Nørre Nebel Culture House and Library in Denmark is an inspiring example of how the fusion of technology and tradition can transform a library into a thriving community epicenter.
At the core of this evolution is the deployment of Bibliotheca’s open+ access solution. By extending the library’s operating hours from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., the library has greatly increased patron accessibility. The integration of open+ count, a discreet people-counting technology, has also empowered the library to make informed decisions based on insightful data regarding visitor footfall during staffed and unstaffed hours alike.
Once inside the library, Bibliotheca’s selfCheck kiosks seamlessly streamline the borrowing and returning process, offering a simple and intuitive patron experience. All Bibliotheca solutions are part of an integrated ecosystem that, collectively simplifies maintenance, upgrades, and user interactions.
Additionally, both Nørre Nebel and the main library, Varde, use uniFi+, Bibliotheca’s library communications solution. This solution facilitates the broadcasting of important messages and captivating content across an array of screens – ranging from PCs to selfCheck displays and stand-alone digital signage. uniFi+ is user-friendly, making it simple for library staff to create content with text, images, and video and display it throughout the library wherever they choose.
Kristoffer W. Rasmussen from Varde Library noted that: “The capacity to repurpose content across multiple screens is particularly helpful. Our diverse array of screens benefits from a unified content strategy, enhancing the sense of cohesion between the Main Library and its satellite branches.”
Peter Holm Lindegaard, Varde Library Manager, knows that libraries of the future must build a bridge between the digital and analog world in order to remain relevant to their communities. He emphasizes that uniFi+ and library technology such as selfCheck and open+ are essential tools for libraries to combine these worlds.
Bibliotheca’s complete ecosystem helps libraries increase efficiency, improve user experience, expand access, and provide effective marketing. By using self-service solutions and library management tools, libraries can automate processes, free up staff time to enhance their services, and help libraries function as the hubs of their communities.
“The capacity to repurpose content across multiple screens is particularly helpful. Our diverse array of screens benefits from a unified content strategy, enhancing the sense of cohesion between the Main Library and its satellite branches.”
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