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Panlibus 26 – now available online

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The latest issue of Panlibus Magazine is available to read online today.

The theme for this issue is ‘libraries online’, focusing on tools and media that public and academic libraries can utilise.

Library websites are more than a marketing tool and should be viewed as an extension to the library itself. Amy York from Middle Tennessee State University is a prominent figure in the library
website world and offers us an insight into transforming the library website.

For public libraries, making the most of your online presence is imperative; it’s the third most popular reason for citizens to visit their local authority website. Socitm Insight share the findings from Better connected 2012 report, which looked at local
authority and library websites, and gives some examples of how to improve your online library service.

Could the use of video provide the additional value required to keep visitors coming back to your site? A team from the University of Sheffield has been looking into the ease of use of video in libraries and what can be achieved from “this dominant
medium”.

We also look at products and services available to improve libraries’ online presence, from Capita’s Prism software to our Additions Partners EBSCO, SOLUS, Bretford and Talis Education.

There is plenty more besides. I hope you enjoy this issue, and as always, I encourage you to get in touch with your thoughts on any of the articles. If you have any topics you would like to share with the library world, I would be extremely pleased to hear them. Please contact the editor at mark.travis@capita.co.uk with any ideas you may have.

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