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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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.
According to a 2013 Deloitte study, eight in ten college students own a smartphone, and 32% own a tablet or e-reader of some kind. Today, those numbers are even higher. Mobile technology has changed the way your students work within the library setting, so scan-to-mobile technology is quickly becoming a library necessity.
The twenty-first century student lives in a technology-driven world, and to stay relevant, your academic library needs to keep up with your students’ ever-changing needs. Libraries that understand and accept these changes should constantly seek out better ways for students to share work, collaborate on projects and broadcast information rapidly across all digital mediums.