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Are You Prepared For The Future Of Library Technology?

Posted by Scannx on Thu, May 29, 2014

As the digital evolution progresses, it becomes more and more apparent that library technology is not what it used to be. No longer do life-sized scanning machines hog the hallways of library facilities. Libraries have begun adopting digital scanning methods that eliminate the need for paper and allow students to acquire needed materials at a faster pace. Reading materials have become accessible through tablets and mobile phones, and Wi-Fi is now a staple in library settings.

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Tags: scan to mobile, scan to smartphone, cloud technology, library technology, scan to mobile technology, digital scanning, the future of library technology, digital book scanners

Connecting Your Green Library With Your Green Communities

Posted by Scannx on Tue, May 06, 2014

There are various technical facets to consider when attempting to transition to a green library, including things like architecture, location, heating and air conditioning units and water lines. But to really show your library’s dedication to the environment and play a dynamic role in the green movement, you’ve got to be active. Your green library needs a strong support system to help it take off.

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Tags: scan to mobile, green library, eco-friendly library technology, going green with your library, green libraries, eco-friendly library, eco-friendly libraries, community green efforts

LEED Certification: Behind The Scenes Of Green Library Guidelines

Posted by Scannx on Tue, Apr 22, 2014

“Going green” is a term you probably hear often. Every day, we are faced with another shocking statistic on the outpour of pollution and the copious amounts of chemical waste that invade the environment. It’s no wonder more and more companies are seeking LEED certification and aggressively going green with their internal processes.

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Tags: scan to mobile, green library, eco-friendly library technology, going green with your library, library technology, scan to mobile technology, leed certification, green building strategies, leed rating system, leed certifications, library sustainability

Implementing Library Security That Protects Your Patrons

Posted by Scannx on Thu, Apr 17, 2014

Data breaches in file hosting services are becoming increasingly common. For libraries that provide open networks, (networks that don’t require a secure login) the risk of security breach grows significantly. So it’s no surprise that high library security is growing into an expected standard among your patrons.

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Tags: scan to mobile, cloud technology, library security, library technology, scan to mobile technology, library network

Library Technology Tips To Reduce Costs Without Sacrificing Service

Posted by Scannx on Tue, Apr 15, 2014

In today’s digital landscape, libraries are facing the harsh reality that they are no longer the only place to find information and resources. Libraries also continue to face budget backlash surrounding the many cuts to educational institutions. All of this has resulted in an unfortunate decrease in library revenue, and the main cost culprit continues to be library technology.

Let’s first take a look at the current statistics on library budget cuts and overall spending:

The Facts And Figures
According to the IMLS 2010 Public Library Survey results that were released in 2013:

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Tags: scan to mobile, library technology, book scanning, book scanner, scan to mobile technology, library services

Library Personalization: Using Technology To Enhance Patron Experience

Posted by Scannx on Thu, Apr 10, 2014

Ten years ago, personalization was limited to material objects: A bracelet engraved with your children’s names, a coffee mug with your wedding photo on it. Today, in this highly digitized age, personalization goes far beyond material objects. Technology takes personalization to groundbreaking new heights, creating a digitally personalized experience for nearly every process in existence, for nearly every individual in existence. So, as a dedicated library director, fixed on fostering relationships with your patrons, you may be wondering: is there such a thing as library personalization?

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Tags: scan to mobile, library technology, scan to mobile technology, personalized library, library personalization, digital library catalogue, library network, library services

The 21st Century Patron: What They Now Expect From Library Technology

Posted by Scannx on Tue, Apr 08, 2014

It is the day and age of technological advancement. Digital processes and devices are evolving at an alarming pace, consistently surprising us (more so captivating us) with their growing functionality. This is the world your library patrons live in, constantly surrounded by iPhone this and tablet that, a mobile app here and a digital printer there – so it should be no surprise that they come in with some pretty high expectations regarding library technology.

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Tags: scan to mobile, digital library, cloud technology, book scanning, book scanner, scan to mobile technology

Keeping Up With The Evolution Of Library Technology

Posted by Scannx on Thu, Apr 03, 2014

Your library technology is pretty standard. You have a printer, a scanner and several other mechanical devices. But, whether you’ve realized it or not, those standards are actually no longer standard. They are behind the times, lacking in contemporary functionality and completely missing the primary needs of your library patrons.

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Tags: scan to mobile, book scanners, scan to smartphone, scan-to-mobile library scanner, library technology, book scanning, book scanner, scan to mobile technology, mobile technology

The Integrated Capabilities Of Scan-To-Mobile and Cloud Technology

Posted by Scannx on Tue, Apr 01, 2014

Last week, we discussed scan-to-mobile technology in terms of increasing overall library efficiency. This week, we’re taking library efficiency a step further, and introducing the powerful capabilities of cloud technology in conjunction with a scan-to-mobile library scanner.

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Tags: scan to mobile, scan to smartphone, scan-to-mobile library scanner, cloud technology, scan to email, library technology, scan to mobile technology, mobile technology, cloud-based scanning service

Increasing Library Efficiency With Scan-To-Mobile Technology

Posted by Scannx on Thu, Mar 27, 2014

Last week, we went over the new, digitized, demands of your students and library patrons – they want easy, they need simple. That’s why you need the library technology that delivers a streamlined, easy-to-use experience.

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Tags: scan to mobile, scan to smartphone, library technology, scan to mobile technology, mobile technology, library book scanner, mobile scanning, mobile scanning technology, mobile technologies