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January 4, 2008

NLC Web Sites Down Saturday January 5th


All Nebraska Library Commission web sites, including NebraskAccess and Nebraska Memories, will be down for 10-12 hours on Saturday, January 5th, beginning at 6am.

This power outage is due to electrical work being done in the Atrium building and affects all NLC web sites. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause to your own services.

1. If your library links directly to the database resources from your own library web site, and does not go through or login via the NebraskAccess web site, the power outage will NOT affect your use of the resources.

2. Libraries that use the NebraskAccess web site to link to the databases can use direct links and passwords during the outage. If your library has IP access, you will not need the usernames and passwords from within the library.

3. For those libraries and patrons that use the NebraskAccess web site to link to and login to the databases, you may use the direct links to login to select resources during this time.

A message with the direct database links and passwords has been sent to all Nebraska Library Commission mailing lists. If you did not receive this message, please contact the Reference Desk for the information at 800-307-2665 or 402-471-4016. Please note that the Commission closes at 5:00pm tonight.


August 6, 2007

NebraskAccess Passwords Scheduled to Change October 1, 2007

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It's hard to believe but it's time to change the NebraskAccess Passwords again! In preparation for the October 1 change we have e-mailed the new password to Library Directors and School Media Specialists today. The new password is working and will continue to work through March 31, 2008. If your patrons login with the old password after October 1, they will be prompted to contact you for the new password.

If you are the Director or Media Specialists remember that the password was only sent to you! Please don't forget to distribute the new password to staff members and patrons.

If you have any questions about your new NebraskAccess password or the pending change, please don't hesitate to contact us.

You can also reach us at:
Email: nebraskaccess
Phone: 402-471-2045 / 800-307-2665
IM: NebraskAccess


June 8, 2007

Learn in the Comfort of Your Own Library with Nebraska Library Commission Online Sessions

Are you unable to attend a scheduled Nebraska Library Commission workshop? Would you like to learn more about NebraskAccess, Nebraska Memories or NetLibrary? Do you need to brush up on your searching, cataloging or interlibrary loan skills? Do you have a new staff member to train? Would you like to see a product in action before making a purchasing decision?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, the Nebraska Library Commission Online Sessions are for you!

The Nebraska Library Commission offers instruction and demonstrations in live online sessions. These sessions allow participants to gain training and information through a web conference conducted via the Internet.

If you missed one of the live sessions, or if you would just like to see it again, these online sessions have been recorded and are available online for you to view at your leisure. Each recorded session is viewable from a web browser. You will need a sound card and either earphones or speakers. There is no cost to view these recorded sessions.

Some of the topics available are:

  • CatExpress
  • Connexion
  • Dewey Decimal Classification
  • FirstSearch
  • HeritageQuest Online
  • NebraskAccess
  • Nebraska Memories & CONTENTdm
  • NetLibrary
  • OCLC WorldCat Resource Sharing
  • OCLC Usage Statistics
  • Understanding MARC 21 Bibliographic Records
  • Using WorldCat for Genealogical Research
  • WebDewey
  • WorldCat Cataloging Partners
  • WorldCat Collection Analysis Service
  • WorldCat Search Strategies

These sessions, and many others, are available via the Nebraska Library Commission Training Portal. To see the complete list of online or archived online classes, use the View all Training by Location pull-down menu and select Online.


March 23, 2007

NebraskAccess Passwords Scheduled to Change April 1, 2007

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NebraskAccess passwords change twice a year, on October 1 and April 1. April 1 is fast approaching. This means change is just around the corner, and that’s no joke!

In preparation for this pending change, new NebraskAccess passwords were emailed to library directors and school media specialists in early March. These new passwords are already active and will remain in effect through September 30, 2007.

If patrons login with an old NebraskAccess password after April 1, 2007, they will be prompted to contact their library or school media center for the new password. If you are the library director or school media specialist, please don’t forget to distribute the new password to staff members and patrons.

If you have any questions about your new NebraskAccess password or the pending change, please don't hesitate to contact us. You can reach us at:

Email: Nebraskaccess
Phone: 402-471-2045 / 800-307-2665
IM: NebraskAccess


March 1, 2007

Online Training Session on Searching eLibrary through NebraskAccess Scheduled for 4/5/07

Entry Categories: NebraskAccess   Training  

Are you interested in database training but short on time? If so, you may want to attend the live one-hour "Introduction to Searching eLibrary through NebraskAccess" training session scheduled for Thursday, April 5, from 10-11am Central.

Description: eLibrary is a wonderful information resource. It boasts searchable full-text content from magazines, journals, newspapers, and reference books, as well as tv/radio transcripts, audio/video clips, pictures, and maps. It is designed to be easy to search -- type in almost any term and you will get results! As with any resource, however, the more you know about eLibrary the better your chances of getting GREAT results! If you'd like to learn more about eLibrary so that you can search with confidence and retrieve improved results, then this is the training session for you. Attendees will see a variety of search techniques demonstrated and they will also learn what search functionality lurks under the Topics and Reference tabs!

Intended Audience: Librarians and media specialists who haven’t attended the Database Roadshow, or those wanting a review. (Reminder: eLibrary is not available to K12 schools through NebraskAccess. However, media specialists at schools that have their own eLibrary subscriptions are welcome to attend.)

Date: Thursday, April 5, 2007
Time: 10-11 am Central
Cost: Free
To register, please visit the NLC Training Portal and search for "eLibrary" or go directly to the online session entry.

This session will be conducted using Centra Live web conferencing software. For more information about Centra visit the Online Training Info page.


February 14, 2007

Welcome to the New N3!

Welcome Nebraska librarians to the new version of the N3 newsletter.

In the Fall 2006 NEBASE Survey you asked for more timely information, as well as information in the form of a blog. With this new version of the N3, Nebraska Library Commission Network Services News, we are responding to both of these requests.

Previously N3 was published online every other month. Now, it will be continuously updated with content. We will post new items as we write them or as new content is made available to us from OCLC or our other library partners. This should help keep you up to date with everything happening in all areas of Network Services including, NEBASE, OCLC News, Databases, Training, Discounts and more.

Also, you can now subscribe to N3 via an RSS feed and have the posts go directly to your RSS aggregator service. You no longer need to go find our web site, the content will be pushed directly to your own account. You can also provide us or the library community with comments about any N3 post.

We hope this new method of delivery will meet each of your needs. Please let us know what you think of the new N3.


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