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It's not too late to order your 2021 WISCAT license!

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

It's not too late to order a 2021 WISCAT license! A license remains $200 per calendar year per library code for access to all WISCAT functionality. To learn more about WISCAT, visit our WISCAT Licensing page. To place an order, please use the online order form.

Please make note of the following:

  • The WISCAT licensing form auto-populates some information for you. Begin typing your library code or library name and select the correct library that appears, and the form should auto-populate your library’s address if you’ve previously had a WISCAT license.
  • The form auto-generates an invoice for you and sends it to the email address you provide. Please print your invoice and remit it with payment to the DPI address on the invoice. Invoices will not be mailed to individual libraries.
  • If you are purchasing multiple licenses at once, you will need to submit the form for each individual license. However, you may use one single check to cover all licenses.
  • Entities representing a legally constituted county library AND acting as an ILL Clearinghouse qualify for alternative pricing, as in past years. If this applies to you, please contact us directly via email to place your order.
  • As in previous years, purchase orders cannot be accepted on DPI’s end, but if your business office requires one you may enter your purchase order number in the form for the convenience of your local business office.

Contact us if you have any questions regarding WISCAT licensing at dpirllill@dpi.wi.gov or 888.542.5543.

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Public Library System Redesign (PLSR) Implementation Update

Monday, December 7, 2020

The PLSR Project Implementation web page has recently been updated and includes a link to the project roadmap for the activities and timeline for each of the recommendations. A recorded video presentation can be viewed to see what’s been updated on the web page and provides an overview of the roadmap.

Additionally, you can view this recorded presentation or see the slide deck for the presentation given during Wisconsin Trustee Training week in August 2020. This presentation provided a general implementation overview for each PLSR Steering Committee recommendation, including priority levels and next steps.

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For questions about this information, contact Bruce Smith (608) 225-5391

Update WISCAT & BadgerLink URLs by December 1!

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Do you link to your library’s WISCAT instance or any BadgerLink resources on your library website?

As of September 30th, 2019, all WISCAT & BadgerLink resource URLs changed. Our vendor is currently providing a redirect but that will no longer be in effect as of December 1, 2020.

WISCAT

For reference, the updated URL structure for linking directly to your library’s WISCAT instance is https://www.wiscat.net/home?cid=stwi&lid=XXXX where XXXX = your library’s WISCAT code. If your WISCAT link ends with reset=force, it is outdated and will not work after December 1.

BadgerLink
The updated URL structure for linking to BadgerLink’s authenticated URLs (e.g. Academic Search Premier) is formatted as: https://www.wiscat.net/ext/validateglobal.php?cid=stwi&lid=stwi&dataid=71. As of December 1, 2020, there will no longer be a redirect when using this outdated authenticated URL structure for BadgerLink Resources: https://www.wiscat.net/homepages/CustomerWide/ValidateGlobalIP.asp?cuid=stwi&lid=stwi&dataid=71&term=

Take a look at your WISCAT & BadgerLink URLs and contact us at dpirllill@dpi.wi.gov or badgerlink@dpi.wi.gov with any questions!

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