For Feburary, TAL Online's requests dipped a bit but stayed above 7000. Februuary is, of course, the shortest month of the year, so it will be interesting to see how many ILL requests come in for March.
The top ten cites for February were:Read more
In January 2015, TAL Online is off to a great start with 7,665 requests initiated across Alberta eclipsing TAL Online's previous record for requests initiated back in October 2014 (6,093)!
The top ten cites for January were:Read more
Posted on behalf of Dan Mirau, Chair of The Alberta Library:
"On behalf of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of The Alberta Library, I am very pleased to announce that Grant Chaney will be TAL’s CEO starting March 2, 2015.
The Alberta Library is excited to announce that TAL Online will be migrating to new discovery interface in 2015 that will include features such as a modern look and feel, mobile responsive design, easy to use search filters and more.Read more
In December 2015, 5248 requests were initiated at talonline a slight dip from the previous month's 5728.
Please click on the report below to see the number of requests broken down by city.Read more
Here are the numbers of interlibrary loan requests initiated from TAL Online in Alberta in November 2014.Read more
Christina Wilson, CEO of Red Deer Public Library, was acclaimed as Secretary/Treasurer at the November 21 Board meeting. Christina stepped in to fill a mid-term vacancy; as a result her term will run through to April 2016.Read more
Here is the latest update on TAL's strategic design process. A full update will be coming for TAL members at the upcoming Fall Board Meeting.Read more
TAL is proud to announce that many of the fantastic presentations from Netspeed are now available on the Netspeed Conference website here: http://www.thealbertalibrary.ab.ca/services/conferences/netRead more
OCLC has a feature on The Alberta Library and TAL Online as one of their member stories which you can read here: https://www.oclc.org/en-AU/member-stories/alberta.html
Friends, classmates and Colleagues of Michael Silver are fundraising to support the Michael Silver Fund at the University of Alberta.Read more
TAL's IT Advisory Librarian, Michael Silver, passed away last Friday after complications from surgery. Michael was responsible for TAL's EZproxy and SFX services.Read more
TAL is pleased to report that we have received confirmation that the server hosting our website is now stable and everything should be back to normal.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about the site.Read more
Please see the attatched document for the current status of The Alberta Library's strategic design process.
The Idea Lab is now working on preperation for their first workshop, scheduled for September 23, 2014.
On Thursday, September 3 The Alberta Library website began experiencing issues that prevented it from loading properly. This was due to the database on TAL's hosting server being corrupted.Read more
At the 2014 Annual CLA conference in Victoria, Jason Openo, TAL Programs and Planning Director and Kristin Dlewo, Hybrid Forge Managing partner presented "Getting The Most From the Revitalized TAL Online."Read more
TAL CEO Clive Maishment recently went to Las Vegas to attend the ALA Annual conference where he was presented with the ALCTS Outstanding Collaboration Citation for the work The Alberta Library has done with TAL Online.Read more
The new TAL website is now live. We have worked hard to create an open, accessible website that strongly demonstrates TAL's values and provides easy to access relevant information to our members.
We would like to invite you to visit and discover some of the new features on the site.Read more
Congratulations to Edmonton Public Library for being named Library of the Year by the Library Journal!Read more