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  • 03/17/2022 KLAS LBPD Users' Roundtable: Serials Duplication

    KLAS LBPD Users' Roundtable! Thursday, March 17, 2022 at 3:00 PM Eastern Time / Noon Pacific. Bring your Serials Duplication related questions, great ideas, and feedback to share with Keystone Staff and other LBPD KLAS users.

    Our March KLAS LBPD Users' Roundtable occurred on Thursday, March 17 at 3 PM Eastern / Noon Pacific. During this session, user panelists discussed the ins and outs of Serials Duplication using KLAS. Additionally, members of Keystone staff will be available to answer questions, listen to feedback, and provide insight. So, set aside an hour and join us for to learn more about handling Serials circulation within a Duplication on Demand service model.

    KLAS LBPD Users' Roundtable: Serials Duplication

    User panelists included:

    • Josh Easter, SD
    • David Statz, MN
    • Teresa Kalber, CO
    • Amanda Diggs, KS

    The recording of this roundtable is now available for review:

     

  • 04/07/2022 Keystone Webinar: Onboarding New KLAS Users Webinar

    Save the Date! On 4/7/22 at 3 PM ET Katy will present a webinar focused on onboarding new KLAS Users.

     What resources are available to help new users get up-to-speed on KLAS, and what is still needed? Come find out what's on offer and provide your suggestions and requests for future offerings at our April Keystone-presented webinar.

    • Date: Thursday, April 7, 2022

    Recording:

    The discussion references North Carolina Accessible Books and Library Services' KLAS Users' Guide LibGuides page.

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  • 1/11/2024 KLAS LBPD Users' Roundtable: Volunteers

    Join us at 3 PM ET for a KLAS LBPD Users' Roundtable to explore how libraries for the blind and print disabled use volunteers and how KLAS can manage, support, and track their contributions to your library and patrons!

    Volunteers makeup an important part of the Library for the Blind & Print Disabled (LBPD) / Talking Book Library community and contribute greatly to their success. Each library utilizes volunteers uniquely; from shelving and circulation to readers advisory to recording content. Join the KLAS program committee for a presentation from a few of our outstanding network libraries discussing how they train and deploy their volunteers, and how they use KLAS to support and manage them.

    This free, online session was held via Zoom on January 11th at 3 PM Eastern / Noon Pacific.

    Recording

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  • 1/25/2022 Cataloging for Duplication Webinar

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    On Tuesday, January 25 at 2 PM Eastern / 11 AM Pacific we hosted a webinar discussing "Cataloging for Duplication" . During this online training, Katy addresses topics such as including handling withdrawn titles, updating new title records without physical copies coming in, and what eDocs are and where they come from. Below is the recording of the webinar. Run time is 1:01:53.

     

  • 11/2/2023 KLAS Q&A with Katy

    Below is the recording for our November 2023 KLAS Q&A with Katy webinar.

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  • 11/3/2021 KLAS IRC / IMC Users' Roundtable

    Bring your questions, great ideas & feedback to our next KLAS IRC Users' Roundtable to be held Nov 3 at 1:30 PM ET.

    The recording of the 11/3/2021 KLAS IRC / IMC Users' Roundtable hosted by Jared Leslie, AZ, and Jen Buzolich. CA is now available. This session was a place to share ideas and feedback following the APH conference, ask questions about new features and upcoming development, and an opportunity to connect with Keystone staff and other KLAS IRC users'. We hope you will be able to join us for our next IRC Roundtable after the new year!

     

  • 12-14-2021 APH Integration Update Recording

    The recording from the 12-14-2021 APH Integration Update webinar is now available. 

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  • 2/15/2024 KLAS IRC Q&A with Marion

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    This free, online session was held via Zoom on February 15 at 3 PM Eastern / Noon Pacific.

    Recording

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  • 2/22/2022 KLAS IRC Users Roundtable: APH Census

    KLAS IRC Users' Roundtable! Tuesday, February 22, 2022 at 3:00 PM Eastern Time / Noon Pacific. Bring your APH Census related questions, great ideas, and feedback to share with Keystone Staff and other IRC / IMC Klas users

    For this quarter’s IRC webinar, we had a Roundtable on the APH Census, with discussion on how you go about the census process and how KLAS can better support that work. It was held on Tuesday, February 22nd.

    Roundtable speakers were:

    • Jared Leslie, Director of Media and Development, Foundation for Blind Children in Arizona
    • Sally Shreck, Specialized Media Coordinator, Maryland School for the Blind IRC
    • Allen Huang, Director of Accessible Instructional Materials and Outreach Services, Tennessee Resource Center for the Visually Impaired
    • Kathy Segers, Educational Consultant, Tennessee Resource Center for the Visually Impaired

    The recorded webinar is now available:

  • 2018 APH KLAS Users' Meeting Recording

    2018 APH KLAS Users' Meeting Recording

    Below is a link to the recorded screen sharing and audio portion of the IRC / IMC KLAS Users' Meeting held on October 4 at the 150th Annual Meeting of the American Printing House for the Blind in Louisville, KY. The total run time is 1:52:09, and it is in MP4 format.

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  • 2021 KLAS Users' Conference Presentations & Handouts

    For the first time this year, Keystone held the KLAS Users' Conference virtually. Nearly 300 attendees and presenters from organizations across the country who use KLAS came together June 7-10 to share and learn. We used PheedLoop as our event platform and all session video recordings are still available to paid conference attendees via their PheedLoop log-in. Now, we're sharing all KLAS UC 2021 session slidedecks and handout files available with the rest of the KLAS Users' Community. 

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  • 2022 KLAS Users' Mini-Conference

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    As announced in an earlier Keynotes Blog Post, Keystone staff and the KLAS Users' Group Program Committee are teaming up to bring you an online KLAS Users mini-conference the afternoons of May 3-4. Today, we're sharing a bit more info about what we have planned.

    Sessions with interest for all KLAS Users will be held on both days, and we hope you can join us for this free online training and networking event!

    • Dates: Tuesday, May 3 - Wednesday, May 4, 2022
    • Time: 1:00-5:00 PM Eastern / 10:00 AM-2:00 PM Pacific
    • Format: All sessions will be held via Zoom with a dial-in for audio option provided. Also, concurrent Birds-of-a-Feather sessions will be held in 3 separate Zoom breakout rooms.
    • Access: Zoom links will be emailed to registered attendees approximately a week prior and posted on this page a day or so before the event.
    • Session Recording: All Tuesday sessions as well as the KLAS Users' Group business meeting will be recorded. Birds-of-a-Feather sessions will not.

    Agenda:

    Tuesday, May 3

    Tuesday sessions will be Keystone presented and focused on sharing Keystone company and service updates and new KLAS features and functionality for LBPD, IRC, and others.

    TimeSession TitlePresenter
    1:00-2:15 PM ET KLAS Updates for Libraries for the Blind & Print Disabled Katy Patrick, Keystone Systems
    2:30-3:30 PM ET General Keystone Updates James Burts & Andrea Callicutt, Keystone Systems
    3:45-5:00 PM ET KLAS Updates for Instructional Resource Centers Katy Patrick, Keystone Systems

     

    Wednesday, May 4

    Wednesday features a KLAS Users' Group Business Meeting followed by user-moderated Birds-of-a-Feather sessions. Birds of a Feather (BoaF) sessions are an opportunity to exchange ideas in a casual, group discussion setting. Topics range from making the most of KLAS features to exploring broader service-related ideas. These sessions are not formal presentations with slides or software demonstrations. Instead, moderators launch the discussion and keep the conversation on topic.

    Each of Wednesday's concurrent Birds-of-a-Feather sessions will be accessed via one Zoom link. Once you enter the meeting, there will be 3 breakout rooms you can choose to join (one for each topic).

    TimeSession TypeSession TitlePresenter / ModeratorZoom Info
    1:00-2:15 PM ET General KLAS Users' Group Business Meeting Michael Lang, Kansas Talking Books
    2:30-3:30 PM ET Birds-of-a-Feather 1.  APH Integration 
    2.  Circulation
    3.  KLAS Administrator
    1. Jared Leslie, Arizona Foundation for Blind Children
    2. Maureen Dorosinski, Florida Talking Book Libraries
    3. Michael Lang, Kansas Talking Books
    3:45-5:00 PM ET


    Birds-of-a-Feather


    1. IRC Queries & Reports 
    2. Reader Advisor
    3. Tech Services & Equipment
    1. Jared Leslie, Arizona Foundation for Blind Children
    2. Sam Lundberg, New Mexico LBPD
    3. James Gleason, Perkins Library

     

    Dial-in Audio for ALL sessions:

    Use your phone to call the applicable phone number and then enter the appropriate Meeting ID and Passcode for the session when prompted.
     
    Dial-in for audio numbers:
            +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)
            +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
            +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
            +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
            +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
            +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
    Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kbdOJuBB39
     

    Registration:

    Registration is not required, but it will give us an idea of how many attendees plan to attend. Also, persons who register will receive an email approximately one week before the mini-conference with the agenda, Zoom links, and dial-in for audio numbers.

     

  • 2024 KLASUsers' Mini-Conference

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    2024 KLASUsers' Mini-Conference schedule graphicIn May of 2022, we held the first KLASUsers' Mini-Conference to provide space and time for Keystone Staff and KLAS Users' to connect and learn from one another as well as share / discuss Keystone company updates and KLAS new features, tips & tricks, and new development suggestions. 2024's Mini-Conference will offer all of that and MORE! 

    The 2024 KLASUsers' Mini-Conference will be a free, online event accessible via Zoom held:

    • Tuesday, May 14 - 1:00-5:00 PM Eastern Time / 10:00 AM-2:00 PM Pacific
    • Wednesday, May 15 - 1:00-5:00 PM Eastern Time / 10:00 AM-2:00 PM Pacific

    Add the event to your calendar now, then review the initial schedule, and submit your registration form. If you use the below "Add to Calendar" button, the day / time of the conference as well as relevant Zoom connection info will be included.

     

    Sessions

    This year will again feature sessions with topics of interest for all KLAS Users, as well as more specific Instructional Resource Center (IRC) and Library for the Blind and Print Disabled (LBPD) sessions. New for 2024 will be two sessions featuring updates from staff of the American Printing House for the Blind (APH) and from the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (NLS). 

    Session Types:

    General sessions will share information and updates relevant to  all KLAS Users, and no conflicting sessions will be scheduled at the same time they are offered. During these sessions, there will limited time for questions and answers.

    Workshop sessions are presented by Keystone staff member or a guest speaker. Attendees are encouraged to ask questions throughout the session. These in-depth presentations share information via different tools such as slides, live examples, and / or user experiences.

    Birds-of-a-Feather (BoaF) sessions give participants the opportunity to exchange ideas in a group discussion setting. All KLAS Users are invited to participate in the BoaF sessions they feel are relevant to them. However, we do indicate for each session whether an IRC or LBPD audience might find it more applicable. Topics range from making the most of KLAS features to exploring broader service-related ideas. These sessions are not formal presentations with slides or software demonstrations. Instead, the format is casual and open. Moderators launch the discussion and keep the conversation on topic; participants are asked to come prepared to share and learn.

    Tuesday, May 14

    This is an initial schedule, and sessions are subject to change. Want to get more involved with the Users' group? Volunteering to moderate a BoaF session is a great way to get started!

     Time

     Breakout Room

     Session Type

     Session Title

     Speaker(s)

     1:00-2:15 PM ET  Raleigh  Workshop  KLAS Updates for Library for the Blind and Print Disabled Users  Katy Patrick, Keystone Systems
     1:00-2:15 PM ET  Glenwood  Workshop  Updates from APH Staff  Anthony Phillips, APH
     2:30-3:30 PM ET  Raleigh  General  State of Keystone: Company Updates & Highlights  James Burts & Drea Callicutt,
     Keystone Systems
     3:15-5:00 PM ET  Raleigh  Workshop  Updates from NLS Staff  Jason Yasner, David Perrota, &
     Justine Walp, NLS
     3:15-5:00 PM ET  Glenwood  Workshop  KLAS Updates for Instructional Resource / Materials Center Users  Katy Patrick, Keystone Systems

     

    Wednesday, May 15 

     Time

     Breakout Room

     Session Type

     Session Title

     Speaker / Moderator

     1:00-2:15 PM ET  Raleigh  General  KLAS Users' Group Business Meeting  Traci Timmons, KLAS Users'
     Group President
     2:30-3:30 PM ET  Raleigh  Birds-of-a-Feather (IRC)  Census & Yearly Updates  TBD
     2:30-3:30 PM ET  Glenwood  Birds-of-a-Feather (LBPD)  Reader Advisor  TBD
     2:30-3:30 PM ET  Pinecrest  Birds-of-a-Feather (LBPD)  Reports & Queries  TBD
     3:45-5:00 PM ET   Raleigh   Birds-of-a-Feather (IRC)  IRC Reports & Queries  TBD
     3:45-5:00 PM ET  Glenwood  Birds-of-a-Feather (LBPD)  Circulation  TBD
     3:45-5:00 PM ET  Pinecrest  Birds-of-a-Feather (LBPD)  Outreach  TBD

     

    Registration

    Registration is not required, but doing so helps us know approximately how many persons to plan on for each session. You will automatically be emailed a copy of your registration upon submission.

  • 4/13/23 Preparing for EBraille Webinar

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    Are you looking forward to circulating electronic braille for your patrons? Curious about braille Duplication but not sure where to start?

    On  April 13, James Gleason, Deputy Director, Perkins Library, and Katy Patrick, Technical Writer, Keystone Systems, discussed some cleanup you may want to work on, settings to check on or think about, and the setup Keystone can do for you.

    Below are the slide deck in PowerPoint and PDF format, chat transcript, and webinar recording:

     

     

  • 5/20/2021 KLAS Users' Roundtable: DoD Tips & Tricks for Serving Patrons

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    Below is the recording and chat transcript for our KLAS Users' Roundtable: Duplication on Demand Tips & Tricks for Serving Patrons that was held on Thursday, May 20, 2021. (57:24 Run Time)

    Chat Transcript

  • 6/21/2023 KLAS Users' Roundtable: KDAC Q&A

    Join us June 21 @ 3 PM ET / Noon PMfor a KLASUsers' Roundtable offering an opportunity to meet your KDAC Reps, bring them your KLAS improvement suggestions, & more!

    On Wednesday, June 21 at 3:00 PM Eastern / Noon Pacific we held our most recent KLAS Users' Roundtable: KDAC Q&A.

    During this online session KLAS Users had opportunity to meet KLAS Development Advisory Committee (KDAC) representatives, ask them questions about being on the committee and / or how it operates, share ideas for improvements to KLAS, and more!

    Current KDAC Members include:

    • Dan Malosh, Committee Chair, Minnesota Braille and Talking Book Library
    • Traci Timmons, KLAS Users' Group Officers' Liaison, Washington Talking Book and Braille Library
    • Barnaby Camp, Georgia Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled
    • Christina Quintana, Arizona Instructional Resource Center
    • Donald Salvato, Xavier Society for the Blind
    • Dorothy Hughes, Maryland School for the Blind
    • Jesse McGarity, Virginia Beach Public Library, Accessible Resources and Services
    • Pepper Watson, Oklahoma Accessible Instructional Materials Center
    • Sally Shreck, Maryland Instructional Resource Center
    • Sarah Smedley, Palm Beach County Library Talking Books
    • Zoelinna Schar, Nevada Talking Book Services

    KLAS Users' Roundtable: KDAC Q&A Chat Transcript & Recording

    Follow-up notes from Katy: The instructions for changing font size in KLAS are now available in the Knowledge Base!

    However, to add or remove stopwords, you must contact customer support so that the appropriate indexing can be done after the change. Additionally, we believe all libraries are set up with the usual stopwords (a, an, the)--if that does not seem to be the case for your library, please contact customer support with example screenshots.

  • 8/24/21 KLAS New Features Webinar Recording

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    The recording of our August 24, 2021 KLAS New Features webinar is now available. The webinar covers the features and functionality added to KLAS since the 2021 KLAS Users' Conference.

     


    PowerPoint & Chat Transcript

     

     

  • 8/25/2022 KLAS LBPD Users' Roundtable Recording: Talking Book Topics

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    Below is the recording from our August 25, 2022 KLAS LBPD Users' Roundtable on Talking Book Topics.

    Description: With the recent loss of the physical Large Print Talking Book Topics from our Reader Advisory Tool Box, libraries are crafting new strategies to keep readers informed about new titles being added to the collection. Our August roundtable explored how other libraries are addressing these changes and share your own successes in addressing the changes with TBT. 

    Host: Michael Lang, Kansas Talking Books Service

    Panelists:

    • Maureen Dorosinki, Florida Braille & Talking Book Libraries
    • Crystal Grimes, Oregon Talking Book & Braille Library

    Chat Transcript: 08-25-2022_KLAS_Roundtable_Chat.txt

  • 9/22/2022 Keystone-presented Webinar: WebOPAC Revamp

    A screenshot of the prototype homepage as described in the webinar. There is a KLAS logo in the top left, a navigation bar along the top of the screen, and the title "Keystone Systems Online Test Library." The sections displayed are "What's New at the Library", and the Site Map with sections "Order Books," "Browse books based on your preferences," and "Review your account."

    Below is the recording from our September 22, 2022 Keystone-presented webinar on the WebOPAC Revamp.

    Description: You've probably heard the good news about an upcoming revamp of the WebOPAC for LBPH. Ready for more info and a first look at our prototype? Take a look at what we have so far and provide feedback to help shape the future OPAC!

    Presenter: Katy Patrick, Keystone Systems

    Chat Transcript: 09-22-2022_WebOPAC_Revamp_Chat.txt

  • Announcing the April Webinar & May Mini-Conference

    Save the Date! On 4/7/22 at 3 PM ET Katy will present a webinar focused on onboarding new KLAS Users.

    The KLAS Users Program Committee and Keystone are excited to share details about our next two online training and networking opportunities. Please let us know if you have any questions about either, or any other training opportunities (such as KLAS Administrator Training).

    Keystone-Presented April Webinar

    What resources are available to help new users get up-to-speed on KLAS, and what is still needed? Come find out what's on offer and provide your suggestions and requests for future offerings at our April Keystone-presented webinar.

    • Date: Thursday, April 7, 2022
    • Time: 3:00 PM Eastern / Noon Pacific

    As usual, the Zoom link and dial-in number for audio will be provided in the KLASusers Knowledge Base approximately one week prior.

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    The KLAS Users' Group Program Committee is excited to announce the dates and planned schedule for the 2022 KLAS Users Online Mini-Conference to be held May 3-4. Tuesday's sessions will be presented by Keystone staff and Wednesday's will be presented by various KLAS Users.

    We aimed to include topics that will appeal to all aspects of the KLAS Users' Community, so be sure to mark your calendar now and don't miss this fantastic online training and networking opportunity!

    • Dates: Tuesday, May 3 - Wednesday, May 4, 2022
    • Time: 1:00-5:00 PM Eastern / 10:00 AM-2:00 PM Pacific

    Mini-Conference Agenda:

    Keystone staff will share new KLAS features & functionality as well as Keystone services. Also, we invite you to network with other KLAS Users' during a business meeting & user-led Birds of a Feather sessions.

    Tuesday, May 3

    1:00-2:15 PM ET - KLAS Updates for LBPDs

    2:30-3:30 PM ET - General Keystone Updates

    3:45-5:00 PM ET - KLAS Updates for IRCs

    Wednesday, May 4

    1:00-2:15 PM ET - KLAS Users' Group Business Meeting

    2:30-3:30 PM ET - Birds of a Feather Sessions

    • APH Integration
    • Circulation
    • KLAS Administrator

    3:45-5:00 PM ET - Birds of a Feather Sessions

    • IRC Queries & Reports
    • Reader Advisor
    • Tech Services & Equipment

    Registration:

    Registration is not required, but it will give us an idea of how many attendees plan to attend. Also, persons who register will receive an email approximately one week before the mini-conference with all the agenda, Zoom links, and dial-in for audio numbers.

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