ReCap Online: The Newsletter of the Capital District Library Council
July 2014: Number 84

There is still time to register for our Evernote workshop! 
Ever wish you had a way to remember everything?
On July 29th, join us for a workshop on Evernote, software that keeps you on task. Presented by Polly-Alida Farrington.     
Wed., July 23rd: 
Tues. July 29th: Evernote & Productivity Tools, CDLC 

Mon., Aug. 11th: Managing and Providing Access to Digital Content, 10:00-12:00 (online)

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Quick Links
New York Heritage
Take a look at...
the NYHeritage Tumblr blog for accessing digital images, including the one here celebrating Armistice Day  in downtown Albany, 1918. 
CDLC  News

On Wednesday, July 23rd, NYHeritage participants are invited to CDLC to meet, share ideas and hear from other NYHeritage libraries. The day starts with an introduction to NYHeritage and how your organization can become involved and share its digital collection. Information is here.


The Capital Area Library Assistants (CALA) is accepting nominations for the CALA Outstanding Service Award, designed to recognize the achievements of a local library assistant and CALA member who most embodies the mission and goals of CALA.  Go here for information and a nomination form. The nomination deadline is Nov. 1.    


Member renewal information for CDLC institutional members has been mailed. Thank you for your support. CDLC personal membership is also  available; personal members receive discounted rates to CDLC programs. Learn more here; sign up now to become a personal member through August 2015. 


The Empire State Digital Network (ESDN) is gearing up to submit its first records to the Digital Public Library of America. The ESDN Metadata Working Group had its first meeting July 9 at CDLC; Susan D'Entremont, CDLC's Digital Project Manager, represents CDLC on this group.  The group is in the process of identifying digital collections that meet certain criteria to use as our test collections for the first DPLA ingest. We will likely include one collection from each of the six upstate NY3Rs that contribute to New York Heritage, with a goal to have the metadata in those collections cleaned up, submitted to DPLA and made available to the public by the end of the calendar year. Stay tuned for more information on New York Heritage and DPLA!

Member News

Ellen Gamache, Local History Librarian at Albany Public Library, retired after 30 years at the library. Jim Davies will be taking over her local history duties.


The Crandall Public Library in Glens Falls is celebrating 75 years of Batman on July 23rd. See what they have planned for Batman Day!

Avoid summer brain drain! This is a great time to learn something new!

CDLC members receive free access to, an online library of videos on topics like business skills, design, animation, and web design and development. CDLC has a limited number of activation codes that are good for two weeks of unlimited access and are available to members on a first-come, first-served basis. Please contact Sue Rahn for an activation code.

is the time to sign up for the discounted RDA Toolkit! (Full details at that link.) Through the NY3R's Association, Inc., CDLC members receive a 17% discount on access; participate by sending an email to by Friday, July 17, specifying how many logins you need.
Of Interest

Two upcoming conferences produced by Information Today, Inc.,  have discount codes available to CDLC members through NY3R's, Inc: Internet Librarian 2014 - October 27-29, Monterey, CA and Web Search University - September 29-30, Arlington, VA. The code for both conferences is: 3RS14. Details about both conferences can be found here: The website for Internet Librarian and for Web Search University. 


Here are highlights from the July newsletter of the NY 3R's Association, Inc(Click the link for the full newsletter)

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