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Axiell Solution to Manage Entire Audiovisual Collection for The Cinémathèque québécoise

Library Technology Reports - 5 hours 47 min ago
(August 4, 2015). Axiell, the number one supplier of collections management technology globally, is pleased to announce that the Cinémathèque québécoise in Montréal has selected Adlib as its collections management software.
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WT Cox Information Services partners with Recorded Books to provide Zinio for Libraries to schools K-12

Library Technology Reports - 5 hours 47 min ago
(August 4, 2015). WT Cox Information Services partners with Recorded Books, a large independent provider of digital content, to provide schools K-12 with digital subscriptions through Zinio for Libraries.
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The Minnesota Bridge Consortium adopts Ex Libris Alma and Primo

Library Technology Reports - 5 hours 47 min ago
(August 4, 2015). Ex Libris announced that the Minnesota-based Bridge Consortium, consisting of St. Olaf College and Carleton College, has selected Ex Libris Alma® for resource management and Ex Libris Primo for resource discovery and delivery. The Bridge Consortium is migrating from an Innovative Interfaces Millennium integrated library system.
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What’s the Most Visited Part of your Library?

David Lee King - 6 hours 22 min ago

Do you adequately staff the busiest parts of your library? For example, if you have a busy reference desk, you probably make sure there are staff to meet demand.

If your circulation desk gets busy in the afternoons, you probably put another person there to help.

But what if your digital branch is the busiest part of your library? What then?

Here’s what I mean. Take a peek at some annual stats from my library:

  • Door count: 797,478 people
  • Meeting room use: 137,882 people
  • Library program attendance: 76,043 attendees
  • Art Gallery visitors: 25,231 visitors
  • Reference questions: 271,315 questions asked

How about website visits? We had 1,113,146 total visits to the website in 2014. The only larger number is is our circulation count (2,300,865 items).

The busiest part of my library is our digital branch – our website. More visits than meeting room attendance. More visits than library classes and events. More visits than our art gallery.

More visits than our physical building.

I’ll guess your library is similar. So how do we staff for this? I know, I know. Website visits are different than a person visiting the building. Building visitors will most likely stay longer, will need furniture to use, will step on carpet that needs cleaning, and will use computers that need to be maintained. While a digital branch visit might only last for two minutes.

Still … do you see a potential disparity here?

So I’ll ask my question again: Do you adequately staff the busiest parts of your library?

Image by Mervyn Chua

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PlumX Suite now available from Plum Analytics

Library Technology Reports - Mon, 2015-08-03 19:05
(August 3, 2015). Plum Analytics introduces the PlumX Suite to ensure that the exact needs of the people and organizations that interact with research are met. The set of five products from Plum Analytics, an EBSCO Company, includes specific offerings that categorize and analyze research metrics for those that fund, perform, support or publish research.
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Genoa-Hugo School District Goes Live on the CLiC AspenCat LibLime Koha Union Catalog

Library Technology Reports - Mon, 2015-08-03 19:05
(July 24, 2015). The Genoa-Hugo School District has now joined the Colorado Library Consortium (CLiC) AspenCat LibLime Koha union catalog for all collection and patron management services. The School District and CLiC staff worked with the LibLime Project Management team to successfully transfer bibliographic, item and patron data to AspenCat union catalog.
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Biblionix adds nine new customers in June and July of 2015

Library Technology Reports - Mon, 2015-08-03 13:04
(August 3, 2015). Biblionix, the major 2015 award winner for library automation systems, today announced that nine (9) new customers migrated to its Apollo system in June and July of 2015. Apollo is devoted solely to public libraries.
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Civica selected as preferred systems supplier for West Australian libraries

Library Technology Reports - Mon, 2015-08-03 13:04
(August 3, 2015). Civica announced that it has been appointed to the WA Local Government Association Preferred Supply Panel for the Provision of Library Management Systems. This appointment coincides with the release of Spydus10, Civica's web-based integrated libraries, archives, digital assets system with a personalised discovery OPAC.
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Lynn Silipigni Connaway elected President-elect of ASIS&T

Library Technology Reports - Sun, 2015-08-02 12:59
(August 2, 2015). Lynn Silipigni Connaway, OCLC Senior Research Scientist, has been elected President-elect of the Association for Information Science and Technology for the 2016 administrative year, and President for 2017.
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Municipal Library Consortium of St. Louis County (MO) Selects the Polaris ILS

Library Technology Reports - Sun, 2015-08-02 12:59
(August 2, 2015). The Municipal Library Consortium of St. Louis County has selected the Polaris ILS and will migrate from a Horizon system provided by SirsiDynix. The MLC consists of nine community libraries in St. Louis County, Missouri, offering over 700,000 volumes to its community.
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Thrill me /

New At the Library - Sat, 2015-08-01 09:56

    ISBN: 9780373789030
    Author: Mallery, Susan


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Brush back /

New At the Library - Sat, 2015-08-01 09:56

    ISBN: 9780399160578
    Author: Paretsky, Sara


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The forgotten /

New At the Library - Sat, 2015-08-01 09:56

    ISBN: 9780778318576
    Author: Graham, Heather


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How to be a grown-up : a novel /

New At the Library - Sat, 2015-08-01 09:56

    ISBN: 9781451643459
    Author: McLaughlin, Emma


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Vendetta : Bobby Kennedy versus Jimmy Hoffa /

New At the Library - Sat, 2015-08-01 09:56

    ISBN: 9780316738347
    Author: Neff, James


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Springer Nature expands its humanities portfolio with acquisition of renowned publisher J.B. Metzler

Library Technology Reports - Fri, 2015-07-31 09:52
(July 31, 2015). Springer Nature and the Holtzbrinck Publishing Group have agreed that, effective immediately, the Stuttgart-based publishing house J.B. Metzler will become part of Springer Nature. The acquisition follows the recent combination of the majority of Macmillan Science and Education (owned by the Holtzbrinck Publishing Group) with Springer Science+Business Media, to form the new publishing group, Springer Nature. Holtzbrinck holds a 53 percent share in Springer Nature. J.B. Metzler, which was previously part of the Holtzbrinck Publishing Group, will continue to be based in Stuttgart and will retain the J.B. Metzler brand.
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More libraries choose TLC

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2015-07-30 12:51
(July 30, 2015). The TLC family of libraries continues to grow with the recent addition of customers in West Virginia and Pennsylvania. Mercersburg Academy, Venango County Libraries, and Ohio County Public Library are all migrating to The Library Corporation's Library.Solution integrated library system.
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Six months in, and 80 percent of UK library services sign up to Access to Research

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2015-07-30 09:48
(July 30, 2015). Since launching earlier this year, the Access to Research initiative has grown quickly to include the majority of local authorities across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. This means that researchers, students and members of the public across the UK can now access more than 10 million of the world's leading online academic papers covering a wide range of disciplines, including health and biological sciences, technology, history, medicine and social sciences, just by walking through the door of their local library. So far, over 14,500 individual users have utilized the service.
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Best of Country salads and sandwiches /

New At the Library - Thu, 2015-07-30 09:48

    ISBN: 9780898216875
    Author:


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Homicide in high heels /

New At the Library - Thu, 2015-07-30 09:48

    ISBN: 9781499321142
    Author: Halliday, Gemma


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