PA Photos and Documents Update, Science Reference Collection, Annual Fee, and more!
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February 8, 2022
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PA Photos and Documents Update: Internet Archive Book Reader Launch Tomorrow!
The Internet Archive Book Reader for book and newspaper content model records in PA Photos and Documents will be available beginning Wednesday, February 9.

The Internet Archive Book Reader provides the following readability, navigation, and searchability enhancements: 
  1. The ability to search within a single book/bound item.
  2. Offers a customizable view consisting of two pages (default), one page, or thumbnail view.
  3. Provides better search results that omit confusing page-level records and provides users with pinpoints and highlighting where the search term appears within the work. 
New functionality included with this switch to the Internet Archive Book Reader is that users can download pages by right-clicking and saving individual pages.
Tomorrow, after the update has been performed, please check out the Internet Archive Book Reader with these two sample records:

Book content model record:

Newspaper content model record:

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Spotlight On...
Science Reference eBook Collection
Explore science from over 230 full-text eBooks!

Check out the full title list in the POWER Library - For Librarians [PDF]

This collection of reference titles covers a wide variety of topics such as animals, biology, climate change, computing, engineering, experiments, life science, nature, oceans, physical science, and weather.

Find titles such as:
  • Amazing Feats of Biological Engineering
  • Arctic Thaw, Climate Change, and the Global Race for Energy Resources
  • Bioluminescence, Nature, and Science at Work
  • Blades of Green, Adventures in Backyard Habitats
  • Climate Migrants, On the Move in a Warming World
  • Drones and Flying Robots
  • Fun Experiments with Light, Periscopes, Kaleidoscopes, and More
  • Ocean Engineering and Designing for the Deep Sea
  • Our Energy Future, Introduction to Renewable Energy and Biofuels
  • Space Junk, The Dangers of Polluting Earth's Orbit

We are planning for Spring Training to be in-person!
We look forward to seeing you at one of the following:
  • March 30 - King of Prussia
  • March 31 - Scranton
  • April 4 - State College
  • April 5 - Cranberry (Pittsburgh)
  • April 12 - Grantville (Harrisburg)
Plan to spend the day (8:15 AM - 3:45 PM) with us and learn about POWER Library products and services, learn what is new in POWER Library, and provide us with your feedback on all-things-POWER-related! (Please note that registration is not open yet.)

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Access PA Annual Support Fee for 2022-2023
The technology support fee is based on library type for schools and by collection size for public libraries. All special collection libraries pay the same fee.

Annual fee rates for 2022-2023:

Public Libraries
Collections of up to 10,000 titles = $250.00
Collections of more than 10,000 titles = $325.00

Elementary School library = $250.00/building
Middle or High School library = $325.00/building

Special Collection Libraries = $325.00

Please note that this represents an increase of approximately 10% effective with fiscal year 2022-2023. This is the first increase in the support fee rates since 2009. If your school serves an economically distressed community and receives a discount on your annual fee, the same discount will be applied to the new amount. 

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Update the Library Status Form with Your Current Operating Status
Keep the Find a PA Library lookup updated! Please update the Library Status Form to add or change information for your library.

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