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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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

 

 

 

PebbleGo Create

NEW THIS YEAR!! PebbleGo Add-On PebbleGo Create!

PebbleGo Create is digital workspace for kids to demonstrate what they’ve learned in PebbleGo.  Students can easily draw, type, record a video, and choose from thousands of engaging stickers, animations, and templates to show what they learned.  All while never leaving PebbleGo.  (Formative assessment.)

Teachers have easy access to each students’ creations, providing real-time insights on whether students are mastering the standards being taught.
Quickly sync class rosters with Microsoft 365, Google Classroom* or .CSV file.How PebbleGo Create Works [Graphic] -Step 1 Students clic 'Create' on any PebbleGo or PebbleGo Next article - Step 2 Students select a ready-made or a blank template - Step 3 Students demonstrate what they learned providing educators with authentic assessment
Two-minute video features PebbleGo Create.
PebbleGo Create Flyer

Questions? Contact Kira Zimmerman

2022 Vendor Database RFP

CLiC Colorado Library Consortium Logo     Request for Proposal

The Colorado Library Consortium (CLiC) seeks proposals from database and e-resource vendors that have products able to satisfy the needs of a statewide consortium of all library types.
Please find the complete RFP here.

We think you and your colleagues will find this RFP to be a breath of fresh air. It’s NOT a lengthy or bureaucratic tome, demanding detailed checklists for your company to stipulate every aspect of its product and service offerings.

Just a little more than six pages of reading for your team. We welcome any and all of your questions.

Proposals are due in the Colorado Library Consortium office no later than Friday, February 4, 2022.

All bids and proposals should be mailed to emailed to kzimmerman@clicweb.org

Questions about this RFP should be directed to: Kira Zimmerman, 303-422-1150 or kzimmerman@clicweb.org

ACDC – OCLC MARC Records

ACDC - OCLC MARC Records

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