• Commonwealth eBook Training - February 27

    Submitted by kelly on February 5, 2015

    On Friday, February 27, FLO will host a 3-hour training on the three Commonwealth eBook collections: Baker & Taylor Axis 360, BiblioBoard, and EBL.

    Deb Hoadley from the Massachusetts Library System provides additional details:


    Friday, February 27, 2015 from 10:30am-1:30pm, Wentworth Library Program Room

    Welcome to the Commonwealth eBook Collections!  We are ready to launch into some training for all three platforms! There will be a short update of the project; overview of all three platforms and what they offer; and then hands-on training with lots of time to ask questions and try everything out.
    There will also be introductory training on BiblioBoard Creator, and you will be receiving specific instructions about creating an account prior to the training. Email communication for Creator will come directly from BiblioLabs/BiblioBoard.
    Please BYODs!  It is important to also bring a laptop if possible.  We have a *limited* number of devices and laptops for those who can’t bring their own. Please let us know if you are unable to bring a laptop.

    We will take a short break at noon, please feel free to bring a non-perishable lunch. Snacks and beverages will also be provided.

    Wentworth Institute of Technology
    Program Room - Library
    550 Huntington Avenue
    Boston, MA  02115-5901

    Please register for this event, so we know who is coming and how many will be in attendance.  Click this link to register:[FLO]



    Contact Deb Hoadley at MLS with any questions.  Email is and phone is 508-357-2121 ext. 309




  • NEC’s new Director of Libraries

    Submitted by kelly on January 30, 2015

    Alan Karass has been appointed as NEC’s new Director of Libraries, and will start Monday, 2 February 2015.  For the past 20 years, Alan has served as Head of the Music Library at the College of the Holy Cross, and as a lecturer in their Music Department since 2004.  He was also the librarian for the college’s Rehm Library, the primary public space for the institution’s Center for Religion, Ethics, and Culture.  He is an active member of Music Library Association (MLA), the New England Music Library Association (NEMLA), Boston-area Music Libraries (BAML), the American Library Association (ALA), and the International Association of Music Libraries, Archives, and Documentation Centres (IAML).


    Full announcement at NEC

  • Success!

    Submitted by kelly on December 12, 2014

    On Thursday evening, December 11, 60+ current and former members of FLO met to celebrate the consortium's 25 years.  Along with enjoying food and drink, celebrants also heard about the early days of FLO from founding Directors (left to right) Ann Benoit (WIT), Nancy Allen (MFA), Jean Morrow (NEC) and Mickey Zemon (Emerson). 

    Image by Richard Campbell

  • RDA Enhanced Filter Project

    Submitted by admin on December 12, 2014

    FLO is pleased to announce the RDA Enhanced Filter Project, a joint initiative of the Quality Control and Public Services Committee.  Using the newly implemented RDA content, media and carrier fields to bring improved filtering to the FLO catalog. Members of both committees will work throughout the spring of 2015 to enhance catalog records, and update the Voyager interface. Roll out of the new filters are scheduled for inclusion in Voyager during the summer upgrade.  

    See the progress as these new RDA fields are added to our records.  

    Questions? please contact the FLO office or your library's QC and Public Services staff. 

    Public Services
    Quality Control


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