A blog from the Southern Ontario Library Service

One to Watch: BookNet Canada

BookNet Canada is a non-profit organization that develops technology, standards, and education to serve the Canadian book industry. The organization supports publishing companies, booksellers, wholesalers, distributors, sales agents, and libraries across the country. For anyone interested in the Canadian book market and reading trends in general, I highly recommend signing up for Booknet’s newsletter! They […]

Cleveland Rocks! Digipalooza 2015 Recap

Hélène Golden and I recently attended Digipalooza, OverDrive’s International User Group Conference, in sunny Cleveland. I highly recommend this conference to OverDrive members – it was well-organized, informative, and fun! Events included a tour of OverDrive’s Blue Sky Campus (which included the OverDrive Digitalbookmobile), a day and a half of informative sessions at the Cleveland […]

Report Released: Community Hubs in Ontario

Each year, libraries strive to ensure they provide the spaces, services, and materials communities need. They do this while navigating the occasionally muddy waters of provincial and municipal policies. Many library staff have considered how these waters could be better mapped and charted, but we are little fish in a very large lake. Each library […]

Take a Sneak Peek at Gale’s new Interfaces

On April 2, Gale Cengage will launch their new interface for Gale Virtual Reference Library, InfoTrac Collections (both included in the SOLS Tier 1 core suite of e-resources) and In Context. These changes also affect the PowerSearch platform. These enhancements are designed to: Increase accessibility for those with visual impairments Improve usability for both desktop […]