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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 continuing education 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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Spreading Joy to Colorado Libraries

If you attended a 2018 CLiC Spring Workshop no doubt you are still feeling the happy afterglow of connecting with peers and hearing fresh ideas to use in your library.

But, just maybe you’ve forgotten the details [Read more…]

Libraries Under Attack

Schools and libraries possess the expertise and responsibility to choose, license/buy and manage digital content useful to their local communities.

Some individuals in Colorado are attacking libraries and librarians for doing that work and are claiming that databases and e-book collections are full of pornography. These individuals are demanding a statewide ban of all databases and certain e-book products.

This updated guide will help the reader better understand these claims. It offers practical information, strategies and facts for libraries and schools to use in discussing this topic with their local communities.

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CE for the Season

 

One down, two to go… Our Spring Workshops are known for practical and valuable content. Fort Morgan registration is already FULL! Reserve your spot now for Pueblo… [Read more…]

CE for Supervisors & Directors

 

Our Spring Workshops are known for practical and valuable content, including sessions perfectly tailored to Supervisors and Directors! [Read more…]

A New Year’s Present

It’s a new year, and we have a present for you! The Marmot Digital Archive became accessible via Pika (the patron interface for AspenCat) starting on January 2, 2018.

The Marmot Digital Archive has been beautifully integrated into Pika and allows for seamless discovery for anyone using the interface. You’ll see links to relevant “digital archive objects” in search results as well as in grouped works and individual records.

For example, if a patron searches for the keyword “quilts” they’ll see books and the usual material AND ALSO see links to items in the Vail Vintage Quilts archive collection! At that point, the patron can click on one of the archive objects and will be drawn directly in to explore that item and other digital objects.

Similarly, when exploring digital archive objects, will see links to other related objects in other collections as well as physical holdings at the library.

The Marmot Digital Archive holds several different collections provided by participating Colorado libraries featuring a range of topics and items specific to Colorado history. The value of these digital collections is immeasurable. Dive in for yourself and you’ll soon be “thumbing” though all kinds of digital objects: oral histories, postcards, yearbooks, quilt squares, and photographs. These collections will have particular value for students looking for primary resources, patrons doing genealogy research, and anyone who loves to follow the rabbit hole of discovery!

Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns you might have.

Oh, and did we mention: this new access to digital content comes part and parcel (with a bow!) with your library’s membership in AspenCat, so there will be no additional cost for access to this amazing resource.