Monday, December 28, 2009

MyLibrary DV Service Ending 12/31/09

Our vendor, Recorded Books has decided to cease offering "MyLibrary DV" effective 12/31/09.

As an alternative, remember the Lansing Library offers DVDs for checkout, including many TV series, or series originally aired on cable TV.

The Reference Desk can also request other DVDs from area libraries through our InterLibrary Loan service.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Flu Resources from Ebsco

Early in September, as public concern about Pandemic H1N1 and the upcoming flu season began to grow, the medical and nursing editors from EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) responded by offering the latest evidence-based, flu-related information for free.

As the pandemic expands, we continue to offer free flu information resources, located at We are pleased to provide public support via continuously updated, evidence-based clinical information from DynaMed and Nursing Reference Center, EBSCO's clinical and nursing point-of-care databases, along with patient education information in 17 languages from Patient Education Reference Center. Please visit this site often, post links to the site on your home page, and feel free to share, post, and email this link to your colleagues, patrons, family and friends.

We'd like to take this opportunity to thank those who have provided such positive feedback from this effort. To learn about EBSCO's editorial processes for systematically identifying, evaluating and selecting evidence, visit this page.

Friday, December 11, 2009

WorldCat Scheduled Maintenance, December 13

OCLC will be conducting a maintenance install this Sunday, December 13, 2009, which is typically completed between 2-6 A.M., ET. and WorldCat Local will be unavailable during this time.