CEC News – 11/1/2016

The November 1 Commonwealth eBook Collections Newsletter is here for your viewing pleasure!

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Commonwealth eBook Collections

Issue: November 1, 2016

Inside

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7 upcoming training sessions...
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Desk Curation in BiblioBoard and more...
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51 MA authors so far!
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New promotional items are coming soon...
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What's happening in the eBook marketplace?
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Spotlight on Bolton Public Library...

The Commonwealth eBook Collections program is brought to you by the Massachusetts Library System in partnership with the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and participating libraries and is funded, in part, by the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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Upcoming Training

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What's New

Bye Bye Beta
Commonwealth eBook Collections is no longer in beta. The Steering Committee, MLS Executive Board and MBLC Commissioners all agreed to make it official. Commonwealth eBook Collections is now a core service for the commonwealth. Congratulations, eBook Pioneers!

Desk Curation in BiblioBoard
Desk Curation is a new feature in BiblioBoard that allows you to easily create quick mashups of BiblioBoard content for your users and to exercise complete control over the content on your library's BiblioBoard home page.

BiblioBoard Desk Curations from BiblioBoard Library on Vimeo.


IndieBooks

More than 50 authors throughout Massachusetts have shared more than 150 eBooks already. (1) Each month, we'll report new authors. (2) We're also working on our new site for Indiebooks authors where we will post a full running list of authors by municipality. Stay tuned!


Promotion

Our promotional materials are getting a face lift in honor of our recent "go live." Stay tuned! We expect to open ordering to libraries near the end of November.


Action Alerts

Commonwealth eBook Collections Steering Committee is convening a Marketplace Action Task Force to develop our platform and to identify causes that need our support and action from our community. If you are interested, please email steve@masslibsystem.org to learn how you can lend a hand. In this section of the newsletter, we'll provide updates on our activities and action alerts when we need your help to make a difference!


Celebrate MA Libraries

In this edition, I'd like to call attention to Bolton Public Library who's website has served as the inspiration for new promotional materials that are nearing completion. Thanks for being so awesome and for sharing your designs with us! Check out their eBooks page!

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