May 18, 2017

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Are you working on the IPLAR for your library?  Below, you’ll find the Cloud Library holdings as of March 31 and April 30. To find circulation stats for your library, you’ll want to examine circulation reports in Polaris. More detailed information regarding which reports you should run can be found here

  • As of March 31, 2017: 39,207 items (34,057 eBooks; 5,150 eAudiobooks)
  • As of April 30, 2017: 39,394 items (34,165 eBooks; 5,229 eAudiobooks)

Did you know? There are several short, instructional videos about the Cloud Library for patrons available at Simply click on Support and then the How-To-Videos button to find them.   

Did you miss the Recorded Books webinar showcasing the new RBdigital app on May 11? No worries, the webinar is now available on demand. You can register to receive the link to the archive, here. The new Rbdigital app will combine our Zinio and OneClickDigital collections in a user-friendly interface. 

The MyMediaMall Annual Meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 14. The meeting will be held in-person at the IHLS-Champaign office and will be available via both V-tel (IHLS-Edwardsville) and Zoom. This is great news for our MyMediaMall member libraries as the annual meeting is usually held outside of Chicago! Register in L2 whether you plan to attend in-person or virtually.

Vendor Discount:
You may already know that all libraries in Illinois have access to Biblioboard’s Pop-up Picks provided through Biblioboard and RAILS. Did you also know that as a result, libraries in IHLS and SHARE are eligible for discounts on Biblioboard’s other products? BiblioBoard provides tools to support and showcase local content and round-out digital collections at an affordable cost. There are no reading limits or restrictions and all content is delivered with unlimited, multi-user access through an award-winning mobile and web-based platform. Biblioboard has been added to the IHLS Vendor Discounts page and will be hosting two informational webinars for IHLS member libraries at the end of this month. Check out the webinar details below in the Important Dates section.

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New Documents: