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<ul><li> Slide 1 </li> <li> What Public Libraries Can Do For Special Libraries </li> <li> Slide 2 </li> <li> Presenting an Overview of Services By Cathy Balshone Reference Department Newton Free Library 330 Homer Street Newton Massachusetts 02459 Presented at Congregation Beth Israel 701 Farmington Avenue West Hartford, CT 06119 New England Chapter of the Association of Jewish Libraries (NEAJL) June 19, 2009 </li> <li> Slide 3 </li> <li> How the Public Library Can Help the Special Library Ask a question! Call or e-mail the Reference Department. Find out what resources are available. In the library Remotely accessible In other collections Fill out forms for document delivery. Place requests for library materials. Use MassAnswers anytime of the day or night from a public library or regional website. </li> <li> Slide 4 </li> <li> Public Librarians Reference, Childrens, Audio-Visual, and Interlibrary Loan Departments Help track down an answer or referral Guide you to sources, find materials Offer readers advisory service Collect print and non-print materials for all ages Submit ILL requests; procure materials Consider purchase requests Help with electronic searches. Teach basic computer skills and classes on topics, such as Genealogy; prepare handouts. </li> <li> Slide 5 </li> <li> Readers Advisory Book reviews Reading lists and guides for Jewish book clubs AJL Book Club Reading Lists http://www.jewishlibraries.org/ajlweb/resources/bo okclub_lists.htm http://www.jewishlibraries.org/ajlweb/resources/bo okclub_lists.htm Jewish Book Council http://www.jewishbookcouncil.org/page.php?189 http://www.jewishbookcouncil.org/page.php?189 Books in a variety of formats and languages Books for adults, children, English learners Borrow a book outside of the library, network Books For You!: Online personalized booklists based on a questionnaire. Bookletters: Online monthly topical book newsletter </li> <li> Slide 6 </li> <li> Foreign Languages Dictionaries Books Original language Translated into another language Recorded Books: variety of formats Collections of Foreign Films Language Instruction ESL Program </li> <li> Slide 7 </li> <li> How to Find a Library How to Share Resources The Commonwealth of Massachusetts is organized into regions and networks. Find a library by region, network, city or town, zip code. Libraries joining the public systems include public, academic, school and special libraries. Regional membership totals are 1765 libraries Public 370 Academic 124 School 1023 Special 248 </li> <li> Slide 8 </li> <li> Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) </li> <li> Slide 9 </li> <li> MBLC www.mblc.state.ma.us Regional Membershipwww.mblc.state.ma.us </li> <li> Slide 10 </li> <li> Eligibility Requirements 605 CMR 7.02 </li> <li> Slide 11 </li> <li> Massachusetts Regional Library Systems (MARLS) 6 Regions Boston (BRLS) http://www.bpl.org/brls/about.html http://www.bpl.org/brls/about.html Metrowest (MMRLS) http://www.mmrls.org/http://www.mmrls.org/ Northeast (NMRLS) http://www.nmrls.org/http://www.nmrls.org/ Southeastern (SEMLS) http://www.semls.org/http://www.semls.org/ Central (CMRLS) http://www.cmrls.org/http://www.cmrls.org/ Western (WMRLS) http://www.wmrls.org/http://www.wmrls.org/ </li> <li> Slide 12 </li> <li> About Massachusetts Library Regional/Network Memberships Shared Online Catalog Document Delivery Interlibrary Loan Materials Transfer Database Access Cooperative Purchasing Programs Workshops; Training Technical Assistance </li> <li> Slide 13 </li> <li> Resource Sharing with MassCat and the Virtual Catalog Consider adding your records to MassCat Fees based upon holdings Shared cataloging system: Match your holdings to records in the catalog Add new records from OCLC Use a web-based system and avoid purchasing software Virtual Catalog transfers through the regions </li> <li> Slide 14 </li> <li> MassCat </li> <li> Slide 15 </li> <li> Online Library Catalogs for School and Special Libraries MassCat for all regions except Boston Member school and special libraries Optional to participate State policies about loaning materials Fee to join MassCat based on holdings; set-up fees; migration costs Will generate reports </li> <li> Slide 16 </li> <li> The Virtual Catalog </li> <li> Slide 17 </li> <li> Online Library Catalog for the Networks Virtual Catalog http://www.mln.lib.ma.us/virtcat.htm http://www.mln.lib.ma.us/virtcat.htm Holdings of the 9 networks Select and search one network Place reserves Pick items up at a member library </li> <li> Slide 18 </li> <li> More Benefits 1. Collaborative database purchasing 2. Coop membership for discounts on library supplies and materials. 3. Numerous workshops and training sessions at your regional office or at your library. 4. Free equipment &amp; training: barcodes, scanner, computer with link to the Internet. </li> <li> Slide 19 </li> <li> The Networks 9 networks 1,700 libraries Searchable catalogs of more than 400 libraries Millions of full-text articles Hundreds of archives and manuscript collections Digitized collections </li> <li> Slide 20 </li> <li> Search for libraries in your network </li> <li> Slide 21 </li> <li> Massachusetts Library Networks Boston &amp; West Metro Boston Library Network (MBLN) http://catalog.mbln.org/#focus http://catalog.mbln.org/#focus Fenway Libraries Online (FLO) http://flo.org/ Minuteman Library Network (MLN) http://www.mln.lib.ma.us/ http://www.mln.lib.ma.us/ Central/Western Massachusetts Automated Resources Sharing, Inc. (C/W MARS) http://www.cwmars.org/ http://www.cwmars.org/ </li> <li> Slide 22 </li> <li> Massachusetts Library Networks North &amp; South North of Boston Library Exchange (NOBLE) http://www.noblenet.org/ http://www.noblenet.org/ Merrimack Valley Library Consortium (MVLC) http://www.mvlc.org/ http://www.mvlc.org/ Old Colony Library Network (OCLN) http://ocln.org/wp-public/ http://ocln.org/wp-public/ Sails Library Network (SAILS) http://www.sailsinc.org/ http://www.sailsinc.org/ Cape Libraries Automated Materials Sharing (CLAMS) http://www.clamsnet.org/http://www.clamsnet.org/ </li> <li> Slide 23 </li> <li> Find an Article Search periodicals databases for citations. E-mail to yourself when full text is available. Request document through Interlibrary Loan Some articles may precede 1980 Gale databases or may not be in JSTOR. Ask for an obituary from an old newspaper. Receive articles by fax, by e-mail, or pick up at your regions member library. Articles processed through the Boston Public Library (BPL). </li> <li> Slide 24 </li> <li> Delivery Services Books, chapters of books or missing pages, magazines, microfilm, microfiche, recorded books on CD or tape, music scores, music CDs, DVDs, VHS tapes Delivery to your library or a nearby regional library Interlibrary loan (ILL) training and services, e.g. Wellesley Public Library for Minuteman. </li> <li> Slide 25 </li> <li> Databases See what databases are provided By your region By your network By your public library Through statewide database licensing by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts </li> <li> Slide 26 </li> <li> Massachusetts Statewide Database Licensing </li> <li> Slide 27 </li> <li> Databases Coded by Funding </li> <li> Slide 28 </li> <li> Try a Database Search Encyclopedia Judaica: Online subscription database Jewishencyclopedia.com: Jewishencyclopedia.com free website, based on edition published from 1901-1906 Try some searches: Where and what was the Pale of Settlement? What is the Zohar? Where can I read it? Which chronic genetic diseases afflict Jews? Encyclopedia Judaica search; Change Databases &amp; Cross-search selecting other databases </li> <li> Slide 29 </li> <li> Readers Advisory Database Searches Literary criticism Author biographies Try finding this one author known by given and pen name with multiple spellings: Mendele Moykher Sforim = Sholem Yankev Abramovitsh = Shalom Jacob Abramovitz = Shalom Jacob Abramowitz Encyclopedia Judaica and how to Change Databases Biography Resource Center Gale Literature Resource Center </li> </ul>

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