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eRead Illinois Advisory Committee Meeting Oct.9

The eRead Illinois Advisory Committee will meet Wednesday, October 9 at 1:30pm at the RAILS Burr Ridge office.

Click here to see the agenda.

Moving Forward Together

The October 4, 2013, IHLS newsletter includes:

  • eRead Illinois
  • SHARE Update
  • FY14 School District Library Grant Application Now Available Online
  • Deadline is October 15 for Public Library Per Capita Grant
  • FY2014 Live & Learn Construction Grant Program
  • WorldShare Watch
  • What’s New @ WebJunction Illinois
  • Grant Opportunities
  • Libraries in the News
  • E-News from the Illinois State Library
  • ILA E-Newsletter
  • American Libraries Online
     

New Printing Features for WS ILL

New features now available in OCLC WorldShare® Interlibrary Loan include printing and workflow options completely new to WorldShare ILL. Several of the new features are listed below, and additional details about these enhancements are available in the September 2013 WorldShare ILL Release Notes.

eReadIllinois is the name of the soon to be released
Illinois statewide eBook consortium.  
And this is the story of how it will work--
at least as we've planned it to date!

Having received a very generous grant from the Illinois State Library for the development of a statewide eBook Consortium, the working group (made up of staff from IHLS & RAILS member libraries and staff) quickly figured out that one consortium for all of Illinois was not going to work.  As a result, we proposed to develop the consortium with three prongs or branches.  IHLS SHARE members will be utilizing a 3M Cloud platform, since 3M works seamlessly with Polaris--but more on that a little later.  RAILS member libraries will be utilizing Baker & Taylor's Axis 360 platform, and have graciously suggested that the IHLS non-SHARE members can participate in their prong or branch of eReadIllinois.  The third prong is a "home grown" model, which will feature Illinois authors and publishers--but development of that portion of the program is a little bit further down the road.

FY 2014 School District Library Grant Application Now Available Online

Applications are now being accepted for the FY 2014 School District Library Grant.  Applications and all other information concerning the grant can be found on the State Library's website at the URL provided below:

http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/library/grants/schoolpercapgrant.html

Moving Forward Together

The September 27, 2013, IHLS newsletter includes:

  • IHLS Facilities Update
  • Board Meeting Recap
  • Connect with Leslie
  • Training Webinars on eRead Illinois
  • SHARE Update
  • What’s New @ WebJunction Illinois
  • New Schedule for your Transition to WorldShare Interlibrary Loan
  • Deadline is October 15 for Public Library Per Capita Grant
  • FY2014 Live & Learn Construction Grant Program
  • Free Booklist Webinar—What Not to Weed: Best Practices in Weeding Library Collections
  • Free RDA Cataloging Pre-Conference
  • ILA Resources and Technical Services Forum
  • Libraries in the News
  • E-News from the Illinois State Library
  • Grant Opportunities

New Schedule for WSW ILL Transition

New Schedule for your Transition to WorldShare Interlibrary Loan

Moving Forward Together

The September 20, 2013, IHLS Newsletter includes:

  • September IHLS Board Meeting
  • eRead Illinois
  • SHARE Update
  • WorldShare Watch
  • What’s New @ WebJunction Illinois
  • Banned Books Week
  • Going First: The Edge Pilot Project and Rural Libraries
  • Free Booklist Webinar—What Not to Weed: Best Practices in Weeding Library Collections
  • Free RDA Cataloging Pre-Conference
  • Winter/Spring Publisher Presentation
  • Libraries in the News
  • E-News from the Illinois State Library
  • ILA Reporter on ILA Website
  • Grant Opportunities
     

Live and Learn Public Library Construction Grant Applications and Workshops Now Available

Public libraries may now apply for FY2014 Live and Learn Public Library Construction grants.

OCLC WorldShare Interlibrary Loan Workshop in Chicago during ILA conference

OCLC will bring face-to-face training on the new WorldShare Interlibrary Loan service to Chicago with a workshop during the Illinois Library Association conference in October.  Whether you plan to attend ILA or live near Chicago, we invite you to join us for this training program.

 

This workshop will provide the information you need to start using WorldShare Interlibrary Loan. Specifically, the program will concentrate on how to manage borrowing and lending activities in the new service.

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