Facilitating Improved Learning Resources

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Supporting University Library Services

D-Tech is proud to support universities across the UK, helping to deliver:

– 24-hour learning environments

– Improved access to learning resources

– Modern, multi-functional study spaces for students

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Student_Using_University_Library

Supporting University Library Services

D-Tech is proud to support universities across the UK, helping to deliver:

– 24-hour learning environments

– Improved access to learning resources

– Modern, multi-functional study spaces for students

University_Library_Services

Improving access to digital learning resources

Donald Tapscott, author of the book, Growing Up Digital: The Rise of the Net Generation considers today’s learning generation to be so surrounded by digital media that, “technology is like the air.” The access to technology is so engrained, that the idea of learning without it doesn’t compute. When digital learning is such an integral educational resource, granting access to all is vital.

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Supporting Digital Learning 24/7

Many of D-Tech’s university clients are currently using computeIT – our self-service laptop and device solution – to deliver 24/7 access to online and digital learning resources to their students.

computeIT allows your students to borrow, and return, laptops, or similar devices such as tablets and iPads, at any time simply by using their student ID card. computeIT is a 24/7 capable solution. So, if your physical library or knowledge services are open to students 24/7, you can now give them secure, round the clock access to your digital resources too. Plus, because computeIT integrates with your user account network, your staff have continuous access to your device loan records via a web-based portal.

With its steel chassis and ID access, computeIT operates as a secure charging location when your facility’s devices are not in use – and ensures they are fully-charged when your students need them.

computeIT is a modular system, starting from 12 device bays, so can be tailored to suit the requirements of any learning facility, and its user bays are designed as the optimum size to cater for most makes and models of laptop, netbook, PC tablet or iPads.

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“We chose D-Tech because they offered a solution that would allow us to use our ID cards and integrate with our network user account system”

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“Students are very happy (with computeIT), it allows them to check out university laptops autonomously and return them after office hours. 80% of laptops are checked out daily.”

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“Our students like the convenience of borrowing laptops. Many of our students travel long distances to the university, so it is ideal for them. It means they don’t have to carry their own laptop around or worry about security.”

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“Loaning laptops through self-service cabinets supports our 24-hour opening and facilitates a better use of staff resources.”

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computeIT_is_an_integral_educational_resource

Supporting Digital Learning 24/7

Many of D-Tech’s university clients are currently using computeIT – our self-service laptop and device solution – to deliver 24/7 access to online and digital learning resources to their students.

computeIT allows your students to borrow, and return, laptops, or similar devices such as tablets and iPads, at any time simply by using their student ID card. computeIT is a 24/7 capable solution. So, if your physical library or knowledge services are open to students 24/7, you can now give them secure, round the clock access to your digital resources too. Plus, because computeIT integrates with your user account network, your staff have continuous access to your device loan records via a web-based portal.

With its steel chassis and ID access, computeIT operates as a secure charging location when your facility’s devices are not in use – and ensures they are fully-charged when your students need them.

computeIT is a modular system, starting from 12 device bays, so can be tailored to suit the requirements of any learning facility, and its user bays are designed as the optimum size to cater for most makes and models of laptop, netbook, PC tablet or iPads.

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self-service_laptop_and_device solution

“We chose D-Tech because they offered a solution that would allow us to use our ID cards and integrate with our network user account system”

READ THE FULL STORY

“Students are very happy (with computeIT), it allows them to check out university laptops autonomously and return them after office hours. 80% of laptops are checked out daily.”

READ THE FULL STORY

“Our students like the convenience of borrowing laptops. Many of our students travel long distances to the university, so it is ideal for them. It means they don’t have to carry their own laptop around or worry about security.”

READ THE FULL STORY

“Loaning laptops through self-service cabinets supports our 24-hour opening and facilitates a better use of staff resources.”

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Enabling self-service

When students require library access 24 hours a day, it is important that universities offer a reliable, secure solution to facilitate self-issue and ensure security of assets.

Self-Service Lending

D-Tech’s serveIT range of self-service checkout solutions allows students to quickly and securely checkout and return library items without any assistance from staff, improving the overall library experience by reducing unnecessary wait times for the borrower and creating additional time for staff to deliver a variety of services.

serveIT integrates with the university’s user account network and library security system to ensure only that any items leaving your library have been correctly checked out.

Students can also use serveIT to make reservations, order books or other items and discover more about the knowledge services on offer at your university.

“We needed to ensure that our collections would be protected at times when the library staff were not present and that our students could borrow from our libraries 24/7.”

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appIT is the library app from D-Tech International

serveIT EYRE

With its 23.8” touch screen, large checkout area – perfect for students borrowing multiple items – and range of options available, including contactless and Apple Pay™, for students to pay fines and fees, the serveIT EYRE delivers maximum functionality from minimum floorspace.

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serveIT TOLKIEN

Boasting an easy to use, 22” touch screen, the serveIT TOLKIEN is a flexible, cost-effective counter or desktop self-service checkout kiosk designed to fit easily into any library.

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appIT

D-Tech’s innovative appIT solution allows students to use their smartphone to scan and checkout books in one seamless operation.

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Securing your learning assets

Knowledge may be your most valuable resource but knowing that is no compensation when it comes to re-stocking your library’s lost or stolen items. D-Tech’s range of library security solutions can help you protect all your university’s most valuable learning resources.

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Library Security Systems

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D-Tech’s range of secureIT systems caters for libraries of any capacity, requirements or budget. From enhanced, high-end solutions to simple, yet effective systems, secureIT helps libraries protect resources and save money.

Security is a vital partner of self-service and the stylish secureIT range integrates seamlessly with D-Tech’s full range of self-service solutions including serveIT checkout kiosks and computeIT device lending. Access to integral learning resources, such as laptops, is a great learning asset for students but IT equipment can also represent a large financial outlay.

When used in combination with computeIT, secureIT allows you to control when, where and if your organisation’s valuable IT assets leave the premises. Plus for additional security, you can even choose to allow borrowed devices to be used only within certain areas of your facility.

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“With no tracking system in place, many books were being mislaid or going unreturned. We knew that security gates and tagging would represent a quick return on investment.”

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“We needed to ensure that our collections would be protected at times when the library staff were not present and that our students could borrow from both libraries 24/7.”

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“With no tracking system in place, many books were being mislaid or going unreturned. We knew that security gates and tagging would represent a quick return on investment.”

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“We needed to ensure that our collections would be protected at times when the library staff were not present and that our students could borrow from both libraries 24/7.”

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Protecting your students

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has forced industries across the board to operate under new and unfamiliar restrictions to protect the health of the public while allowing those with key responsibilities to go safely about their work. Here’s how D-Tech’s range of technology solutions can help you create and maintain a secure learning environment.

countIT LIVE occupancy and monitoring

Is your building safe to enter?

countIT LIVE could help your students access your facilities safely

New from D-Tech, a real time occupancy monitoring and alerting solution to help you ensure anyone entering your facility can do so safely.

Using 99.5% accurate people counting technology, countIT LIVE uses real time data of how many people are in your facility to deliver entry instructions message to those waiting to enter via an intuitive, colour indicated customer dashboard.

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Contactless Collections 24/7

holdIT, D-Tech’s self-service reservations kiosk, allows your students to collect library items contactlessly, at any time, day or night, without even entering your facility. holdIT can be housed as an internal or external solution to give students secure, 24/7 access to their reservations, providing greater access to library materials.

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Easily update your catalogue

Keeping your catalogue up to date is vital for the learning of your students as changes occur to your syllabus or course content.

processIT

Operating as an out-of-sight or desktop processing solution, D-Tech’s processIT S4 Workstation enables you to programme stock and, thanks to its unique one-read-location ability, simultaneously process multiple items with no false reads. .

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trackIT

Simple, compatible, durable RFID labels suitable for multimedia library items.

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“D-Tech supplied a team who spent a fortnight applying RFID tags to our extensive stock (over 84,000 items), and now we self-tag any new items.”

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University Library Services working with D-Tech

D-Tech kits out LAMDA’s Sackler Library with the latest RFID Technology

The Sackler Library is LAMDA’s first designated library space. D-Tech International had to ensure that the equipment supplied met the school’s needs and provided adequate security for the busy venue. Working in conjunction with the construction of LAMDA’s new build, and in line with its opening, D-Tech International integrated an RFID installation including security gates with the library’s new LMS. D-Tech also supplied RFID tagging and will be delivering an ongoing maintenance contract.

D-Tech’s laptop loan cabinets enhances student experience at award-winning Lanchester Library

Coventry University wasn’t getting a satisfactory uptake of its staff operated laptop loan service and sought a solution that would facilitate better use of staff resource and enhance the customer journey. Laptop loans are an important part of student experience for university libraries, and the installation of computeIT cabinets demonstrates the benefits of self-service and prime positioning to maximise popularity. The award-winning Lanchester Library at Coventry University is a perfect example of getting things right, and this is demonstrated by the additional cabinet installations the university has requested from D-Tech.

D-Tech kits out LAMDA’s Sackler Library with the latest RFID Technology

D-Tech’s laptop loan cabinets enhances student experience at award-winning Lanchester Library

D-Tech conquers the market with installation at the American University of Rome

The American University of Rome was refurbishing its main computer lab to provide a multi-functional study/social space for students. The university needed a solution for storing and loaning laptops top improve the student experience and give faster access to computers that can be used anywhere within the building. D-Tech supplied and installed a 12 locker ComputeIT cabinet which allows students to check out laptops with their AUR ID card and has advanced system integration functionality.

University of Sheffield & D-Tech combine to deliver loanable Laptops with ComputeIT

It will come as no surprise that the University of Sheffield is home to an award-winning library service. The Library and Corporate Information and Computing Services (CiCS) jointly support two world class learning spaces: the award-winning Information Commons (IC), and The Diamond. The first D-Tech installation was in 2014 when a ComputeIT unit was installed in the Information Commons. Since then, the opening of the new £81m ‘Diamond’ building led to the installation of an additional ComputeIT unit, each site now having up to 48 loanable laptops, charged and ready for student use.

D-Tech conquers the market with installation at the American University of Rome

University of Sheffield & D-Tech combine to deliver loanable Laptops with ComputeIT

D-Tech deliver improved access, flexibility and security to St Anne’s College

D-Tech have been working with St Anne’s College at the University of Oxford as part of an on-going project, where we initially installed part of the solution in St Anne’s existing building and supplied a tagging team to RFID tag and process all the loanable stock, 84,220 items to be precise. We then rolled out further equipment into the new library when it was completed. The College intends to install a final set of equipment at some point in the future when the old Library is refurbished allowing an additional entrance to be opened.

D-Tech deliver improved access, flexibility and security to St Anne’s College

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