Category: Technology

15 Aug

Linked Data for Libraries Users Group forming

News, Technology by Jan Davidson

As a result of a successful Linked Data Summit held in March 2017, MCLS is facilitating the formation of a multi-state Linked Data for Libraries Users Group. The purpose of the group will be for libraries to discuss the latest developments in Linked Data for libraries, share experiences, explore new products, and raise awareness. A …Read more »

03 Aug

Save money on your Internet Librarian conference registration

Community-building, News, Technology by Michelle Bradley

Are you planning to attend the Internet Librarian conference in October? If so, MCLS and Amigos Library Services can help you save money on early bird conference registration. Register for the conference using this embedded link, and your discount should automatically populate. If you need the discount code for any reason, it is 17AMI. Please …Read more »

25 Apr

Notes from the Executive Director – May 2017

Director, MCLS, News, Technology by Jan Davidson

This turned out to be quite a different column than the one I thought I was writing. Lately, I’ve been thinking about linked data a lot, and I thought I’d opine a bit about the history and development of linked data, with an update on a couple cool linked data projects in Michigan and Indiana. …Read more »

25 Apr

Meet the MCLS trainers: Mahasin Martinson

News, Technology, Training by Jan Davidson

 This month’s featured trainer, Mahasin Martinson, currently works in the IT Department at the Indianapolis Public Library. Originally from Lansing, Michigan, Mahasin bridges our two membership states, and has been a lifelong patron of libraries. She has volunteered and worked in public libraries for over 15 years. In May 2016, Mahasin completed her master’s degree …Read more »

20 Dec

January – June 2017 Training Calendar Online

Announcing the MCLS training calendar for January – June 2017. MCLS is offering over 60 training opportunities for library staff. For more information, go to our printer friendly version of the training calendar. For questions, contact the MCLS training department at

19 Jul

August Training Opportunities

Register today for the following workshops hosted by MCLS in August. Jul 27 Media boot camp: interviewing skills (at Wheatfield Public Library, Indiana) (3 General LEUs) (DEADLINE to register is Friday, July 22) Aug 2-4 Assigning Library of Congress call numbers: basic (online) (6 General LEUs) (DEADLINE to register is Friday, July 22) Aug 9 …Read more »

06 Jan

MCLS workshops for January

Register today for the following online workshops offered by MCLS in January. AACR2 meet RDA – Jan 13 (1:30-3:30pm) (NOTE: Deadline to register is noon Friday, January 9) The MeLCat visiting patron service – Jan 15 (10-11am) (FULL – waiting list available) MARC: An introduction – Jan 20-22 (9-11am) Reference triage for paraprofessionals – Jan …Read more »

10 Dec

January – June 2015 training calendar dates announced

Watch your mailboxes for the January – June 2015 MCLS training calendar. If you can’t wait for the print version to arrive, check out our online training and events list. Highlights of this term’s calendar include new classes “Rare books cataloging: An introduction“, “RDA for non-catalogers: What do I need to know?“, “HR essentials for …Read more »

22 Sep

October Training at MCLS

Register today for the following training opportunities with MCLS in October. MCLS Annual Meeting, October 3 (at the McCamly Plaza, Battle Creek, Michigan) *Deadline to register this Friday Reference Triage for Paraprofessionals, October 6 (online) *Deadline to register this Friday MeLCat Cataloging Workshop, October 7-9 (online) MARC: An Introduction, October 7-9 (online) The MeLCat Overdue …Read more »

01 Aug

The new Michigan eLibrary (MeL) expands service

MeL, News, Technology by David Votta
New MeL website

A partnership between Innovative (iii) and EBSCO Discovery Service facilitated the harvesting of metadata from MeL’s digital collections and integrated that information with full-text articles and eBooks. Read more about this project and the new services available through MeL in Innovative’s press release, “The Michigan eLibrary (MeL) Expands Visionary Service with Innovative and EBSCO Information …Read more »