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New Pens are for More than Just Writing

With innovations flooding our world, keeping up can be incredibly difficult. When you’re pondering the latest and greatest, pens may not be the first thing that comes to mind. For most of us, it’s a simple writing utensil. These days, though, pens are doing more than taking notes during a meeting.

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ILS Systems are Awesome

Looking around, there are so many options for everything. Besides the exact brand of ice cream my children like, cold medicine was the latest product I needed help selecting due to an over abundance of choices. Library automation systems are no different. We can argue over relevance and retrieval algorithms or how logical (or not) the staff client works. Does it text notices or only call patrons? Regardless of these issues, whatever library automation system you have, rejoice because it is an awesome product.

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Adaptive Technology is Here! Now What?

In my last post, I talked about some of the great possibilities out there for adaptive, or assistive, technology. Here is the promised follow up with information on some things you can look into doing to promote assistive technology and services, as well as learn about what your community needs are

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Adaptive Technology in the Library

One of the best things about public libraries is that they exist to provide access to everyone. Bookmobiles and extended hours are some examples of helping people meet their information needs. JAWS, Dragon, ZoomText, eReaders… What do these products have in common with a bookmobile? They are all methods libraries can utilize to make services available to more patrons.