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Last Updated: November 10, 2023

For VOL: What’s New for Vermont Online Library from Gale (State Employees)

Tune into this recorded webinar on the latest updates to Vermont Online Library’s Gale resources! We're excited to announce the addition of Gale Presents: Udemy, a new resource that provides state employees with access to thousands of online courses and learning materials for their own professional development. We'll also be sharing updates on other Gale resources from VOL, including their newest features and content updates. Whether you're looking to improve your skills in business, technology, or personal growth, we have something for everyone. Don't miss out on this opportunity to discover the latest and greatest resources available through Vermont Online Library.

Duration: 60 Minutes

Alright. Hello, everybody! And welcome to our what's new for Vermont Online Library from Gale, our session dedicated to state employees, and how you can take advantage of these resources for your professional development or general interests.

We have some great stuff to show you about the new resources and a couple of updates about ongoing resources.

I have. I'd like to give you a very loose agenda, because this is really your session.

I want to answer any questions you have so feel free to make aal use of the chat and the as we go through.

There are, you know, a lot of things to cover, but I want to make sure to include the things that you really want to hear about.

So I am happy to take those questions, either tool, whichever you like to use and answer as we go along, and then you'll receive a follow up email from me later today.

It gives all of our contact info, so you can feel free to reach out with questions should they come to you later, so happy to always do what we can to make sure you're able to take advantage of these resources, we are also joined by April Shaw today, from the department of libraries so great

to have her with us. She'll be able to answer questions as well.

We'll both keep an eye on the chat, and the so let me go ahead and kind of dive into our content.

So oh, sorry! I’m often ahead of my own slide, so feel free to share the chat of the anything you have questions about, or want to be sure to learn about today.

And here we have April. Do you want to give a little?

Hello! So am I again. I’m kind of calling you out here to start the session. Surprising you!

Hi! I’m happy to. I’m sorry I’m a little late.

Of course.

My Zoom chose that exact moment to update. Thank you.

To everyone who has registered and showed up for this.

I’m very excited for you to learn about the updates to the Vermont Online Library, and I know that some of these will be just great resources for State employees, and if you have any questions you can ask Stacy, you can also reach out to me after the Session.

Alright! Thanks! April, alrighty! So you have a wide variety of resources available.

To you through the Vermont Online Library. It is really a robust collection.

I think really the most of all the States I work with.

So it's really amazing to be able to offer these to all of your Vermont citizens the resources really run the gamut that you might use, you know, for homework. Help.

So, if anyone has, you know, kids in school really k, 12 up into college, these are resources.

They can take advantage of. You've got content here to cannot focus on your own interests.

One in particular, talking about professional development and hobbies and things like that, as the new Gale Presents: Udemy you to me.

That's actually where we'll get started today. You have periodical resources all over the place.

And those are great ways to stay up to date on, you know, different industries and topics.

You can set up journal alerts and search alerts within those.

So you get notified when they're new content. There's help here for small business owners.

You've got your own. Do it yourself. Auto repair tool.

So lots of great stuff available through the Vermont Online Library.

But again, this is about what's new. So that's actually where we're going to get started.

Yale, present you to me and Gale. Legal forms are 2 new resources that might be especially helpful in your areas, and then we'll also talk about a couple new periodical collections that are available and for the rest, we'll talk about some new features.

And content available in those as well. So let's go ahead and dive in.

So to access these resources. And I know this is a long URL.

Actually let me go ahead and happy and paste it right into the chat while I’m talking about it.

You can always access these right through the department of library site.

On the URL. I’m about to share. We have Geo.

Authentication for most of the resources I’m Vermont.

Online library. So it's if you let your location be known, it just checks that your emergency one, though again, the first one we're going to talk about Gale present to me does require you to have a user account inside the resource and to do that you do have to provide a library card.

Number if you don't have one, though, from the State Library in the meantime we have a workaround for you.

That I’ll share in the follow up email. You can use a password instead until you get your library card.

But we again we'll have more details about that in the follow up email.

So we'll talk a little bit more about why that has to happen as we go into the resource.

So let's go ahead and keep moving, and we'll get into these new resources.

So Gale presents you to me is something you may actually have a little familiarity with at least a year to be part they are a provider of on demand.

Video courses, and as an individual folks can go to their site and sign up for their own personal subscription, it actually costs a hefty amount of money to do.

But the State has been able to pick up Gale presents you to me.

The library version of this resource for Vermont. It is a great way to keep up with your own professional development.

Learn new skills, follow your own personal interests all through on demand.

Learning. With over 19,000. Actually, I heard yesterday think we are up to 20,000 now on demand video courses.

These are taught by people who know what they're doing.

Usually keeps a close eye on the reviews of courses, so that they are offering really high quality, content.

They also are staying very up to date and adding new courses all the time, as Chat Gpt has become more popular.

They have, you know, within about a week had a couple of courses about using it to your advantage.

So they respond really quickly to what's kind of happening in the world.

And you know things that people might want to learn about. So to speak, a little more about the courses that are there.

You can always pick up a new skill. So if you want to, for example, I’m going to have to rewrite our reference, report our monthly report in excel, and I have to learn about pivot table. So I’m going to take advantage of you to me and learn how to do that

you can pick up new skills to put to work in your workplace. That formal learning.

If you're pursuing a degree or anything I want to supplement that a bit, but also just want to improve on a skill.

For example, we're going to see, I’m taking a iPhone photography course so something you want to do, you know, just personally as well can add to your own current knowledge.

If you're looking to move ahead in your work or in your life, you can kind of build on skills you already have, and take them further.

Really once again, if here, with courses available for beginners, to more advanced learners.

So you have your pick of courses here, and then, of course, making a change.

If you might move into a different position, or any stage of life, maybe getting ready for retirement, or something like that, finding new hobby.

It is a huge collection, of courses to pick on.

Really, you know something for everybody. So let's go ahead.

Oh, look! I thought I had. Let's take a look slide. I do. Now we're going to ahead and just take a look.

So the go to that URL, and shared. So this is the page that I linked in the chat.

We need access to the resources for State employees. And there's Gale present you and me.

However, because I’m not part of Vermont, and I work for Gale.

I have to jump through a couple of other hoops to demo the resource.

So I’m not actually going to follow this path. But I get to show you what it looks like when you, when you will.

So if you go ahead and click here and feel free to follow along if you like, or just watch my screen, whichever you prefer when you access you'd meet it is going to require a library card for our code, and it's already pre selected Vermont department of libraries, for you there so

if you don't have a library card from the State Library you can easily obtain one.

We're going to share some details. Again, in the follow up email.

In the meantime, though we have a password, you can use again.

I’ll include that in a follow up email. So if you don't have a bar code, the password will work, and once you get past this step you will land on a page. Bear with me.

Just a second again. I've got to jump through a couple of hoops to do this, so.

And just a second you'll be skipping this step.

And I’m performing right here.

Then, when you land on once, you've kind of shown that you have access, that you are able to authenticate, as we call it, into the resource you are prompted to create an account or side back into the account you've already created with, you'd me.

So since folks are, you know, usually not coming in here and picking up and taking a course, and then they're done with it forever.

You need to be able to create user accounts. You kind of keep track of where you are in your learning, enrolling classes take notes on the on the courses.

So you do need to create an account inside you. To me.

The other Vermont online library resources don't work this is a step you don't have to take.

But with you to me you will, and it's very easy to create an account.

You can use an existing Google or Microsoft account.

So either of those, if you have Google and Microsoft accounts, just go ahead and log in with those credentials, and you'll be good to go, or if you don't have one or you don't want to use it, you can just create an account here is down below there is a kind of

Gale account, you can create email, password and your name.

The email address is only used to get you in and out of your account.

We don't then start marketing it to you, or doing anything, we will use it.

If you forget your password. And Yeah, to be prompted, we'll use that email address to get you back in.

But other than that, that's the only thing we use.

Your email address for so really easy to create an account.

And once you've done the step you're immediately in, there's no wait, time, or anything you need to start taking advantage of the course.

So I've gone ahead and gotten myself logged in here.

I did this ahead of time. We have a 2 factor, authentication.

We have to go through his gale employees. So I tried to get that step out of the way before the webinars, and it looks like I didn't time myself out.

I also have to time it perfectly. So I don't get logged out for an activity.

So here we are inside unity. So after you've created your account, and after you've used it for a while, your homepage will start to look like mine.

Where, right off the bat it's offering to let you get back into the courses you're enrolled in, and then, also customizing almost like a bespoke homepage here, recommending forces for things that based on the courses I’ve taken are browsed or searched on your

first time in. It's usually recommending some popular courses, things that are trending stuff like that.

But then the homepage will start to customize to your interests.

So that's what I got going here, and it is an interesting way just to kind of see the variety of content that's here.

But if you really want to check that out, I recommend up Top just to the left of the search bar.

There is a category's browse, and this is where you can really see how many courses are available here, and the wide variety that are available.

You to be started in the beginning kind of focusing on it. Operation.

So there's still a really hefty amount of that kind of content here, and it built on itself.

So cloud computing data, science and so on by scroll, you can then see the subcategories open up in a column to the right.

So I’m just going to go over Sunday so you can see move around a bit here.

But it's really expanded as time has gone on, and I would say the number of courses have doubled in the time that I've been using it.

So it is something that is growing and growing. If anybody is familiar with you to me, what we do, what we have is again Gale, present you to me is most similar to their you.

To me business program. The folks can register. So scroll over here so you can see.

But really just putting in a search on something you're interested in.

You're probably going to find something. So.

Writing is something you may find happening, or at least folks asking for tips.

Things like that, applying for grants from the Government. You have several courses here to help in that area.

We've got a search. Result that sorts by relevance.

So it tries to push. You know the things you must most would most be interested in to the top of the page.

But if you look over to the left, there's a way to narrow these down.

We've got almost 500 results here. And if I want to focus this a little bit, you can see there's a topic tool, so you can make it a little more specific you're in the you know, type of writing right?

I like the level filter here it is, so I’m brand new to I want to filter it in the beginner.

State courses, intermediate, expert available as well. If I feel a little more comfortable.

There are also courses available in many different languages, meaning that the course itself is taught in that language.

So you can see the list here. You can also find courses that are in English, but offer different language subtitles so.

Got this option as well.

Video duration. This really runs the gamut.

There are some courses here that are, say, 28 h long, some that are under an hour.

So you want to do some quick learning that's available to you.

But if you really wanted to deep, there are links to your courses as well.

Folks can rate the courses that they take. And again I mentioned before usually pays close attention to this.

You'll pretty much see 3. And up on these courses if they're not receiving.

Well, then they get removed. The ratings are again submitted by people who are taking the course.

So that's something you can participate in what is in as well.

And then some courses offer. You know, other activities offer quizzes.

A lot of the programming stuff offers coding exercises that practice tasks.

If you're looking for features like that we've got a feature filter and decide if you want to take a course, get a little bit of information here.

But if you go in, you actually see really almost everything about the course.

The summary up top is a few quick bits of information, and then quick bullet list of what you'll learn requirements.

So if there's, you know, you want to learn, excel you have access to excel.

Then a further kind of narrative description of a quarter, and then you actually see the course content.

So really like the syllabus for it, and most of these you can view again video or 2 from each of the syllabus sections, so you can kind of get eyes on the instructor.

See what their teaching manner is like. Decide if you're like it.

Then, of course, you can learn more about the instructor, and then there are those ratings and reviews I mentioned.

So and really see what people think. And you have unlimited access to this resource.

So there's no problem with enrolling. And then not really finishing, or, you know, participating in it.

It doesn't hurt anything to enroll and pick it up and then decide.

Maybe it's not for you, so there's no harm in enrolling and taking a look.

So, rather than throwing off this statistics here for you to me, I’m actually going to jump back to the homepage and show you what it looks like when you're enrolled in.

Of course, from one of the ones that I’m already enrolled in.

So once you enroll in the course you immediately dive into the video learning, and then when you come back, you always pick up where you left off.

So you can dive right in technically, though, you don't have to take the course in order, you'll notice over on the right.

There's that course, content. And it's all type linked so you can jump around into different sections of the course.

Okay. And for something like this, this may be exactly what I wanted to do with a course like this.

Here's another example of a great shot, but here it is with far more depth, because we've exposed the street below.

When you think about a printed photo.

With, so I’m not competing with the audio.

There, but you can move around. Look for the things that are most interesting to you.

And kind of take advantage of each section. You can see how long each of those are.

We should go through as well. The one thing, if you are interested in getting a certificate of completion, say, if this is something for professional development, you want to be able to show it to your manager, you want to be able to put something on your resume you do have to view, every video in the

course it is not going to give you that certificate of completion.

If you skip a course or don't, or don't finish one of the first.

Sorry, of course, if you skip course, but if you skip a segment of the course you wouldn't get that certificate of completion.

So for me, for a photography course on my phone.

It's probably not something I really am looking for. That certificate for about for other things.

I may want that certificate. So I’m not sure why this video isn't loading when we go ahead and grab a.

Okay. So now I’m going to talk about macro photography.

We have to investigate that a little further. Now, when you're working with video, you'll see it looks a lot like a YouTube. Video. You've got.

Of course, your close captioning options. Audio, all of those things this one comes along with the transcript as well, and change the settings.

Have it. Take over your screen, which is nice focus. You have the option to change the playback rate.

So if you wanted to move a little faster, and everybody's listening to their piles like one and a half speed. Now.

So the same with your online learning. You also have some tools built in.

You'll notice these little yellow tick marks in the progress bar.

In my video for some of these. Those are notes I've added, and you'll see down below the video.

There's a menu bar here, so you can read the course overview of that.

Of the reviews, that type of thing. But the notes tool becomes available once you're enrolled.

And as you're going through the course and any point, it's kind of keeping up with where you are in the video, keeping up with that little again, progress by create a node at O 3, I can add a note here as well so something I know I’m going to want to review again.

Or you know, something interesting, and then all of those notes are capped here below the edit.

Your no feature or sorry, add your note, whichever depending on where you are, and then again, you get those little tick marks in the video itself.

So we can jump right to those sections.

So great way to again kind of grab those things that are jumping out of you.

Your courses may offer announcements from the instructor.

This one doesn't. But this is where they would go.

There's also a so right now you can't submit questions, but you can see the ones that folks would be you to be for business for a program or using. So if you have a similar question great to be able to see the response from the instructor, we hope down the road to

offer this feature to in the library version of the resource we're working on it.

But for right now it isn't available. So well good to see those questions that have been asked before.

So of course we'll all work with similarly, again, some may offer things like practice.

Test quizzes, and so on. Those will just be available within, usually within the course, content it's kind of linked with the section that it comes with.

So you'll see those embedded in the courses.

So this. So lots of great stuff here, let's go ahead and take a look at some other courses, though you could do language learning here again.

So, I want Italian. Just a quick search. Send that off the search is really well done again.

There's pretty much something for everybody here. So just setting your search off is always a good idea.

We have again the category. Browse those.

So this is where you can really see the breadth of what's available.

So let's say I improve my office productivity I’m looking at all the different ways.

I can do that. So maybe collaboration with a team.

These pages are built. So you get to see some things that have been popular or trending.

They always feature course on this page as well, and not to let you kind of dive deeper with some more specific searches.

But really you can browse everything that's available here.

So here we have. So Microsoft teams, that's something we use a gale right now.

But something I’m often using with other companies or libraries.

So I could, you know, check this quick course on to use to get a little more familiar with it right?

So you have again a lot of content to pick from here, and I like a lot of the personal development ones as well.

Something like stress management, you know.

Always something to consider in your work. You know how much work stress is it causing your job stress something, maybe to help with those issues and browse to find something useful as well here.

So lots of good stuff. Here, let me just check my notes.

Where are you? Good shape? And again, this is available to everyone in Vermont.

So you know, we're focusing the session on state employees.

But keep in mind for your family. Your friends make sure they're aware of it as well.

Really be a huge event built huge benefit to building your skills.

Both professional and person.

Alrighty! Let's go ahead and take a look at our next resource.

Let me just check the chat or the and April feel free to jump in anytime.

If there's anything you want to add as well.

Alrighty, so they'll present you to me is available as a mobile tool as well.

So you can come in the same way. I did through the browser on your phone, and it will recognize that you're using a mobile device.

And it just readjust to your screen size the great thing about being able to access this online is, of course, you can learn anytime anywhere, right?

As long as you got your phone with you. The other cool thing is, if you go into via the app which I’m about to walk you through, kind of how you do this here, and I’ll send a the steps in the follow up email that I’m going to send as well, you can actually download.

the content of the videos and listen and watch offline. So that's a real benefit, you know.

Maybe download it while you're at work, and have that high speed Internet and that at home.

Just watch when you're ready for it.

So the app is available both in the Google play store and the Apples App store.

When you search for it, just do a quick search for you to me you're going to get 2 results.

You to me business is the one that you want I've got the thumbs up sign there for that one.

You do not want the enemy online video collection. That is a much smaller set of content.

You want us to be business. That's their big products that we partner with them on.

So download the you'd be for me for business app.

And then you do have to go through some steps to set it up.

You'll enter. Gale is the name of your organization when you get this.

Question. You don't want to put in the you know department of libraries, or anything like that. At this point.

It's this is going to identify that you are user of the library version of the product.

And then it will prompt you to search for your library.

Name you'll look for Vermont Department of Libraries.

And again I’ll put these steps in your follow up email, and then you'll need that bar code again, or password again, whichever you're using.

And then log in with your Google or Microsoft, or I should update this slide.

Your Gale account, whichever username and password you've created.

And then you're almost sorry. I thought I had a screen that showed now that person.

But it really it pretty much looks like what you would see on the mobile browser as well.

So you're in and again can download content from there.

So very nice to be able to have that kind of learning on the go.

Alright, so jumping into our next resource, Gale League!

Legal forms. So this is a resource that is very aptly named.

It is full of legal forms. Both Vermont for specific and nationwide forms to do many of the things that folks would be going, maybe to the public Library and looking for help with.

You have a wide variety of things here, you know.

Help preparing a will state going to different real estate transactions.

It's also a great tool for business owners. Someone can, you know, even find things like employment applications here.

And you know, interview questions to ask prospective employees.

So it's not all strictly legal forms. There's a lot of kind of checklists and guides and things like that.

So it is again something you might use in your work with.

Then also, you know, personally, there's a lot of help for providing guidance here, and the definitions and digest tools, the legal life articles.

There's a lot of good stuff to help get books started when dealing with these different legal issues.

So, so we have trouble advancing my slides so recent enhancements.

We've added Spanish language, legal forms as well.

We've got an updated legal digest with or sorry a lot digest with the Galen's like native American mom.

And we've created mark records, probably more interesting for folks who are in libraries, for the mark records.

But it is a recent enhancement. So let's go ahead and take a look.

So I’m going to pop back to my this pam here with me folks again, just jumping here to get to everything.

Alright, so the leak forms. Resource is also going to offer a search to dive right in and browse category.

I particularly liked the browse. We're going to come back to that, though, because when folks see a search where it's typically what they're after, so let's say, we're looking for a lease, you can send a search out and really come back with many many forms, the search is trying to give you everything back.

that it can. So they're almost a 1,000 forms in this search on a lease.

Now you'll see. We've grouped the forms together by these categories. That's what we'll actually use later to browse what I like about the categories here.

Those items in the gray bar is, that's you know.

Again the subject, or the or the category. It's a little more natural language sometimes than the least title itself, or sorry, not this the form, title itself, that's going to be in, you know, more legal language where the subject areas the categories are going to be a little more natural

and something else about the results I mentioned that you have both Vermont specific and nationwide forms.

If you look at your results, list all the ones that start with.

Vt. Were created for use in Vermont. So anything that's specific to Vermont law.

You know, it's going to be useful to have that specific Vermont frame.

Those will always float to the top of your results. List you'll see the Vermont forms first what you'll see for the nation.

Wide forms. Let me go ahead and jump to the end of the results.

List is they start with us. So if you get a results list that starts with us, that's because there weren't neighbor months forms that matched your search.

So you can see again, really runs the gamin.

Here I searched on lease. We had a brood mare lease.

We have a farmers market lease. There are lots of types of leases in here.

So it's okay to get really small with your searches.

Say we're trying to lease a condo.

Or maybe put a condo up. Release. There we go, and again the search tries to help you out.

It will find a search for condo. It sound kind of mining.

Hmm! And when you open these up.

You'll find there's always a description to go along with them, and that's written for me.

As the lay person versus being written for a lawyer, because the form itself is going to be that legal language, and you can always get a little preview of it here, which is nice, but everything, of course, is available for downloading usually have a couple of different formats.

But this is all editable when you download it, it is going to give you the ability to, of course, fill in.

Where am I sorry about? Keep forgetting now that my downloads are always in the app for right?

Pull this over to the screen and we go. So I can start filling this in the name it date, you know.

I might recognize, you know, might need help for some of the terms that come in this form, as I’m reading through it.

You've got help for that over here over on the left.

Legal definitions is like a big legal dictionary. So if I look up here, we have a definition.

Hi! So it says, person leasing the apartment to someone else.

I’m the lessor. They're the lease.

So now I have help for that form. Right? So this is a great support when using that legal language right?

The law digest is more of an encyclopedia.

If I go ahead and pull up just a one of the random letters here, you can see we've got biographies.

We have breakdowns of major cases along with you know, just kind of standard legal terms.

And then, as you jump in, you should get a paragraph to, you know, maybe even a page work of background on that term.

Lots of support in those 2 items.

The search, I think, is great. You can dive right into something specific, however, particularly with legal issues.

We don't know what we don't know right?

So with the browse by main categories, you really get to take a look at what's available in a much more broad sense and discover things you may not have thought to search on or know that you needed. So let's say we're advising someone about it.

Maybe just some small business development or something they're starting a business with a partner.

We can explore partnerships and it's going to kind of have you really browse through these subcategories to get to the forms itself?

So one of the things you'll find in the resource, along with all the forms like I mentioned before, are things like checklist and sample letters and stuff like that.

So here's a checklist partnership agreement. What are some things?

I’ll just go to the preview here rather than downloading it, that I need to think about when entering a partnership.

You know. What are, you know. Some issues may be that we haven't thought about.

So we want to break down a decimal that have a des solution of the partnership at some point.

How's that going to work all these things you can think ahead about, you know, with the checklist kind of reminding you that you might need them.

Hmm! You've also got, though, of course, building partnership agreements.

So if you look down here in the types, we can see.

Oh, what type of partnership agreement, maybe. Do we need you have the option to then jump in and use some forms around this, and you'll see that we've bought for you know, couple versions of a partnership agreement.

They can take a look and see what one suits best.

You can also change the language in these forms of it. Again, they're all editable.

What you'll also start to see a lot. Are these packages of forms where they put together a group of forms for you that you might need to create your partnership?

And you know, to have things set ahead of time. So the by celebrate move to partnerships so the packages are really nice, because again, you're discovering things maybe you haven't thought of or thought to look for.

There are also a lot of business forms in here, so like a proposal, profit and loss statement.

No have to go looking for one of that right here. So you have again a lot of things that aren't quite legal forms, but something that come up in a legal situation that you might need.

So the browse again, I think, is a really great way to get to know the content and the resource, and just have a look around.

But you can also take advantage of the popular searches over here on the left.

This is going to just branch right to results. Kind of as if you've done a search.

But again, because of the breadth of the database, you should want to scroll through these a bit and kind of see everything that's available.

So not just a name change for a person, but a street name.

Change these things are out there. Right? So lots of good stuff here I’ll point out again, though, some of the tools here over on the left hand side for support.

I appreciate the legal life articles and the helpful topics.

What these do is take common legal issues and give you kind of a breakdown of what needs to happen.

So again owning a business something we could send, you know, small business owners to our perspective.

Small business owners, aging parents. You know something, you know, we can be facing personally and kind of giving you a head start.

Is that what might need to happen, things that might come into play.

Lots of good stuff. Here, check my checklist here.

Alright. I think we're a good shape. Okay? So go ahead and start to talk about some of the other.

New resources, here.

So I never remember my animations. We already saw the database connection.

We're going to move on. So the gale, one file collections are periodical databases.

So magazines, German news all grouped together around particular subject areas.

And if I pop back to your menu for a minute, I can give you a sampling, because some of these could be really interesting, depending on what area of State government you're in the periodicals.

Databases. We have 2 kind of heavy hitters, academic, one file and general, one file and Gale one found news.

Those are where most of the magazine's journals and news that we have access to at academic one file has more of an academic and scholarly audience.

General, one file is more kind of general lens, and then use, of course, is newspapers.

newswires the rest of it are all centered around a subject area.

So Gale OneFile: Agriculture, Gale OneFile: Communications and Mass Media, Computer Science.

You have. Oh, I’m sorry I’m in my demo account.

Ignore CPI 1.

I went to the wrong menu here go back to the Vermont menu.

That's our Canadian periodical resource, which would be kind of interesting for Vermont. But here we go.

You do have agriculture and communications and mass media, criminal justice, culinary arts, economics, and theory.

What we do is take a look at all the magazines, journals, news that we have access to, and then create a smaller collection that focus on economics and theory.

So that you're working within a collection that's really curated to that topic area.

So these are again, I think, a really interesting way, depending on the area of government.

You're in that you can again kind of get some professional development read what's happening in these different industries and topic areas.

And take advantage. We have one for our library and friends, the gale, one file information science full of our library.

Journals. Lots of good stuff here to focus on, you know. Some of the areas you may work in, and what you'll find with these is if we go ahead, I’ll jump into saying, go to the agriculture one.

You can. I apologize? I should know more about finding my grandpa was a dairy farmer, but here we have a result.

You can look in the upper right hand corner and set up a search alert on this topic.

Every time we add new articles to the database around this I would get an email letting me know that there's something new in the resource.

You can also sign up for and click this journal. German alerts it's like, Oh, it looks like.

Unfortunately it hasn't published it's 2,005 we get to keep our back now, but let's say we are able to create a journal where we get to know when a new article has been or sorry a new issue has been added.

So again. Great way to stay up to date on an issue, but also save a little money, you know, during subscriptions aren't cheap, so if you go to the homepage of each of these resources, there is a publication, search.

So you can search and see if it's got a journal that you're after.

So you were able to add 2 new Gale, one collection to the program starting in January Dale, one file contemporary issues, looks at issues affecting women's lives across the globe, and you want that leadership in management this is going to be about kind.

Of building skills in your career, maybe moving into management things like that.

So both of these resources are now available again, they are just kind of pre-selected content.

They both have about a few 100 sources in them, but again, great way to stay up to date on various issues.

With these.

Alrighty! Let's go ahead and keep moving, so you, of course, had a big collection of Gale const even before the new edition, so we wanted to share some content updates and features, and the first thing I thought I'd share with the content curation practices around a Bale resources these are

some broad strokes on how we put our databases together.

But these questions come up now and then about how you know this content gets put together where it comes from, and what are our goals as publishers?

So this gives you a lot of detail about how we do that.

So good to get to know. You can also stay up to date on what's happening in our resources by subscribing to our blog.

It's a great way to see what new content's going, in, what new features are available and find, you know, success stories, interesting ways that books are using the resources.

And we've also offered some new features within the databases over the last year or so we've always had a translate, a font size, and a listen tool, so that you can, you know, take in that content in the way that you might need or prefer the translate is

not demand translation, about 40 plus languages, so best for folks who are navigate speakers of that language.

They can kind of see the oddities there. But and get what hopefully what they need out of it.

Button. Size is nice because it changes just the font size of the article doesn't change the whole page like your browser would, and display options we're going to go into in a minute.

That's a little newer, the listened tool is a text to speech tools.

So, you know, really raises comprehension of folks, and kind of listen along.

You can also download an mp3 of that audio and listen to it.

Offline, and we offered enhanced text visibility, tool to make it a little easier to follow.

Along with display options is newer, though what we did was setup a tool to offer folks the ability to kind of create the most needed or comfortable reading experience.

So when you choose that it's going to give you options for changing the background instead of kind of the white black, you could go with more of a CPU on background with the black text, I have a nephew with a processing issue.

He really needs text to be on a green or a blue background.

So he's got a little, you know, kind of clear plastic sheet that in blue that he can put over Texan on paper, you know, in a book.

This, though, we could just change the background to bring, and he's good to go.

You can choose different find options. You can change the spacing of the audio and come up with something that sorry ever had a closer view of all these items come up with something that suits your rating needs.

Anticipate, this. So we kind of take over the article itself, and put those settings on.

And what's nice is once you change these, it sets a cookie, and you don't have to change again.

The next article you go to will automatically give these display options.

Same thing happens with the list tool. If you change any settings there, it will keep those going in your session very handy.

We are adding some new content. I mentioned before.

Gale general is our big periodical database for kind of general interest topics.

The things you might pick up at the, you know. Cashier at the grocery store off the shelf in the bookstore.

These are, or the general one, file resources, a huge collection it has over a 100,000 titles in it, but we were excited to sign an agreement with Zinnio to provide a 100 plus titles starting most of them starting in 2022 that are really kind of popular

topics. A lot of known publications here on this list that I've got on the screen.

So I was excited about cooks. Illustrated. We have American craft readers digest rolling stone.

These are the ones on the screen here in blue, are already added.

The rest are coming in. They'll be in this month, and we'll have the complete file end.

So to see these out and kind of subscribe to them.

I thought I'd share, so we looked a little briefly at the Agriculture Collection.

But let me kind of show you how you set up those journal alerts.

So if I pop in a general one file.

Again. Right on the homepage. We have the publication search, and this is again a quick way to see if we've got a publication.

And to set up an alert. Now this will happen quite a bit.

Some of these are publications that we had access to a long time ago, but weren't able to keep.

Maybe they went into an exclusive agreement with another publisher, or maybe they didn't want to sell their third party rights for a while.

Sometimes you'll see 2 results. Look for the one that comes from Zinnio.

If you're looking for current coverage, I click on the one from winter media.

We can kind of see what we have looks like. We had indexing back, going back to 77 all the way through 2021.

Now we have the new rights from. And I’m going to guess yeah, looks like we did get them for starting in 2022.

And there are current years issues. I can pull up the march issue.

We through. I imagine we'll have the April issue here in a few days, but there is that issue now.

It is just text, but you know, great to have this content.

Now I can subscribe to this resource right here through the create journal, alert tool.

So while my water table results got us to that, we weren't getting anymore.

Here's one that we're going to be able to see coming into the resource.

So when you create a journal alert, you can use your email or RSS feed the email.

Basically just give your email address, choose how options you want to check for new content for a journal.

I always said it's daily, you know. Why not get it as quickly as and then you have to be 18 years or older to sign up for this tool.

So you just provide your birth year, agreed to the terms, and it's created.

You'll get an email confirming that you set it up, and then you'll at that email, plus any others you see with your updates we'll always give you the answer.

The option to get rid of it. To unsubscribe.

If you don't mind it anymore. So again, just like with you and me, we're not doing anything with your email address except what you've asked us to do.

Which is to let you know there's new content in the resource.

So very handy you way to keep up professionally, but also depending on your profession.

I support or I suppose we could be part of that as well, but also just for your personal interest.

So we were really excited to be able to offer these new kind of popular interests titles so, and again, that was in Gale, general, one file they may pop up, and others as well, but you'll always find them there.

Is there access to daily publications like the Wall Street Journal or the New York Times.

There is to the New York Times. There is not to the Wall Street Journal.

But yes, we do have lots of dailies. The Washington Post is one, and you can do the same thing in any of those resources.

If it's a newspaper the first place, I would always check is scale.

One found news. Scroll down a bit. Here.

And actually speaking of the New York Times I've exciting news for that one as well.

We were able to add the New York Times Book Review, which is a separate publication from the paper to be one file news.

Just I want to say in January. This is fairly new to.

But yeah, if you come to publication, search.

And send a quick search out.

You? Well, it brought back book review to you. But there we go, and we typically have for the newspapers.

We typically get today's paper today. So yeah, today is the 6.

And there we have it now. It doesn't lay out kind of as the paper would, so a bird's eye view of the Chinese balloon was not the headline on the New York Times today, I’m going to guess, but we have that contents somewhere in this in this page of

92 results. So far I will say, for most newspapers, though we don't get their syndicated columns or depending on the paper.

We don't get things that are like, say, an Ap story that they're printing in their paper.

They don't always have the ability to share that with us.

So it may not be a one to one match.

We don't usually have a local weather recording. We don't have classified ads. Things like that.

But we get the stories from the page. So this it wasn't that there were 92 h articles in the New York Times today.

It's probably going to very little. We also specifically with the New York Times.

Another part of the agreement was, we get their online only articles now to which we weren't getting before we were on the gap was in the physical paper.

So now we're getting their online articles to, we have again the Washington Post and a quick way to find out again it's always that publication search.

But I’ll send a link in my follow-up email to get you to the title list for the databases, and that's where you can kind of see as a whole, what's in these databases, and you can filter it by newspapers.

Or even by subject. And get a good list on it.

But the Wall Street Journal, I can tell you. I don't know that anybody has rights to that anymore.

I think they only sell their specific product right? I’m not sure that anybody, any a vendor like us is able to provide it.

But I could be wrong about them. So of unfortunately no, on the Wall Street.

So all right. Now, just I don't have a slide for it.

But I just want to also mention Gale Academic OneFile.

That's the kind of parent database for all our scholarly and academic journals.

That might be one you'd want to consider as well again.

You've got those smaller collections, you know, agriculture, military, and intelligence, but this is also where you'll find I think, a lot of great content in your work as well, and the nice thing is because it covers everything you can just dive right in with a search and see what's here

but for example, a script, something here we do have a browse tool, so by discipline for the environmental science, geological resources, you can see, you know, some of the titles here, probably familiar, but also some that are very obscure.

It is a big database. There are also 10,000 over 10,000 sources here, too.

So lots of good stuff.

Alrighty! So you also have access to the gale and context resources.

I think you know these are often homework help. They're very popular with K.

12, but they communicate starting point to get to know a topic even as an adult, I go into Yale and Context High School to know more about.

Say that Israel Palestine complex, you get these great topics, overviews that give you all the background.

So then, when I ring current news, I have a better understanding about what's happening, and these are some recent portals and topics we've added over the last year or so, you also have to be like context databases that are more subject specific I particularly like Gale in context, of posing viewpoints.

I think that could be really useful in government work as well.

Kind of looking at these current issues and being able to see different points of view about it.

Enough kind of safe place to do this research, where everything's cited.

You know where it came from, you know, when you get back on the authors of the viewpoints, things like that so I love that resource for adults, and of course, if you're a history Buff, the daily context, Us.

History is an excellent resource to read on you history find primary documents, lots of great stuff in the science resource as well, and again, just an easy way to kind of get comfortable the same way.

You might pull an encyclopedia off the shelf to learn a little more, or you know, maybe we're likely visiting an encyclopedia site online.

But that's what this is. You know it. It is a lot of that great overview content.

But then also pulling in current periodicals around these issues.

So you know, reading about artificial intelligence, or something in context, sciences, you know, really a great way to get familiar with it.

You know, digital currency, that type of stuff where you want to get your feet under a bit.

Maybe in learning about these which search results include non digital resources.

So, okay, I’m wondering if you could expand on that a little more.

Most of the databases. If I if I’m taking your meeting here, I might be going into a different direction.

Most of the databases here have content that were originally appeared in print, and then we just have it in its digital form.

So the newspapers, of course, the a lot of the reference works for specifically in the Yealink context, databases we have.

Well, no, I guess multimedia is always digital.

Primary documents are digitized, but not like visual representations.

We take the text from them, so they're easily screened and read.

But I’m not sure if that's what you meant.

Okay, so feel free to kind of expand on your question. If I haven't answered it.

Alright so, wrapping up here, we want to let you know where you can go and you've got questions, of course.

April and I are always happy. Oh, say, micro fiche newspapers!

So the collections that you have from us from Gale currently don't offer any sort of digitization of old archival newspapers but looks like April sending you an answer to as well, because I’m guessing the department of libraries the State libraries is going to be able to

advise you in that area. But the collection that comes from Vermont Online Library, from Gale, at least, is really more about current materials.

You know we could have back files that go a little further, you know, into the seventies but it wouldn't be what you would see again.

You don't get that visual, you get the text from it.

So. But yeah, I think, yeah, April is provided a collection as well.

Okay, so yeah, separately searched in the State Library catalog.

That's a good. That's a great place to start.

Would we have to log in every time we get a notification or we'll also send the publication like.

Yes, it will send the link directly to your email. Usually what you see depending on the number of new articles that are available, you usually see, I think they do about 3 or 4, and then a link to get to the rest of them.

Those links generally do not require any sort of authentication.

You just click them and you land in the resource it can sometimes ask for that.

So I may not be a 100% naturally, doesn't always do what we want it to.

But usually you do not. If we send you a link usually don't have to block in, and if you want to share with someone else, you want to get an article to them, there are a few different ways.

You can do that. We do have links. If you go into an entry, just going to jump into one.

Here we have a tool called Get Link. And this is, going to give you a URL that you could share with anybody, paste it into an email, put it on a website.

And it will let folks get into. Read this article if they try to go further.

If, while reading the article they're like, Oh, this article looks interesting.

I’m going to click on this. Then it would prompt them to log in and use their library card number could use G.

O authentication if you're in Vermont. But that might require an extra login if I just want to send this to them, though, right here on.

The article. We've got a few options to do that.

And up in the toolbar really know the same options.

We just show them in 2 different places. But I can email this to somebody, or maybe better to email it to yourself.

And then forward, because it does come from our mail server, which sometimes ends up in your spam.

Email. But you could, of course, just put your email address here and send it off to them.

You can also download it. Just get a Pdf of this article.

And then again, email it's somebody we've got a print option as well gives you nice clean print you can always do that, make copies and share with others, or what has become increasingly popular is to share it through Google drive or Microsoft on drive and then it becomes a cloud document.

You can do what you like with, so what it will do is it goes into a folder named after what you were using.

I was using Gale academic. One file there's that article and now it lives in my cloud.

I can go back and grab it anytime. I can keep all my research in my Google drive.

And it's mine. I can move it to a different folder.

I can use the share tool and invite others to view it.

I can mark it up, you know. Use their highlights and notes, tool their comments, feature all of that right here.

It's my document now, and it links in this database, or sorry it lives in my Google drive until I choose to get rid of it.

So it is it doesn't have any digital rights management attached to anything, and I can get it from anywhere, right?

Cause it's in the cloud so I can pull it from wherever I need it.

So yeah, few different ways. If you want to share the content that you found, look for these tools, they're always up in the toolbar.

And then also right here at the header of the article.

Great way to take advantage of those tools, and they're in pretty much every database it.

The exception is you to me, and legal forms. So those are legal forms, really just allows you to download, and you to be does not for kind links or email option.

It's all right, you know, about watching the videos.

So should you have questions later? Oh, you bet no problem. Happy answer questions, Daddy, have questions.

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Webinars, lots of good stuff, but you can also feel free to reach out to me as your bail trainer.

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You may want to add that in the chat so hopes you know how to get in touch with you as well.

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Info in the follow up email as well. But should you have an immediate question as soon as we hang up, you can feel free email either of us, or give us a call?

We're happy to answer questions, but you can again keep up with what's going on.

With these resources at our blog. I always think it's a good place to.

I have awareness of. So and yes, April says she loves questions.

So reach out. We're both librarians. So you know, that's what we do.

We help answer questions? So I’m going to stick around and keep things up here for a little bit.

See if I can see any other questions come in, but if you're all set, thanks so much for tuning in today, I know we threw a lot at you.

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