesday June 12th, 2:00EDT  Register Here
Thursday June 13th, 2:00EDT      Register Here
Video WebEx discussion
Monday June 17, 2:00EDT           Register Here
Tuesday June 18,2:00EDT           Register Here

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Update on Nooks

After consulting with our legal counsel, at this time, CALIFA will not be offering Nooks as part of our product line.  Legal complaints were filed against two libraries that offered Nooks resulting in settlement agreements to no longer purchase inaccessible e-readers.  Kindles are also inaccessible at present.  The Nooks and Kindles lack voice navigation and therefore, lack accessibility.  When we are assured of improvements to the product, we will reconsider this issue.  Both the Kindle and the Nook app are accessible on IPads and IPods.  As always, our main goal is to provide our members with the best products at the most competitive  aggregate price we can negotiate.  We will continue to monitor the situation and keep you informed as to any changes.   

For more information, please see: