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August 5, 2019

Headquarters News

Janice Dekoff, Executive Director

Ebook Lending Model Changing
Macmillan US has announced changes to their ebook lending terms. Below is a summary of the changes that will take effect on November 1, 2019:
  • For the first 8 weeks from an ebook’s publication date, a library can purchase 1 unit only, under the One Copy/One User model (a Frontlist reserve copy). The cost of this unit will be $30.00 USD.
  • After the first 8 weeks of an ebook’s publication (Frontlist), a library can purchase additional copies under the Metered Access model for a 2-year term limit. The price for these units will be $60.00 USD per unit.
  • After 1 year from an ebook’s publication (Backlist), a library can purchase additional copies under the Metered Access model of a 2-year term limit. The price for these units will be $40.00 USD per unit.
  • These term changes will apply to public, academic, corporate and special libraries. They will not apply to K-12 schools.
  • These terms apply to the Macmillan US ebook catalog titles in all applicable territories but exclude global-specific ebook catalogs, such as Pan Macmillan.
There will be no changes to the lending terms for audiobook titles. Audiobook titles will remain available in the One Copy/One user model.

Publishers Weekly Article:  After Tor Experiment, Macmillan Expands Embargo on Library E-books

ALA Statement:
Member Library News
Falconer Public Library Book Sale
August 8 & 9

System Staff News
Incomplete Catalog Records
If you receive items from Baker & Taylor or Brodart whose brief catalog records have not been updated from the order record, please let Chris know.  If a full MARC record is available, we can overlay the existing record with it.
You can usually identify these records easily, as their information is limited, and there are usually no subject headings, like this:

It has enough information for the vendor to order it, but not enough for library staff and patrons to locate it easily in the OPAC.  Often, the titles are from small presses, or from other countries (Australia, Canada, U.K., etc.), or are self-published.
Since the technical services staff loads MARC records from vendors in large batches, we don’t see each individual record.  We often load files of 100 or more records at the same time.

We need your help to identify and correct these records.  A short email list of ISBN, author and title, sent to Chris usually gets them corrected within 48 hours.
Online Learning for Library Staff 
The Western New York Library Resource Council is providing two licenses to Skillshare and two licenses to Treehouse. Library staff members may request access through SignUp Genius and receive access one week at a time beginning on Mondays.

Skillshare is an online learning community with thousands of classes in design, business, tech, and more. Anyone can join the millions of members in our community to learn cutting-edge skills, network with peers and discover new opportunities. Classes include: Understanding Web Development, Linux Basics, and Business Development for Beginners.
Sign up here for Skillshare

Treehouse brings affordable technology education to people everywhere in order to help them achieve their dreams and change the world. We are committed to making education accessible to students of all races, genders, sexual orientations, and socio-economic backgrounds. Classes include: HTTP: Do You Get It?, SQL Basics, and Intermediate Excel.
Sign up here for Treehouse

If you have any questions about either service, please contact Caitlin Kenney. Please remember that these services are not intended for library patrons or the general public. However, any librarian or library employee at a WNYLRC member library, or any WNYLRC personal member, are eligible to sign up for a license at no charge.

Caitlin Kenney 
Engagement & Education Services Coordinator
Statewide Administrator for Ask Us 24/7
Western New York Library Resources Council (WNYLRC)
Airport Commerce Park East
4950 Genesee Street, Suite 170
Cheektowaga, NY 14225
716-633-0705 x 115


August 8-9 - 9am-5pm Falconer Public Library Book Sale

August 21 @ 10am-12pm:  Prendergast Library: Archival Storage and Processing Basics with Pam Brown and Michelle Henry
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