The COVID-19 pandemic has redefined modern library services. The coordination of electronic resources at the state level has never been more important to maintaining equitable and fair access to information. We take pride in our flexible approach to software and business that allows us to create truly sustainable partnerships. Our years of experience working with state library and consortia leadership have allowed us to implement successful, sustainable, and impactful long-term digital strategies. Take a tour of the work we’re doing with libraries at the state level and come chat with us about your vision for statewide digital library services.
Our partners at Minitex and MELSA have cooperated with library and publishing leaders around the state to build a 21st Century model of providing robust and sustainable mobile library services accessible to every resident in the state. Click the dot to learn more.
Our statewide partners at Califa were early innovators in the librarian-led Readers First movement to provide fair and equitable patron access to eBooks. The launch of their own enki eBook platform several years ago has evolved into a leading SimplyE project throughout the state of California and, more recently, a statewide enki geolocation eBook pilot in the summer of 2020. Click the dot to learn more.
Reaching Across Illinois Library Systems (RAILS) makes the BiblioBoard platform and Community Engagement programs available statewide for all of their member libraries and expands access to every resident in the state of Illinois. RAILS BiblioBoard instance is a continuously growing statewide resource that features local content, historical databases, short story collections, and simultaneous use eBooks from some of the world’s top publishers. Click the dot to learn more.
NCLIVE developed an NC Homegrown eBook collection focused on North Carolina-based publishers. Launched in 2015, this program is available to over 200 libraries around the state and features simultaneous use eBooks from publishers such as UNC Press, Workman Publishing, and Duke University Press. Click the dot to learn more.
OhioLINK has been ahead of the curve for over 15 years in terms of taking control of its own eBook experience and the technologies that deliver electronic resources to its member institutions. Together we have migrated more than 100,000 eBooks to a new modern, mobile-intuitive OhioLINK eBook Center (EBC) to serve their 117 member institutions and millions of patrons across Higher Ed, public, and K-12.
E-Read Texas is a statewide eBook program powered by BiblioBoard that provides thousands of geolocated, simultaneous use eBooks to residents across the state. All of the eBooks are also available through various individual public library SimplyE instances. This state-supported program partnership with the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) provides baseline information and eBook resources to better support rural libraries, information deserts, and students. Click the dot to learn more.