Invest in your library to encourage reluctant readers

Investing in the School Library

If you are a stakeholder in a school library, you don’t need us to tell you that it is becoming more challenging to encourage young people to read, particularly for pleasure. The ongoing Millenium Cohort Study by University College London (UCL), is following the lives of around 19,000 young people born in the UK, and…

What’s the secret of library kudos?

What’s the secret of library kudos?

A recent online BBC News article has sparked a few interesting conversations here at D-Tech, where we are always looking at innovations within the library sector and how our technology, current and in development, can improve services and efficiency. The article looks at two libraries, Woolwich and Chester, and considers what makes them popular amongst…

The Importance of a Great School Library

Did you know there is no statutory requirement for schools in England to have a school library? The decision ultimately falls to the head teacher. Reassuringly, research does suggest that most schools have some library facilities in place for their pupils. However, the quality of those facilities is questionable and very likely to differ between…

RFID technology in award winning library

Looking at Libraries-Stuttgart City Library

Whilst the Stuttgart City Library consists of 17 branch libraries, the mobile library and the elibrary; it is the central library at the Mailänder Platz that we will focus on in this article. Often hailed as the most modern library in Europe and a tourist attraction in its own right, the award-winning central library was…

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…

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…

Future library technology

What is the future of library technology?

When it comes to technology, everything seems to move so quickly; you’ve barely mastered the potential of your latest smartphone, and you’re being pestered to upgrade it to the ‘new and improved edition’. There’s always something new, whether it’s a cutting-edge television, sound system or kitchen gadget. But with the exception of ground-breaking innovations, the…

making the most of the procurement process

D-TECH INTERNATIONAL LOOKS AT SMART PROCUREMENT

James Breakell, UK Managing Director of D-Tech International talks about the procurement process in the library sector and how you can make sure that investment in technology is cost effective and worthwhile. Public or private sector, every organisation bases its procurement on purchasing the goods or services that provide the best value for money. When…

St Anne's College, Oxford

ST ANNE’S COLLEGE, UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

D-Tech has recently completed a RFID installation at St Anne’s College. The original library was built in 1937 and is located in the Grade II-listed Hartland House, but as the college grew it became evident that the library was too small. St Anne’s College Library is open to all members and associates of St Anne’s…

How it works

How it Works: RFID

D-Tech International was one of the first companies to use Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology in library management solutions. That was back in 1998, and we have continuously invested resources into the development of innovative, cost-effective products that improve security, flexibility in stock management and inventory control, as well as data collection and trend analysis.…