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Tuesday, 25 July 2017 12:09

New Groups Formed

In response to requests for more networking opportunities, CDLC is excited to announce new and returning Interest Groups as forums for members to discuss common interests. CDLC wants to help our members make local connections. Building these peer communities allows us all to grow, learn, explore, and network. Meetings are open to all staff at CDLC member institutions as well as CDLC's personal members and take place at CDLC unless otherwise noted. Announcements and registration information is forthcoming; please pre-register whenever possible. Group Information The Capital Area Library Assistants (CALA) Interest Group CALA focuses on issues facing library support staff and represents those working in academic, public, school or special libraries in non-librarian positions. Facilitated by CALA’s Coordinating Committee, the group meets the third Tuesday of each month from 2:00 pm-3:30 pm. The Cataloging and Technical Services Interest Group CATS provides a forum to discuss issues that encompass all areas of technical services. Topics may include ILS migration, batch loading of electronic resources, copy cataloging training, cataloging unique and challenging items. Facilitated by Katie Jezik at Hudson Valley Community College and Nancy Poehlmann at the University at Albany, the group meets immediately following Regional Automation Advisory Committee meetings. The Preservation…
Monday, 12 June 2017 14:40

2017 Discount to the RDA Toolkit

Discounted Access to the RDA Toolkit through ESLNDEADLINE July 14th! CDLC is pleased to once again offer a discount to the RDA Toolkit through its affiliation with the Empire State Library Network.For libraries implementing or planning to implement RDA, the RDA Toolkit is an essential resource for navigating from AACR2 to RDA. For the fifth year running, ESLN is coordinating statewide purchases of the RDA Toolkit on behalf of our libraries.Pricing & License Terms: Participants in the ESLN consortial subscription will receive a 15% discount on the RDA Toolkit. Invoices and subscription renewals will be sent through CDLC.The subscription will run from August 1st, 2017 through July 31st, 2018. Cost per User Price through ALA Price through ESLN 1 user $191 $162.35 2-4 users $181 $153.85 5-9 users $177 $150.45 10-14 users $172 $146.20 15-19 users $168 $142.80 20+ $163 $138.55 *There has been a 3% increase in price from 2016-2017 to 2017-2018. If you have any questions or to sign up, please contact Amy Hren at CDLC.
Tuesday, 21 February 2017 13:55

RBDB 2017 Grant Recipients

CDLC is excited to announce the recipients of the CDLC 2017 Retrospective Conversion, Metadata, Digitization, and Newspaper grants which provide an opportunity for libraries, museums, and historical societies to make their undiscovered collections accessible for all to discover and enjoy. This year we were able to provide total funding of $35,000 to thirteen institutions. Congratulations to our recipients and thank you for making your unique collections available! Crandall Public Library, a member of the Southern Adirondack Library System (SALS), will be adding 250 objects related to the greater Glens Falls region to their New York Heritage collection. Highlights include H.A. Ferguson's "Covered Bridge over the Hudson River" (1882), a pin from the Boys Savings Club (a project of our founder Henry Crandall), and a hand-painted bass drum of the Glens Falls City Band circa 1915. The Dudley Observatory will create metadata for approximately eight cubic feet of documents that were produced concerning micro-meteorite research done at the Observatory thereby increasing access for educators and researchers. The documents include, micro-meteorite images, reports on findings, grant proposals, and even contracts with NASA. Hudson Valley Community College will expand digital access to documents published pre-1960, while also developing a collegiate sports and athletics sub-collection to…
Thursday, 02 February 2017 13:18

NYLA Advocacy Day 2017

Your Voice Matters! SPEAK UP FOR LIBRARIESWednesday, March 1stShared Schedule of Appointments! CDLC members are encouraged to join MVLS, SALS, and UHLS Member Library staff, trustees, Friends and patrons of all ages to attend Library Advocacy Day in Albany sponsored by the New York Library Association (NYLA). Help legislators understand how much people care about libraries by packing their offices at every appointment. With dozens of legislators to meet with we need lots of people to come and show their support. Your attendance can make a BIG impact. Directions & Parking: http://bit.ly/1gEvi7k Map of the Empire State Plaza: http://bit.ly/1TlZ8SD Shared Schedule of Appointments Advocacy Day Tips Meet with your NYS representatives in Albany to make the case that Libraries ARE Education! and should receive funding increases and infrastructure investments that respect our role in the community. We have two big items to advocate for this year: Increase State Library Aid Proportionally with Increases in Education FundingNew York State Education Law requires Library Aid for FY 2017-2018 to be $102.6M. Total state funding in the FY2016-17 enacted budget was $95.6M, placing library aid at 2006 funding levels. More than $111M in statutory State Library Aid has been withheld since FY2007-2008. More…
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