Scannx Company Blog
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.
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.
After years of experience in library management, you’ve come to a conclusion: traditional library technology makes for some pretty messy situations. How many times have you:
It’s the cold, hard truth: academic libraries no longer hold the importance they once did in the minds of many students and faculties. While they are still essential, it’s the perception of their prominence that’s declined since the advent of the internet.
The world of academic library science is shifting. With the advent of the internet, ebooks, online university classes and e-readers, academic libraries serve different functions than they did only a few years ago. In 2014, those changes are even more pronounced – particularly along certain library management trends.
Even in the age of the digital library, printed books are still key assets for any academic library. As book collections age, librarians are faced with the persistent challenge of book conservation.
As a librarian, you work with data every day, and you know that some data are more valuable than others – especially when it comes to running your library. You keep track of circulation numbers, late fees and wait lists, but what about data for your digital library technology, like book scanners?