ReCap Online: The Newsletter of the Capital District Library Council
May/June 2016: Number 106/107


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Regional Newspapers Added to the NYS Historic Newspaper project site

Holdings: May 1869-December 1945
Coverage: Cobleskill, Schoharie County

Holdings: July 1909-December 1930
Coverage: Glens Falls, Warren County

The NYS Historic Newspapers project provides free online access to curated collections of newspapers chosen to reflect New York's unique history. The project is administered by the Northern New York Library Network in partnership with ESLN. to Retire, the online legislative information system, will officially retire July 5, completing the multi-year transition to  

THOMAS, named for Thomas Jefferson, was launched by the Library of Congress in 1995 as a bipartisan initiative of Congress. Unfortunately, it did not have the functionality to support the way we use the internet today.

The system, initially launched in beta form in 2012, is compatible with mobile OS, allows for broad searches as well as faceted results, and has a user-friendly interface.

Journal of New Librarianship Now Accepting Submissions

This new journal is accepting submissions for its inaugural issue, anticipated for Fall 2016. The launch is the result of collaborative efforts among colleagues within the field of Library and Information Sciences who feel that there is a need to offer quality literature in an open, independently produced journal. 

Submissions may include, but are not limited to:

Solicited & Scholarly articles, Essays, Experience & opinion pieces, Media (i.e., podcasts, video, etc) relevant to innovative practices in librarianship, Book 
Technology reviews, Letters to the Editor on topics relevant to the field, Data sets, Manifestos, Extended scholarship, Interviews.

ESLN E-book Pilot

ESLN is accepting new participants in its consortial ebook Demand Driven EBook Pilot project. 
Working with Ebook Library (EBL), the ESLN E-book Pilot goal is to test a New York State multi-type consortial model for facilitating e-book access in a demand-driven environment and to test access/purchase models that meet the needs of current participating libraries and future participating libraries as well as publishers.
If you are interested in participating or have any questions about this pilot, please email Sheryl Knab at
The commitment deadline is July 1.  
2016 NYS Historic Newspapers Grant Recipients

CDLC is pleased to announce the recipients of a pilot grant for participation in the NYS Historic Newspapers, a site that provides free online access to a wide range of New York newspapers. CDLC offered this grant opportunity to member libraries in our ten-county region as a way to increase access to and visibility of their collections.

The 2016 Grant Recipients are:

The Greenwich Free Library, a member of SALS, to digitize 171 years of the Washington Journal, spanning 1842-2013.

RCS Community Library, a member of UHLS, to digitize 123 years of the Ravena News-Herald, spanning 1873-1996.

Schenectady County Public Library, a member of MVLS, in partnership with the Schenectady County Historical Society, to digitize 50 years of the Schenectady Reflector, spanning 1835-1885.

This pilot grant program was extremely competitive with 12 member libraries requesting almost $300,000 to digitize 22 titles. The grants were awarded based on the length of the publication run, the age of the newspapers, and their ability to increase the geographic representation in NYS Historic Newspapers. 

2016 RBDB Grant Recipients

We are also excited to announce the recipients of our 2016 Retrospective Conversion, Metadata and Digitization (RBDB) grants. 

These grants provide an opportunity for libraries, museums and historical societies in our region to make their undiscovered collections accessible for all to discover and enjoy. 

Congratulations to the following recipients and thank you for making your unique collections available! 
  • Albany Public Library, a member of UHLS
  • Darrow School, a member of Questar III SLS
  • Guilderland Public Library, a member of UHLS
  • Hudson Valley Community College
  • Maria College 
  • NYS Military Museum 
  • Rensselaer County Historical Society 
  • Rudolf Steiner Library 
  • Schenectady County Historical Society
  • Union College
These grants are made possible through funding by the New York State Regional Bibliographic Databases Program (RBDB).

New York Heritage Finds a Voice

The Spring-Summer 2016 issue of Voices: the Journal of New York Folklore featured the article, "New York Heritage: A Digital Archives," authored by our very own Susan D'Entremont

In it, she takes readers through a brief history of the project and a mini tutorial on navigating it.  She also mentions that there are two collections which focus on folklore material, the Crandall Folk Art and Artists Collection and the Heritage Awards Collection from Traditional Arts of Upstate New York (TAUNY). She adds, "while there may be only two collections in New York Heritage that focus on folklore, there is an abundance of items related to folklore.  They just take a little bit of searching to unearth."

A New ILL Tool Coming Soon

CDLC and a special CORS/RAAC subcommittee have developed a new tool to help streamline the process of requesting Interlibrary Loan items. The Staff Request Button, which will make its debut in CaDiLaC on June 15, auto-populates the requested item's information from CaDiLaC and places it into the ILL eForm, thereby eliminating the need to copy and paste info into a blank eForm.

Didn't find what you were looking for in CaDiLaC? Not to worry, you will still be able to use a blank eForm to request items.

To learn more about the ILL eForm and how to use it please visit our new tutorials page.

If you have any questions please contact Emily Wager.
Member News & Events
RPI Welcomes New Director of Libraries

Andrew White, PhD, has accepted the position of Director of the Rensselaer Libraries (RPI) beginning July 5.

Dr. White's most current position was Associate CIO for Health Sciences at Stony Brook University, where he was responsible for identifying and delivering academic, research and administrative information technology services to the Health Sciences Schools.

Dr. White holds a BA and MA in Music from Stony Brook University, a Master's in Library Science from Queens College, and a doctorate in Historical Musicology from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. 
Changes Comes to Watervliet Library

In early June, Michelle Fernandez joined the Watervliet Public Library team as their new Director. She describes herself as "a life long devotee of public libraries and education." Previously, she held positions at Bethlehem Public Library, Skidmore College Library, and Fulton-Montgomery Community College Library.

Times Union Lists 7 CDLC Member Institutions as Top Workplaces in 2016!

Congratulations to our following members for being a top place to work in 2016:
Hudson Valley Community College Staff Member Wins Award

Congratulations to HVCC's ILL Senior Clerk, Jennifer Acker, a member of CDLC's Committee on Resource Sharing (CORS), for receiving the 2016 Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Classified Service. Great job!
Awards, Giveaways, Grants, & Discounts
Public Library Section Awards & Scholarships
Deadline: June 30
Deadline: June 15
Rural Libraries Roundtable
Deadline: July 29
17% RDA Toolkit
Deadline: July 15

For libraries implementing or planning to implement RDA, the RDA Toolkit is an essential resource for navigating from AACR2 to RDAOnce again, participants in the ESLN consortial subscription are eligible to recieve a discount.
20% Discount on StackMap
Deadline: July 31

StackMap is an indoor mapping web application that helps patrons easily locate library resources and can integrate with any ILS/Discovery service so that patrons can search the library's catalog and find their resources using floor maps and directions. Librarians have full control of the software in order to easily edit maps and update call number ranges. Watch some videos here:

To get a free quote or to learn more, visit StackMap and be sure to mention that your library is a member of ESLN in the Additional Comments section!
Joseph F. Shubert Library Excellence Award
Deadline: August 1

This award is given annually to recognize the achievements of small, medium and large libraries and library consortia in New York State. Named after the late Joseph F. Shubert, former State Librarian, the Award honors libraries or library consortia that have taken significant steps within the past two years to improve the quality of library service to users.
Conferences & Workshops
Learning with Innovative Technologies Conference

This conference is designed for educators of all types, including K-12 teachers, higher-education faculty and students, technologists, librarians and anyone else interested in the use of technologies in education. The conference is packed with presentations from other educators, like you, who have something to share in the field. You'll walk away from this conference with new and fresh ideas to bring back to your school and classroom. Professional development certificates will be awarded to those interested.

Saratoga Springs High School
July 8
Price: FREE!

News Literacy & Civic Responsibility Summer Institutes

The Law, Youth, & Citizenship Program of the NYS Bar Association is offering the opportunity to experience outstanding professional development with expert presenters.

 Learn strategies and obtain new resources to develop your professional skills especially in the areas of "News Literacy" and "Civic Responsibility" to empower students as active, informed, engaged, and responsible participants in our democracy. 
This training will empower classroom teachers to develop essential skills in their students featured in the C3 Framework for College, Career, & Civic Life. 

NYS School Boards Association
Latham, NY
July 11
Price: $30

Leadership Institute for Academic Library Managers

The leadership institute is designed to help academic librarians build their leadership skills. This program prepares academic librarians to become highly skilled and successful managers in a college or university.
Focus will be placed on developing leadership  skills, creating high performing teams, and organizational effectiveness. 

The price includes  refreshments, breakfast, lunch and books.

Siena College
July 25-29
Regular Price: $1,200

Webinars & Training Opportunities
In case you missed it...

In early May, there was an information session on the Empire Archival Discovery Cooperative, an initiative of the Empire State Library Network.  Lucky for us it was archived.

This session details the history and structure of Empire ADC as well as a demo of the front end user interface and the EADitor tool as it has been configured for Empire ADC.  Please note there is some static for the first 10 seconds of the video.

If you're interested in attending a live training session, there are currently four scheduled around the state, see METRO's link for a description.  However, one for the Capital District is in the works so stay tuned for more information!

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

Take classes at your own pace when it's convenient for you!  Here's a sampling of classes Lynda offers:

How to Serve Customers Using Social Media
Learn how to create a winning customer service strategy for social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, Yelp, and TripAdvisor. 

Building Your Technology Skills Series 
Topics include hardware, networking, virtualization, and security. 

Universal Principles of Design
Anyone who creates, designs, engineers, or illustrates will learn invaluable lessons that will take their work to the next level. 

Visit our webpage for more information.

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

Can't make it to a live session?  No problem!  WebJunction also has a vast archive of recorded webinars including the ever popular topics, Dealing with Angry Patrons and Coping with Change.
Gale has scheduled the following webinars for NOVELNY databases for June through August.  Please see dates, times and registration information below!

Thursday, June 30 at 11 am.

Hobbies and Your Gale/NOVELNY Resources takes place Monday, July 18 at 3 pm.


Save it to Google!  takes place Friday, August 12 at 10 am.