June 18, 2018

Matt Enis

About Matt Enis

Matt Enis (menis@mediasourceinc.com, @matthewenis on Twitter, matthewenis.com) is Senior Editor, Technology for Library Journal.

Library Freedom Institute Kicks Off Train-the-Trainers Privacy Course

Last week, the Library Freedom Institute launched a program designed to help librarians become advocates for online privacy, created by the Library Freedom Project in partnership with New York University.

Senate Votes to Save Net Neutrality

The U.S. Senate has voted to keep net neutrality protections in place, using the powers of the Congressional Review Act to block the Federal Communications Commission’s December 14 overturn of the 2015 Open Internet Order.

Materials on Hand | Materials Handling

Automated systems are helping libraries move staff to patron-facing work, while manufacturers innovate new design features.

Bibliotheca Offers Unstaffed Hours Solution

Technology and automation vendor bibliotheca has launched open+, an access and security solution that enables libraries to expand open hours to times when the library is unstaffed. The U.S. launch follows deployment and testing at Gwinnett County Public Library, GA; Hennepin County Library, MN; and Ventura County Library, CA.

RBdigital Introduces Unlimited Streaming Video, Enhanced App

Recorded Books, an RBmedia company, has launched an enhanced RBdigital app, enabling library patrons to use a single interface to access its audiobooks, ebooks, magazines, comics, streaming video, educational content, games, and more.

Hoopla, eBooks2go Partner on Educational Content

Hoopla digital last week announced an agreement with eBooks2go that will add thousands of educational ebooks and homeschooling materials to the digital content platform’s service, offering library patrons access to Shell Education and TIME FOR KIDS content from Teacher Created Materials Publishing, as well as ebooks and other resources from Boys Town Press.

Hackfests, UX, Personal Data, and Media Among Trends at ER&L 2018

The comprehensive program at the 13th annual Electronic Resources and Libraries (ER&L) conference featured presentations from danah boyd and Robyn Caplan of the Data & Society Research Institute.

Adding Apps | Technology in Focus

As smartphones become ubiquitous, libraries and vendors are responding with new apps, features, and mobile-friendly websites.

Voice Activated | Technology in Focus

Smart speakers are becoming part of U.S. households, and there’s a lot that the public needs to know, with libraries well positioned to help.

VR Meets the Real World | Technology in Focus

Virtual reality is fast reaching a mainstream tipping point, with libraries already facilitating next-generation learning environments that use it