ReCap Online: The Newsletter of the Capital District Library Council
May 2014: Number 82

CDLC's Regional
Automation Advisory Committee is again offering a Tech Tools Workshop on Monday, June 23rd. There are a limited number of seats available.  
Mon., May 19: 
Deadline May 15 

Mon., May 19: 
ENY/ACRL Spring Conference, Oswego



Thurs., June 5-
Fri., June 6:
New York Archives Conference, Binghamton University

Mon., June 9-
Fri., June 13:
Empire Collaborations: ASLS/NY3Rs Academic Librarians Conference; SUNYLA's Annual Conference, Albany 



Mon., June 23: Tech Tools Workshop, CDLC
Session nearly full
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CDLC members joined the Committee on Resource Sharing at ILL Field Day: It's Not Just ILL Anymore May 7th for updates about ILL initiatives, CDLC services, NOVEL databases, OCLC services and I2NY initiatives. Sheryl Knab from Western NY Library Resources Council presented on a demand-driven e-book pilot project, which is accepting participants. View presentations from ILL Field Day here. Thank you to the presenters and to attendees for coming together to share information. A special thanks to the staff at Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library for serving as wonderful hosts! 


CDLC has partnered with MicroKnowledge Inc. to offer members discounted pricing on MicroKnowledge classes. Members receive a 20 percent discount off of standard course fees for desktop application courses, and receive discounted pricing on private instructor-led pricing. CDLC will be working with MicroKnowledge to offer some courses. View MicroKnowledge courses and if you have questions or recommendations for classes you would like CDLC to consider offering, please contact Kathleen Gundrum.


The Committee on Resource Sharing is forming a working group to review the Direct Access Program and is recruiting a few volunteers for this group. If interested, contact Kathleen Gundrum by May 23rd. 


Through the Documentary Heritage Program, CDLC members are invited to Marketing Your Archives on May 19th and a Backing Up and Moving Forward: Practical Preservation for Your Institution's Digital Assets lunch and learn program on June 20th. There is no cost for these programs; click on the links for information.


CDLC's Hospital Library Service Program is offering Copyright and Libraries, Part II on May 30th, from 9:30-12:30 at CDLC. There is no cost for CDLC members; registration is limited. 


Staff from CDLC, Hudson Valley Community College and the SUNY Office of Library and Information Services are presenting Discovering Digital Collections at the SUNYLA Annual Conference on Thursday, June 12th at the University at Albany. Information is here.  


CDLC members receive free access to, an online subscription library that teaches the latest software tools and skills through instructional videos in a broad range of subjects including business skills, design, animation, and web design and development. CDLC has a limited number of activation codes, available on a first-come, first-served basis. We are offering activation periods of two weeks, when users may view as many videos as they wish. Please contact Sue Rahn for an activation code.

Member News
"Even geniuses need a nap now and then," the caption reads in the All Over Albany blog. Thanks miSci for making this photo and many others part of its digital collection on New York Heritage!

Be sure to check out Albany Public Library's new sub-collection in NY Heritage, Residential Albany, which was made live to coincide with the opening of a new art exhibit, Homespun, at its Pine Hills Branch.  


The Saratoga Room at Saratoga Springs Public Library was recently featured in The Saratogian. Worth a visit!

Upper Hudson Library System has recently expanded its digital download services to include Chinese and Spanish-language titles as well as streaming videos.  The foreign language titles were selected by subject specialists and are targeted at serving the two largest foreign-language speaking populations in UHLS's service area.   


Library card holders also now have instant access to streaming video with a growing catalog of digital feature films, documentaries, educational, and children's favorites with an easy-to-use viewing experience.  All of these services can be accessed from the library's website 


Don't forget to check CaDiLaC for up-to-date holdings of member libraries, including the three public library systems in our region.


Monday May 19th is the day OCLC migrates its resource sharing activities to a new platform, WorldShare ILL. Please contact Marie Noonan with any questions.


Have you reviewed your CDLC ILL Directory listing recently to ensure it provides current information? Please take a moment to review and update your listing.


Registration closes on May 24th for the Empire Collaborations conferences taking place in June at the University at Albany. Don't forget to register for the Academic Librarians Conference and/or the SUNYLA Conference. 


Do you know that AskUs 24/7an Internet-based virtual text chat service connecting information seekers with librarians, available 24 hours a day, 7 days per week, is currently available at no cost to CDLC member libraries and that several of your colleagues are participating to expand their reference services? Interested? Contact Sue Rahn at CDLC for information.

Of Interest

Opposing Viewpoints in Context  is now available to all New Yorkers via NOVELNY. Go here to view a complete list of databases-all searchable from anywhere within New York!

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