“Embrace Digitisation to Survive” – that’s the message produced from a new MLA Report

A new report says that libraries must also engage with users by using digital technology such as SMS, e-mail and social media. They should also use e-books, digital access, fundraising online, APIs and mash-ups.

Some digital initiatives may require investment up front to realise savings. Others may generate savings or constitute additional services which open opportunities for users without necessarily reducing costs, said the report.

Read the full news story here: http://www.computerweekly.com/Articles/2011/08/10/247577/Libraries-must-share-services-and-embrace-digitisation-to-survive-says-MLA.htm