Library Services


School Library System
Service No: 506-6316-000

The basic, state-funded School Library System service provides regional resources, professional development, and a means of sharing resources among component school libraries via inter-library loan.
There is no cost for participation in the basic service.
Expanded School Library System services are offered at an additional cost to component districts. They are listed below.
Contact: 
Nicole Waskie-Laura, Coordinator 
Phone: (607) 766-3730 | Email: nwaskiel@btboces.org
or
Kathy Harasta, Program Assistant
Phone: (607) 766-3731 | Email: kharasta@btboces.org



Open Source Automated Library System (OPALS) - School Library Automation
Service No.: 505-6320-002

This service offers access to a Web-based, open source library automation program with a central server maintained at BOCES. In the initial year of implementation, Phase I includes database development in machine-readable (MARC) format and Phase II includes training and installation of hardware and software.  Second year costs do not include start-up expenses.

Prerequisites: Participation in the basic state-funded School Library System service and in the Expanded Database Development service.

Additional Costs: Barcodes, equipment and special requests.

Contact: Elaine Stankosky
Phone: (607) 766-3912
Email: estankos@btboces.org

Additional Modules:
 
Equipment Module: This service builds upon the core OPALS system to offer equipment management, a comprehensive module for tracking, inventorying and circulating assets.
Database Authentication: This service streamlines access to all district databases via a single webpage interface; students can enter a single password to access all database subscriptions.
 
Book Room Module: This service allows for the creation of a separate OPALS site to manage book room collections.  

 
School Library System Expanded Interlibrary Loan
Service No: 506-6316-002

This service provides inter-library loan of resources with schools in other BOCES areas, colleges, and public and special libraries.

Prerequisites: Participation in the basic state-funded School Library System Service.

Contact:
Kathy Harasta
Phone: (607) 766-3731
Email: kharasta@btboces.org



Media Library
Service No: 504-6310-001

This service provides teachers with instructional resources(e.g. digital streaming media, DVDs, videos, multimedia kits, sound recordings, audiobooks, multiple-copy books, and document collections), specialized media-related equipment and associated professional development.
Included in this service:
Contact:
Kristina Garcia
Phone: (607) 766-3734
School Library System Expanded Database Development and SCOOLS Database
Service No: 506-6316-001

This service includes the input of newly acquired school-owned resources into a central database for the BOCES area. The output will be a database maintained on the Internet as a cooperative project with five other BOCES school library systems in the South and Central regions of New York state (SCOOLS).

Prerequisites: Participation in the basic state-funded School Library System Service.

Contact: Elaine Stankosky
Phone: (607) 766-3912
Email: estankos@btboces.org



School Library System Coordinated Cooperative Collection Development
Service No: 506-6316-004

Coordinated Cooperative Collection Development (CCCD) enables school libraries to plan resource purchases with the greatest cost efficiency. Service must be purchased in units as specified in the Final Request form.

Prerequisites:  Participation in the basic state-funded School Library System service.

Contact: Nicole Waskie-Laura
Phone: (607) 766-3730
Email: nwaskiel@btboces.org
or
Kathy Harasta
Phone: (607) 766-3731
Email: kharasta@btboces.org



Hanover Educational Research
Service No: 506-6316-005

This service provides coordination of Educational Research Service orders and resources for a professional collection located at BOCES.

Prerequisites: Participation in the basic state-funded School Library System Service.

Contact: Nicole Waskie-Laura
Phone: (607) 766-3730
Email: nwaskiel@btboces.org
or
Kathy Harasta
Phone: (607) 766-3731
Email: kharasta@btboces.org
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