Daily Archives: November 18, 2010

Join the Nebraska Dewey Group Purchase

Save money on the print and web versions of the DDC!
Dewey in Print
The Nebraska Dewey Group includes the print versions of the 22nd edition of the unabridged Dewey Decimal Classification (4 volumes) and the Abridged Edition 14 (1 volume).
OCLC is offering 10% off of the original price on the DDC 22 and Abridged Edition 14 in print.
If your library is interested in ordering the DDC 22 or Abridged Edition 14 in print, you will find Pricing information on the online Book Order Form.
For more information about the DDC, please visit Dewey Services.
Dewey on the Web
Now your library can benefit from web-based access to an enhanced version of the Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) database through WebDewey or Abridged WebDewey. OCLC is offering a discounted price to users who join the Nebraska Dewey Group.
WebDewey and Abridged WebDewey, which correspond to the unabridged and abridged print editions, are updated on a quarterly basis, bringing you ongoing updates implemented by the Dewey editorial team almost as soon as they occur. The Web versions also offer additional electronic functionality not available in the print editions to make your classification work more efficient.
The new WebDewey & Abridged WebDewey Group subscription year runs from January 1, 2011 – December 31, 2011. Libraries may join the WebDewey & Abridged WebDewey Group at any time. Midyear subscriptions will be prorated. Orders must be received by the 15th of the month for a start date of the 1st of the following month.
If your library is interested in subscribing to WebDewey or Abridged WebDewey, you will find Pricing information on the online WebDewey Order Form.
To see WebDewey in action, try the OCLC tutorial, Using WebDewey.
If you have any questions about DDC 22, Abridged Edition 14, WebDewey, Abridged WebDewey or the Nebraska Group, please contact Christa Burns, 402-471-3107, or 800-307-2665.
Libraries who wish to order any Dewey product do not have to be members of OCLC. Any library can subscribe – Dewey products are available to both OCLC member and non-member libraries.

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What’s Sally Reading?

sally%203.jpgDealing with Bullies.
I want to mention the excellent presentation Gayle Roberts did April 28, 2010, for NCompass Live on bullying. If you didn’t see it, go here for the archived program. [http://nlc.nebraska.gov/NCompassLive/NCArchivelist.asp] The title is “Spring, Summer, Winter, Fall…Bullying Concerns Us All.” You can scroll down to April 28 or hit “control F” for a search line to appear at the top of the page and search for ‘bullying.’ Take a look at some of the other sessions, there may be more you’ll want to watch.

61n6SNZTApL__SL500_AA300_.jpgI recently finished a Geronimo Stilton graphic novel, #6 in the series. Titled Who Stole the Mona Lisa? it is 50 pages long. The mice travel back in time to visit Leonardo da Vinci and try to discover what nefarious plans Catardone III of Catatonia and his band of Pirate Cats are up to. Occasional one panel text boxes pop up when needed to give nonfiction background information for the reader. It’s silly fun with adventure and time travel; Geronimo is easily frightened but refuses to leave his friends in danger. This series is aimed at elementary school age readers. I haven’t read a text version of the books so I can’t compare, I guess I should do that soon!
(The Nebraska Library Commission receives free copies of children’s and young adult books for review from a number of publishers. After review, the books are distributed free to Nebraska school and public libraries.)

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National Book Awards Announced

The 2010 National Book Awards were announced Wednesday, November 17th, and longshot Lord of Misrule, by Jaimy Gordon won the award for fiction. Patti Smith won the nonfiction award for Just Kids, a memoir of Smith’s friendship with photographer Robert Mapplethorpe. Mockingbird, by Kathryn Erskine won for Young People’s Literature and poet Terrance Hayes was awarded the poetry prize for Lighthead. The New York Times article provides a little more detail.

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How To: Continuing Education/Training and Library Improvement Grants – Recorded Online Session

Do you have a program or project you would like to see funded? Are you considering applying for an upcoming Nebraska Library Commission grant to support this project? Join Laura Johnson, NLC Library Development, as she provides a grant information session for two of the Nebraska Library Commission’s grant categories: the Continuing Education and Training Grant and the Library Improvement Grant. The session will be an overview of the two grants, including eligibility requirements, the application process and grant review, timelines and deadlines. They will also share some tips on writing effective grants.

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