Blog posts in LiLI

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LiLI Databases - Request for Proposals

The Idaho Commission for Libraries is seeking bids for statewide electronic databases for the LiLI Database program.  Vendors interested in submitting a proposal should do so through the Idaho Division of Purchasing Bid Opportunities Site.

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LiLI Database Study - Final Report Now Available

In the later part of 2010, the Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICfL) contracted with Nancy Bolt & Associates to carry out a study of the LiLI Databases. The intent was to identify success factors, the impact of the LiLI-D on libraries and end users, implications for the future, and to make recommendations for the program.

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ICFL Conducting Study of LiLI Database Program

The Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICFL) has commissioned a study of the LiLI-D program. The study’s purpose is to develop recommendations for LiLI-D enhancements and any needed adjustments to the program.

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LiLI Databases Calendar Year 2009 Usage Report

The LiLI Databases Calendar Year 2009 Usage Report is now available for download at This report covers the LiLI Database usage for January 1, 2009 to December 31, 2009.

Metrics covered include:

  • License Costs for LiLI-D
  • Cost per Idahoan
  • Cost per Logon
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LiLI Databases - Changes for 2010

With the economy on all our minds and recent media coverage of Idaho’s budget situation, many individuals have been wondering about the status of the LiLI Database (LiLI-D) program. This presents a very good opportunity to share the current plans regarding LiLI-D.

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LiLI eAudiobooks: End of Service, Final Notification

As previously announced, the statewide access to the eaudiobooks through NetLibrary will end September 30th at Midnight. That is TOMORROW.

  • Users may download and check out eaudiobooks any time through September 30th. Their accounts will be closed as of 12:01am October 1st.
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LiLI Portal Change (Catalog Widget Added)

Not long ago, the Idaho Commission for Libraries announced that plans were underway for a format change to the LiLI Portal. Information, updates, and a link to the wireframe of the new format are available on our LiLI Portal Update webpage.

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Training Announcement: Consumer Product Content in LiLI-D through ProQuest

Earlier this year, it was announced that Consumer Union, the publisher of Consumer Reports, entered into an exclusive agreement with a single database provide. Idaho residents can still access full text of Consumer Reports content published from January 1996 – January 2009 through the LiLI Databases.

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Cataloging & ILL Training for OCLC Users

ICFL is providing cataloging and ILL training for any library staff that use OCLC's CatExpress or ILL tools. This training is ideal as a refresher or for new staff who have never used the tools before.

3 workshops are being offered covering topics of Searching WorldCat, Using CatExpress for Copy Cataloging, and introduction to OCLC's Interlibrary Loan (WorldCat Resource Sharing).

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LiLI Steering Committee Changes

The LiLI Steering Committee operates in partnership with the ICFL staff to plan, initiate and evaluate LiLI services. Members of the Steering Committee serve a 4-year term, and they participate in meetings 3-4 times each year and electronically between those meetings.