LJ Webcast Alert: Push, Pull, Delight: My Library, My Collection, My Expert

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Date: Wednesday, May 13, 2009    |   Time: 2–3 PM EDT

Register for this FREE webcast today at www.LibraryJournal.com/pushpull

Our communities are facing a challenging economic future, and in every way, library services and staff are affected. Asked to provide more service with less funding, libraries need to maximize usage of print and electronic resources to enrich and extend the library’s impact and value to the community. Likewise, libraries should position their selectors as experts in creating and managing the collections that best serve their communities.

Push, Pull, Delight features a panel of collection, outreach and marketing experts who will discuss methods being used in their libraries to deepen and extend services and collections to patrons with ever growing expectations, and information appetites.

Rhonda Glazier, Collection Development Manager, Jefferson County Public Library (CO) – In January 2009, JCPL began offering a Personalized Reading Recommendations online service. Patrons provide information about specific reading likes and dislikes, and readers’ advisory staff create a personalized reading list which is then emailed to the requestor. Rhonda will outline the process of delivering these suggestions, marketing and training for the service, and the success of the program for both patrons and staff.

Judith Hiott, Chief, Houston Area Library Automated Network (TX) – For several years, Houston Public Library has made an effort to market and place online services in proximity to established popular library services. Marketing NextReads newsletters as part of their popular online holds service and bringing readers advisory recommendations into the library catalog are fruitful examples of these efforts. Successfully implementing these efforts requires involvement of library staff on a variety of levels.

Alison Circle, Director of Marketing, Columbus Metropolitan Library (OH) – In an age of Google, where books and information are everywhere, our key differentiator is our people. Columbus Metropolitan Library is finding innovative ways to position its collection development selectors as the library brand, using technology, events and social networking tools to do so.

MODERATOR:Duncan Smith, Creator and Project Manager, NoveList, EBSCO Library Services

For expert information and advice, register today!

Can’t make it on May 13? No problem!
LJ webcasts are archived for 12 months after the live event. With your webcast registration, enjoy the ability to access this event on-demand as often as you’d like.

EBSCOhost Complimentary Online Training

via TexZine

Use the online training sign-up form to request complimentary, online training on EBSCO databases featured on TexShare. After you select a service, a new field will display the available sessions. You will receive an e-mail to confirm your request within two business days. The e-mail will include instructions on how to prepare for the meeting.

View a flash How-To demo on your training choices, including an overview of how online training works. For other questions about online training, please review the FAQ or contact training@ebsco.com.

Free PALINET Webinar: ITI Library and Consortia Resource Collection

Date: Monday, February 2nd, 2009

Time: 10:00am – 11:00am

Join PALINET and SOLINET on Monday February 2nd to explore the new products available from our exciting new partnership with Information Today, Inc.  This collaboration offers our members access to the ITI Library and Consortia Resource Collection, a robust, cost-friendly reference and research bundle offering libraries of all types access to the following all-inclusive, independent database resources:

*          ALD American Library Directory™
*          FSO Fulltext Sources Online
*          LMP Literary Market Place™
*          ILMP International Literary Market Place™
*          FAITS Faulkner Advisory for Information Technology Studies
*          SMP Faulkner Security Management Practices

This is a wonderful opportunity to ensure that you are making the most of this exciting new resource. Don’t miss it!

For more information, or to register for this event visit: http://www.palinet.org/ep_workshops_wsdesc.aspx?WSID=536


Join your colleagues at Amigos member libraries for a webinar to learn more about Oxford electronic resources. See the session schedule below, and contact Carol Wattenbarger at 1-800-843-8482 ext. 2802 or wattenbarger@amigos.org by June 5, 2008, with your preferred date and time. Institutions attending a webinar will be entered into a drawing for a $50 Member Rewards Savings Card.

Available sessions:

Tuesday, June 10th – Oxford Language Dictionaries Online

  • 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. CST
  • 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. CST

Friday, June 13th – Oxford Islamic Studies Online

  • 10:00 p.m. – 11:00 a.m. CST
  • 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. CST

Monday, June 16th – Oxford Reference Online Premium with integrated Oxford Digital Reference Shelf titles

  • 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. CST
  • 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. CST

Deep Indexing – A New Approach to Searching Scholarly Literature


Learn more about the research need for deep indexing, the context it brings to content, and the value it brings to researchers, faculty, students and library staff.

Tuesday, May 20, 2 PM EDT.


Attendees will learn how to dig deeper into periodical content through a new search retrieval capability that identifies results which have not been previously accessible using traditional article-level and full-text searching. The web cast will be of interest to all electronic resources and reference librarians, particularly those working in the sciences, medicine and technology, and all collection management librarians.

For expert information and advice, register today!

Google’s Universal Search for Universities

Universal Search For Business
All business content, one search box

Register Today

Attend the webinar and get:

  • Free whitepaper entitled “The Case for Universal Search”

Attend this webinar and hear:

  • Business uses of search within educational institutions
  • Overview of universal search
  • Customer case studies
  • Live Q&A session answering all your technical questions

You’re invited to a Google webinar

“Google’s Universal Search in Colleges and Universities”

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008
1:00PM EST / 10:00AM PST

Leading educational institutions have turned to Google’s universal search solutions as a simple, effective way to allow students and faculty to find information from curriculum requirements to current research.

Universal search enables access to all content in an organization through one search box.

Key benefits of universal search:

  • Enhance student access to information – Enable students to easily access course schedules, curriculum, prerequisites, campus activities, and other information
  • Increase productivity of faculty and staff – Faculty can easily search for research and other documents online, and university staff can share any administrative documents

Register for the Google webinar.

To learn more, view the Universal Search Overview, or contact us.

We hope to see you online.

The Google Enterprise Team

Gale Digital Collections, Free Webinars

You are invited to join us for a series of free informative webinars scheduled for this spring to learn more about Gale Digital Collections, the world’s largest scholarly primary source online library.

British Library Newspaper Collections

Gale has partnered with the British Library to create one of the richest collections of primary source material in the world. Unparalleled in depth and scope, British Library Newspapers consists of two major collections from the British Library which span 300 years of newspaper publishing in the U.K.: 17th and 18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers and 19th Century British Library Newspapers. The two collections provide an unprecedented firsthand account of history by those that witnessed it.

Register today to participate in the British Library Newspapers free Web event on

April 15, 11:00 – 12:00 PM ET
May 5, 2:00 – 3:00 PM ET
June 5, 11:00 – 12:00 PM ET

The Economist Historical Archive 1843-2003 The Economist and Gale are pleased to announce that the complete facsimile run of The Economist from 1843 to 2003, all in a full-text searchable interface.

What is covered in The Economist Historical Archive:
*Coverage from 1843-2003*News, analysis, commentary, editorials, statistics, demographics, letters to the editor, obituaries, and historical photographs *Special surveys and the supplements on Countries and Industries *Renowned sections including ‘Science and Technology’ *Export feature into Excel for selected tables

With The Economist online, researchers, academics and students can now easily access high-quality primary sources, enabling them to facilitate comparisons of political, business and economic trends across continents and centuries. This is the definition resource for cutting-edge ideas and intelligent analysis in an easily digested form.

Register today to participate in The Economist Historical Archive 1843-2003 free Web event on

April 15, 2:00 – 3:00 PM ET
May 5, 11:00 – 12:00 PM ET
June 5, 2:00 – 1:00 PM ET

19th Century U.K. Periodicals

This exciting major new series covers events, lives, values and themes that shaped the 19th century world. It provides an invaluable resource for the study of British life in the 19th century – from art to business, and from children to politics. Most of the materials in this extensive online collection have never been reissued, in any format, since their original publication. For the first time ever, the digital images in this collection reproduce the color contained within the original periodicals.


*1.2 million pages per series (6 million pages for the entire series) *Major new series during a time of revolutionary change and expansion in the 19th century world *Wide variety of periodicals from topics such as politics, the rural life, children’s literature, leisure and humor *First color digital archive (where published originally in color)

Register today to participate in the 19th Century U.K. Periodicals free Web event on

April 9, 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET
April 23, 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET
May 21, 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET
June 11, 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET

Sabin Americana: 1500-1926

Sabin Americana: 1500-1926 is based on the well-known Biblioteca Americana: A Dictionary of Books Relating to America from its Discovery to the Present Time by Joseph Sabin and offers a comprehensive, up-close view of life in the Western Hemisphere from the arrival of Europeans in the late 15th century to the early decades of the 20th century. With over 30,000 works (and growing), this online collection of key primary source content delivered in a full-text searchable interface will enhance your own research and ability to publish as well as provide invaluable material for classroom use.

Register today to participate in the Sabin Americana free Web event on

April 16, 2:00 – 3:00 PM ET
May 6, 11:00 – 12:00 PM ET
June 5, 4:00 – 5:00 PM ET

The Making of the Modern World:

The Goldsmiths’-Kress Library of Economic Literature, 1450-1850 This collection follows the development of the modern, western world through the lens of trade and wealth – the driving force behind many of the major events during the period 1450-1850. It can be used to study slavery, colonization, social history, Latin America/Caribbean history, and gender, as well as economics, nation-state development and more. It is truly cross-disciplinary

Register today to participate in The Making of the Modern World free Web event on

April 16, 11:00 – 12:00 PM ET
May 6, 2:00 – 3:00 PM ET

Sources in U.S. History Online

Gale has released three archival digital collections under the Sources in U.S. History Online series thus far, focusing on three essential components of the study of U.S. history: Slavery in America, The Civil War, and The American Revolution. All combine core traditional study of these topics with the most recent focus on social and cultural history. These digital collections tell the story of a particular era through primary source documents, typically regarded as “lost history” scattered throughout private collections, rare book vaults and university libraries all over the world.

Slavery in America enables researchers to study the institution of slavery from the 17th century through the end of the 19th century through personal narratives, pamphlets, addresses, monographs, sermons, political speeches, and periodicals.

The Civil War documents the war that transformed America, ending slavery and unifying the nation around the principles of freedom. The collection examines the war in all its complexity; its battles and campaigns, its political and religious aspects, the experiences of its leaders and common soldiers, the home front and the military campground, from its causes to its consequences.

The American Revolution contains nearly 500 significant documents of the time-official correspondence, personal letters, collected writings of key figures, political speeches, memoirs and narratives of soldiers and civilians. It also contains histories, biographies, contemporary reference works, and other kinds of documents-enabling students, faculty and patrons to study one of the key events in American history.

Register today to participate in the Sources in U.S. History Online free Web event on

May 7, 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET
May 28, 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET
June 18, 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET

19th Century U.S. Newspapers

Historical newspapers are a key source of information on national and local affairs, events and people. They offer incomparable insight into all areas of life, often capturing the political and philosophical viewpoints of the time. These resources provide countless opportunities to understand the past for researchers and scholars at any level and are essential for an accurate understanding of the vitality and diversity of life in any given time period and are especially important for genealogical research.

Register today to participate in the 19th Century U.K. Periodicals free Web event on

April 16, 4:00 – 5:00 PM ET (Academic Libraries)

Eighteenth Century Collections Online

Join this online seminar where we will be demonstrating Gale’s largest and most widely used digital collection: Eighteenth Century Collections Online. This collection, based on the English Short Title Catalogue, includes most of the significant works published in the United Kingdom during the 18th century, plus thousands of volumes from America. During the session, you’ll learn about the types of materials included in the collection and how the functionality of our award winning platform makes this information accessible in ways that will enhance faculty research and support your curriculum.

Register today to participate in the Eighteenth Century Collections Online free Web event on

April 17, 2:00 – 3:00 PM ET