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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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.
“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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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.
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:
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?
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.
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.
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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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.