Reasons why FlashScan self Checks are Awesome # 542: Giftwrap!!

Sent to us by a loyal user out in Colorado, where apparently, nothing goes to waste.
Her co-worker actually took the time to craft this giftwrap from receipts from our FlashScan units.

Well, I suppose it'd be true if you had FlashScan self-checks......

I know, some of you are thinking of additional letters to add at the end of that shh-
why not calm down with some reading??

OhThankGhod! 33 reasons Librarians are Extremely Important

LINK TO Are Librarians Totally Obsolete?

aw, heck, we knew it was "no" all along - good assessment of the current playing field in the above article.

# 8. Digitization is going to take a while. A long while.
So, uh, you'll want to get that FlashScan Self Check you been eyeballing.....

# 9. Libraries aren’t just books
.....absoultely right! That's why you need an Intelligent Media Manager!
Yes we are incorrigible - incorrigiblerrific!


People Ask Me All the Time - What Are Librarians Like?

I tell 'em they're great, because they're subjected to retail-like conditions despite their intense training, with idiots coming up to them all the time - it makes 'em resilient and friendly!



Library Robbery on My Name is Earl

Absolutely hysterical stuff. Earl and Co. steal a historic set of silverware- but no one can be trusted and skullduggery ensues. This week the full episode can be viewed HERE

(Dottie's the head librarian in Earl's town.)

Hey, since you're in a video mood, HERE's the video of the FlashScan MAX scanning all sorts of items, and HERE! is the video of the Intelligent Media Manager in action


Bookgasm's Compliment to the Local library

14 Books I Read in 2006 Absolutely Free, Thanks to My Local Library,
a post at BookGasm is typical of what they offer- excitement about books. It's refreshing to get their point of view.

It's also important that if great collections are built in libraries, it's important that there are efficient means to check that collection out.


Expensive Solutions for DVD Security Ruined by Engadget

This ENGADGET story (overall Technorati Rank for Engadget: 1. Blogs linking to it: 23,499 - ouch.) details the means to disbable security cases. As if it wasn't bad enough that kids pass this knowledge "through the grapevine", a detailed set of links acting as a "how-to" worsens the view for libraries that are currently using this expensive & time consuming technology.

Link to IMM video, which uses no cases as an alternative.
Link to LAT's Intelligent Media Manager product page

To quote the Engadget piece: "Remember kids, exposing weaknesses forces companies to be active about improving the security that should have been stronger in the first place.".....Like installing Intelligent Media Managers, hmmmm?