Month: July 2019

Microsoft Home Use Program for Office has changed

The Microsoft Home Use Program (HUP) for Microsoft Office has been changed recently. They no longer offer the full download of Microsoft Office. If you have already purchased Office 2016 or 2019, you should be fine.

As an alternative, they are offering discounted access to Office365. I have been unable to connect to the licensing center to configure this today, but I will send an email with details when I have them. It looks like it is going to be 30% off the $99 annual subscription. Alas, not as sweet a deal.

Public catalog test – new tabs for digital

We are working on a test profile of the catalog that segments print, digital and digital music. You can see it here. Your feedback is welcome.
[Postscript: reaction to this has been very positive and the main question is “when?” It is still in development but my expectation is to have it live no later than August 31. -CK]

We are pursuing this in order to join Freegal Music records with Hoopla records in the Digital Music tab, which will give us coverage of all major music labels. We have yet to add Freegal records, so you will not see them yet. It will also allow patrons who are interested only in e-audiobooks and ebooks to limit more easily.

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