The Wednesday Word

In This Issue

  1. MARC Records for Shared eBooks Available Online

  2. DWD to Loan CPU's, Offer Training

More Library News:


Anderson Herald Bulletin
Library budget cuts discussed
Ball St. Daily News

Library brings in lecture series
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

Consolidation, by the book
Gary Post-Tribune

Westchester Library fight continues
Greenfield Daily Reporter

Library touts first VU classes
Indy Star

Library presents program on Lincoln's 200th birthday
Lafayette Journal & Courier

Base school consolidation on quality of education

A Trio! A Treat! Evergreen Indiana Launches Three More Libraries

National Weather Center Library Goes Live With Evergreen
Lexington Herald Leader
Library use up as book sales decline
Monticello Herald Journal

Library gets AWE-some upgrade
Muncie Star Press

Library brings multimedia resources to Muncie
National Public Radio

Librarians Become Unofficial Job Counselors
New Albany Tribune

New computers give Floyd County children a head start
Northwest Indiana Times

Lowell library renews its consolidation fight
Shelbyville News

SC Reads events fill February
South Bend Tribune

Elkhart libraries face cuts, say closures a last resort
Terre Haute Tribune-Star:

Library leaders doing best they can to cope
Terre Haute Tribune Star

Highly efficient Vigo County Library facing daunting financial task
Warsaw Times-Union

WCPL Offers Unemployment Classes
WISH-TV 8 (Indy)

Options for newly unemployed
WSBT News Ch. 22 (South Bend)

N. Liberty library to close Saturdays


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MARC Records for Shared eBooks Available Online


NetLibraryAll Indiana libraries have the capability to download the MARC records from the Indiana Shared eBook Collection into their own catalog.  Once records for the over 2,500 titles from leading publishers of reference, scholarly and professional books are downloaded, your patrons will have access to all the eBooks available through INSPIRE. 


Catalog records will not only show that these titles are available in your collection, but it will also link your patron directly to the NetLibrary eBook for immediate access. NetLibrary also has a  personal NetLibrary account function that enables patrons to create bookmarks, add personal notes, customize their search preferences, and access their current eBook for later use from their home, school or work computer. 


Instructions for downloading MARC records for the Indiana Shared eBook Collection are available from SOLINET.  If you need additional assistance, please contact the INSPIRE helpdesk.


About the Indiana Shared eBook Collection
As electronic full-text copies of published print materials, eBooks can be viewed from any home, business, school or library computer through
INSPIRE. The Indiana Shared eBook Collection includes content from leading publishers such as McGraw-Hill, Oxford University Press, AMACOM, Taylor & Francis Routledge and university presses including Indiana University Press. The collection's strengths include eBooks focused on popular topics and information of great use to Indiana residents. In particular, the collection offers professional development resources that offer insight into writing effective résumés, learning simple and advanced computer skills and career guidance and job effectiveness strategies. Additionally, the collection contains extensive medical and personal health holdings from topics on diet and weight loss to information of all aspects of physical and mental health.


The Indiana Shared eBook Collection purchase was made possible through a partnership between the Indiana State Library and SOLINET and is paid for through Build Indiana Funds as appropriated by the Indiana General Assembly.



DWD LogoDWD to Loan Computers and Offer Training to Public Libraries


The Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD) has partnered with the Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives (OFBCI) and the Indiana State Library to provide training and computers to local libraries, community groups, and faith-based organizations currently helping Hoosiers file for unemployment benefits. A training session to explain the unemployment filing process in detail and offer helpful advice to best assist unemployed Hoosiers will take place on Wednesday, February 25, 2009 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. at the Indiana Government Center South Auditorium in Indianapolis. The State Library will record this training and post the video online at WebJunction Indiana.


In addition to the training, DWD has started a computer loan program that will provide over 200 surplus state computers to public libraries and other organizations to meet the demand of unemployment filers in their area.


Libraries and organizations interested in participating in the loan program should contact Valerie Kroeger with DWD at 317-234-4026 or vkroeger@dwd.in.gov.

This information and more, including tutorials and other DWD resources, is available on the new Unemployment Assistance Tools webpage.





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