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Swiss Army Librarian » Circulating a Roku for Streaming Videos

Check out this great idea for circulating a Roku from the Swiss Army Librarian! Our Roku circulates for one week, cannot be renewed, but can be requested. We’re also circulating it in a padded case that comes with a remote control, various cables to connect it to the patron’s television or digital projector, power supply,… Continue reading Swiss Army Librarian » Circulating a Roku for Streaming Videos

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Aren’t libraries already doing that? by Jessamyn West

Yes. This. I watched the announcement about the initiative to get ebooks to low-income children and was, unfortunately, nothing but suspicious. There are good entities involved, but I am skeptical about motivation and execution. I had all of these questions proposed by Jessamyn West over on Medium.com. Her post really summed up how I felt about… Continue reading Aren’t libraries already doing that? by Jessamyn West

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Library Simplified wants to make accessing digital content simple

Library Simplified is a project between the Institute of Museum and Library services and 10 public libraries across the US. Their goal is to make digital collections easier to access. I applaud this effort and cannot WAIT to see the fruits of their labor. They have put together this infographic illustrating the complications patrons must… Continue reading Library Simplified wants to make accessing digital content simple

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Port Arthur Public Library (TX) using Virtual Wallpaper to Lend Ebooks

The Port Arthur Public Library here in Texas is lending ebooks at their local mall using virtual wallpaper! So cool! I will be very interested to see how this affects circulation numbers. I only hope that it doesn’t serve to publicize just how difficult it can be to borrow digital content from public libraries… Nice job,… Continue reading Port Arthur Public Library (TX) using Virtual Wallpaper to Lend Ebooks