Category Archives: GoWYLD

Digital Audio Moving to cloudLibrary



Although RBdigital will soon be discontinued, Wyomingites will still have access to their favorite downloadable audiobooks through cloudLibrary. The Wyoming State Library will migrate all previously purchased audio licenses to the cloudLibrary platform as of October 1, 2020.

Digital audio is already available in the cloudLibrary collection, and we’re adding more every week. As we make this transition, your patrons are still certain to find a great listen to inform or entertain — all of it accessible with a library card and PIN from any Wyoming public or community college library.

Patron information will not transfer from RBdigital to cloudLibrary; the data can be downloaded to keep track of checkouts, holds, and history. Patrons can download their history by logging in on the RBDigital website and then selecting My Account > Profile > Export My Transaction History.

Learn more about the transition from RBdigital to cloudLibrary and find downloadable audiobooks in GoWYLD.net.

Take a Quick Tour of LinkedIn Learning



Heard about LinkedIn Learning but haven’t explored it yet? Take a quick tour of this new GoWYLD.net resource in this short video introduction with Matt Nagy, eLearning Coordinator for the State of Wyoming Department of Administration & Information

The Wyoming State Library recently added LinkedIn Learning to its GoWYLD Job & Career Support online resources. Access more than 6,500 video courses for career development in LinkedIn Learning with any Wyoming public or community college library card. It’s also available to state employees with a Wyoming State Library card.

Access to Linkedin Learning for Wyoming residents is supported by funding from the CARES Act via the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Author Interviews in Novelist Plus



There’s yet another reason to love NoveList Plus: more than 700 PBS Books author interviews have been added to this resource. NoveList can be found in the GoWYLD.net Recommended Reading library guide.

These videos from conferences and book events include interviews, readings, and even answers to funny questions such as their favorite pizza toppings. Hear from authors such as Joyce Carol Oates, Tony DiTerlizzi, Judy Blume, Diane Gabaldon, Gabrielle Union, and more.

Use the link on the main page of NoveList Plus or search using the terms searching “ND Multimedia Content” or “TA PBS Books,” and enjoy getting to know your favorite authors.

 

RBDigital Soon to be Discontinued



The company that owns RBDigital recently merged with another library media company and, as a result, will no longer offer the unlimited subscription models for lending digital audio and magazines that have been available to Wyoming libraries through the RBDigital platform. In addition, the new company intends to discontinue the RBDigital apps and website in the near future.

To continue offering statewide, equitable access to digital audio, the Wyoming State Library will migrate all previously purchased audio licenses to the Cloudlibrary platform as of October 1, 2020. Unfortunately, there is no platform to host the digital magazines after October 1 on a statewide basis, so the digital magazine service will cease at that time.

Digital audio is currently available in the Cloudlibrary collection and will continue to grow as purchased content is migrated. New audio content will only be purchased on the Cloudlibrary.

Patron information, including current checkouts, holds, and history cannot be migrated from RBDigital to Cloudlibrary. Patrons can download their history by logging in on the RBDigital website and then selecting My Account > Profile > Export My Transaction History. Patrons can contact their local libraries for assistance with this or any other issues associated with the transition.

See our RBDigital service update page for more details on how content will be migrated and how patrons will be impacted by this significant change.

LinkedIn Learning Now Available to Wyomingites



Wyoming residents have access to new career development resources to help recover from the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Linkedin Learning is supported by funding from the CARES Act via the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The Wyoming State Library received $52,297 to address the impacts of the current health crisis in Wyoming communities, some of which has recently been distributed to support book donations on the Wind River Reservation.

Linkedin Learning is an online resource available to all Wyoming residents with a valid library card. Offering over 6,500 courses for career development, users can take as many classes as they desire with no deadlines or mandatory class dates. As part of the GoWYLD.net databases, Linkedin Learning can be accessed from home or anywhere with an internet connection.

“We’re pleased to provide this resource to individuals across the state,” said Jamie Markus, Wyoming State Librarian. “Career development is important in any circumstance, but has become a crucial part of improving workforce opportunities in recent months. Linkedin Learning is a great resource that will benefit our individuals, businesses and communities alike.”

Topics include Microsoft Office programs, management skills, marketing, accounting, coding and more to benefit employees and small business owners in any field. Individuals can take singular classes to cater to their specific career goals or follow a predesigned learning path for structured skill sets, such as “Become an SEO Expert” and “Transition from Military to Student Life.” Visit GoWYLD.net, click on Test and Skills Preparation and go to Linkedin Learning to get started.

NatGeo Kids Database Access Ends on June 30



Wyoming’s statewide access to the National Geographic Kids database will end on June 30, 2020.

After much consideration, the Shared Purchases Committee has recommended ceasing renewal of the National Geographic Kids database subscription due to a drop in usage in recent years. The Shared Purchases Committee is looking at new resources to fill this gap in K-12 literacy resources. For now, you can find current and past issues of National Geographic Kids and National Geographic Little Kids magazines through RBDigital Magazines on the GoWYLD.net page. Please know that the Wyoming State Library and the Shared Purchases Committee continue to evaluate resources in order to bring the best to Wyoming.

Access is still available for all Wyoming residents with a valid library card through the month of June. Get the most out of NatGeo Kids’s remaining time by watching the GoWYLD Database Tutorial. For kids ages 6-14, NatGeo Kids includes books and magazines (every page, every issue), videos, and pictures. Explore topics such as animals, the environment, people and cultures, history, science and tech, and places before this resource goes away.

Changes Coming to Kids InfoBits



Summer reading is changing this year, and the GoWYLD.net  Kids K-8 databases may be playing more of a role in activities. On May 29, we’ll see a change to one of these resources as Kids InfoBits becomes Gale in Context: Elementary.

Gale In Context: Elementary will have enhancements designed to increase access to library resources and have a greater impact on elementary student success. It will look like, and search like, the other In Context databases to help students grow and progress with the research resources.

Gale is offering two webinars, one before the change happens and one after, to explore what’s new and different:

Both webinars will cover the same content and be recorded. The “Sneak Peek” video will be added to the Kids K-8 and In Context subject guides when it becomes available.

Questions about this change, or about any of the GoWYLD.net resources? Contact Chris Van Burgh, Wyoming State Library Database Instruction Librarian, at chris.vanburgh@wyo.gov or (307) 777-3642.

Training Resources for GoWYLD



With physical services limited at this time, it’s more important than ever that Wyoming library workers know how to help their patrons navigate the numerous electronic resources in GoWYLD.net.

There are several places to find training tools for staff. The Wyoming State Library maintains a collection of video recordings on our Webinars Index page that explore the GoWYLD.net databases. One recent addition you might want to check out is GoWYLD from the Staff Side: From Stats to Widgets. This webinar reviews where to find database statistics and announcements, FAQ’s about access, database product information and marketing tools, guides and handouts, and so much more!

Tutorials from the State Library and from vendors are linked in the GoWYLD.net Subject Guides. Click into any of the numerous guides and look for the Tutorials tab on the left.

Niche Academy offers quick introductions to some of the most popular resources. Look for the Tutorials slider bar on the far right of the GoWYLD.net home page.

A Database Skills Checklist has been created by the WYLD Training Committee and provides a list of basic and intermediate competencies for staff.

Contact Database Instruction Librarian Chris Van Burgh at chris.vanburgh@wyo.gov or (307) 777-3642 if you have any questions. While the State Library might be  closed to walk-ins right now, Chris and the rest our WSL staff are still here to help!