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Creative Commons: beyond the licenses 

By Chrystal Pickell Vandervest Read time: 2 minutes As you may know, at the heart of many open educational resources (OER) are Creative Commons licenses. These licenses allow faculty to use, adapt, and remix content. The newly created resources further build upon the knowledge contained in other OERs, and then, that knowledge is shared with …Read more »

BiblioBoard helps your patrons create, share, and discover local content

With the BiblioBoard suite of products and services, the possibilities for engaging your local creative community are endless. Create multimedia collections and professional-quality eBooks with tools like Creator and Pressbooks Public. Share content from local musicians, artists, and other creatives in your community with Custom Submission Pages. Help local authors and writers gain new readership …Read more »

2021 MCLS Board of Directors election results

By an overwhelming majority vote, our member representatives elected the proposed slate of Board members. The elected slate includes: At-Large Library Representative (Indiana) – Trista Smith, Director, Newburgh Chandler Public Library Research Library Representative (Indiana) – Marion Frank-Wilson, Associate Dean for Collection Development and Archival Collections, Indiana University School Library Representative (Indiana) – Rain Smith, …Read more »

Special savings on JSTOR & ARTSTOR through 2021

This is a great time for MCLS members who are considering participating in JSTOR or ARTSTOR for the first time or adding new journal collections to their current JSTOR holdings. The journal collections in JSTOR include more than 12 million articles from peer-reviewed scholarly and literary journals, as well as research reports and primary sources …Read more »

Ensure discovery of and access to your research output and special collections – now and in the future

Perpetua by Arkivum integrates with your existing institutional data repositories to automatically collect and archive your data. Perpetua thereby safeguards your data with multiple data locations, comprehensive audit trails, and more! Perpetua provides a digital archiving SaaS solution built on data management principles (including FAIR) to safeguard and preserve a wide range of content types. …Read more »

RAND State Statistics offers 200 social science databases, new UI

RAND State Statistics is expanding its offerings at non-profit prices. In operation since 1998 with median time series of more than 20 years, the site has an intuitive User Interface with detailed and diverse data covering demographics, health care, and crime to economics and government finance. Rather than spending hours (or days) deciphering arcane public …Read more »

Mango Languages partnership with MCLS members

The Mango Languages learning system combines award-winning learning technologies and proven methodologies to bring functional language skills to millions worldwide. Self-paced lessons, interactive pronunciation features, and an anytime-anywhere app keep learners engaged and motivated to level up their language skills. Watch Mango Languages in action The award-winning Mango Classroom for K-12 is built on Mango’s …Read more »

Notes from Executive Director Scott Garrison – October 2021

Listening to libraries Each October, we at MCLS anticipate our Board of Directors’ annual fall retreat. Our Board members always appreciate knowing what’s on library leaders’ and staff’s minds leading up to the retreat, as they and I discuss MCLS’s future together. Recently, I’ve started a new series of conversations with library directors in Indiana …Read more »

Join the Product Advisory Librarians to shape the future of MCLS group purchases

MCLS is seeking library staff from all types of libraries who want to help shape future group purchases. Our vision for the Product Advisory Librarians (PALs) is to test and trial products and provide feedback. This information will help us determine the direction for product offerings in a more thoughtful manner. Benefits for PALs: Influence …Read more »