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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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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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.  
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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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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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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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