September 21, 2016

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The new Cloud Library app was released earlier this week! Highlights include: the changed logo, a virtual patron barcode available in Settings, and Teen/Kids tabs in the Browse area. iOS and Android devices should have updated automatically or prompted the user to update. Kindle Fire users can download the new version of the app on View the full release notes by clicking on the following links: iOS | Android.

We also learned this week that the Cloud Library is now offering a digital patron registration option via the app. This is a service that we would need to opt-in to and have activated if we choose to use it. We’ll be doing more research and polling our members of course, to determine whether or not it would be appropriate to do so.

Recorded Books is now providing a shared Zinio collection option for school libraries within the Illinois Heartland Library System. We need at least 10 school libraries to commit to participation this year to get started and we’re very nearly there. For more information, check out the Zinio for School Libraries FAQ or attend one of the following web demos:

Tuesday, September 27 @ 3:00 pm | Thursday September 29 @ 12:00 pm

No registration is required to attend these webinars. Simply click on the link provided in L2 on the date/time you would like to attend. We’re hoping to get the group up and running in October. For those of you who have already stated your interest in joining this year, more information will be coming soon!

Vendor Offer:
: Do you want to learn more about the largest collection of premium digital newspapers and magazines in the world? PressReader is providing two web demonstrations of their product for SHARE member libraries. Attendees will learn about PressReader and all the value that it can bring to your library and patrons by offering 6,000+ full content premium digital newspapers and magazines from 100+ countries in 60 languages under one single subscription. PressReader is also offering all SHARE member libraries a 20% discount off of list price. Please register in L2 if you plan to attend so we can let the vendor know how many members to expect.

Tuesday, September 27 @ 9:30 am | Thursday, September 29 @ 3:30 pm

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