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The Wednesday Word


In This Issue

Newsletter Article Submissions Now Being Accepted

We are opening up an ongoing spot in the Wednesday Word for articles that add value to the Indiana library community from  library experts, regarding news, and happenings across the state and nation.

Please submit your idea for an article, or your completed article with attached photos to the ISL Communications email. You will be notified if your article  has been chosen for inclusion into the Wednesday Word through email. 

Current Library Jobs

In this new section, we will post jobs that have been added to the ISL Continuing Education Jobs page within the past 7 days. To see the complete list of job postings click here.

Assistant Director - Kokomo-Howard County Public Library

Youth Services Assistant Librarian - Vigo County Library

Director - Van Buren Public Library

More Library News

Indianapolis Public Library

Indianapolis library premiers free streaming movies

Jennings County Public Library

Sun focus of library stargazers

Notre Dame

Notre Dame to receive Bible of pioneer priest

Is Your Library Making News?

Email stories that have been posted in news publications for inclusign in The Wednesday Word "More Library News" section

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Registration Now Open for the Copyright Conference


The Indiana State Library is thrilled to welcome two great legal authorities in Copyright Law, Dr. Tomas A. Lipinski and Dr. Kenneth D. Crews, for our free Copyright Workshop on Friday, September 12.  While the workshop is primarily focused on copyright issues in the library setting, there will also be content relevant to state agency staff and attorneys. 

Space is limited so register now  by clicking here .

Topics include:

Fundamentals of copyright, areas of importance to libraries, and areas of current transition

Copyright Concerns in Public and School Library Programming

Top Areas of Bad Clauses in License Agreements

State, Federal, and Public Library:  Distinct Ties to Copyright

Digital Programs and Building Digital Collections

Digital Libraries and the HathiTrust court decision

Section 108 and Digital Technologies in the Library

The Incursion of Contract Law in the Library:  Concerns, Challenges, Opportunities, and Risks 

The day will start with a light breakfast at 8:30 am and conclude at 3:30.  Library staff are eligible for 5 LEUs. CLE approval for state agency attorneys is pending. 

Please contact Emily Schaber at EmSchaber@library.IN.gov with any questions.

Gale Introduces New Mobile InfoTrac Interface

On June 19th, Gale released a new, intuitive mobile interface in direct response to customer feedback. No setup is required by libraries to enable this automatic mobile display on smartphone's.  The mobile interface has been user-tested to support the most common user workflows on Apple, Chrome, and Android smartphone's. 

Users accessing any of the 57 InfoTrac resources on their smartphone will automatically be directed to the mobile version of the appropriate resource.  In the mobile implementation, users will find a cleanly designed search screen.  After performing a search, users will be able to explore their results using infinite scroll (as is preferred on mobile devices, they will not need to click through multiple pages of results).  Individual documents have been formatted specifically for small screens, so users will not need to strain their eyes or resize the screen to view content of interest, and email functionality will allow users to easily send themselves bookmarked document links for future viewing. 

A homepage link allows users to easily switch back to the standard, non-mobile implementation of these resources if that is their preference.

New Browsing Collection Now Available at the Indiana State Library

ISL Reading Room

The Indiana State Library has recently renovated a space on the second floor of the library, and created a Browsing Collection. The collection contains some of the newest and most popular items from the closed stacks, for patrons and state employees to browse and check out. 

The space is a great place to relax during the lunch hour or any free time.  Patrons can catch up on James Pattersonís books in our large print collection or read about the history of Indiana breweries, the Colts, and more local topics from items in our Indiana collection.  History buffs can find several new books of interest in our General Collection.   

The Browsing Collection large print fiction is organized in alphabetical order by the authorís last name, the rest of the collection is arranged by the call number, subject-based sections.

There are many categories of books to choose from including: American History; American States and Local History; Geography, Business, Finance, and Commerce; Economics and Management; Law and Education; Literature and Science; Sociology, The Family, Social Issues; Politics and Government; Medicine; Philosophy and Religion; Sports and Recreation; Technology Economics and Management 

Indiana residents can get their Free Indiana State Library card at the Circulation Desk located on the first floor of the Indiana State Library, 315 W. Ohio St, Indianapolis, IN 46202. All you need to obtain a library card is a picture ID, and proof of your current address. The borrowing period for this collection is 3 weeks.  This collection will continue to grow in the future, so be sure to stop by on a regular basis. The library staff looks forward to seeing you soon.

Invitation to Participate in Broadband Speed Test

You are invited to participate in a brief broadband speed test as part of the larger Digital Inclusion Survey (digitalinclusion.umd.edu). The FCC is gathering data to inform changes in the E-rate program and better understand library and school broadband needs. Speed test data from your library(ies) will help determine upload/download speeds that users experience at different times during the day - providing a critical measure of service quality in public libraries and helping to inform the FCC about library broadband needs. 

You can help by taking the speed test by August 1, 2014. To begin, go to http://digitalinclusion.pnmi.com/speedtest/

Upcoming Workshops & Important Dates

INfoExpress Renewal Period
When: Now - August 31

ILF Reference Division Conference
When: August 1 @ 9:00 AM
Where: Indiana Institute on Disability & Community Bloomington, Indiana

ACPL Library Camp 2014
When: August 19
Where: Allen County Public Library

CYPD Conference
When: August 24 & 25
Where: Marriot East Indianapolis 

Midwest Roots 2014
When: August 1 & 2
Where: Indianapolis Marriott East 

Copyright Conference
When: September 12, 2014
Where: Indiana State Library

SAMS Conference
When: September 18 & 19
Where: Greensburg-Decatur PL

Indiana Vision Expo
When: September 27
Where: Indiana State Library 

Friends of Indiana Libraries (FOIL) Conference
When: October 22, 2014
Where: Melton Public Library

ILF Annual Conference
When: November 17-19
Where: Marriot East Indianapolis

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