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Statewide Database Licensing Program
Background
The Oregon Statewide Database Licensing Program was created by the passage of SB12 into law in July 2003. The program under SB12 is a result of the Oregon Library Association's Vision 2010 and the work of the 2002 Senate Interim Task Force on Library Cooperation. The Statewide Database Licensing Program is a Oregon State Library program funded by the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). 
 
To participate, eligible academic (public and private non-profit), public, and tribal libraries must complete a one-time certification that they have endorsed and abide by the Oregon Library Association (OLA) ILL Code (PDF).

The Statewide Database Licensing Program does not include the audio, e-books, and video service provided by Library2Go. The Oregon Digital Library Consortium is responsible for this service.
 
Plinkit
Plinkit is the Web authoring environment that our public library partners in Oregon will use to create smart, new Web sites for their library patrons. Plinkit stands for "Public Library Interface Kit." It's also a fun word to say. Plinkit is created in Plone, an open-source content management system.
 
Plinkit users can create and edit their site right through the Web, using browser-based text editors and other powerful features that make a tough job simple and give patrons a clean, usable, Web site where the information you want to deliver is the true and proper focus.
 

Beginning on August 14, 2006, public libraries interested in signing up for Plinkit should review the Memorandum of Understanding and then submit the sign up form. Questions about Plinkit can be directed to Darci Hanning, phone: 503-378-2527 or email: darci.hanning@state.or.us

 
Northwest Central
Northwest Central is the Northwest Continuing Education Network of Training Resources for All Libraries.
 
By capturing a broad picture of CE activities across the region, NW CENTRAL offers one-stop shopping, facilitates networks between groups interested in similar topics, builds local capacity for CE delivery, and provides data to identify gaps, duplication and emerging areas of interest. Most importantly, NW CENTRAL is there for library staff across the state and region when they need it.
 
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