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Minitex to enhance eBook app

Library users will more easily access eBooks across multiple systems thanks to SimplyE, a free app from phones and tablets that is being further developed at Minitex. SimplyE, developed by the New York Public Library, eliminates the need for a … Continue reading

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ELM Expo

Join fellow librarians from across southern Minnesota to learn more about ELM – the Electronic Library for Minnesota. This day-long training event will provide the chance to explore in-depth all that ELM has to offer.  Minitex librarians will  provide training … Continue reading

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MNLINK Discovery Layer

All new this week — the MNLINK discovery interface. This easy to navigate new search tool provides library users access to library collections around the state, as well as the Electronic Library for Minnesota, Ebooks Minnesota, Minnesota Reflections and much … Continue reading

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Coming Soon – New MNLINK Interface

MNLINK is getting a face-lift this  fall! Sporting a new logo, the greatly improved user interface will feature responsive functionality, allowing users access on the go and from any device.  While a bigger launch announcement will come at a later … Continue reading

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Leap Day Launch Ebooks MN

Ebooks Minnesota launches today! Ebooks MN is a collection featuring content from Minnesota’s independent publishers. Today’s opening-day collection includes about 2,500 titles, and Minitex plans to add more soon. Ebooks from ABDO, Lerner Publishing Group, and Cherry Lake Publishing make … Continue reading

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Ebooks MN Training

Ebooks Minnesota webinar with Q&A Date:  February 17, 2016 Time:  11:30 am – 12:30 pm Ebook MN Registration This webinar will provide a detailed overview of Ebooks Minnesota on the BiblioBoard Library platform. Attendees will gain an understanding of the … Continue reading

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Minitex in 2015!

As Minitex looks forward to 2016, it closes 2015 on a positive note having collaborated with libraries and library users around the state. Check out this amazing data telling the successful tale of a CRPLSA partner.

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OCLC Reclamation Webinar

Staff from libraries  interested in the reclamation offer for the MnLINK Gateway transition to OCLC WorldCat Discovery are strongly encouraged to attend a 60-minute OCLC webinar to learn more about the project. The webinar will take place on Thursday, October … Continue reading

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Go Back to School with Schoolhouse Rock!

Join Minitex and the University of Minnesota Libraries Regional Depository Library in new webinar series, Go Back to School with Schoolhouse Rock!. This series will focus on the three branches of the U.S. federal government. Tuesday, October 13, 2015 2:00 … Continue reading

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Total Boox and New Ebook Pricing Models

Total Boox and New Ebook Pricing Models Wednesday, September 30, 2015 11:00 AM–12:00 PM (Central Time) The shift to ebooks has wrought many changes in the library market. Most of them haven’t worked to our advantage. But there are some … Continue reading

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EBooks, Patrons, Libraries, and Consortia

Ebooks, Patrons, Libraries, and Consortia: Past, Present, and Plans for the Future Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at 1:00 PM–2:00 PM (Central Time) Greg Pronevitz, executive director of the Massachusetts Library System and stakeholder in a statewide ebook platform servicing over … Continue reading

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MnLINK Gateway RFP Committee Chooses OCLC

The MnLINK Gateway RFP (Request for Procurement) Committee successfully concluded its process by signing a contract with OCLC for their discovery and interlibrary loan solutions on July 2, 2015. The patron interface, OCLC’s WorldCat Discovery, is being customized to meet … Continue reading

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MnLINK Gateway Product Demos

Three vendors have been invited to demonstrate their solutions in response to the MnLINK Gateway RFP that was issued in October 2014. Each vendor will be spending one day with the MnLINK Gateway RFP Committee. Minitex has set aside two … Continue reading

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Minnesota Electronic Health Library

Supporting a Healthy Minnesota: Introducing the Minnesota Electronic Health Library Reliable, high-quality health information is costly, resulting in uneven access across our state. This system of unequal access contributes to significant health and health care disparities. To address this problem, … Continue reading

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New ELM eRources

Minitex recently finalized negotiations with LearningExpress, LLC for Learning Express Library 3.0 Computer Skills Center Job & Career Accelerator 4.0 These online resources are part of a larger suite of eReources made available through the joint efforts lead by Minitex … Continue reading

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Minitex Delivery

For a quick behind-the-scenes view of how Minitex Delivery coordinates moving interlibrary loan requested items from the shelves into patron’s hands, check out this latest Minitex Minutes.  

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Minitex seeks public libraries for digital project

Minitex is looking for public libraries with collections of historic images or 1- or 2-page documents (maps, etc.) that would be of sufficient quality and interest to digitize for inclusion in the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA ). Minitex … Continue reading

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Minitex Minutes

Looking for easy info on statewide library services? Minitex,a frequent collaborator with CRPLSA, offers a new video series, Minitex Minutes on the Minitex YouTube channel.  Minitex Minutes provides a brief opportunity to meet the staff behind the scenes, learn about … Continue reading

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