Blog module icon

All Blog


Find out what's happening in the blog. Below is a list of blog items.

Feb 20

National Historic Landmarks in Kansas

Posted to From the Reference Desk... by Sarah Tenfelde-Dubois

Spring is fast approaching, so a road trip to see some of the landmarks in Kansas might just be a good way to bring Kansas history to you.

A National Historic Landmark is a property that has historic value in the heritage of the United States. These landmarks are designated important to the history of the entire nation, not just individual states.  For more information, visit the National Historic Landmarks portion of the National Park Service’s website.

Kansas currently has 25 National Historic Landmarks. To find the listings for the landmarks, visit the Kansas portion of the National Park Service's website. Also, this Google map is available that has locations marked for 21 of the 25 National Historic Landmarks.

The Kansas State Historical Society also has a listing of Kansas landmarks along with information and descriptions of each place, including some explanations as to why they were added to the program. This site also has related links to most of the landmarks, where visitors can learn more about touring the sites.

For more information, the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism’s Travel Kansas website also has a way to search for Kansas historic landmarks, as well as tourist spots and attractions. They can be narrowed down by region or city.

In addition to historic landmarks, the National Park Service also has information for national historic sites, forts and trails in Kansas.  Details can be found at their Kansas Parks portion of the website.  Travel Kansas also has a part of their website which points visitors to forts and trails in Kansas.

Happy travels!

State Library of Kansas Reference
Reference: 785-296-2149
Legislative Hotline: 1-800-432-3919
E-mail: infodesk@library.ks.gov


Dec 04

Resource Sharing Today (2014)

Posted to State Library's LIS Collection by Brian Herder


Resource Sharing Today

Resource Sharing Today (2014)

Corinne Nyquist

Item Number: 978-0810888036

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield


Budget constraints challenge collection development in unprecedented ways. Collection development has increasingly become a cooperative effort among libraries in geographic proximity. When their own library doesn't have certain books or journals, users turn to interlibrary loan to obtain the resources they need. However, many library science degree programs don't cover interlibrary loan. Resource Sharing Today is a practical guide to resource sharing starting with the library across town and ending with libraries on the other side of the globe. Chapters cover everything from the ALA's interlibrary loan form to successful innovations such as Virginia Tech's ILLiad to New York's IDS (Information Delivery Service). Appendices include regional, state, national, and international ILL codes, ALA and IFLA forms, open access agreements, and purchase on demand plans.
Feb 20

OneClick - Website New Version

Posted to Statewide Online Services News by Lianne Flax

**The registration of new patrons is not working, 2/20/15, we attempting to fix this problem with OneClick. **
OneClickdigital's website updated in the early hours of 2/11/15.  We updated this post on 2/20 to show any new information.

Click here for a short video pointing out some changes to the website.  Commonly noted issues are posted below, and are changing these as they need to be updated.

What do I need to do: 
If you use OneClickdigital Media Manager on your Windows computer, please update your software when prompted to do so. 

Common Problems: please email us at audiobooks@library.ks.gov or call 800-432-3919 for personal help. We can also reset your account if you have forgotten your login information.
  • Kindle Fire app problem - RESOLVED - the app has been returned to the Amazon App Store.  You may have to uninstall the app in order to install the new copy. 
  • Firefox - website will not open or let me login.  This is happening on the Firefox browser only.  We also have a notification list for this.  In the meantime, please visit the OneClick site in a different browser (Internet Explorer, Chrome, Safari).
  • Android app - if you get a connection error or the app will not login, uninstall the app and install a fresh copy. 
  • Windows Media Manager
    • can't login - you might need to delete your old login file.  Go into your Documents folder.  Open the Media folder (not My Media).  Delete the file that starts with your username.  
    • can login, but when you try to play or download a book the error is "no disc space or device not detected.  See this help note.
    • you don't think you got the update, or the two things above are not the problem - completely remove the OneClick software as shown in this help note. You must delete any leftover files.
  • Listen Online Option - gone for now.  This didn't work out on the new site, but they are fixing it.  Just ask us to be on the notification list.