Historic Newspapers, Upcoming Workshops, and More News from the NY3Rs
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Newsletter - March 2015


NY State Historic Newspapers
Upcoming Webinars

Best Practices for
E-Resource Licensing

Ask 24/7 Welcomes New Member
Computers in Libraries 2015

Empire Library Delivery
NY Heritage Featured Collection


New Additions

The NY 3Rs Association, Inc. announces three new additions to the online New York State Historic Newspapers (NYSHN) project:

The Columbia Washingtonian: This newspaper was a temperance newspaper that was published weekly on Thursdays in Hudson, New York. NYSHN has issues dating 1842-1851. This is NYSHN's first newspaper for Columbia County and was provided to NYSHN by the New York State Library.

Cortland Standard: This newspaper was a semi-weekly newspaper published on Tuesdays and Fridays in Cortland, New York. NYSHN has issues dating 1893-1903. This newspaper is the successor to the Cortland Standard and Weekly Journal, and is NYSHN's second newspaper in Cortland County. This newspaper was provided to NYSHN by the New York State Library.

Broome Republican: This newspaper was a weekly newspaper that was published on Thursdays in Binghamton, New York from 1822-1862. NYSHN has issues dating 1832-1850. This newspaper is the second newspaper in Broome County and was provided to NYSHN by the New York State Library.

NY3Rs Tech Topics Webinars 

This series, Tech Topics, is primarily lecture-based and introduces library staff to technologies that may impact libraries and library services.


March 23rd, 2015

RFID is another of those technologies that have been slowly, but surely, moving into libraries. It is already used with regularity in large stores like WalMart; there is a good chance your local supermarket also uses RFID. At its simplest, it transmits data, e.g., barcode information, using radio waves. Libraries primarily use RFID to read the barcode labels on their materials. We'll figure out what RFID is and how it works, look at companies and libraries that have implemented, and find out why others have not taken this step.

Register Now!

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Best Practices for
E-Resource Licensing

NY3Rs would like to remind you of the I2NY E-Resources Licensing Manifesto.This document can help guide libraries in their licensing of electronic resources. Likewise, endorsement of the manifesto makes our collective voice louder, encouraging better business practices in content providers.

Read and endorse the manifesto now!

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Ask Us 24/7 Welcomes New Member

Ask Us 24/7 welcomes Empire State College in Saratoga Springs as the newest participant in the program. Ask Us currently has 52 participants across the state.

Stats for January:

Grand total (all chats involving an Ask Us 24/7 patron or librarian): 2069

Top Librarians

Ann Tenglund, St. Bonaventure University - 48 chats
Linda Beins, Finger Lakes Library System - 38 chats
Caitlin Sheldon, Schenectady County Community College - 31 chats

To learn more about Ask Us 24/7 and to get involved, click here!

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Discounted Registration for
Computers in Libraries 2015


Computers in Libraries is offering a discounted rate to NY3Rs members using the code 153RS. Register now using this link!

To learn more about Computers in Libraries, check out their website here.

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Empire Library Delivery

We would like to welcome two new libraries who have joined in 2015.  Empire Library Delivery is now providing service to Pratt Institute – both the Manhattan and the Brooklyn Campuses as well as the University of Rochester.  Addressing and labeling requirements can be found on the ELD webpage at

Our web page had a recent facelift and for a while some our Empire Library Delivery links were not working properly. We believe everything is in good working order now, and apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. The record cold temps and snow this winter have been a challenge.  We appreciate your understanding when the weather conditions have caused delays in your delivery service, and we all look forward to an early spring.

Libraries in the ConnectNY group are involved in a pilot Peer-to-Peer resource sharing project with a group of six Maine colleges in the NExpress group. Since the NY 3Rs ELD service does not currently extend outside of NY State, the NY 3Rs have established a group with the UPS CampusShip service for these libraries to exchange materials with each other. ELD is also exploring a variety of options for exchanging items with libraries and consortia in neighboring regions.

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Featured Collection:

The March spotlight feature for New York Heritage Digital Collections is the The Rochester Homeopathic Genesee Hospital School of Nursing Collection from the Rochester Medical Museum and Archives.

The School of Nursing opened December 1, 1889 as the Rochester Homeopathic Hospital Training School. The first graduating class consisted of three students. The school was a leader in the effort to establish professional criteria for the training and registering of nurses. This effort culminated in the New York State Nurse Practice Act of 1903. Miss Ida Jane Anderson, a member of the class of 1902, holds the distinction of being the first registered nurse in New York State.

The last class was graduated in June 1978. Many of the other 2,063 graduates of the school went on to distinguished careers in nursing, and in nursing education, and today carry on the school's traditions as members of of the Genesee Hospital Alumni Association.

This collection is held by the Rochester Medical Museum and Archives, a repository of medical archives chronicling the history of Healthcare in Rochester. In addition to the spotlight collection described here, the museum also includes the Baker-Cederberg Museum and Archives of the Rochester General Hospital, The Genesee Hospital Archives, and the Myers Community Hospital and Newark-Wayne Community Hospital, Behavioral Health Network ( Rochester Mental Health Center) Collections plus several tenant collections including: The New York State and Genesee Dietetic Associations and the Emergency Medical Services Collection. Collectively, these archival collections represent the vast array of Rochester’s Healthcare -- some nineteen collections in all.

The Rochester Medical Museum and Archives is a member of the Rochester Regional Library Council (RRLC)

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