June 7, 2017

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Gale Cengage Learning is once again offering discounted database package options to libraries in IHLS. Libraries that would like to renew or change their current subscription should click on the link below to fill out the form. Libraries interested in purchasing Gale databases for the first time can start a trial and order via the following link as well. The deadline to order or renew a Gale database package is Monday, June 26, 2017.        

Renewal agreements for public libraries that are part of the IHLS/Zinio group purchase were sent out yesterday. Please return your renewal agreement by Wednesday, June 28, 2017. Early next week, I’ll be sending out our annual survey to determine which titles we would like to add to the collection.

The launch of the new RBdigital app is scheduled for June 27, 2017. This app will replace the Zinio for Libraries and OneClickDigital apps. Current users will automatically be prompted to update. I’ll be updating any marketing materials available on the SHARE website, but you might also want to check out all of the awesome stuff provided by Recorded Books, here:

The MyMediaMall Annual Meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 14, 2017. 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 MyMediaMall member libraries in IHLS as the annual meeting is usually held outside of Chicago! Register in L2 whether you plan to attend in-person or virtually.

Vendor Discount:
Did you miss the Biblioboard demo provided last week? The archived recording is now available. Libraries in Illinois can receive up to a 40% discount on several of Biblioboard’s products that support and showcase local digital content. For more information, contact Katie Davis, Library Relations Manager at BiblioLabs.

Important Dates:

  • MyMediaMall Annual MeetingWednesday, June 14 @ IHLS-Champaign, via V-Tel @ IHLS Edwardsville and via Zoom
  • IHLS Annual Meeting – Tuesday, June 20 @ IHLS-Carbondale