"Coming soon, a new look to InfoSoup, powered by BiblioCommons! We are busy putting the finishing touches on our New Catalog. We think you will find it easier to use and will love the new features. But don't take our word for it give it a try and let us now what you think! Although we are in the preview stage, the catalog is live and up-to-date. You can view your account, search the full catalog, place holds, add to your shelves, and create lists.
Our BiblioCommons catalog provides new features and a new interface, but our current catalog will remain available if you prefer to use it."
Get more information about this exciting update from InfoSoup's What's Simmering blog at infosoup.info/ws/sep-07-2021/preview-our-new-catalog.
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The place a hold button is back! InfoSoup users can now place holds and request items from their own library and from other InfoSoup libraries.
Due to limited transit between libraries, users will be limited to placing 10 holds. Users who already have more than 10 holds will not lose these holds. Please also note that due to changes in how holds are delivered, InfoSoup can no longer display your position in a holds queue.
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“InfoSoup digital services are open to you even while (libraries) are closed,” said Evan Bend, Library Services Manager with the Outagamie Waupaca Library System (OWLS). Individuals that don’t have a library card with InfoSoup can sign up for one online and library staff will contact them with a temporary card number and pin that will allow access to all the InfoSoup digital resources.
An InfoSoup library card grants patrons access to digital resources for all ages such as ebooks, audiobooks, digitized magazines, newspaper archives and genealogy research. All resources are absolutely free with a library card. Learn more at www.infosoup.info/digital.
To register for a card, simply complete an online application at www.InfoSoup.org/selfreg. Library staff will follow up with each applicant with a library card number and PIN to access the library’s online resources.
Covid-19 UpdatePosted: March 23, 2020
All InfoSoup Libraries are now closed.
In an effort to decrease the spread of the COVID-19, the following steps have been enacted:
Online Services Available
While libraries are closed, please take advantage of our online materials. Online resources include Wisconsin's Digital Library(OverDrive eBooks & Audiobooks), RB Digital Audiobooks and Magazines, and TumbleBooks Library. For OverDrive materials, we recommend the Libby app(link is external) for use on your mobile device.
While Wisconsin's Digital Library is the largest collection of eBooks and Audiobooks, it is also the most popular and waiting lists for some items can be long. Most of our other collections, however, have no waiting list for items. Learn more at:
Last year, InfoSoup made a switch and subscribed to My Heritage Library Edition rather than Ancestry Library Edition. Ancesty can only be made available for use inside the library, while My Heritage can be used from home. During the year, however, numerous users expressed a preference for Ancestry Library Edition, even though it was library use only.
Given that, InfoSoup is going back to Ancestry Library Edition rather than continue with My Heritage.
Ancestry Library Edition is now available again for use from within any InfoSoup library.
My Heritage will remain available until December 31, 2019.
Due to very limited use, InfoSoup will be discontinuing its subscription to Transparent Languages at the end of 2019. We apologize for the inconvenience to those using the program.
Please see InfoSoup's language learning page for other resources available at your library.
For those looking for a free online program, we recommend Duolingo (link is external).
The BadgerLink authentication and Super Search platform upgrade will occur next weekend, August 9-12.
BadgerLink resources and Super Search will be offline at 7pm on Friday, August 9th, and be back online at 7am on Monday morning, August 12th. This upgrade will not affect functionality of any BadgerLink resource, however the Super Search platform will see new features and more modern styling, and the BadgerLink authenticated URLs will change. Super Search screen shots and help documents will be posted very soon!
For library and school staff:
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Thank you for your understanding during this downtime! Please reach out if you have any questions or concerns.
New Transparent Language Courses: "American Citizenship Test" Prep and "Introduction to Latin" Courses
Transparent Language® Online provides a fun, effective, and engaging experience for learners of all levels looking to build their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in a foreign language. Combining extensive courses and supplemental resources for over 100 languages, including English, Transparent Language Online is the most complete language-learning system.
These two features have been added to Transparent Language Online over the past few months:
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Update: Innovative support found an “undocumented” back door way of setting the Location facet to alphabetical order, which has been implemented. The Location list is now displaying in Alphabetical order. If you don’t see it, try refreshing your browser. The original “scope menu order” began with Adult & Young Adult and Children and then went in alphabetical order. The new workaround is strictly alphabetical order, so Birnamwood, enjoy your time on the front page! When the official fix comes out, it will likely return to the original sort order.
There has been a recent change in InfoSoup that has been causing some minor confusion. After you do a search in InfoSoup, you can use the Refine by column to limit your results by format, location, genre, language, etc.
In the past, the location list always began with Adult & Young Adult and Children, and then three libraries in alphabetical order. Clicking on more > would continue listing all the InfoSoup libraries in alphabetical order.
Like the other Refine by sections, Location now sorts by "hit count" rather than by alphabetical order.
The Nicolet Federated Library System is excited to announce that Transparent Language Online is now available to if its member libraries their library card holders. Transparent Language Online for Libraries is one of the most complete language-learning system available anywhere.
To get started visit your Transparent Language login page:
To learn more check out some of Transparent Languages videos:firstname.lastname@example.org (link sends e-mail) or use the "Contact Support" tab anytime in your browser when when using Transparent Language.
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