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November 1, 2022

Nearly 1,000 New E-Books Added to EBSCO E-Books and GALE E-Books

892 new titles are found in the EBSCO E-Books resource. 

Some of the computing subjects included are:
  • business productivity
  • languages and programming
  • data science
  • design
Some of the juvenile/YA nonfiction subjects included are:
  • animals
  • careers
  • computing
  • games
  • people
  • science and nature
  • robotics

66 new titles are found in the GALE E-Books resource. 

The new titles in GALE E-Books focus on:
  • computing
  • computer programming
  • digital literacy
  • social sciences
  • social studies
  • technology

Time Period Discovery Option Added to PA Photos and Documents
It is now possible to browse collections by Time Period.
In our ongoing effort to improve the discovery of digital collections available in PA Photos and Documents, a Time Period option has been added that enables users to explore collections based on a historical period.

Add a Link to PA Online Learning Tutorials from Your Website!
Your Library's Link to PA Online Learning is available in the Links Generator.
PA Online Learning, provided by the Office of Commonwealth Libraries for all Pennsylvanians, is a FREE growing collection of tutorials on how to use software, social media, and library resources, such as the POWER Library! 

The icon and link have been added to the Links Generator in the POWER Library - For Librarians section so that libraries may add the link to their website, blogs, social media posts, etc.

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Prior Version of PA Photos and Documents to be Sunset on 11/1
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.

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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