Thursday, March 24, 2011

EBSCO buys our NetLibrary Ebooks service


And sent the following information about access to them:

We have exciting news: you now have access to a preview of the integration of eBooks on EBSCOhost, providing eBooks and EBSCO databases from a single source – EBSCOhost, the most-used interface in libraries worldwide.

As a subscriber of EBSCOhost and the newly-named eBooks on EBSCOhost (formerly NetLibrary), you can link to the preview of eBooks on EBSCOhost in either of the following ways:

To view your own collection in the preview, use this URL: http://ebookpreview.ebscohost.com/webauth/login.aspx?profile=ehost&defaultdb=nlbctst

To access a generic eBooks collection, go to the New Features area on EBSCOhost.
These key features of eBooks on EBSCOhost will enable you to:

View the Table of Contents directly from the Result List and Detail Record
Browse by subject, genre, etc.
Enjoy the rich Result List with evaluative data
Use the “search-within functionality” to search for specific terms within a book (a search will yield a list of hyperlinked pages)
Examine documents more closely using the enhanced viewer
Choose your checkout time when downloading eBooks, from a drop-down list with options such as one day, two days, etc. (if enabled by the library administrator)
Libraries that have downloads enabled can view downloaded, checked-out books in the folder, including the amount of time left on active check-outs
Libraries that have holds enabled can place holds on books that are in use by other patrons and will receive an email notification when it becomes available.
Create and print your notes while viewing and reading eBooks, and save them for reference in your my EBSCOhost folder.

Note: All pages being printed or emailed will include the EBSCOhost watermark, copyright information, and citation information, and can be printed by chapter or section.

We hope that you enjoy this opportunity to become familiar with eBooks on EBSCOhost. You will be notified once the final integration has been completed and in the meantime, we encourage you to provide your feedback on eBooks on EBSCOhost by taking our survey.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Japan Relief

On each picture move the mouse across the picture right to left to reveal the after

http://www.abc.net.au/news/events/japan-quake-2011/beforeafter.htm


Donations

Donations are needed to purchase food supplies and pay for overseas shipping to the victims of last week's disaster in the Pacific. Your tax-deductible donation can be made online by clicking HERE and including the term "Pacific" in the comments section on the confirmation page. You may also donate by sending a check payable to Numana with Pacific in the memo. Checks should be mailed to:


Numana
PO Box 572
El Dorado, KS 67042


Packaging Event

Numana will be hosting a packaging event on March 19, at the Butler Community College Gymnasium, 500 building, from 9 AM to 5 PM. People of all ages and all communities are invited to attend and participate in a practical way to help those affected by the disaster.

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

eBooks: Six options for libraries

Chris Rippel, Central Kansas Library System (crippel@ckls.org) has created a well-thought out document comparing the pros and cons of eBook use by libraries in his post eBooks in public libraries. While his focus is on public libraries, I find his organization and arguments useful for considering in the academic library, too.

I heard Chris review eBook devices back in 1995 at a Kansas Library conference. His long and careful thinking about eBooks has given me new clarity and ideas. Thank you, Martha, for the link!

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Awesome Stories: International Women's Day


Celebrate "International Women's Day" tomorrow - on March 9th - by remembering the struggle to vote. The story is depicted in this series of videos.

In particular, view clip from "Iron-Jawed Angels" (2004), an HBO film about suffragettes fighting for a constitutional amendment, giving American women the right to vote. Hillary Swank, Angelica Houston, Frances O"Conner star.

Check it out from our library collection to view it all: DVD IRO 2004 (DVD).

Sign up for a free account to view.

Monday, March 07, 2011

Scholar Coming


Please save the date:

We mark the firing upon Fort Sumter on April 12, 1861, as the the beginning of the Civil War. On April 14, the anniversary of the surrender of the fort, 150 years ago, the Butler Libraries bring scholar Brian Craig Miller to campus to present:

Kansas and the Civil War in American History and Memory

As we move to celebrate the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War, most Americans will not think of the events in Kansas…unless, of course, you’re IN Kansas. Yet Kansas’ birthday coincides with the Civil War. Join us for a critical re-examination on how the Civil War affected the state of Kansas and why the Kansas struggles have been largely ignored in American history. Presented by Brian Craig Miller.


Dr. Miller teaches history at Emporia State University. His appearance is courtesy of the Kansas Humanities Council Speakers Bureau.

More details to follow!

Friday, March 04, 2011

2010 Census access

The first 2010 Census release is out and hot off the presses. I have
posted some spreadsheets on the State Data Center Website with the
total population, single race population and the Hispanic/Latino
population by county and city. http://www.kslib.info/sdc/index.html

These are the preliminary tables, I will put together some more over
the next few days.

If you have any questions...

Peter Haxton

State Data Center Coordinator/
Research Librarian
State Library of Kansas
300 SW 10th
Topeka, KS 66612
phaxton@kslib.info
(785) 296-2008

Thursday, March 03, 2011

From the State Library

Hello all...

When I was a boy growing up in California my Dad used to tell us
stories of Dr Brinkely, a charlatan who almost became governor of
Kansas. This week's Kansas 150 SLK blog issue, contributed by Tom
Roth of the State Library of Kansas, offers up some resources on
"Doctor" Brinkley:

http://kansas150slk.blogspot.com/2011/03/john-r-brinkley.html

Enjoy!

Bill Sowers
Kansas Documents Librarian and Cataloger
State Library of Kansas

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Newsbank Trial


This trial includes America's Newspapers and America's News Magazines

The electronic editions of record for valuable local, regional, and national U.S. newspapers--all in one easy-to-search database. Each paper provides unique coverage of local and regional news, including companies, politics, sports, industries, cultural activities, and people in the community. Paid ads are excluded.

Search Shortcuts:
Augusta Daily Gazette
El Dorado Times, The
Wichita Eagle

View trial in the Library Tab on Pipeline, and under Electronic Resources on the library home page. Trial limited to Butler students, staff, and faculty.