January 15, 2017

White Papers / Case Studies

At times, our sponsors make available valuable insights in the form of complimentary white papers or case studies that they wish to share with our audience. You’ll find descriptions and download links for these documents below. (All require Adobe Acrobat Reader to view.)

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Sponsor: Gale Cengage Learning

Posted: August 2016

Learn How Public Libraries Can Deliver Accredited High School Diplomas to Adults

Read about Denver Public Library’s (DPL) solution to a challenge uncovered in their community needs assessment—14 percent of their adults population did not complete high school.

To address this local educational crisis, DPL implemented the program Career Online High School, a high school completion program that allows libraries to offer accredited high school diplomas and career certificates to adult learners.

Click Here To Download This Case Study


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Sponsor: School Outfitters

Posted: May 2016

Finding New Life in an Old Space:
Making the move from library to media center

The very idea of libraries is evolving. Traditional hushed, book-lined environments are being replaced by contemporary workspaces and becoming hubs of collaboration. School Outfitters had an opportunity to work with a local school to modernize their space, transforming it from a sparsely-populated room to one of the busiest in the building.

Click Here To Download This Case Study


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Sponsor: Gale Cengage Learning

Posted: April 2016

Data-Driven Decision Making Ideally Locates New Library Construction

How well do you know your community? Who are they? What are they interested in? How do you know?

Public libraries are the core of their communities and with Analytics On Demand, you can take data-driven decision making and community engagement to the next level.

Learn how Dedham Public Library determined where to build new library and developed new services with Gale’s Analytics On Demand.

Click Here To Download This Case Study


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Sponsor: Book Systems

Posted: March 2016

The Challenge: Combining a Robust ILS with Ease of Implementation and Use

Not many libraries migrate to a new integrated library system (ILS) twice in one year – but the Blount County Public Library (BCPL) did! This case study explores BCPL Director, K.C. Williams’ experience and their decision to leave the statewide system and implement Atriuum to meet their needs.

Click Here To Download This Case Study


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Sponsor: Comprise

Posted: June 2013

How You Can Benefit from Self Service Payments!

Every day, Spartanburg County Public Libraries uses Comprise’s revolutionary unified payment solution to process tens of thousands of dollars in payments for print services, fines and fees, and donations; most of it without staff involvement! Libraries that have executed the unified payment system have seen their total revenues grow, perfect audits, and happier staff & patrons, which the Spartanburg County Public Libraries can vouch for.

Comprise offers the only PCI-compliant Unified Payment System encompassing point of sale, online, and in-library self-service transactions with a full portfolio of consolidated reports. Our system is compatible with all leading ILS. We work directly with our customers and are committed to their satisfaction 24/7. Learn how your library can begin building a Unified Payment System and offer convenience to your patrons at the same time!

Click Here To Download This Case Study


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Sponsor: Infor

Posted: April 2013

See How Kingston Frontenac PL Created a One-Stop Discovery Resource for Patrons

Increasingly, libraries are looking to replace the traditional online catalog with a discovery layer that’s more engaging and visually appealing. A new approach to discovery combines the catalog with the library’s website. Now library users have a single environment to explore not only collections, but also the wide array of services the library offers.

Iguana is a web portal and discovery platform that brings a library’s website and catalog together in one environment. Implemented world-wide, Iguana is becoming the platform of choice for libraries looking to revamp their web presence while providing users a best-in-breed discovery service. At Kingston Frontenac Public Library in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, the library has seen the benefits: more engaged users who explore collections and partake in the many services that the library offers.

Click Here To Download The Iguana Case Study


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