Welcome to the Capital District Library Council
The Capital District Library Council (CDLC), located in Albany, NY, is one of New York's nine Reference and Research Library Resources Systems. CDLC is a regional multi-type library organization serving academic, public, school & special libraries & library systems in seven upstate New York counties. CDLC enhances access to information, encourages resource sharing, and promotes library interests for all CDLC Members.
Follow the links to learn more about CDLC, view our Introduction to CDLC (pdf) fact sheet, and read ReCap - The Newsletter of the Capital District Library Council.
Important Information and LinksPosition Announcement! The Capital District Library Council (CDLC), located in Albany, NY, is seeking a dynamic, creative and self-starting individual to fill the newly-created position of Program and Communications Manager. This individual will provide leadership and support for CDLC member libraries, services, programs, committees and activities. The Manager collaborates with CDLC’s Executive Director and staff on all aspects of Council operations.
Primary focus of the position will be on program administration; communications, including promoting the image and services of the Council; and council administration and operations. See the attached Announcement and Position Description for details.
RDA Toolkit Subscription Discounts! CDLC member libraries can take advantage of another New York 3Rs Association opportunity for discounted group purchasing! For libraries implementing or planning to implement RDA, the RDA Toolkit is an essential resource for navigating from AACR2 to RDA. NY 3Rs Association is coordinating statewide purchases of the RDA Toolkit on behalf of our libraries, but you must indicate your interest by May 24th.
RDA Toolkit is an integrated, browser-based, online product that allows users to interact with a collection of cataloging-related documents and resources. RDA Toolkit is published by the RDA Co-Publishers.
Pricing for the toolkit will be based on the number of libraries that formally agree to license the toolkit. Visit the NY3Rs Website for more information and to sign up. You must express your interest in this opportunity via the NY3Rs Website by the May 24th deadline!
Let the Learning Begin! CDLC now offers free access to lynda.com. CDLC, working with NY3Rs, has purchased a limited number of activation codes to lend to CDLC members. If all licenses are checked out, we will create a wait-list, and will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis as they become available. This program runs through the 2013 calendar year. Use the link to find about about this new opportunity with CDLC and lynda.com.
The CDLC ILL eForm - this form may be used by registered libraries to send requests to libraries within the CDLC region. Follow the link for more information.
CDLC Digital Collections is now a part of New York Heritage Digital Collections!
Follow the link for online access to digitized materials from libraries, archives, historical societies, museums and cultural organizations in the Capital District Library Council's region, as well as items from more than 160 digital collections from around the state. Sponsored by the New York 3Rs Association, New York Heritage is a gold mine of images contributed by organizations located in each of New York's nine Reference and Research Library Resources Systems.
Are you a Personal Member of CDLC? CDLC is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Your membership and gift contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Check to see if your employer has a matching-gift policy and make CDLC the recipient!
Follow the link to find out more about CDLC Personal Membership.
Visit The New York Online Virtual Electronic Library!
NOVELNY Databases is an electronic database access project that enables libraries across New York State to provide their communities free online access to the full text of thousands of journals, newspapers and other information sources.