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The Advantages of a Book-Edge Scanner for Special Collections

Posted by Scannx on Mon, Sep 08, 2014

Special Collections pose special challenges in today’s push for digital library materials. Patrons and researchers expect to be able to use even the most obscure and precious materials in a digital format. Libraries are responding by scanning special collections and archives to make them available online, or by providing access to a book scanner that is safe for delicate and bound materials. One of the best affordable tools for safe scanning is the patented book-edge scanning bed of the Scannx Book ScanCenter.

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Tags: digital library, digitizing library materials, book scanner, scanning bound materials, improved OCR, scanning special collections, book preservations, digitizing bound materials, Book-edge, Book-edge scanner, special collections, distortion free scans, safe scanning

Academic Libraries: The New Hub For Senior Education

Posted by Scannx on Mon, Jul 21, 2014

It’s no secret that technology and Web applications are second nature to today’s youth. But older Americans are less likely to have the technological proficiency needed to navigate computers and the Internet. Academic libraries are providing their communities with educational resources to help these individuals – and they’re a larger population than you might think.

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Tags: digital library, technology librarian, academic libraries, libraries

17.5 Statistics Shaping Reference Desk Services In The Digital World

Posted by Scannx on Thu, Jul 17, 2014

In this age of ever-advancing technology, people are becoming more and more dependent on online resources as a means of learning – something once achieved predominately through books. But despite this evolution, a library reference desk is still a valuable source of information.

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Tags: digital library, library technology, library management, reference desk

Tech-Savvy Librarians: The Growing Trend In Library Staffing

Posted by Scannx on Tue, Jul 15, 2014

With the presence of library technology expanding to meet user demands, the typical job description of a librarian has changed. The need for libraries to incorporate technology precipitates their need to hire capable people who know and understand that technology. This has led to an emerging trend in library staffing.

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Tags: digital library, library technology, library management, library staffing

The Social (Media) Experience For Today’s Digital Library

Posted by Scannx on Tue, Jul 08, 2014

The practice of sharing stories has existed since the dawn of the human race. Through the centuries, new discoveries have changed the way we share our stories, but one thing has remained the same: We continue to share. For a digital library to be effective, it must embrace the changes in our methods of sharing and adapt accordingly.

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Tags: digital library, digital library technology, scan to mobile technology, digital age, digital sharing, digital book scanners

Is Your Library Technology Digital Enough For The Digital Age

Posted by Scannx on Tue, Jun 24, 2014

Today’s students are not just students. They do study and attend classes, but they also participate in extracurricular activities as well as work, volunteering, teaching, mentoring, etc. So, your run-of-the-mill library technology is not always the best option to keep up with their busy lives. Digital technology, in a broad sense, is meant to increase productivity and communication. In the busy life of the average digital-age student, this has never been more important.

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Tags: digital library, digital library technology, library technology, digital library catalogue

Boost Your Library Technology I.Q.: Getting On Your Students’ Level

Posted by Scannx on Tue, Jun 10, 2014
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Tags: digital library, cloud technology, digital library technology, library technology, scan to mobile technology, library services

Meeting The Library Technology Needs Of Your Tech-Savvy Students

Posted by Scannx on Tue, May 27, 2014

We live in an age of technological advancement. Electronic developments have transformed the ways in which people think and learn. As students are surrounded by an infinite number of various digital devices on a daily basis, it should come as no surprise that they enter your library with some pretty high expectations regarding library technology.

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Tags: digital library, digital library technology, library technology, book scanning, scan to mobile technology, library technology tools, library network, library services, educational technology

Library Digitization: Meeting The Demands Of Millennials

Posted by Scannx on Thu, May 22, 2014
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Tags: digital library, library digitization, library technology

Marketing Your Green Library’s Eco-Friendly Efforts

Posted by Scannx on Thu, May 15, 2014

“Greening” your library requires countless hours of mental and physical labor – it’s a slightly exhausting but incredibly rewarding experience. And after all that hard work comes the best part: celebrating your green library with your entire community. You should feel proud of your eco-friendly efforts – it’s time to reach out and tell people! Believe it or not, your community wants to know. Patrons and stakeholders are more interested in your green efforts than you may think.

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Tags: green library, digital library, eco education resource, marketing your green library, marketing tactics for your green library, book preservation