OverDrive currently has a curated collection of eBooks and audiobooks to help your library highlight Asian & Pacific Islander American Heritage Month. The collection is available on the MHLS OverDrive front page or view the complete collection.
Beginning May 3rd, the Material Type for Periodicals will be divided into more specific categories to make it easier for users to find materials in the OPAC. The new Material Types were approved by member library directors at the April 16th DA Meeting. MHLS cataloging staff will update bibliographic records to reflect the following new Material Types: Travel Guides, Magazines/Journals/Newspapers, Study Guides, and Directories, that were once all under the generic Material Type Periodicals. Periodicals will still retain records that are released on a regular cadence that do not fit among the new Material Types. The new Material Types will display in the facets of both Sierra and Encore. Staff creating records for periodical material types should make their best estimate at the proper new material type when creating their brief records. MHLS Catalogers will determine the final Material Type designation in their review process based on the available LC subject headings of the final record. If you have any questions about this process, please direct them to the MHLS Cataloging Department, email@example.com.