Addition to Electronic Products for NOVELny
Bernard A. Margolis, Assistant Commissioner for Libraries and State Librarian, is pleased to announce an exciting addition to the selection of NOVELny e-resources which were announced in May. As of August 1, Opposing Viewpoints in Context will be added to NOVELny for the 2013/2014 year. This database was the top requested database in the fall NOVELny survey.
The database will be freely available to the nearly 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. It will be available via geolocation (no username/password or driver license required) for those who are in New York State. 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.
Opposing Viewpoints in Context (Gale Cengage Learning)
This database, which develops research skills and promotes issue awareness, information literacy and critical thinking, will support the new Common Core Curriculum Standards adopted by New York State. It contains a range of perspectives on many important issues, with over 13,000 pro/con viewpoints. Students of all levels will benefit from a variety of resource types: reference, news, primary sources, multimedia and more.
The URL will be posted on Gale's support portal sometime within the next week. Visit http://galesupport.com/novelny and click on "Direct Database URLs."
All libraries who are already subscribed to Opposing Viewpoints in Context will receive a prorated credit from Gale Cengage Learning. Your Gale representative will contact you with further details.
Look for future postings on NYLINE, NOVEL-DB and the novelnewyork.org website regarding training and educational tools. Any questions about Opposing Viewpoints in Context should be sent to: email@example.com.
NOVELny Database Statistics
NOVELny database statistics are now available for 2010, 2011 and 2012, both by subject and by database. All statistics are vendor-reported. The usage statistics were used in conjunction with database content, the database survey, and pricing when selecting NOVELny databases for this year. Please contact Amy Heebner at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about the statistics.
Geolocation and NOVELny Databases
The State Library is pleased to announce that many of the NOVELny databases are available through geoIP authentication (also referred to as geolocation) as of July 1. 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.
The State Library is implementing geolocation for all NOVELny databases with assistance from Gale. Recently, the State Library and Gale hosted a webinar for library system directors and staff. The webinar explained geolocation and how it will be implemented for the NOVELny databases. Links to the webinar are included below. The links will also be posted on Gale's support page.
Streaming recording link:
Download recording link:
URLs for the Gale databases are available on Gale's support portal. At this time the site includes current NOVELny databases and Kids InfoBits. Visit http://galesupport.com/novelny and click on "Direct Database URLs." The State Library and Gale are working on implementing geolocation for both Grolier Online and the ProQuest databases. We hope to have these databases similarly accessible sometime soon. In the meantime the current Grolier Online link and usernames/passwords will work.
If you have any questions about geolocation implementation please contact Gale at Gale.Consortium.Installs@cengage.com. If you have questions about the recordings or the NOVELny program please contact Amy Heebner, Library Development Specialist at the New York State Library, at email@example.com.
Gale and ProQuest trials and preview webinars
Gale and ProQuest are offering trials and preview webinars for the new databases that will be added to NOVELNY as of July 1. The trials are available from now until July 1. Please see trial URLs and webinar information below.
Trial URL for Kids InfoBits:
Getting to Know Kids InfoBits: June 10 at 1:30 PM, June 12 at 10 AM and June 18 at 3 PM. Kids InfoBits is designed especially for students in kindergarten through grade five. Complete with an engaging, developmentally appropriate graphic interface, premier reference content and the best magazines for elementary students, Kids InfoBits addresses the way kids learn and conduct research — and makes it fun! Tune into this preview webinar to learn more about Kids InfoBits and what it can do for you and your elementary age users in the library. A continuing education certificate will be provided upon completion.
ProQuest has created a training page for NOVELNY at http://prq.st/novelnytraining. It lists upcoming webinars and includes registration and contact information.
Trial URL for eLibrary Elementary and Gannett Newsstand Complete:*
[*If your institution has been migrated to the new ProQuest platform, the Gannett database can also be accessed from within your existing ProQuest subscription. If you have any questions about accessing or using the trial, please contact ProQuest Support at www.proquest.com/go/contactsupport.]
eLibrary Elementary and New York State: June 11 at 2 PM
June 11 Webinar:
Gannett Newsstand and NY State: June 12 at 10 AM and June 18 at 2 PM
State Library Announces Electronic Products for NOVELny.
Bernard A. Margolis, Assistant Commissioner for Libraries and State Librarian, is pleased to announce a preliminary selection of e-resources for the NOVELny (New York Online Virtual Electronic Library) statewide collection for July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014.
In 2013/2014, NOVELny will offer free statewide access to an encyclopedia, strong general reference and periodicals content, business, news and health concentrations, and an interface and content for children. Products were competitively selected to provide the broadest array of desired content for the best value given current resources.
The databases listed below will be freely available to the nearly 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 and log on with a driver license ID or a non-driver ID. 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.
ELEMENTARY LEVEL GENERAL PERIODICALS
The New York State Education Department's EngageNY website, which includes information on New York State's P-12 Common Core Learning Standards, is also linked from the NOVELny website.
Look for future postings on NYLINE, NOVEL-DB and http://www.novelnewyork.org regarding database URLs, registration, training and educational tools. Any questions about the resources described above should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gale has created a support portal and training page for the NOVELny databases.
Support portal: http://galesupport.com/novelny/
The support portal contains a list of Gale databases and InfoTrac Collections available through NOVELny with links to title lists. URLs can be generated for each Gale NOVELny database by using the "Direct Database URLs" link and entering your Gale location id. Libraries can also choose the InfoTrac Collections available in their profile by using the "InfoTrac Collections Registration" link. The frequently asked questions cover Access My Library, authentication, browser support, configuring firewalls and proxies, database logos, direct database URLs, Gale admin, Gale communications, login problems, OpenURL, PowerSearch, schedule for Gale/NOVELNY database training and usage reporting. The support portal is also available through the NOVELny Help Desk page.
Training page: https://cengage.webex.com/cengage/onstage/g.php?p=61&t=m
The training page lists upcoming NOVELny training on the Gale resources and provides links for registration. It also contains links to recorded webinars. The training page is also available through the NOVELny Training page.
Access to Business and Company ASAP and Business Index ASAP will cease at midnight on March 31, 2013; all content in these databases included in Business Insights: Essentials
Business and Company ASAP and Business Index ASAP have been available from Gale through NOVELny. All of the content in these databases is included in Gale's Business Insights: Essentials, which is currently a NOVELny database. Access to Business and Company ASAP and Business Index ASAP will cease at midnight on March 31, 2013. For more information about Business Insights: Essentials, please see
http://www.gale.cengage.com/pdf/facts/12L-RF0729BIEOnesheetHR.pdf and/or attend the webinar listed below.
The link to Business Insights: Essentials is as follows. Please substitute your library's Location ID for the text "xx_xxxx".
Webinar: Business Insights: Essentials: 3/21 at 3:00 p.m.
While other business resources are merely aggregations of articles, Gale Business Insights: Essentials is a user-friendly business tool. In addition to providing authoritative information and statistical data, Gale Business Insights: Essentials enables researchers to explore real world application and develop analytical skills. Perfect for libraries requiring a comprehensive resource that can satisfy the needs of owners, entrepreneurs, marketing professionals, academics, investors, students and general researchers alike, Gale Business Insights: Essentials features rich content, a user-friendly interface, robust analytical tools and a vastly improved research experience. Join us for this one-hour webinar to explore its content and features. A continuing education certificate will be provided upon completion.
NOVELNY databases survey
The New York State Library is seeking your feedback on the NOVELNY databases. This survey is composed of only 14 questions. [NOTE: The deadline for completing the survey was 11/20/2012.]
Your participation is important as your feedback is an integral part of the selection of NOVELNY content.
Thank you for your time!
If you have questions regarding the survey please contact Amy Heebner, Division of Library Development, New York State Library at 518-474-4883.
NOVELNY databases for 2012-2013; five new encyclopedias
Bernard A. Margolis, Assistant Commissioner for Libraries and State Librarian, is pleased to announce the selection of electronic products to constitute the NOVELNY statewide collection through June 30, 2013.
In 2012/2013, NOVELNY offers an encyclopedia, strong general reference and periodicals content, business, news and health concentrations, an interface and content for children, and author information. Products were competitively selected to provide the broadest array of desired content for the best value given current resources.
From GALE CENGAGE LEARNING:
From GROLIER ONLINE (Scholastic):
* Available September 25, 2012; details on the new databases
JobNow, also available through the NOVELNY Portal and funded by federal ARRA funds through the State Library's Broadbandexpress@yourlibrary BTOP Project, is an online service for job seekers that features the following services: live interview coaching; resume/cover letter assistance, and access to both statewide and nationwide job resources.
Look for future postings here and on NYLINE, NOVEL-DB and the NOVELNY Facebook page regarding registration, training and educational tools.
Business Insights: Essentials webinars
The NOVELNY instance of Gale's Business and Company Resource Center will be switched over to Business Insights: Essentials at 9 am on Friday, August 31. The URL will remain the same. More information about Business Insights: EssentialsBusiness Insights: Essentials webinars will take place on the dates below. See the corresponding URLs to register.
Free training webinars for JobNow
Bernard A. Margolis, New York State Librarian and Assistant Commissioner for Libraries, is pleased to announce a series of free training webinars for JobNow, an online workforce development tool offered through the NOVELny Portal or through your local library.
JobNow is funded by federal ARRA funds through the State Library's Broadbandexpress@YourLibrary Project and is an online resource tool for job seekers that features the following services: live interview coaching, resume/cover letter assistance, and access to both statewide and nationwide job resources. It includes an Adult Learning Center that offers test preparation (including the GED and the U.S. Citizen Test), an expert writing lab, study tools, and a unique academic skills center featuring live, online tutors.
The following is a list of webinar dates and times, with a link to registration information for each session. Space is limited, but registrations will be accepted up to the day of each webinar. Registrants will receive an email confirmation and webinar information.
Computer System Requirements:
Business & Company Resource Center to become Business InsightsT: Essentials
Gale/Cengage Learning presents the webinar invitation below which has been arranged for you to experience an overview of Business Insights: Essentials before the transition from Business & Company Resource Center takes place.
General session: Thursday, June 14, 2012, 1:00-2:00 p.m., EDT
Join the Audio Conference
Join the Web Conference
Users will have until September 7, 2012, to make the switch from Business & Company Resource Center to Business Insights: Essentials.
Have questions? Contact Gale technical support or call 1-800-877-GALE (option 4).
NOVELny Steering Committee Concludes its Decade of Outstanding Leadership
Deputy Commissioner for Cultural Education and Acting State Librarian Jeffrey W. Cannell extends his warm appreciation to Chairperson Sarah Conrad Weisman and all current and former members of the NOVELNY Steering Committee as the work of the committee comes to a close effective May 15, 2012.
“The New York State Library is committed to building on the outstanding work of the Steering Committee going forward and will seek to continuously improve and expand the e-resources available to New Yorkers through this high value/high impact statewide program in the coming years,” said Cannell.
Announcement of New York Online Virtual Electronic Library (NOVELNY) electronic resource offerings for 2012-2013 will be made in the near future.
On April 24, the Board of Regents enthusiastically accepted a new statewide policy document for library services: Creating the Future: A 2020 Vision and Plan for Library Service in New York State; Recommendations of the New York State Regents Advisory Council on Libraries to the New York State Board of Regents.
“With the adoption of a new statewide vision and plan for library services, this seems like a good time to bring the work of the NOVELNY Steering Committee to conclusion,” said Weisman. “The Board of Regents has directed the State Librarian to work with the Regents Advisory Council on Libraries and others to develop implementation strategies and an action plan,” said Weisman, “and I anticipate that there will be numerous opportunities for the library community to contribute ideas, time and talent going forward.”
Leaders from all types of libraries have participated in the Steering Committee’s work since then State Librarian Janet Martin Welch appointed the first NOVELNY Steering Committee in 2002. The Steering Committee played a key role in assisting the State Library with implementation of NOVEL New York Online Virtual Electronic Library: Libraries Expanding Information Access for New Yorkers in the New Century. The creation of NOVEL was the first recommendation in the 2000 Regents Commission on Libraries report Meeting the Needs of All New Yorkers.
The Steering Committee worked tirelessly to evaluate database products, survey users for feedback and represent the interests of New York’s diverse library community. Several notable efforts were conducted with the advice and assistance of the Committee, including, but not limited to:
Links and a New "Job Seekers" Page AddedThe site has been enhanced with a new page for job seekers and a link to the Internet bibliographies of the New York State Library for the job seeker and current events pages. The Job Seekers page, featuring the JobNow product, has connections to the NYS Department of Labor's Career Zone, a resource page to job and career information in New York’s public libraries and the bibliography.
Webinars for new GVRL Interface with Twayne's Authors SeriesThe Gale eReference tool that houses Twayne’s collection, Gale Virtual Reference Library, has a new interface available – it’s got several new features along with a fresh look. Tune into either of the one-hour NOVELny/Gale webinars to learn all about it including:
Thursday, March 22nd, 10:30am – 11:30am
Tuesday, April 3rd at 3:00pm – 4:00pm
1. TO JOIN AUDIO CONFERENCE
Dial-In: 1 (866) 635-4644
2. TO JOIN WEB CONFERENCE
Please use the list of touch-tone commands below to help facilitate your audio conference:
To prepare your computer for the webinar in advance, please visit:
WINDOWS OPERATING SYSTEM
MAC OPERATING SYSTEM
Change in GVRL Interface with Twayne's Authors Series
Twayne's Authors Series is delivered via the Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) interface. The GVRL interface will change as of Wednesday, March 14. This change will not require any URL changes on your part. If you subscribe to other GVRL titles you will also notice the change when accessing those titles through GVRL.
New features include:
For a quick preview in video format: