Some public library software is available as Software as a Service applications, also called SaaS. This type of program uses cloud technology to bring many benefits to your library’s infrastructure. Many common barriers to adopting and implementing new systems are decreased or eliminated with SaaS. You can stay up to date with the latest innovations, streamline your administrative processes and provide a better patron experience. Here are the primary reasons SaaS is important for your public library IT plans.
A common question I hear from libraries is, “What is the difference between Retry and Unfilled?” The difference is subtle but important.
Retry means that the Borrower’s request has been submitted to all lenders in the Lender List and could not be filled by any of them, at this time.
” For better or worse, the digital age forces experts to make the case that a Google search doesn’t replace the librarian, and WebMD doesn’t replace the doctor.”
Observe librarians, and you’ll learn quite a bit about 21st century physicians. Digital technologies are hurling both professions into disintermediated worlds where they are no longer sole providers of vital services. Both must change their skills year by year and prove their value day by day. Both must choose whether the change is liberating or suffocating.
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