Classic Catalog Becomes Primary Search Method

Beginning on May 1, 2017, the Classic Catalog will become our main (primary) search method.

Classic Catalog

Our new “Encore” discovery catalog is still available.
From May 1 on, either follow the link from the Classic catalog or bookmark https://encore.clamsnet.org.

Visit our  Encore FAQs page to learn more.

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Feature Highlights From Our New Catalog — Encore

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Here’s a list of some new features and search tips you can use in Encore.

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April is National Poetry Month

National Poetry MonthNational Poetry Month was founded by the Academy of American Poets in April 1996 with an aim to:

Academy of American Poets

View our digital book display of American poetry titles on our Homepage or check out a full list of American poetry titles available in CLAMS in our Encore catalog.

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Recordings Selected for the 2016 National Recording Registry

2016 Recording Registry
According to the News from the Library of Congress, on March 29, 2017, the Librarian of Congress, Dr. Carla Hayden, named 25 recordings to the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress because of their, “cultural, artistic and historical importance to American society and the nation’s audio heritage.”

 

2016 National Recording Registry
(Listing Titles in Chronological Order)

1.  The 1888 London cylinder recordings of Col. George Gouraud (1888)

2.  “Lift Every Voice and Sing” (singles), Manhattan Harmony Four (1923); Melba Moore and Friends (1990)

3.  “Puttin’ on the Ritz” (single), Harry Richman (1929)

4.  “Over the Rainbow” (single), Judy Garland (1939)

5.  “I’ll Fly Away” (single), The Chuck Wagon Gang  (1948)

6.  “Hound Dog” (single),  Big Mama Thornton (1953)

7.  “Saxophone Colossus,” Sonny Rollins  (1956)

8.  The Brooklyn Dodgers and the New York Giants at the Polo Grounds, announced by Vin Scully (September 8, 1957)

9.  “Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs,” Marty Robbins  (1959)

10. “The Incredible Jazz Guitar of Wes Montgomery,” Wes Montgomery (1960)

11. “People” (single), Barbra Streisand (1964)

12. “In the Midnight Hour” (single), Wilson Pickett  (1965)

13. “Amazing Grace” (single), Judy Collins  (1970)

14. “American Pie” (single), Don McLean  (1971)

15.  “All Things Considered,” first broadcast (May 3, 1971)

16. “The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars,” David Bowie (1972)

17. “The Wiz,” original cast album (1975)

18. “Their Greatest Hits (1971–1975),” Eagles  (1976)  

19. “Scott Joplin’s Treemonisha,” Gunter Schuller, arr. (1976)   

20. “Wanted:  Live in Concert,” Richard Pryor  (1978)

21. “We Are Family” (single), Sister Sledge (1979)

22. “Remain in Light,” Talking Heads (1980)

23. “Straight Outta Compton,” N.W.A (1988)

24. “Rachmaninoff’s Vespers (All-Night Vigil),” Robert Shaw Festival Singers (1990)

25. “Signatures,” Renée Fleming  (1997)

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Encore & Classic Catalog

Beginning March 27th, 2017 we will have two search catalogs. Our main (primary) search catalog, Encore, will be accessible at encore.clamsnet.org, and the Classic catalog will be accessible at library.clamsnet.org/search. We are keeping a link to Classic, for users who prefer the, “old catalog.”

If you have bookmarked, clamsnet.org, library.clamsnet.org, and/or encore.clamsnet.org you will go directly to our Encore (primary) catalog. If you have bookmarked library.clamsnet.org/search you will go to our Classic (old) catalog. You can also click on the link listed in the footer of Encore to go to the Classic catalog.

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Big Library Read, March 16th – March 30th, 2017

 

Big Library ReadThe CLAMS Library Network is Participating in World’s Largest Global eBook Club

Art of the Pie will teach readers to make homemade crusts, filling and all that is pie  in digital book club, Big Library Read

No baking class needed, just a library card. The CLAMS Library Network is taking part in the Big Library Read program, the world’s largest global eBook reading club through libraries that connects millions of readers around the world with the same eBook at the same time. CLAMS users will be able to borrow the eBook,  Art of the Pie: one of 2016’s best cookbooks from pie-guru Kate McDermott, The Big Library Read starts Thursday, March 16 and concludes on Thursday, March 30. Join the eBook Club visiting https://clamsnet.overdrive.com/. Big Library Read is facilitated by OverDrive, the leading platform for eBooks and audiobooks from the library.

Art of PieKate McDermott has taught the time-honored craft of pie-making to thousands of people. Her pies have been featured in USA Today, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Real Simple, Oprah.com, NPR and more. In the Art of the Pie she shares her secrets to great crusts, fabulous fillings, and to living a good life. Kate provides dozens of recipes for all the pie combinations you can dream up with hints and tricks helpful to even the most experienced pie baker.
“If you are a first time pie maker, the words in the book are the very same ones I share in the pie making workshops and I hope they will give you the confidence to dip your hands into the baking bowl,” said author, Kate McDermott. “A recipe is a starting place, so feel free to experiment with different seasonings and flavor combinations that please you. I hope you will enjoy the stories in Art of the Pie as well as the recipes. It was a labor of love to write it for you.”

Big Library Read is an international reading program that connects millions of readers around the world simultaneously with an eBook. Discussions about the cookbook, recipes and more can be found on BigLibraryRead.com. The free program runs for two weeks and to get started reading, all that is needed is a CLAMS library card. Art of the Pie can be read on all major computers and devices, including iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phones and tablets, Chromebook™ and Kindle® [U.S. Libraries only] without worrying about wait lists or holds. The eBook cookbook will automatically expire at the end of the lending period, and there are no late fees.

The Big Library Read program is made possible through a partnership between the CLAMS Library Network, OverDrive, and Countryman Press, publisher of Art of the Pie. Library readers voted Art of the Pie as their cookbook choice for Big Library Read. To borrow the eBook, readers can visit https://clamsnet.overdrive.com/.

For more information on Big Library Read, visit BigLibraryRead.com.

About OverDrive
OverDrive is the leading digital reading platform for libraries and schools. We are dedicated to “a world enlightened by reading” by delivering the industry’s largest catalog of eBooks, audiobooks and other digital media to a growing network of 36,000 libraries and schools in 63 countries worldwide. Founded in 1986, OverDrive is based in Cleveland, Ohio USA and owned by Tokyo-based Rakuten. www.overdrive.com

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2016 A Year In Review

Thanks to all of our patrons for making 2016 a great year for CLAMS.
Here’s to an even better 2017!

CLAMS Library Network 2016 A Year in Review. New borrowers 15,158. Total checkouts 3 million. Total number of new material added to the network's collection, new titles 35,417, new items 149,338. 2016 circulation statistics, checkouts and renewals 3,030,453, holds fulfilled 459,107, most popular material type is DVD. Total eContent checkouts and renewals 274,364. 2016 eContent circulation statistics, eBook checkouts 202,177, eAudio and eVideo 72,187. Total number of records in CLAMS. 581,600 titles. 260,049 patrons. 1,668,596 items.

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Encore is now the primary CLAMS Catalog

The Encore catalog was launched in 2016 and, starting on March 6th, will become the primary search method for CLAMS.

What is Encore?
Encore is a new way to search for books, DVDs, digital titles, etc. in CLAMS libraries. Encore is particularly powerful when you begin with a broad search and want to narrow it down. The tools in Encore provide multiple ways to refine a given search and include features common to search engines such as Google, commercial web sites, and social networking sites.

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.

The “Classic” catalog is still available as an optional catalog search.

 

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New Year

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Find some great New Year Resolutions inspiration – see our carousel of titles.

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Films Selected for the 2016 National Film Registry

2016-film-registryAccording to the News from the Library of Congress, on December 14, 2016 the new Librarian of Congress, Carla Hayden, announced, “the annual selection of 25 motion pictures that have been inducted into the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress because of their cultural, historic or aesthetic importance.”

We have most of the titles available through CLAMS. If there is a title on the list unavailable in CLAMS you can request a title via the Commonwealth Catalog or contact your local library to receive the item via InterLibrary Loan.

Films Selected for the 2016 National Film Registry

  1. Atomic Cafe (1982)
  2. Ball of Fire (1941)
  3. Beau Brummels, The (1928)
  4. Birds, The (1963)
  5. Blackboard Jungle (1955)
  6. Breakfast Club, The (1985)
  7. Decline of Western Civilization, The (1981)
  8. East of Eden (1955)
  9. Funny Girl (1968)
  10. Life of an American Fireman (1903)
  11. Lion King, The (1994)
  12. Lost Horizon (1937)
  13. Musketeers of Pig Alley, The (1912)
  14. Paris Is Burning (1990)
  15. Point Blank (1967)
  16. Princess Bride, The (1987)
  17. Putney Swope (1969)
  18. Rushmore (1998)
  19. Solomon Sir Jones films (1924-28)
  20. Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928)
  21. Suzanne, Suzanne (1982)
  22. Thelma & Louise (1991)
  23. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1916)
  24. Walk in the Sun, A (1945)
  25. Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
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