Entries by Tyler Irvin

Family Group Pilot Report

With the version of Horizon, SirsiDynix released a new feature called family groups. These groups are designed to link borrower accounts together for easier management. Members in the group may be able to checkout materials, pickup holds, or receive notices on behalf of other members. In the fall of 2018, SELCO worked with the […]

Penguin Random House eBook Model Change

Effective October 1, 2018, Penguin Random House is changing their ebook lending model from One Copy/One User to a two-year Metered Access term. This change affects all Public, School, & Special libraries in all territories where Penguin Random House ebooks are sold. Please see this letter from Penguin Random House for more information. Penguin Random […]

Online Fee Payment Change

As was previously reported, online fee payments through PayPal have not been writing to the Horizon database since June. SELCO has been investigating methods to repair the situation and has arrived at a solution.   On Monday, August 27, we will be turning on BLUEcloud Commerce as a replacement to PayPal. This is a product […]

Ebooks MN FY 2018 Stats

Valerie Horton from Minitex has sent out the statistics of use for the Ebooks MN collection of materials in state fiscal year 2018 (July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018). These are the freely available, statewide titles which authenticate through the location of the ISP. Here is the full spreadsheet and also one where with […]

Enterprise My Account Down (RESOLVED)

There is currently an issue with web services which is not allowing borrowers to log into My Account and place requests in Enterprise. SELCO has gone through all of our standard procedures to fix this but it remains as issue. We are in contact with SirsiDynix to work on a speedy resolution to this problem. […]

OverDrive Reading History

OverDrive has implemented a History page to the ebook catalog. This page automatically displays titles a user has borrowed (beginning now), and they have the option to manually add titles previously read (through OverDrive or other sources). How the History Page Works: Each time a title is borrowed, it is added to the user’s history. […]

Scholastic Training Sessions

Online Libraries of the region have access to the Scholastic Go! databases as part of their online membership. These databases are: Amazing Animals of the World, America the Beautiful, Lands and People, The New Book of Popular Science, and La Nueva Enciclopedia Cumbre. Scholastic itself is offering a number of online training sessions in the […]

Meet Libby – The New OverDrive App

Libby, the one-tap reading app from OverDrive, is now available for your new users to download and enjoy. As previewed in May, Libby is now being promoted on the OverDrive digital catalog, and OverDrive invites you to spread the word about Libby to your community. Visit their Resource Center for all your Libby needs, including […]

Big Library Read: The Other Einstein

The Big Library Read for The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict is now live and will run until June 26, 2017. Don’t forget to visit the Big Library Read website for all of the great bonus material, including: OverDrive’s Professional Book Nerds podcast interview with author Marie Benedict as she discusses the book, her love […]

Enterprise Format Enhancements

SELCO has recently made some improvements to Enterprise; specifically to the format facet. It now offers the ability to sort by Book on CD Abridged/Unabridged, and has added a few built-in safeguards to properly sort other formats as well. Nothing in this update changes any cataloging requirements (I.e. 007 fields for all except regular print books). We […]