New Gale Support Site

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Measure and Boost Usage of your Current Gale Resources

Support.gale.com provides one-stop access to the training, promotional resources and Gale Admin tools you need to maximize and measure usage of your Gale resources. Always open and FREE – stocked with outreach items to drive internal and external discoverability. Icons, widgets, social media posts, MARC records,  recorded tutorials & webinars and much more! Get the support you need »

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Central TX Area: Free, face-to-face training on LearningExpress

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LearningExpress will host live training sessions for librarians and administrators on July 8th at the Windsor Park Branch Library in Austin, TX.

DATE: Wednesday, July 8

LOCATION: Austin Public Library, Windsor Park Branch

TRAINER: Shana Ashwood from LearningExpress

REGISTRATION: Space is limited. Please email Amy Mullin with the time of the session you wish to attend

Session descriptions below.

1. LearningExpress Library General Overview

Wednesday, July 8, 1:30 – 2:30 PM

Attendees will learn how to navigate LearningExpress Library: the interactive, online-learning platform that provides the most comprehensive selection of resources for basic skills mastery, academic success, job preparation and career advancement. We will review the user interface and the wealth of educational and career resources available to your patrons. We look forward to seeing you!

 2. LearningExpress: How Many Lives Will Your Library Change Today?

Wednesday, July 8, 3:00 – 4:00 PM

LearningExpress Library in the TexShare database suite is a powerhouse of help for libraries. It has over 1,000 eLearning resources to help your patrons improve their academic, professional, and personal lives. Join us for an information-packed ‘Show Me’ session where you’ll discover the gems in this platform. The session will cover samples from the platform’s more than 100 computer skills tutorials, 200 eBooks, job and career tools, and 800 tutorials and practice tests modeled after official standardized tests like the ACT, SAT, GED, ASVAB, NCLEX-RN, and Border Patrol Exam. Come for inspiration and leave with a treasure chest of ways to help your patrons and community

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New Learning Express 3.0 FAQ

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SIX SIMPLE STEPS Can Transform Your Library into a Training Powerhouse.

This new LearningExpress FAQ specifically for TexShare libraries will have your library turned into a Test-Prep and Career Development Powerhouse in Six Simple Steps.

LearningExpress Library version 3.0 is the most advanced digital learning platform ever!

Built on new technology with a streamlined design, the new LearningExpress Library provides a wealth of skill-building tutorials, test preparation, and career advancement resources.

Version 3 has been enhanced with new educational content, career guidance, and advice from industry experts. It includes test preparation for the new 2014 GED® test, HiSET® and TASC exams. And more advanced test preparations are coming soon, including revised materials for plumber’s, electrician’s, and real estate licensing exams.

 

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Let Us Hear From You!

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TexShare needs your opinion! We want to hear from you as we look at setting priorities for the TexShare database program.

Take our quick poll here:

http://sgiz.mobi/s3/TexShare-Database-Opinion-Poll-2015

There are 11 proposed content areas to be added to the program, and you can help us rank them.

  • Auto Repair
  • Careers/Job Readiness
  • Consumer Health
  • e-Books (Fiction)
  • e-Books (Nonfiction/Reference)
  • eMagazines & Newspapers
  • Foreign Language Instruction
  • Legal Forms
  • Streaming Media (Music)
  • Streaming Media (Video)
  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering,Math)

What would you most like to see included?

Note: Poll closes on Friday, June 12th.

 We look forward to hearing from you.

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New Webinar from Adam Matthew

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Join  Adam Matthew for a webinar exploring the basics of two TexShare primary source databases, American Indian Histories and Cultures and American West. Learn more about the content and functionality of two databases focusing on the American West and American Indian life from 17th – 20th Century. Register here: http://dotmailer-surveys.com/c02d0ne7-4e19vl52

Dates and times for webinar:

Webinar I: 4th June 2015 1pm CT
Webinar 2: 18th June 2015 1pm CT

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New Offer for TexShare/SCELC Partners! **Palgrave Connect Ebook Purchase Collections ** (Order Forms due June 19, 2015)

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Palgrave Connect offers access to over 14,000 scholarly e-books in the humanities, social sciences, and business publishing from 1989 – 2015. Named an Outstanding Academic Resource by Choice, Palgrave Connect is an online resource platform providing users the ability to search across 14,000 e-books, 4 Major Reference Work Archives, and Palgrave Journals. It presents libraries with a flexible approach to building an e-book collection, offering access to quality scholarship in a digital format.

For more information and to order:

http://scelc.org/offers/palgrave-connect-ebook-purchase-collections

Pricing information is hidden until you log in. Library staff from memberaffiliate and partner institutions can register for an account or request a new password using the Register link at the top right hand corner of every SCELC webpage.

Jason Price (on behalf of SCELC offers)

offers@scelc.org

310-728-6798

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Tuesday Trainings With Gale: May-June 2015

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The following TexShare Training Webinars have been scheduled and are open for registration. Take advantage of this free training and sign up today.

All webinars start at 10:00
Host for all sessions: LuAnn Harrison

Topic: Explore Gale’s NEW Resource Enhancements

Gale has made several new enhancements to InfoTrac, Gale Virtual Reference Library and the In Context resources. This session will highlight the changes that have been made and give you some insight into why Gale is moving in this direction.                    Attending this Webinar will earn you 1 hour of Continuing Education Credit.

Date and Time:
Tuesday, May 5, 2015 10:00 am
Go to: Register Online

Date and Time:
Tuesday, June 2, 2015 10:00 am
Go to: Register Online

Find all TexShare Trainings on the TexShare Training Calendar

 

 

 

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ProQuest: HeritageQuest Intro to *NEW* Interface Webinars

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HeritageQuest

Did you know that HeritageQuest Online is now powered by Ancestry.com? Join us for our New HeritageQuest Online powered by Ancestry.com What’s New webinar! One of our talented ProQuest Training & Consulting Partners will walk you through all of the exciting changes. This course covers the new search pages for the Census, Books, Revolutionary War, and Freedman’s Bank collections, new content, new Interactive Image Viewer and save/print/email tools, and the new Research Aids and Maps features. You will also see how to access support, help pages, and the new LibGuide. Registration is limited – so register early!

Registration Available:

http://bit.ly/1xjc4jC

Your trainer: Jeff Cutler

All sessions will last approximately 1 hour

Schedule of training:

Date Time Topic
4/2/201512:30 pm The New HeritageQuest Online, powered by Ancestry
4/6/201511:30 am The New HeritageQuest Online, powered by Ancestry
4/9/20152:00 pm The New HeritageQuest Online, powered by Ancestry
4/13/20156:00 pm The New HeritageQuest Online, powered by Ancestry
4/28/20154:00 pm The New HeritageQuest Online, powered by Ancestry

HeritageQuest® Online

Discover the amazing history of you with HeritageQuest Online. HeritageQuest Online delivers an essential collection of genealogical and historical sources—with coverage dating back to the 1700s—that can help people find their ancestors and discover a place’s past.

The collection consists of the following core data sets:

-U.S. Federal Censuses

-Genealogy and Local History Books

-Periodical Source Index (PERSI) Archive

-Revolutionary War Records

-Freedman’s Bank Records

-U.S. Serials Set

 

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New Offer for TexShare/SCELC Partners! **JSTOR Journal Archive ** (Order Forms due May 15, 2015)

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JSTOR is launching the Arts & Sciences XIV journal archive of 125 journals devoted to the study of culture and communication, from civilization’s earliest traces to the growth and governance of peoples. This offer includes pricing that discounts the one time “archive capital fee” by 17-25% and details a way in which institutions that have most of the Arts & Sciences collections can qualify for 25% savings on the ongoing “annual access fee”.

SCELC institutions’ future discounts depend on group purchasing volume, so we’ve lowered and waived our annual surcharge to encourage all SCELC insitutions to acquire their JSTOR collections through SCELC.

For more information please see:

http://scelc.org/offers/jstor-arts-sciences-xiv-culture-communication-journal-archive

Pricing information is hidden until you log in. Library staff from memberaffiliate and partner institutions can register for an account or request a new password using the Register link at the top right hand corner of every SCELC webpage.

Jason Price (on behalf of SCELC offers)

offers@scelc.org

310-728-6798

 

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New Offer for TexShare/SCELC Partners! **JSTOR ebooks ** (Order Forms due May 22, 2015)

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JSTOR and SCELC are pleased to introduce a new offer for Books at JSTOR. JSTOR offers purchase options for more than 20,000 ebooks from renowned scholarly publishers, integrated with journals on JSTOR’s easy-to-use platform. ‘Micro’ Subject Collection Sets and Demand Driven purchase-based options are available at significant SCELC discounts. Collection set list prices start as low as $850, and the minimum DDA deposit is $2500 (especially negotiated for SCELC’s smaller libraries).

For more information please see: http://scelc.org/offers/jstor-ebooks

Pricing information is hidden until you log in. Library staff from memberaffiliate and partner institutions can register for an account or request a new password using the Register link at the top right hand corner of every SCELC webpage.

Jason Price (on behalf of SCELC offers)

offers@scelc.org

310-728-6798

 

 

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