InfoSoup: New Catalog is Live
Our New InfoSoup Catalog, powered by BiblioCommons, is live! We think you will find it easier to use and will love the new features. Your library card number and PIN will remain the same, but you will need to register a username on the new catalog. Information about registering is below. If you set up an EZ Login on our old catalog, that will not work on the new catalog, but you can continue to use it to login to the old catalog.
Our BiblioCommons catalog provides new features and a new interface, but our current catalog will remain available if you prefer to use it. Unfortunately, BiblioCommons cannot import lists from our current catalog, nor can it import or access the borrowing history in our current catalog. If your borrowing history is currently enabled, it will continue to keep track of items you check out, and can be accessed by signing into your account at https://catalog.infosoup.org/?section=MyAccount. If you have lists in the current catalog, those will remain. You will have the option to recreate them in BiblioCommons using the new shelves and lists features.
To learn more, take a look at some of our introductory videos
Or you can dive right in. The first time you sign in, you will need to register.
"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).
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