Founded in 1969, The American University of Rome overlooks the historic city centre. Located at the top of Rome’s highest hill, the university offers spectacular views of the city. A relatively small student community of 500 undergraduates and postgraduates, AUR provides a blend of American liberal arts with career preparation and has been delivering this unique educational experience for over 50 years, welcoming students from over 40 countries.
The Epic is a 120,000-square-foot fitness, arts and entertainment center which officially opened in November 17, 2018. The center was constructed to be a world-class community amenity to serve the citizens of the Grand Prairie region. The Epic wanted to provide library services to their members but required a solution that would provide advanced world-class services and fit into the high-tech, modern design of the facility.
Norfolk Library and Information Service run 47 libraries across the county of Norfolk, and self-service solutions are a key part of the service provision. Their libraries have a strong focus on digital technology and have been operating with self-service kiosks since the early 2000s. They started to introduce a system of unattended access to libraries in 2016 and this now operates in 44 of the 47 libraries, so more than half of their working hours are self-service.
Since the company’s inception, D-Tech has been known for innovation. The company is now the leading provider of self-service solutions to public and academic libraries in the US and in the UK. We collaborate with our library customers to provide services and information the way library patrons want to be served with self-service and online options. We’ve listened and developed products and services that break the barriers of interaction – inside and outside the library.
Frees up Space for Library Programs with the Implementation of computeIT™ Kiosks
Space is one of the biggest challenges for the libraries within the LA County Library System. Many of the LA County community libraries are small. It is a challenge to provide desktop computing stations and at the same time provide the space required for community programs. With the physical limitations of the libraries, there were only six desktop computers available per library. The libraries were limited in their ability to rearrange the physical space for the types of programs they wanted to offer. With the implementation of the computeIT, the libraries now have the computing devices on hand for staff training, coding classes and after school programs.
Streamlines laptop checkout with the Installation of computeIT™ Self-Service Solution
Tulsa City-County Library installed the ComputeIT 24-bay in its main library and 12-bay kiosks in two branches for MacBooks and Windows laptop lending. Prior to having the computeIT system installed, Tulsa City-County Library did not have a self-service laptop lending solution. Customers had to come to the staff desk to check out laptops for use within the library. As part of the checkout process, customers were required to either leave their driver’s license or other collateral until the laptop was returned to the staff station. It was an inefficient and very staff-intensive process. The computeIT laptop lending system is fully integrated with the library management system and leverages the existing library barcode, password and pin number for authentication.
D-Tech installation of self-service laptop loan cabinets at Coventry University enhances student experience
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 jopurney. 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.
Capital City College Group (CCCG) is London’s largest further education and training provider with over 30,000 students and almost 2,000 staff who educate students every day. CCCG comprises three of London’s largest and most popular colleges – City and Islington College, Westminster Kingsway College, and the College of Haringey, Enfield, and Northeast London. The Group also includes a bespoke training provider, Capital City College Training (CCCT) which provides workforce development support and around 100 apprenticeship programmes to organisations located in London.
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.
D-Tech’s self-service LendIT kiosk is providing access for people who can’t make it to the library during opening times and allows everybody in the community to take advantage of their library facilities. Read more about how D-Tech’s LendIT kiosks are helping libraries across America in this article from American Libraries Magazine. D-Tech’s self-service library vending machine, LendIT, can be placed anywhere with a power outlet and internet connection with a fixed IP address. That could be right outside the library building or in a shopping or community centre. Contact us to find out more.
Epsom and St Helier Library and Information Services
When one of Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals Library and Information Services’ library sites was being relocated, it was seen as a good opportunity to upgrade the library technology and improve the services offered to users. D-Tech International installed a RFID security system, self-service units and StaffPads at both sites, expanding services, improving the user experience and enabling a better use of staff resources..