10 Websites with the Best Stock Image Repositories

Photography is fundamental to web design. Hiring a photographer to work towards the beautification of your website can increase the costs. Alternatively, stock images have emerged as a savior for those who do not want to invest in a photographer. The good news is that there have been many websites that now offer stock images and many of them are free. Some of the best websites that offer beautiful stock photography are:

  1. Pixabay

Pixabay releases photos and videos under the ...

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Design of Library Automation Systems: File Structures, Data Structures, and Tools

CILEA provides its users with the management expectations of automation systems for libraries (LMS – Library Management System) or the necessary assistance for their use. The service operates from early 80s and is aimed at individual libraries that library systems. In particular, initiatives are being promoted “consortium” involving the implementation of an automation system (pole) used by multiple agencies. The market for learning management software now offers a wide range of products (eg, Aleph, Sebina, SBN Unix ...

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Library Services for Distance Learners

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While technology has vastly increased the range, reach and number of distance education programs, library services for distance students have not kept pace. And despite the potential of technology to enhance these services to distance learners, to date it has done little more than improve ...

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HTML Toolkit

Your library is ready for a Web site. You’ve heard that it’s not too hard to do, and all the other librarians you talk to seem to have already taken the plunge. Now that you’ve made the decision to dive in, you might be wondering how to actually get started. You know what programs and services you want to highlight on your Web site. You may know that you’ll need to learn HTML, Hypertext Markup Language. But where do you ...

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Library Management System Checklist

How does your current system compare to a modern client/server library system? If you can’t check off the following functions, you need to consider changing systems.

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* Many years of dedicated experience in serving the technological needs of libraries
* Long-term track record of profitability and steady revenue growth
* A loyal, satisfied customer base, representing libraries like yours
* No “legacy” systems – customers continue to use their original system, updated annually with the latest technological advances ...

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Library Wins Innovation Grant to Develop Snap and Go Mobile Technology

The Contra Costa County Library has been awarded a $60,000 Bay Area Library and Information Systems (BALIS) Innovation grant to create a mobile platform that will push new and existing library content and services — literally — into the hands of cell phone users. The “Snap & Go” project will allow Contra Costa County residents with mobile phones and a library card to access library materials, enhanced content, and manage their accounts without having to visit a library building or ...

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Serials Solutions 360 E-Resource Access & Management Services Offer New Japanese-Language Enhancements

Serials Solutions is pleased to announce new Japanese-language enhancements for the Serials Solutions 360 services. These developments feature improve search results through enabling alternate kanji character matching in Japanese-language title searches, added support for many new databases unique to the Asia-Pacific region, and Japanese-language localization for the New Serials Solutions 360 Search federated search service.

“Now, libraries will be able to greatly enhance the discovery experience of their Japanese speaking patrons,” says Serials Solutions Senior Product Manager, Tim Fujita-Yuhas. “With improvements ...

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Phase one of San Francisco Public Library’s adoption at ALA Annual Conference in Washington

3M Library Systems has introduced significant enhancements to its RFID (radio frequency identification) systems that help improve the performance, ease of use, and aesthetics of the technology for library applications, at the American Library Association’s annual conference and exhibition at the Washington Convention Center.

The enhanced SelfCheck System C-Series from 3M for self-service returns now permits external and internal drop chutes to be in close proximity, facilitating convenient sorting options. C-Series systems check in returned items in real time, allowing for ...

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