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Blog Posts by gina.persichini
Last week I sent a note to LibIdaho informing everyone of the availability of MARC records for the September additions. A number of people have informed ICFL of there being some sort of error with the files. We have been working on this over the past few days. Fresh batch files for September and August have been acquired and were tested by a couple organizations.
What can be done to help libraries be ready for what is coming next? What does library service look like in the future? How can we prepare for an uncertain future? Do we need to build a different foundation? Strengthen current one? What can Libraries Linking Idaho (LiLI) do to help the library community prepare for an uncertain future?
Take a look at the new Darien Library (CT) Website. The site was unveiled September 1st. The website is running in Drupal, the same content management software used by ICFL (see the sneak peek of the new ICFL site) * and many other libraries in Idaho.
There is so much to like about this site:
Inspired by a challenge issued by the Librarian by Day, I’m going to attempt to track a day in the life of the Networking Consultant at ICFL. Like many, I have no “typical” day so I’m looking forward to seeing how this plays out.
During this past month, 40 new titles were added to the collection of downloadable audiobooks available through LiLI eAudioBook Collection (LiLI ABC). The batch of MARC records for those new titles and a title list is available at http://libraries.idaho.gov/marcdownload.
Attention members of ALA:
ALA has just released a survey to get input from members about electronic participation in the association. More information about the survey and a link to the online survey is at http://blogs.ala.org/memberblog.php?title=electronic_member_participatio....
I re-found OCLC Fiction Finder recently. It's a project currently in Beta mode from OCLC Research. From the site,
"With FictionFinder, you can search for books, eBooks, and audiobooks
by titles, authors, ISBNs, and other information such as literary
awards and book summaries. You can also browse the FictionFinder database by genre, fictional character, imaginary place or setting, and subject."
Did you know that when searching WorldCat.org, a user can click on "Cite This Item" from the record view to see a variety of formats for citation? Pretty nice feature for those of us who struggle proper citation skills.
There are also options to "Export to EndNote" and "Export to RefWorks."