Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

CHRISTMAS GREETINGS FROM D-TECH INTERNATIONAL

As 2017 draws to a close, we can reflect on another busy year of exciting installations and new business opportunities. In a time of continued budget reviews and limited resources in the library sector, we are proud to have helped so many establishments to improve their security and efficiency through our cost-effective solutions. We hope you…

24/7 library facilities

Is your Library really 24/7?

Oxford Brookes University came under fire in December for closing its facilities, including the library, following heavy snowfall. Whilst the university defended its position on the grounds of health and safety, many of the disgruntled students took to social media to air their opinions, often referring to the fees they have paid and entitlement to…

National Library of Egypt

Looking at Libraries: Library of Alexandria

For this edition of Looking at Libraries, we will be focusing on the national library of Egypt: The Bibliotheca Alexandrina. Founded in 2002, Library of Alexandria is a modern-day tribute to the historical Bibliotheca Alexandrina. Described as a “Symbol of great cultural and philosophical significance”, the original library was charged with the task of collating…

Looking at Libraries – The Library of Congress

101 Independence Avenue in Washington DC is home to the largest library in the world. With more than one-hundred and sixty-four million items – spanning bookshelves to the total of eight hundred and thirty-eight miles – The Library of Congress is a place of very high cultural and academic importance. Founded in 1800, this Library…

Where is your library going in 2018?

Where is your library going in 2018?

As the year draws to a close, it’s a good time to take stock of your library provision and to plan ahead to ensure you are providing the best possible service for your students. James Breakell, UK Managing Director of D-Tech International, looks at the key areas for potential improvements. It is not that long…

ComputeIT installation at the University of Sheffield

The Library and Corporate Information and Computing Services (CiCS) of the University of Sheffield jointly support two world class learning spaces: the award-winning Information Commons and the £81M Diamond building, opened in 2015, delivering high quality IT-enabled study spaces and 24-hour access to student resources. In these environments, the manual loaning of laptops was limited…

Self-service install

Self-service Installation at Lewisham Libraries

D-Tech International has provided Lewisham Libraries with equipment for more than ten years. The library required a solution that would facilitate longer opening hours and maximise efficiency. Self-service equipment needed to be easy to use, to encourage patrons to embrace the technology and use it to its full potential. Most recently the library was presented…

The Bod Oxford

Looking at Libraries-The Bodleian

The Bodleian library is the second largest in Britain, after the British Library, as well as being one of the oldest in Europe. This library has been of legal deposit for over 400 years, and over such a long time has achieved a substantial and interesting history. Now home to over 12 million printed items,…

countIT thermal imaging people counter

Set your productivity on fire with thermal people counters

Whether you operate a community-serving library or a busy high street retailer, maximising productivity is key to survival in today’s competitive market, and resource stretched environment. Managing staff deployment and optimising output often rely on knowledge of your customer base and foresight of demand. The days of using spreadsheets, analysing previous trends, and a sneaky…