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Access PA/POWER Library Fall Training Spaces are still available for the live 2017 Fall Training sessions for the Access PA Catalog and ILL System and the POWER Library E-Resources. There are 11 sessions scheduled across the state.  The deadline for registering is one week before...

Registration for the live 2017 Fall Training is now open! Sessions will be held on advanced features of the Access PA Catalog and ILL System and the POWER Library e-resources, including our new e-resources authentication system. The training is live and will be held at eleven locations...

TrueFLIX

  TrueFLIX is now available!  However, it is only available when you update your e-resource links.   While all library types are welcome to update their e-resource links at this time, we especially encourage public libraries to update their links prior to the return of over...

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  Your library’s new e-resource links are now available.  For more information and to obtain the links for your library, please see Frequently Asked Questions Regarding E-Resource Access Changes and Enhancements for POWER Library.   We encourage all public libraries...

TrueFLIX

The Office of Commonwealth Libraries is adding TrueFLIX to the roster of e-resources available in POWER Library! Access to Scholastic’s TrueFLIX will officially begin on July 1. However, a two-month preview is currently available for library staff to preview TrueFLIX content...

Susan Sentz

By: Susan Sentz One of my favorite parts of being a librarian is being able to connect with others over a shared interest. This can be through discussion about a new book, movie or my favorite topic Harry Potter.  The purpose of Harry Potter Book Night is to pass the magic of...

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  There will be some new sessions (Noodle Tools!) and new presenters but we are looking for your input to help us prioritize which POWER Library topics and e-resources should be featured during the 2017 POWER Library Users Conference sessions. Take the Survey! Thank  you, HSLC...

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HSLC will be performing maintenance on the POWER Library Portal on Saturday, February 4.  Maintenance work will begin at 9:30 PM and we like to reserve up to three hours for the update; however in the past, updates have been completed much more quickly. If you have any questions...

Z39.50

  We are pleased to announce that the Access PA Catalog is now accessible via Z39.50 for Access PA Participants. Adding this functionality allows for a connection from your ILS to the Access PA Catalog which enables you to download MARC records from the Access PA Catalog to...

The list of e-resources available in POWER Library now includes High School Student Research.  High School Student Research is an EBSCO Explora interface that searches the following: Academic Search Main Edition MasterFile Main Edition Business Source Main Edition Middle Search...