Monday, December 17, 2007

Bokomaten in California

Hi Tech Vibe with Low Tech Functionality will be offered through the Yuba County Library's Wheatland location for a new concept in libraries: GoLibrary, or Library on the Go, if you will, being the name chosen to promote the service in California.

This new service has yet to be offered in the United States, though Westchester County NY bought the machine from ALA in DC this past summer but hasn't made it available to the public as of yet. Contra Costa County Library in California initiated the LSTA grant project in which Yuba County Library was invited by the State to participate as the beta test site for rural libraries.

The project has been hyper with deadlines swooshing past like road signs in warp speed. Distec the company responsible for the product design is in Sweden and has yet to establish networking partnerships in the States. A major part of our time so far has been spent in coming up with the right questions to ask.

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