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October 25, 2022

Has It Been A While Since You Last Updated Your Records? Update Your Holdings!
If it's been a long time, it's a good idea to submit a new profile form to ensure we ingest your files accurately.

The file transfer instructions are available here!

PA Photos and Documents Poster Session Presented at PaLA Conference
Digital Collections and EDI: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
Sharing Our Stories
HSLC's Digitization Specialist, Nicole Joniec, presented a conference poster session on October 18th and spoke with attendees about efforts to diversify Pennsylvania’s digital collections. If you have content related to Pennsylvania’s diverse history and culture, Nicole would be happy to discuss ways of sharing your materials beyond your institution’s doors.

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Prior Version of PA Photos and Documents to be Sunset
This notice provided to library staff is to alert you that the old version of PA Photos and Documents, which resided on a CONTENTdm software platform, will be fully sunset on 11/1/2022. Staff and patrons who accessed items on the previous platform via bookmarks, web links, or web searches, will be redirected to a notice to use the new PA Photos and Documents service hosted on Islandora. 

What do libraries need to do?
If you provide links to collections or specific items hosted in PA Photos and Documents, please be sure that links point to the PA Photos and Documents service on the domain that begins with:

The correct and incorrect domains for PA Photos and Documents are demonstrated below:
If you provide links that point to the incorrect domain, it will be necessary to update them.

Fall Training Handouts
Whether you attended Fall Training or not, the handouts are available for all to access. 
The sessions presented at Fall Training:
  • Access Pennsylvania and SHAREit – Placing and Fulfilling Requests 
  • Teaching and Learning through the Past: Primary Sources in POWER Library
  • Access Pennsylvania and SHAREit – Your Participant Record
  • What’s New with POWER Library?
  • The Reference (R)evolution – Harnessing the POWER of Virtual Reference
  • The Virtual Stacks – E-Books and POWER Library
  • The Digital 411 – News and Business in POWER Library
  • Science Satisfaction in POWER Library

Single Sign-On for Remote Access is available for Google and Clever!
Looking to make it easier for your students?
Looking to make it easier for your students to access POWER Library e-resources from home? Single Sign-On (SSO) authentication is now available for school districts using Google or Clever as their SSO platform.

No more eCards or library cards!
SSO eliminates the need for students to enter library card or eCard numbers.
What will it cost my school to make SSO available?
There is no additional fee to add SSO authentication for public school districts. However, every school in the district must participate in POWER Library. Private schools will be assessed a small annual fee to add SSO authentication.

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This project is made possible in part by Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services and through the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's Library Access funds administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Office of Commonwealth Libraries. The views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this website do not necessarily represent those of the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services or the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

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