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Films Selected for the 2018 National Film Registry

2018 Library of Congress National Film RegistryLibrarian of Congress Carla Hayden announced today the annual selection of 25 of America’s most influential motion pictures to be inducted into the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress because of their cultural, historic and aesthetic importance to the nation’s film heritage. “The National Film Registry turns 30 this year and for those three decades, we have been recognizing, celebrating and preserving this distinctive medium,” Hayden said. — LOC Blog

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Encore Search Becomes Primary Catalog on October 22, 2018

10/22/2018 UPDATE: Encore is now the primary catalog!

We are excited to announce that beginning October 22nd, 2018 Encore will become our primary catalog search method. This intuitive, Google-like experience will provide multiple ways to refine your search to find exactly what you need, whether it be books, digital titles, dvds, audiobooks, music, and more. With the click of a button you’ll also be able to place a hold on a digital title in our OverDrive collection or connect to the Commonwealth Catalog to continue your search throughout Massachusetts without multiple sign-in screens.

Encore Main Page

 

View our Encore FAQs for searching tips and further information.

Bookmark this page to view your favorite featured lists  https://library.clamsnet.org/screens/newpoptitles_encore.html

Our Classic View will remain an option for those that prefer that type of search.

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Tor Delays Library eBook Lending

Tor Books has changed their policy for library eBook availability. Tor titles will now be delayed for library availability for 4 months from their release date, starting with July 2018 releases. The library community is dismayed and disappointed in Tor’s decision. Library eBook suppliers (OverDrive) are in ongoing and active dialogue with Tor to provide data and information to advocate a policy change.

You may contact Tor directly to provide your feedback here elending.feedback@macmillan.com 

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Commonwealth eBook Collections is Evolving

Commonwealth eBook Collections is evolving! 

Following a procurement process in 2017, Commonwealth eBook Collections has selected OverDrive as its new eBook platform. OverDrive replaces Axis 360.  90% of the Axis 360 content will move to the new OverDrive service.  Biblioboard, and eBook Central will no longer be offered. Continue reading

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New Text Messaging Service

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CLAMS has launched our new text messaging service powered by Shoutbomb.

With the Shoutbomb Text Messaging Service, you can use your mobile phone to:

  • Receive text notices about: your holds that are available, items that are due soon, overdues, and fines.
  • Send a text to renew an item.
  • Receive text alerts for other cards within your family.

All you need is a text messaging capable phone and a subscription to a text messaging plan with your wireless carrier. You do not need a smartphone.

Sign up today! http://info.clamsnet.org/text-messaging-sign-up/

 

NOTE: There is no charge from the library for this service; however, you may see a charge for incoming text messages at the standard rate applied by your cell phone carrier, depending on your plan or package.

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2017 A Year In Review

Thanks to all of our patrons for making 2017 a great year for CLAMS.
Here’s to an even better 2018!

2017 A Year in Review (Circulation Statistics for calendar year 2017). 15,326 new borrowers. 2.94 million total checkouts. Total number of material added to the network's collection in 2017: 33,511 new titles and 146,329 new items.  2,938,632 checkouts and renewals. 525,123 holds fulfilled. Most popular material type last year was a book. Total eContent (note: OverDrive stats only) checkouts last year was 314,939. 226,538 eBook checkouts and 88,533 eAudio or eVideo checkouts. Total number of records in CLAMS: 596,164 titles, 260,979 patrons, and 1,685,839 items. Sources: Sierra and OverDrive Marketplace accessed January 8, 2018.

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Films Selected for the 2017 National Film Registry

Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden has announced the 2017 selections to the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress. “Spanning the period 1905 to 2000, the films named to this year’s registry include Hollywood blockbusters, documentaries, silent movies, animation, shorts and independent and home movies. The 2017 selections bring the number of films in the registry to 725, which is a small fraction of the Library’s vast moving-image collection of 1.3 million items.” — LOC Blog

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Congratulations To Our Star Libraries


Library Journal's America's Star Libraries
Congratulations to our star libraries!

Library Journal (LJ) has just announced this year’s star libraries. We are so happy to see that 10 of the 12 star libraries in Massachusetts are members of the CLAMS Library Network! Continue reading

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Kazuo Ishiguro Wins Nobel Prize In Literature

Kazuo Ishiguro

The Swedish Academy has chosen Kazuo Ishiguro as the winner of the Nobel Prize in literature. Continue reading

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Meet Libby

Meet OverDrive's New App - LibbyMeet Libby

Did you know the CLAMS Library Network has thousands of ebooks and audiobooks? Go to clamsnet.overdrive.com for titles. You can borrow them, instantly, for free, using just the device in your hand. Continue reading

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