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Powering Small Libraries

AspenCat is a shared catalog (integrated library system-ILS) that includes more than 115 libraries and more than a million items. Participating libraries share more than 4,500 physical materials and ebooks each month.

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Sending and receiving right from your back door

CLiC’s key service that delivers physical materials between member libraries throughout the state, as well as providing connections to resource sharing in other states. Learn More!

Growing Library Staff

CLiC is dedicated to providing affordable talent development opportunities in-person and online for library staff.   
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On the ground for libraries across Colorado

CLiC is meeting libraries at their point of need with three regionally-based consultants. Consultants work with libraries to support them with operations, governance, community engagement and more.   
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Saving money? Yes please!

CLiC enables libraries to have access to electronic resources, databases, supplies and more through discounts negotiated by CLiC.   
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Pushing the envelope

Staff members constantly scan the horizon for new opportunities beyond our core services. We'll even experiment, try out new products and services to see if they meet libraries' needs. Learn More!

Why CLiC?

Whether your library is large, small, or somewhere in the middle, CLiC makes things happen. We are your colleagues and part of the Colorado library community.   
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Cooperative Purchase Survey

Possible Cooperative Purchases

At CLiC we are approached by a wide variety of vendors. It is important to us that we are working with and securing discounts that your library and community care about.

Recently, we have a few interesting vendors that we would like your opinion on. Are these products something that your library and community find value in?

We would appreciate it if you would please take a few minutes to read and either watch the video or visit the trial and give us your feedback for the following four products.

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NewspaperArchive

NewspaperArchive is one of the largest online newspaper databases available! They currently host over 15,500+ different publication titles, which includes over 280+ million pages of digitized newspaper content, all available on and easy-to-use searchable website. The extensive database has content available from 48 different counties and all 50 U.S. states, spanning a total of 415 years of history, with publications from 1607 - 2022. NewspaperArchive is adding anywhere from 1 - 2 million pages of new content every single month, so the database is continuously growing. Aside from the size of the database, the content that is available through NewspaperArchive varies widely from that of any other resource as well. Currently, NewspaperArchive has 85% unique content when compared to other newspaper resources on the market. NewspaperArchive also offers a variety of different services such as Microfilming and Digitization for any preservation needs, or API Access / Data Mining Solutions for large research departments or projects.

NewspaperArchive Website
NewspaperArchive Video
Is NewspaperArchive something your library would be interested in?

Qwest TV EDU

Qwest TV EDU is a celebration of unique talents, traditions, and rhythms. With 1300+ concerts and documentaries on offer, the video streaming service strives to be the world’s home for jazz, soul, funk, classical, and global music. Our diverse and curated content includes programming around Black History Month, International Jazz Day and more. Qwest TV EDU is offered as an annual subscription, available in English, French and Spanish. Highlights include: • Unlimited, simultaneous users • IP, Shibboleth and library card authentication supported • Comprehensive permissions for in-class, on-campus and remote • Usage reporting for number of log-ins and content views • HD-quality player including 4K content • Library marketing kit and regular content newsletters

Qwest TV EDU Website
Qwest TV EDU Trailer
Qwest TV EDU Trial Enter this passcode in the “Got a trial passcode?” section: CLICQTV83122
Is Qwest TV EDU something your library would be interested in?

The Shelf TV

The Shelf is a streaming platform for libraries oriented to Spanish speakers. Launched at the last PLA 2022, the platform offers Movies, Series and Performing Arts, mostly in Spanish; kids content, both English and Spanish; and an unlimited global music downloading service.

The Shelf TV Website
Is The Shelf TV something your library would be interested in?

Sprouty

Like exploring things first? Want to be a part of building the product? Code Koalas working with Mid Continent Public Library developed an app for parents to help teach children 0 - 5 to learn to read, called Sprouty. They are looking for libraries to take this adventure with them.

Sprouty - Condensed Demo Video
Is the Sprouty app something your library would be interested in?

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LAFCON Scholarship

CLiC is offering scholarships for the first ever Library Advocacy and Funding Conference (LAFCON) hosted by EveryLibrary.  The conference is virtual, and runs September 26th-28th, 2022.

What’s exciting is this conference is specifically designed to bring new knowledge to libraries. That’s because you’ll be hearing almost exclusively from people and organizations outside of this industry. You won’t be hearing from the same library presenters and organizations that we see at most other library conferences. Instead, EveryLibrary has sought out presenters and curated a conference agenda that will bring you all new information and ideas.  Take a look at the LAFCON 2022 agenda.

Apply for the CLiC Scholarship below. Application DEADLINE is Tuesday, September 6, 2022.

LAFCON 2022 Scholarship Application

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Koha Upgrade to 21.11

Koha upgrade to 21.11 is happening soon! ByWater will be upgrading our production sites Monday, August 1st at 11 PM. There will be no big changes this upgrade. [Read more…]

June AspenCat Users’ Group Meeting Overview

Koha upgrades, exciting cooperative purchases, Discovery Layer updates, and more! Look below to see our meeting agenda and notes. You can also listen to the meeting here. [Read more…]

NEW EBSCO Package

The wait is over! The NEW EBSCO package is here!

Thank you so much to the volunteers, representing libraries of all types and sizes, who took time out of their busy schedules to review and provide feedback on the different vendor products.

All of the databases from the old package are still included, PLUS we added 7 new databases.

If you are looking for the direct URLs for these new resources, please contact Kira Zimmerman.

We also have exciting news regarding accessibility!
Coming later this year, EBSCO will have a new interface that is more accessible. Please see all the new features in this short video.
As a reminder:
This cost-savings program isn’t just a subscription for a host of databases and educational content; it’s a full-support service. 32 databases are a lot to manage and promote to your patrons. CLiC is happy to set up a virtual meeting with you — to help you set up your resources within EBSCO, and on your website, to make everything the most user-friendly for your communities/students. Here is a short video (Video Coming Soon) of a few examples of how to arrange your EBSCO resources.

If you have any questions, please let us know.

Kira Zimmerman, Cooperative Products Manager
Jim Duncan, Executive Director