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Content Management Systems for Library Websites

A well-designed, up-to-date website is critical for a library of any size. Your patrons rely on your website for basic information about your library, such as directions to a branch or upcoming events. They also may go to your website hoping to search an online public access catalog (OPAC), download an e-book, or browse an online exhibit. A content management system, or CMS, can help you provide these services and manage them effectively, whether you have a volunteer managing your site or an entire department doing so.

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A CMS is essentially a software package that lets you create and edit website content — including text, pictures, menus, and more — without having to know how to write code. 

Multiple branches? TechSoup can help you maximize your donation

Did you know that eligible libraries can get donated and deeply discounted software and technology products from TechSoup? You can save 80 – 96% on brand-new software donated by top companies. AND, if your library has more than five buildings, your organization can register each branch to maximize your donation.

I laughed, I cried: why the ARSL-ABOS 2010 conference was a hit!

Librarians, bookmobiles, and a whole lot of inspiration captivated and captured my attention a couple weeks ago. The setting was the mile high city of Denver, where over 400 rural and small librarians and bookmobilists convened to share ideas and spark new ones.

Hidden Gems Webinar: TechSoup Donation Partners Every Librarian Should Know

TechSoup is a nonprofit that partners with corporations to distribute software and hardware donations to nonprofits and libraries. You may already know about our donation programs that can save nonprofits and libraries approximately 90% on Microsoft products and Symantec's Norton Antivirus donations but did you know we offer a

TechSoup Limited: An Outlet Mall for Your Nonprofit (or Library)

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Barbara Shaughnessy from TechSoup's Project Implementation team penned this post earlier this week and it originally appeared on the TechSoup Blog. 

What is your public computer's DNA?

Everything we do at MaintainIT is based on the experiences we gather from librarians and staff about maintaining public computers. We interview libraries each week, but another way we hear from libraries is through a link on our web site where we invite folks to share their experiences with us.

Free support desk software: Ilient Sysaid

Getting overwhelmed tracking your tech support issues? The free version of Ilient Sysaid might help. Technology and Training Specialist Jaketha Farmer of the Lamar County Public Library in Mississippi informed us about the downloadable application that she's been using to track her library staff's requests.