ReCap Online: The Newsletter of the Capital District Library Council
November/December 2014: Number 88/89

The CDLC staff wishes you a warm and joyful holiday season and a prosperous new year! 
Wed., Jan. 21st: Tech Topics: Saving to the Cloud (an NY3Rs webinar) 

Wed., Feb. 25th: NYLA's Library Advocacy Day

Mon., April 27th-Wed., April 29th: Computers in Libraries 2015 Conference
The CDLC office will be closed December 24-26 and January 1. Happy Holidays!
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Jennifer Acker, HVCC, receives the CALA Outstanding Service Award. Jennifer is joined by members of the CALA Coordinating Committee and her colleagues.
As part of its Capital Area Library Assistants (CALA) 25th Anniversary celebration, the CALA Coordinating Committee presented the first annual CALA Outstanding Service Award to Jennifer Acker, Senior Clerk in the Interlibrary Loan department at the Dwight Marvin Library at Hudson Valley Community College  In their letters of support for her nomination, Jennifer's colleagues cited her exemplary work on the IDS (Information Delivery Service) resource sharing project, her work in mentoring others and her leadership in serving as current chair of the IDS Project Eastern Regional User Group.  The letters also spoke highly of the outstanding customer service she has provided to the HVCC community and beyond.  Congratulations Jennifer; well-deserved!


CDLC will be accepting applications for the 2015 Regional Bibliographic Databases Program grants in January. These grants may be used to support cataloging retrospective conversion projects or metadata projects. How can your institution use these funds? Watch for details!


The Direct Access Program (DAP) working group has proposed recommendations to enhance this highly-valued CDLC program. We will be sharing the recommendations with CDLC membership with time for member input and comment prior to implementing changes.

CaDiLaC and the CDLC Union List of Serials have been updated! In addition to a new interface, some new features of CaDiLaC include facets and display of book covers. If you haven't used CaDiLac recently, give it a try!

The Medical Information Services Program allotment for 2014/15 is being distributed to participating libraries. If you have any questions, please contact Christopher Tosh.

Also in medical library news, the Hospital Library Services Program EBSCO DynaMed subscription has been finalized. Thank you to participating libraries. Pooling resources resulted in a cost-savings for these medical libraries.

Eric Trahan from Mohawk Valley Library System has joined CDLC's Committee on Resource Sharing

Sharon O'Brien, also from MVLS, has joined CDLC's Regional Automation Advisory Committee (RAAC) as a public library system representative.  Nancy Poehlmann, University at Albany, has also joined RAAC as an academic representative.

Member News

William "Bill" Kanalley is retiring at the end of December after 40 years of service at Siena College. In those years he had a multitude of duties, including bibliographer, collection development, special collections, and serving as Interim Director. Bill is best known to the CDLC staff for his work on New York Heritage. He was one of the first people trained in digitization by CDLC. The procedures and guidelines have gone through many changes since then, but Bill is always unflappable in the face of this moving target. He is a model for other participants, consistently adding new material to his collection every month. He is eager to share his talents and knowledge, and he is always cheerful, even when encountering setbacks. We will miss his upbeat attitude and hope that we can convince him to volunteer with Siena's New York Heritage Collection in his retirement!


Regina Vertone and Jennifer Anderson from The Sage Colleges presented Library to Learning Commons at the New York Library Association (NYLA) Conference in Saratoga Springs in November.  Also at the conference, their colleagues Abigail Stambach and Lauren Puzier did a Pecha Keuka session entitled Pins, Smores and Doodles.

The Dudley Observatory has a new online catalog!  Their collection of rare books, journals, publications, pamphlets and more is now available through OPALS.


The New York State Military Museum's collection of WWI Personnel cards was recently featured in a Wall Street Journal article about their work to digitize the post-World War I personnel records of thousands of soldiers, including the Harlem Hellfighters. These cards are available via NY Heritage, and soon, the Digital Public Library of America!


The Dudley Observatory, miSci and the Albany Area Amateur Astronomers are offering Night Sky Adventures at miSci on the third Tuesday of each month. Go here for details.

The Schenectady County Historical Society presents a lecture, Shtetl on the Mohawk: Jews of Schenectady, on Sat., Jan. 10th at 2:00 p.m. Harvey Strum, a professor of history and political science at Sage College of Albany, will discuss the history of Schenectady's Jewish community. Details are here.

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.
Of Interest
Keeping Up With Copyright, a video on the METRO web site featuring Greg Cram, Associate Director of Copyright and Information Policy at New York Public Library, will bring you up to speed on recent copyright developments that influence the work being done in libraries and archives. 


The Institute of Museum and Library Services is accepting applications for Sparks! Ignition Grants for Libraries. The application deadline is February 2, 2015. These grants encourage libraries and archives to prototype and evaluate innovations that result in new tools, products, services, or organizational practices. The funding range is from $10,000 to $25,000, and there are no matching requirements. Click here for program guidelines and more information
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