Not again. The dog ate another library book? What is it about library books that dogs prefer over newspapers, magazines or any other book lying around the house? Lots of people love their dogs just as much as they love holding a hard-bound book in-between their hands, but the replacement fees are adding up to the library, too. Patrons are charged the replacement price plus processing fees, and the library has one less book that may no longer be in print. What’s the solution? It’s right here..with us…Library management services.
Don’t look now, but a lot of libraries, large and small, rural and cosmopolitan, are converting their hard-copy catalogues to electronic forms known as “eBooks”. So far, it seems dogs still prefer the taste of paper over Kindles and Nooks. Electronic books are gaining popularity in libraries across the country, giving readers another option to access and enjoy an increasing number of titles.
According to one survey, nearly 72% of Americans read an average of five books annually. The advent of audio-books and eBooks has not changed this figure, except to say that about 28% of Americans read at least one book in electronic form and the demand for eBooks is steadily growing.
Publishers are slowly warming up to the trend, which is good news for libraries and readers alike. But how do you keep track of a “digital” inventory? This is where library management services is an invaluable resource.
To get the most out of catalogue digitization, your library needs:
- The ability to track and record all documents that have been digitized by type (fiction, non-fiction, periodicals, etc.)
- Be able to follow trends in eBook readership, i.e., knowing what kinds of books are most likely to be read in digital form versus print will help to prioritize what categories need greater digitization.
- Secure and simple retrieve ability for all titles and information.
At Print2eforms, we not only specialise in rapid and accurate digitization of print documents but can help you keep it all organised and accounted for. Contact us today to know more about our library management services and also the other things that we can do for your library.