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HSPLS unveils new information web portal

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The Hawaii State Public Library System has unveiled a new, dynamic portal through its website: www.librarieshawaii.org

The SirsiDynix Enterprise portal provides patrons with a powerful search engine that simultaneously explores HSPLS holdings, OverDrive ebook and digital audio books and music holdings, newspaper index entries, and subscription online databases.

The new portal showcases several technological enhancements that HSPLS patrons will enjoy. Enterprise incorporates “fuzzy logic,” a feature that corrects errors such as misspellings and typos, and yields search results every time.

Additionally, the Enterprise portal is mobile-friendly, adjusting to allow the website to be viewed and used by mobile browsers.

To satisfy library patrons who are engaged in social media, the new portal offers ChiliFresh, a global patron interaction platform that will facilitate peer book reviews, creation of book clubs by staff and patrons, and provide a vehicle for interaction between book club participants.

The website is organized into six sections:

* Books, Articles and Media – Books, CDs and DVDs, Online Databases, Hawaii Newspaper Index, eBooks, Digital Audio and Music, Newspapers and Magazines (Serials Holdings List)

* Library Programs & Events – Children’s Story times, Holiday Programs, and other programs in HSPLS libraries statewide

* Locations – Library Branches, Hours of Operation, Hawaii State Library Sections, Bookmobiles

* Services – Borrowing, returning or renewing library materials, Reserving library materials, E-Mail Notification, Internet computers, Meeting Rooms, Passport Applications, Wireless Access, Enhanced Services, Bookmobiles

* Ask A Librarian – Reference Services, Ask-A-Librarian by E-mail, FAQs

* About HSPLS – Library Cards/PIN Codes, Fines and Fees, Administrative Rules, HSPLS House Rules & General Policies, HSPLS Newsletter (Holo I Mua), Employment Opportunities, State Librarian, HSPLS Reports, LSTA, Friends of the Library of Hawaii, Board of Education, How to …

Funding for these electronic services is provided by the Federal Library Services and Technology Act, which is administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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