Category: Additional Resources

To Claim or not to claim

Dawn Babich, an account manager for the subsciption vendor W.T. Cox, published an article on when to submit claims about magazine subscriptions to the publisher. Everyone has occasions when renewing when you either miss an issue or receive multiple copies of the same issue. This artice might be helpful in figuring out how to correct …

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Summer Reading Evaluation

Please fill out the Summer Reading Program Evaluation form at http://nckl.info/summerlibraryprogrameval11.shtml before September 1, 2011.

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E-books are the next chapter for getting kids to read

Like many boys, David Olson wanted a Nintendo DS portable video game system for his 9th birthday. His parents got him an e-book reader instead. “When I tell people we got him a Kindle, they look confused,” says Tim Olson, the boy’s dad. “They ask, ‘Was he all right with that?’ ” Oh, yeah. He …

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The future of the library

Author Seth Godin writes about libraries in this blog post. What is a public library for? First, how we got here: Before Gutenberg, a book cost about as much as a small house. As a result, only kings and bishops could afford to own a book of their own. This naturally led to the creation …

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ALA Statement on E-Books

“In the midst of the economic downturn, the e-book market is expected to nearly triple – from $1 billion in 2010 to more than $2.8 billion by 2015, according to a November 2010 study by Forrester Research. Libraries welcome the opportunity to provide new formats and resources to our communities nationwide. Two-thirds of U.S. public …

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NCKL Library Directory Information

It’s time for us to collect directory information about your library.  Please fill out the Library Directory form at http://nckl.info/librarydirectoryklow_form.html.  Please submit this information back to us by January 30, 2011.

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Are you a Gate-keeper or a Gate-Opener?

Another article worth reading. From Gate-Keepers to Gate-Openers. A link to an article is: http://dbl.lishost.org/blog/2009/10/16/from-gatekeepers-to-gate-openers/#.UO7QeW99JVI

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TumbleBook Library

TumbleBook is an ebook service for children.  They allow for consortium purchases and we would like to see if this would be something enough of our libraries would use to make a group purchase useful.  From their webiste: “TumbleBookLibrary is an online collection of TumbleBooks – animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy …

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EBSCO’s Exclusive Deal for Consumer Magazines Provokes Gale Statement, EBSCO Response

This may affect the magazines available to us in our Kan FInd databases since most of ours are from Gale.  Stay tuned for more information. Popular magazines from Time, Inc., Forbes, others, involved Norman Oder — Library Journal, 1/22/2010 News emerges at Midwinter Meeting Gale issues strongly worded “open letter” Concern expressed about loss of …

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Strategic Planning for Results

We now have 2 copies of Sandra Nelson’s Strategic Planning for Results available for loan from the NCKL office.  This is a fully revised version of Planning for Results, which was the first of ALA’s successful “For Results” series. According to the ALA Editions catalog, the author “focuses on the essential steps necessary to draft …

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