ReCap Online: The Newsletter of the Capital District Library Council
July 2015: Number 96

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CDLC  News
CDLC to Welcome New Board of Trustee Members

CDLC is pleased to welcome two new Board of Trustee members. Philip Eppard is Professor and Chair of the Department of Information Studies, College of Computing and Information at the University at Albany. Drew Urbanek is the Library Director at The College of Saint Rose.

They will each serve five-year terms, beginning July 1, 2015. Please join us in welcoming Philip and Drew!
New York Heritage Participants Meeting Coming Up

Start the morning with New York Heritage updates and learn about planned improvements to New York Heritage and our participation in the Digital Public Library of America. Hear from Jim Gandy of the New York State Military Museum and Josh Hauck-Whealton from the Dudley Observatory & miSci on their processes for selecting digital content. 

Welcome Terry Pavoldi and Bobbi Ryan, from the Middleburgh Library and the Historic Doctor Best House and Medical Exhibit, as they share their story of the the digitization of their wonderful but overwhelming collection of material.

Stay for a light lunch and the opportunity to engage in one-on-one help with CONTENTdm provided by CDLC staff, including the ever-popular Ilka Morse.

Click here to find out more and to register or contact Susan D'Entremont with any questions.
Discounted Video Streaming Service is now available to members

The NY3Rs have partnered with Kanopy, a video streaming Patron Driven Acquisition (PDA) service, to bring libraries a discounted rate of 10% on individual titles triggered for a one year license in an individual PDA program. 

Additionally, a substantial discount (35%) on the licensing of the Media Education Foundation collection as well as discounts on other film collections are available. Further discounts are available for community college libraries and libraries with FTE under 1000. 

To receive the PDA and collection discounts, participants must sign on with Kanopy before July 31, 2015

For more information, please visit or contact Sheryl Knab, at 
Changes to MVLS Interlibrary Loan!

If you weren't already aware, there's been some changes to the CDLC and Mohawk Valley Library System (MVLS) ILL workflow that might impact how you do business! Previously, libraries may have received or requested items via the CDLC ILL e-form or OCLC directly from MVLS

Now, you will need to use the CDLC ILL eForm to request material directly from the MVLS member libraries, not the system. Similarly, you can expect to get requests directly from the individual MVLS libraries using the CDLC ILL eForm. 

Please click the link to view the list of MVLS libraries:

Thank you for your support of resource sharing in our region! For further information or if you have questions please contact Kathleen Gundrum at
Featured Poll

Did you find your current job on our website?

Last month we reported that approximately 80% of visitors to our website came to view our job postings page. This month we asked the question: If employed, did you find your current job on our website?  The results show at a little over 53% of the respondents did!

If you're currently looking to fill a position at your place of work, why not post the job on our website? Send a link of the posting or a PDF of the job description to

Member News and Events
Rensselaer County Historical Society to Receive Grant

Rensselaer County Historical Society was recently awarded a grant for the conservation of an oil on tinplate portrait of John Jeremias Van Rensselaer and its frame.  The Conservation Treatment Grant Program of Greater Hudson Heritage Network is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts.

Grants are awarded for prioritized, urgently needed conservation of objects that, once treated, will impact public interpretive programs, exhibitions and education. Non-profit organizations with stewardship responsibility for cultural collections, (but without in-house conservation staff) were eligible applicants.


To find out more about the grant and view a list of other recipients click here.


Upcoming Conferences & Multiday Workshops

Digital Directions 

Guided by a faculty of national experts, join colleagues from institutions large and small for 2 1/2 days of instruction on best practices and practical strategies for the creation, curation, and use of digital collections.

Network with colleagues who have similar challenges, interact with faculty one-on-one, gain a comprehensive introduction to digitization, and visit historic Raleigh, NC. 

Raleigh, NC
August 3-5
Regular Price: $525
Students Price: $350

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 Internet Librarian

 Gather insights and ideas to ignite your imagination and spark innovation at the 19th annual Internet Librarian conference and exhibition as we focus on the new roles and directions that information professionals are taking within the "info service biz."

CDLC, as part of the NY 3Rs Association, Inc., is pleased to offer a reduced rate for the conference.

Monterey, CA
October 26-28
Regular Price: $499
CDLC Member Price: $369

Learn More 

Uncommon Approaches to the Common Core

Uncommon Approaches to the Common Core is an annual conference aimed at classroom teachers, school, public, and academic librarians, public historians, and representatives from other cultural organizations.

Russell Shorto, author of The Island at the Center of the World: The Epic Story of Dutch Manhattan will give the keynote address on August 12th, the second day.

Albany, NY
August 11-12
Regular Price: $61

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Webinars & Training Opportunities
The New York State Library has partnered with WebJunction to offer FREE online courses and webinars for ALL library workers and volunteers in NYS!

CDLC members can request free access to one of our user licenses for a period of two weeks.

To request access to through CDLC, please email Sue Rahn or visit our page for more information.

Digital Collection Selection and Copyright
July 28

11:00am - 1:00pm

Presenter: Leigh Grinstead, LYRASIS

The NY3Rs are offering a webinar on how copyright considerations can be used as a selection tool to help prioritize collection materials for digitization.

By the end of this two hour class, students will be able to:
  • Discuss how copyright fits into a digital collections development policy
  • Discuss how copyright issues can affect content selection for digitization
  • Understand how to use copyright considerations to set digitization priorities
CDLC / NY3Rs members: $15.00 

PubMed for Trainers

August 5, 12, 19: Online
10:00am - 12:00pm

August 25: In Person, Boston
9:00am - 4:30pm


The National Network of Libraries of Medicine are offering a 4 session class on PubMed for Trainers.  

The class is intended specifically for those who train, or will train, others to use PubMed. This class could be for you if you teach PubMed to large groups, small groups, or one-on-one training. 

You can expect to:
  • Fill any gaps in general knowledge you might have about MEDLINE and PubMed.
  • Identify what the National Library of Medicine considers good background information.
  • Improve your PubMed search technique.