Library Technology Guides

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January 6, 2021

BiblioLabs OhioLINK brings its Electronic Book Center into the 21st century. OhioLINK has partnered with BiblioBoard to implement a major update to its electronic book platform. Released December 30th, the modernized Electronic Book Center provides an improved user experience, including digital accessibility, and mobile compatibility. BiblioBoard technology supports user-friendly browsing, searching, list-making, note-taking, bookmarking, online reading, and downloading of e-books and e-chapters on a variety of devices. The EBC's 180,000 e-books can be accessed via any web connection to support scholarly research, and also can be used by faculty as no-cost textbooks to reduce the financial burden of attending college. Students and faculty downloaded OhioLINK's e-books more than 13 million times in 2020. [Full Announcement].

March 18, 2019

BiblioLabs Charleston Digital Corridor And Bibliolabs Launch Area-Wide Digital Library Service. Reacting to an immediate need for vetted learning materials and curated entertainment during the COVID-19 isolation period, the Charleston Digital Corridor Foundation (CDCF) announced they have teamed with local software company, BiblioLabs, to launch a digital library for all Charleston County residents. As more libraries take precautions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, often resulting in a ceasing of in-person patron services and events, digital libraries have never been more important. [Full Announcement].

September 17, 2018

BiblioLabs Some Changes are Coming: From SELF-e to Indie Author Project. What has grown out of that initial partnership is the current Indie Author Project, a publishing community that includes multiple curation organizations and partners (including Library Journal), events like Indie Author Day, public library service and programming support, and a network of indie book contests built to help libraries find the best indie books and share them with their patrons. Libraries finding the best indie books for other libraries is an idea that works, and we have networked hundreds of librarians in an effort to make this easier. The idea is spreading around the world and creating a new book ecosystem in which libraries are at the center. [Full Announcement].

April 18, 2017

BiblioLabs Knowledge Unlatched and BiblioLabs team to provide improved access to Open Access materials worldwide. Knowledge Unlatched, the Open Access initiative supporting monographs in the Humanities and Social Sciences, and BiblioLabs, the Charleston, SC based software company that has built BiblioBoard, an end-to-end platform for the creation, curation and distribution of OA materials, are partnering to improve mobile and browser-based access to a growing library of KU content. The project will also measure the wider impact and usage of OA materials by cross-promoting KU titles and leveraging BiblioLabs' robust usage tracking infrastructure that captures key data points without compromising the anonymity of readers. While KU will continue to host its titles on the OAPEN and HathiTrust platforms, it will expand the hosting of the entire collection to a KU Cloud Library built on the BiblioBoard technology. [Full Announcement].

November 10, 2014

BiblioLabs New Biblioboard Indie Rock Stars Module will offer high-demand titles from today’s hottest independent authors in an unlimited multi-user business model. BiblioBoard announced that they have signed on partner authors and literary agents to launch a groundbreaking product for libraries that includes 18 New York Times bestselling books in addition to 30 award-winning novels and numerous other bestsellers from USA Today, Boston Globe and other media sources. The Indie Rock Stars module will launch at the ALA Mid-Winter Conference in Chicago on January 30, 2015 and is being added to a growing BiblioBoard unlimited multi-user content collection that now includes over 600 publishers. [Full Announcement].

May 23, 2014

BiblioLabs Biblioboard Library offers more publishers and genres to growing Patronsfirst Mobile Library. In advance of the 2014 Book Expo America (BEA), BiblioBoard(r) announced additional publishers added to their PatronsFirst™ mobile platform. BiblioBoard is constantly adding content to their platform, and it now has over 5 million pages of curated content and over 125,000 eBooks. [Full Announcement].

May 22, 2014

BiblioLabs BiblioBoard and Library Journal partner for SELF-e. BiblioBoard and Library Journal have partnered to launch SELF-e, an innovative ebook discovery service connecting self-published authors with public libraries and their patrons. [Full Announcement].

August 13, 2012

BiblioLabs New BiblioBoard App for the iPad Revolutionizes Worldwide Access to Historical Books. BiblioLabs unveiled BiblioBoard, a free iPad App that brings thousands of curated historical primary source materials to consumers' fingertips worldwide. BiblioBoard provides access to historical Anthologies that explore places, events, people and themes from across the centuries. Each Anthology is a curated multimedia experience about a topic that on average includes 75 historical books with numerous other historical images, articles and documents, accompanied by expert commentary. [Full Announcement].

February 21, 2012

BiblioLabs BiblioLabs Harvests new talent; New Hires Help Company Move Deeper Into Digital Publishing and iPad Development Space. Charleston, SC based software and media company BiblioLabs has added several new staff to their growing team. The group of Charleston entrepreneurs who founded BiblioLabs, previously developed BookSurge, a print on demand software and services company that was acquired by Amazon.com in 2005. [Full Announcement].

June 7, 2011

BiblioLabs BiblioLabs and the British Library Announce British Library 19th Century Historical Collection App for iPad. BiblioLabs, LLC and the British Library are proud to announce their British Library 19th Century Historical Collection App for iPad is now available on the App Store. The app takes advantage of the form and function of iPad, bringing a renewed sense of wonder to the discovery and enjoyment of antiquarian and historical books. [Full Announcement].

October 30, 2009

BiblioLabs BiblioLabs Establishes Computer Science Scholarships. The College of Charleston has announced that BiblioLabs LLC will support four four-year tuition scholarships to academically competitive South Carolina students pursing a degree in computer science. BiblioLabs owner and CEO Bob Holt says he hopes the scholarships will attract new computer science majors who demonstrate independent, creative and clever thinking. [Full Announcement].

June 24, 2009

BiblioLabs BiblioLabs relocates corporate headquarters to Wharf District in Charleston, South Carolina. BiblioLabs, LLC announced the relocation of its Corporate Headquarters to the Charleston Digital Corridor's Wharf District in Charleston, South Carolina. After considering several locations in the area, BiblioLabs CEO Bob Holt cited the Corridor's Wharf District as an attractive location for the company based on the proximity to the Digital Corridor's growing community of entrepreneurial companies, the quality of the facility and its ability to support the needs of a rapidly growing technology business. He also cited the area's lifestyle in terms of attracting and retaining high value employees in areas such as software development. The relocation was facilitated by the Charleston Digital Corridor. [Full Announcement].

July 8, 2008

BiblioLabs BiblioLabs Management Team. The BiblioLabs management team is comprised on highly experienced “serial entrepreneurs” with successful track records of building software/media enterprises. Their experience spans many different areas of expertise such as product management, software development, technology research, finance and business development. Indeed, the founders of BiblioLabs were previously senior principals in BookSurge, a print-on-demand technology company that was acquired by Amazon.com in 2005. [Full Announcement].