love your student library

5 Things to Love about your Student Library

It could be said that the library is the heart of a university, and a good library is certainly important when it comes to attracting prospective students. In fact, satisfaction with library services ranks 8th out of the top ten factors that students consider when choosing where to study. Despite the growing popularity of e-resources,…

thermal imaging library

Monitor Footfall in Specific Areas of Your Museum or Gallery With D-Tech’s Thermal Image Technology

D-Tech’s, ceiling mounted, thermal imaging technology is the only solution you need to monitor and report on the daily, hourly or even minutely footfall in your Museum or Gallery. This award-winning people counting technology will allow you to track visitor usage and detect how many people visit specific areas or exhibits. The powerful, unobtrusive systems…

Boosting Efficiency in School & College Libraries

Engaging with pupils, teaching them new skills and encouraging them to grow and succeed is at the top of the priority list for librarians and teachers in schools. Therefore, it must be very frustrating when everyday tasks like counting, labelling and checking out books take up valuable time, especially during busy exam periods when the…

A Library Miscellany: Must have book for all library and book enthusiasts!

Claire Cock-Starkey is a writer, editor and researcher specialising in historical miscellanies and natural history. She has written many non-fiction books including, The Book Lovers’ Miscellany (2017) and Bodleianalia (2016). Her latest edition, A Library Miscellany (2018) is packed with unusual facts and statistics, making it the perfect volume for library enthusiasts, bibliophiles and readers everywhere. What…

Paperback or E-Reader?

E-Reader Vs. Paperback – The Big Book Debate

Ever since their entrance into the reading scene at the turn of the 21st century, E-Readers have been the subject of mixed opinions. From avid readers who champion the concept of a “modernised” reading experience, to diehard bookworms who treasure the contents of their bookshelves that are chocked full of previous reads: Everyone has weighed…

Book detection system

The Application of RFID Labels

As a means of conveyed electronically stored information, Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) labels have many potential uses, making them a very versatile tool in a variety of different sectors. Using electromagnetic fields, RFID tags contain readable information that can be used to track and identify an object, an animal and even a human being. The…

Vatican Library Technology

Looking at Libraries: Vatican Library

Acclaimed as the largest, oldest and grandest libraries in the world by most medievalists, there is evidence that shows the Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana dates back as far as the fourth century, where the ‘Scrinium of the Roman Church’ offered both a library and an archive. For unknown reasons, this archive and library were dispersed in…