Preparing Your Digital Collection for An Influx of Users

With many libraries now either closed to the public or facing reduced hours, patrons are being directed to our virtual branches. Knowing this, is your digital collection ready? Can Patrons Access Your Collection? A valid library card is a pretty standard prerequisite for using the library’s digital collection. Knowing this, what options are available toContinue reading “Preparing Your Digital Collection for An Influx of Users”

Tech Tools to Help Your Library Cope with the Coronavirus

As COVID-19 finds libraries facing service reductions and closures, we must find ways to continue to operate in order to meet the needs of our communities. Here are some tech solutions to aid libraries in providing continuity of service even as we practice social distancing. Move Your Meetings Online A huge part of mitigating riskContinue reading “Tech Tools to Help Your Library Cope with the Coronavirus”

Disconnected: Seven Lessons on Fixing the Digital Divide

The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City has just released Disconnected: Seven Lessons on Fixing the Digital Divide. This report explores issues of broadband access, its economic impact, and methods to help close the divide (an area where libraries can certainly play a role). The report is non-technical in nature, and is composed of sevenContinue reading “Disconnected: Seven Lessons on Fixing the Digital Divide”