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June 10, 2016; updated June 24, 2016

June-August Webinars

*For those who may have had difficulties registering for the webinars below, registration is now available without a password.*

ProQuest has scheduled the following webinars for NOVELNY databases for June through August. Please see dates, times and registration information below.

eLibrary Elementary and NOVELNY

This one hour class, created specifically for NOVELNY, covers the content, features and tips for using eLibrary Elementary as well as incorporating eLibrary Elementary into classroom curriculum. Learn how young readers can use the colorful graphical search interface to find answers they need from magazines, newspapers, books, transcripts, maps, images, audio/video files and web links that are safe and appropriate for elementary school studies. Your questions will be answered by an eLibrary Elementary training expert during this interactive session.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016, 4:00 PM
Wednesday, June 29, 2016, 4:00 PM
Wednesday, July 20, 2016, 10:00 AM
Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 10:00 AM
Wednesday, August 17, 2016, 10:00 AM

Please register at https://proquestmeetings.webex.com/proquestmeetings/onstage/g.php?PRID=9e2f2c519cbf8c93ae0252d2f126df0f

Gannett News and NOVELNY

The ProQuest Platform has a new look and feel! See the changes that we have made to make the search experience even better! More intuitive navigation, cleaner results pages, mobile adaptability and much more!  This one hour class covers the content, features and tips for using Gannett Newspapers offered to NOVELNY by ProQuest. This collection of 87 different newspapers, with over one dozen from NY and NJ, is ideal for classroom and public library use. ProQuest will provide tips for searching as well as ideas for incorporating it into the classroom curriculum. Learn how to use the new search interface to locate information, create a Research account to store and manage folders and to use built in tools to make the most of your research! Your questions will be answered by a ProQuest training expert during this interactive session.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016, 10:00 AM
Wednesday, June 29, 2016, 12:00 PM
Wednesday, July 20, 2016, 4:00 PM
Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 4:00 PM
Wednesday, August 17, 2016, 12:00 PM

Please register at https://proquestmeetings.webex.com/proquestmeetings/onstage/g.php?PRID=9e2f2c519cbf8c93ae0252d2f126df0f

If you have questions about the webinars please contact ProQuest at support.proquest.com (to submit questions online) or tsupport@proquest.com or 1-800-889-3358.

May 31, 2016

Reminder: June Webinars

From Scholastic:

June 2, 2016, 12:00pm
Beyond the Intro to GO!

Now that you know how to use GO - let's learn how to utilize and elevate learning in your libraries. Learn how to promote the regular use of Scholastic GO with parents, faculty, teachers, students, and all the communities you serve. Activities that will help create and build digital reading stamina as well as promote the regular use of Scholastic GO in the lives of your faculty, teachers, students, and library patrons. A tip sheet on how to incorporate GO into the New York State Summer Reading Program – On Your Mark, Get Set… Read will be included.
Please register at https://scholastic.webex.com/scholastic/onstage/g.php?MTID=e7a6b3057def780c560ff81aaee3c233e
Event password: summer
Call in number for audio portion of presentation: 1-866-422-5206
Participant code for audio portion of presentation: 6183780556

June 15, 2016, 3:00pm
Blending Scholastic GO! with NYS Social Studies Framework, and the C3 Inquiry Arc

Scholastic is hosting customized NOVELNY training sessions to help NOVELNY users optimize their use of Scholastic GO resources to best support their Common Core, Social Studies Framework (SSF), and Inquiry instruction with students and in support of teachers. This session will focus on key aspects, ranging from SS Framework, C3 Inquiry Arc, Primary Resources, Information Text and Vocabulary to Deeper Evidenced Based Research, Text Complexity and Point of View.  Learn how best to incorporate these core objectives via GO into schools, school libraries, and public libraries. Please register at https://scholastic.webex.com/scholastic/onstage/g.php?MTID=ebd6a3a2a22fecc1829ca6362d4dd8f90
Event password: summer
Call in number for audio portion of presentation: 1-866-422-5206
Participant code for audio portion of presentation: 6183780556

If you have any questions about the webinars please contact Scholastic at scholasticcustomersupport@scholastic.com or 1-888-326-6546 option 4.

May 25, 2016

Opposing Viewpoints in Context will be continued in 2016-17; other databases to continue as well

Bernard A. Margolis, Assistant Commissioner for Libraries and State Librarian, is pleased to announce the continuation of the current NOVELNY (New York Online Virtual Electronic Library) databases. 

Good news!  Opposing Viewpoints in Context will be continued in 2016/17.

As previously announced in June 2015, the following databases will also continue until June 30, 2017. 

  • Academic OneFile (Gale Cengage Learning)
  • Business Insights: Essentials (Gale Cengage Learning)
  • eLibrary Elementary (ProQuest)
  • Gannett Newsstand Complete (ProQuest)
  • General OneFile (Gale Cengage Learning)
  • Health Reference Center Academic (Gale Cengage Learning)
  • InfoTrac Newsstand (Gale Cengage Learning)
  • Kids InfoBits (Gale Cengage Learning)
  • New York State Newspapers (Gale Cengage Learning)
  • Scholastic GO! (includes Encyclopedia Americana, The New Book of Knowledge, Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia, La Nueva Enciclopedia Cumbre, Amazing Animals of the World, The New Book of Popular Science, America the Beautiful, and Lands and Peoples) (Scholastic)

 Descriptions of the databases are available in our Fact Sheet. Any questions about the resources described above should be sent to: nyslnovel@nysed.gov

May 2, 2016

May Webinars: Scholastic -- April 28 Scholastic Webinar rescheduled to May 3; new Scholastic Webinars on May 9 and 19; Gale -- Webinar rescheduled to May 5; new Gale Webinar for May 20

Scholastic:

Due to technical difficulties last Thursday’s Scholastic webinar has been rescheduled for Tuesday, May 3.  Please see details below.

May 3, 2016
3:30 PM

Blending Scholastic GO! with Common Core, Social Studies Framework, and the C3 Inquiry Arc

Scholastic is hosting customized NOVELNY training sessions to help NOVELNY users optimize their use of Scholastic GO!'s resources to best support their Common Core, Social Studies Framework (SSF), and Inquiry instruction with students and in support of teachers. The session will focus on Common Core's key aspects, ranging from Primary Resources, Information Text and Vocabulary to Deeper Evidenced Based Research, Text Complexity and Point of View, SS Framework, C3 Inquiry Arc, and how best to incorporate these core objectives via Scholastic GO! into schools and public libraries.

Please register at https://scholastic.webex.com/scholastic/onstage/g.php?MTID=e6e9f2fd4acde8078269e7bf5ff67e5f9

Event password: summer
Call in number for audio portion of presentation: 1-866-422-5206
Participant code for audio portion of presentation: 6183780556

May 9, 2016, 12:00pm

Intro to GO!

Scholastic is hosting customized NOVELNY training sessions to help NOVELNY users optimize their use of GO resources to strengthen instruction with faculty, teachers, students, and library patrons.  This session will focus on the introduction of various resources and features of GO which include key Common Core aspects, ranging from Information Text and Vocabulary to Deeper Evidenced Based Research, Text Complexity and Point of View, and how best to incorporate these core objectives via GO into all types of library activities. 

Please register at : https://scholastic.webex.com/scholastic/onstage/g.php?MTID=efc99b526e486b37390538e6074a77c40

Event password: spring
Call in number for audio portion of presentation: 1-866-422-5206
Participant code for audio portion of presentation: 6183780556

May 19, 2016, 3:00pm

Beyond the Intro to GO!

Now that you know how to use GO - let's learn how to utilize and elevate learning in your libraries. Learn how to promote the regular use of Scholastic GO with parents, faculty, teachers, students, and all the communities you serve. Activities that will help create and build digital reading stamina as well as promote the regular use of Scholastic GO in the lives of your faculty, teachers, students, and library patrons. A tip sheet on how to incorporate GO into the New York State Summer Reading Program – On Your Mark, Get Set… Read will be included.

Please register at https://scholastic.webex.com/scholastic/onstage/g.php?MTID=e799b16a8e50aa5fb947ccd802b4f890e

Event password: spring
Call in number for audio portion of presentation: 1-866-422-5206
Participant code for audio portion of presentation: 6183780556

If you have any questions about the webinars please contact Scholastic at scholasticcustomersupport@scholastic.com or 1-888-326-6546 option 4.

Gale:

What Your Usage Reports Tell You

Thursday, May 5, 2016 (rescheduled from April 21)
2:00 PM 60 mins

Gale's Usage Reports for your NOVELNY databases can be very telling. What magazine and journal sources are most popular? When are the databases used most? Join us for this webinar as we take a look at how to run usage reports and examine what they're telling you! A continuing education certificate will be provided upon completion.

To register, visit https://cengage.webex.com/cengage/onstage/g.php?PRID=20368248cc950ff0ce47e43fb54688e4

Tips and Tricks for Success with your NOVELNY Gale Resources

Friday, May 20, 2016
10:00 AM 60 mins

Forget spring cleaning—summer is the perfect time to freshen up! As your research needs slow down a little in the summer, join this session to learn about the materials and tools available to support your success using your NOVELNY resources. You’ll learn how to leverage available promotional materials, customize your Gale Admin settings for success, and explore training and classroom-integration resources. A continuing education certificate will be provided upon completion.

To register, visit https://cengage.webex.com/cengage/onstage/g.php?PRID=20368248cc950ff0ce47e43fb54688e4

April 5, 2016

April Webinars from Scholastic and Gale

Scholastic:

April 7, 2016, 3:00pm: Beyond the Intro to GO!

Now that you know how to use GO - let's learn how to utilize and elevate learning in your libraries. Learn how to promote the regular use of Scholastic GO with parents, teachers, students, all the communities you serve. Activities that will help create and build digital reading stamina as well as promote the regular use of Scholastic GO in the lives of your teachers, students, and library patrons.

Please register at https://scholastic.webex.com/scholastic/onstage/g.php?d=627417374&t=a

Event password: spring
Call in number: 1-866-422-5206
Participant code: 2238180846

April 28, 2016, 3:30pm Rescheduled for Tuesday, May 3 Blending Scholastic GO! with Common Core, Social Studies Framework, and the C3 Inquiry Arc

Gale:

Thursday, April 21, 2016 Rescheduled for Thursday, May 5 : 2:00 PM 60 mins -- What Your Usage Reports Tell You

February 29 , 2016

NOVELNY Database Survey Results and and NYLA Forum Results

Thank you to everyone who completed the NOVELNY database survey in the fall. The State Library received over 1400 responses.  Thank you also to those who participated in the 2020 Vision for NOVELNY Forum at the 2015 NYLA Conference.

Survey Results. The documents posted include survey summaries by question and library type, survey comments, suggested databases and suggested free websites.

Forum Results. The page includes a brief overview of the forum, comments and suggestions from the forum, observations regarding the comments, next steps, and an opportunity to fill out a survey that contains the same questions that were asked at the forum.

While the database survey and the forum results are helpful when selecting databases for 2017 other factors are also considered. Content, pricing and usage statistics are also important factors. 

Please contact Amy Heebner at NYSLNOVEL@nysed.gov if you have any questions about the survey or forum results.

October 1, 2015

Fall 2015 Opinion Survey

The New York State Library is beginning to prepare for the selection of NOVELNY databases for 2017. We would appreciate feedback from the library community.  Below is a link to a 14-question survey about the databases, which should take approximately 15 minutes to complete.  Please share your opinions!

The survey is available here. A pdf of the survey is also available so that all of the questions can be viewed before completing the online survey.

The deadline for completing the survey is Thursday, November 12, 2015.

August 7, 2015

Continuation of Electronic Products for NOVELny

NOTE: On August 7, the National Newspaper Index will become part of Infotrac Newsstand and separate links to National Newspaper Index will no longer work.

The databases listed below are freely available to over 5,600 public, school, academic and special libraries currently registered for NOVELNY and to individuals who are residents of New York State that visit http://www.novelnewyork.org. If your library is not registered please see the For Librarians link on the website or contact the NOVELNY Help Desk toll-free at 877-277-0250 or in the Capital District at 518-486-6012.

The databases are available through geoIP authentication (also referred to as geolocation). Geolocation is a method to allow or disallow a user access to a database based on his/her geographic location as determined from their IP address. If a patron is accessing the databases through a library website or the NOVELNY portal while in New York he/she will be able to enter the database without entering a username/password, library card number or a driver license number.

Barring unforeseen circumstances and/or cuts in funding, the following database will be available through July 31, 2016:

  • Opposing Viewpoints in Context (Gale Cengage Learning)

Barring unforeseen circumstances and/or cuts in funding, the following databases will be available through June 30, 2017:

  • Academic OneFile (Gale Cengage Learning)
  • Business Insights: Essentials (Gale Cengage Learning)
  • eLibrary Elementary (ProQuest)
  • Gannett Newsstand Complete (ProQuest)
  • General OneFile (Gale Cengage Learning)
  • Health Reference Center Academic (Gale Cengage Learning)
  • InfoTrac Newsstand (Gale Cengage Learning) NOTE: As of August 7, National Newspaper Index is now part of Infotrac Newsstand; separate links to National Newspaper Index will no longer work.
  • Kids InfoBits (Gale Cengage Learning)
  • New York State Newspapers (Gale Cengage Learning)
  • Scholastic GO! (includes Encyclopedia Americana, The New Book of Knowledge, Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia, La Nueva Enciclopedia Cumbre, Amazing Animals of the World, The New Book of Popular Science, America the Beautiful, and Lands and Peoples) (Scholastic)

 Descriptions of the databases are available in our Fact Sheet. Any questions about the resources described above should be sent to: nyslnovel@nysed.gov.

March 27, 2015

Gale's New Responsive Design Overview

Gale has some exciting changes coming to your NOVELny databases and we want to walk you through them! Gale's new responsive design interface for InfoTrac (periodical) resources, In Context resources, and Gale Virtual Reference Library is launching on April 2nd. These updates will make for a more user-friendly experience on any type of device as well as increase accessibility for those with disabilities like low vision or blindness, and create a common look between our most popular resources. To learn more, attend one of our upcoming webinars!
                                                                                  
Friday, April 3rd at 1:00 PM EST – register here https://cengage.webex.com/cengage/onstage/g.php?MTID=eb939106fe7a103b86078ebc3bc662638

Tuesday, April 7th at 3:30 PM EST   - register here https://cengage.webex.com/cengage/onstage/g.php?MTID=ec5951818441ad98663cfd58a234011e8


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