New Additions Last Month

New additions to catalog
The CLAMS library network  added  approx. 9,500 items to our catalog last month. Continue reading

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Try Encore, a New Way to Search the CLAMS Catalog

When you search the CLAMS Catalog you will be invited to try our new  Encore Search.  
Encore

 

What is Encore?
Based on feedback from our users, CLAMS has added an intuitive, yet powerful search option that includes features common to search engines such as Google, commercial web sites, and social networking sites. It is a new way to search for books, DVDs, digital titles, etc. in the CLAMS libraries.  Encore is particularly powerful when you begin with a broad search and want to narrow it down.

Encore integrates the patron’s OverDrive eBook checkouts and holds into “My Account” and allows access to articles from Gale General OneFile, an online reference resource provided through the state.
For more details please visit out Help Page.

 

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Commonwealth Catalog

The Commonwealth Catalog will undergo a software upgrade on Tuesday, December 6th from 7pm to 8pm.
The system will not be available during this time.ComCat_Web_Small

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2016 National Book Award Winner: Rep. John Lewis

March, Book 3 by Rep. John Lewis

“Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) won the Young People’s Literature award with his co-writer Andrew Aydin and artist Nate Powell for “March: Book Three.” The graphic novel recounts Lewis’ experience during the civil rights movement.” — BookTV.

Read his incredible series March, available in CLAMS: http://bit.ly/2gBSKMn

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National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)

National Novel Writing MonthWhat is NaNoWriMo? According to its site nanowrimo.org, “National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing.
On November 1, participants begin working towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 PM on November 30.
Valuing enthusiasm, determination, and a deadline, NaNoWriMo is for anyone who has ever thought about writing a novel.”

Need help or inspiration? Check out our events calendar to join local writers groups when they meetup at our libraries.

Follow the #NaNoWriMo2016 fun at the library on Twitter.

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Programs Cape Cod & Island libraries

There are lots of interesting and fun programs scheduled  for adults and children at local CLAMS Member libraries over the coming months.  Check out the CLAMS calendar and/or the CLAMS Facebook events page  to see what’s happening or, check with your local CLAMS library.
Read the full description of the event to find out if a ticket or pre-registration is required.

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Featured service: passes

passes2Who doesn’t like a discount?  Your local CLAMS library may offer free- to-you, or discounted passes for:  museums,  art centers, and more.    Check  the online list  and visit your library’s website for more information.    Libraries will vary in selection, reservation, and  lending policies.

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Librarian of Congress appointed

Dr. Carla Hayden Approved as Librarian of Congress

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ALA Celebrates LGBTQ+ Book Month

In 2015 the American Library Association declared June as GLBT Book Month. It is, “a nationwide celebration of the authors and writings that reflect the lives and experiences of the gay,  lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community.” Continue reading

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ComCat Users

Due to a recent  software upgrade there  are some new  features in the Commonwealth Catalog. The upgrade will allow users to:comcat

  • Cancel items in Retry status from the My Account menu.
  • Items in search results will have Action Buttons on covers : Request This Item – if there is only one item; brings up the request form (or login) directly  and View Details – if there is more than one item; brings up list of titles and locations.

 

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