The New Face of Library Makerspaces awarded IMLS Grant. The Califa Group, in partnership with Regallium Consulting, LLC and Nation of Makers is proud to announce that the project, The New Face of Library Makerspaces, has been awarded $249,940 as one of this year's grant recipients in the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program. This two-year Lifelong Learning project will set out to develop and launch a new national Collective of library members to share resources and learnings about how library makerspaces have and will continue to shift their services and programming post-pandemic. [Full Announcement].
Datalogics partners with Califa Group to Integrate SimplyE Solution into Six California Libraries. Datalogics, the premier source for PDF and eBook technologies, is excited to announce a partnership with Califa Group to implement the SimplyE solution in California libraries. Datalogics will work with six libraries within the California library system to begin the integration. Califa, the largest library network in California, is a nonprofit library membership consortium of more than 220 libraries. In an effort to streamline their patronís access to eBooks, they chose to partner with Datalogics to deploy SimplyE, a complete solution that would bring content from multiple sources together in one place. Patrons can browse through titles, checkout, and start reading all within the same application. Califa, an early adopter of this solution, is ready to move their patronís experience back to something that resembles the physical act of walking into a library. [Full Announcement].