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Long Island Library Conference Followup

Raffle Photo winner


Congratulations to Erin Schaarschmidt from the Port Jefferson Free Library for winning our iPad mini at the Long Island Library Conference.

We are also posting presentations from the conference for those who missed our programs.





LILC_2014 Bob Johnson

lilc2014 Ellen Druda

IT vs Librarians Stephen Ingram

LILC2014 PPT Ted Gutmann

RDA PRINCIPLES Natalia Tomlin,

Chromebox OPAC Settings

chrome box

ChromeBox OPAC Instructions

Guide to setting up a Google Chromebox as an OPAC courtesy of Melanie Hedgespeth of the Salinas Public Library, as presented by Eric Cohen of JJML at the TIF meeting on 4/3/2014.

Melanie’s document contains a long list of Blacklist exceptions because she allows patrons to use the Chromebox for other library-related purposes in addition to accessing the catalog. Also her list has exeptions for her catalog, not the PALS catalog. If you would like to set up a your Chromebox as a more traditional (and limited) OPAC with access to the PALS catalog, use the following for your Blacklist extensions:

Of course, this list may be modifies to suit your needs.

 Address questions to Eric at or Melanie at

CATS Board 2014

Executive Board 2014

James Matias

VP/President Elect
Xibe Solis

Eileen DeSimone

Kelly Harris

Past President
Stephen Ingram

Members at Large (8)

Bob Johnson

Dominic Iadicco

Tom Cohn

Lisa Bitran

Mary O’Grady

Paul Zukowski

Danielle Zubiller

Min Liu


(RDA): Changes for Users and Catalogers.


Cats RDA 2013 FLYER


No registration required

Wednesday, November 13th
SCLS Auditorium
627 N. Sunrise Highway, Bellport, NY
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
(Coffee and refreshments served at 9:30)

Resource Description and Access (RDA): Changes for Users and Catalogers. A presentation by Natalia Tomlin.

Resource Description and Access (RDA) launched in 2010 as the successor to Anglo-American Cataloging Rules, Revised, Second Edition (AACR2). The rules of this new cataloging code, as enumerated in the online utility RDA Toolkit, have led to the current period of transition for the cataloging community. RDA represents a shift in cataloging practice aimed to support the digital environment and to improve the user experience by heightening the discoverability of materials and collections. Join Natalia Tomlin, Technical Services Librarian at B. Davis Schwartz Memorial Library at LIU Post, for a morning of learning about RDA principles, vocabulary, new content in bibliographic records and resulting changes in OPAC display.  This presentation will be of interest to working catalogers and other Technical Services personnel, as well as Reference Librarians and everyone else who is curious about the changes they see in OPAC records.


No registration required




October TIF Meeting on Wednesday, October 16, 2013


Housekeeping (approve minutes)
Mobile Millennium Demonstration
Louis DeRobertis will also be demonstrating the new monitoring system and interface through SCLS.
Google Nexus Devices (Round table discussion)
     What are you doing with them and how
Patron Computers – The next generation
     Touch interface?
     Gesture control? Leap Motion?
Group Question and Answer


A demonstration of Mobile Millennium, running Millennium from portable devices and


CATS Long Island Library Conference 2013

Congratulations to Margaret Hennings of the Huntington Public Library who was the winner of our Kindle Fire HD raffle.

kindle fire winner

Thanks to all of you who attended the Long Island Library Conference and visited the CATS table. Special congratulations to the Long Island Library Conference Committee for another successful year.

Links to the slides from two of our presentations are below:

Promises and Perils of Mobile Communication

Bob Johnson

Stephen Ingram
Mobile LILC presentation 2013

Future-proof Your Library Through Collaboration: Where Reference Meets Technology

Ellen Druda

Bob Johnson

Stephen Ingram
Future proof 2013

Look for more upcoming CATS programs.

Stephen Ingram
President CATS


Promises and Perils of Mobile follow up

Thank you for all those who attended the CATS annual Meeting on December 13th at the Northport building of the Northport-East Northport Public Library.

We had 50 plus attendees who stayed for the presentation and 30 who stayed for the follow up Technical Information Forum (TIF) meeting afterwards.

Copies of both presentations by Bob Johnson and Stephen Ingram are available below.

Bob Johnson will post information about the various stands used to display tablets and devices at the meeting, and will present information for the possibility of a coordinated order for those that are interested.

promises and perils bob

perils presentation