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Friday, October 29, 2010

Learning Express Library Easy On!

(Thanks to Earl Givens for this)

Greetings All,

Accessing Learning Express Library just got easier in Kansas. Now with 10 easy
steps you too can have access to Learning Express Library. With access
to this awesome service, patrons can improve job search skills,
prepare for career certification, raise college entrance test scores,
and improve 21st century basic skills all possible with just the click
of a mouse.

1. Logon to

2. Click the "Register" button under the "New Users" section at the
bottom of the page.

3. Enter your 5-digit zip code in the Username field plus your 7-digit
phone number, excluding the area code, spaces, or dashes (for example:
660101234567). Your username must be a total of 12 numeric characters.

4. Create a password (passwords must be at least 6 characters long,
they can be alphanumeric, and they cannot contain spaces)

5. Verify your password

6. Enter your email address (this is optional but recommended for
password retrieval in the event that you forget your username or

7. Click the "Register" button

8. Choose “Kansas State Library” as your subscribing institution

9. Click the "Continue" button

10. Print/save your registration confirmation page


"For future logins, you will enter the LearningExpress Library site as
a "Returning User" using the username & password you have just

To find out more about how to access Learning Express Library, call
(Earl Givens, Jr. , 785-296-3296 or at ).



Earl Givens Jr., MLS
Library Technology Consultant
State Library of Kansas
300 SW 10th Avenue, Room 169 W
Topeka, KS 66612
785-296-8152, (Desk)

--Thanks, Earl!


Secrets of the Dead

As reviewed in The Scout Report:

Produced by member station WNET, PBS's "Secrets of the Dead" is a fascinating look into the "most iconic moments in history to debunk myths and shed new light on past events." The team of experts on the show uses a wide range of techniques, including historical examination and forensic science to challenge established wisdom and also turn a spotlight on forgotten mysteries. Visitors to the site can watch many of the previous programs, and they feature a visit to the royal tomb of Pharaoh Psusennes I, a look into Winston Churchill's decision to bomb the French Navy, and the Battle of Stalingrad. The site also includes a number of extras, including background essays and production notes for each episode. Visitors can also view a list of the "Most Popular" episodes, check out viewer comments, and add tags to episodes of note. [KMG]

>From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2010.

Thursday, October 07, 2010

American Song Trial

I just got this word:

"Your Alexander Street music collection trial is now live. Your IPs have been activated. Your access is activated effective today and will expire on November 7, 2010.

American Song


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