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Weekly News Digest

April 30, 2009 — In addition to this week's NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today. For other up-to-the-minute news, check out ITI’s Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.

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New Automated Library Vending Solution—GoLibrary

Evanced Solutions ( announced GoLibrary, an automated vending solution that provides libraries with a cost-efficient way to increase service, access, and convenience. In effect, it brings the library to the community. It is designed to provide library services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from anywhere in the community. The company says GoLibrary promises to do for libraries what the ATM did for banks. GoLibrary handles the complete process of storing books and other media, handling loans, accepting returns, and performing basic administration functions. Library patrons access GoLibrary using their regular library card; the process is simple, quick, and available any time.

Through a distribution and service agreement with Distribution Technologies DISTEC AB, a Sweden-based company, Evanced is the exclusive reseller of GoLibrary products in the Northeast region of the U.S., and it will also be selling them throughout the country. While GoLibrary machines can be installed inside or outside library buildings, more importantly, they can also be installed at locations where a traditional library could not operate, such as shopping areas, schools, hospitals, offices, residential areas, airports, and recreational/community centers.

There are three GoLibrary models available now to meet particular needs. They include the following:

  • GoLibrary Popular Materials-Allows for a mix of popular books, CDs, and DVDs
  • GoLibrary Media-Specializes in DVD and CD media to offer a wide array of titles
  • GoLibrary Reservations-A totally automated reservation/holds system accessible 24/7

Source: Evanced Solutions

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