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July 12, 2019

Amigos Library Services. Amigos Library Services partners with TSLAC to Provide SimplyE to smaller public libraries. Amigos Library Services announced a partnership with the Texas State Library and Archives Commission on the E-Read Texas program to bring electronic book (e-book) access to Texans served by small community libraries. This is part of a multi-phased statewide project to enhance public library e-book collections. [Full Announcement].

August 30, 2018

Amigos Library Services. Amigos Library Services Receives TSLAC/IMLS Grant Extending SimplyE Functionality. Amigos Library Services recently received a grant Texas State Library and Archives Commission and Institute of Museum and Library Services. Funding from this grant allows Amigos to extend the functionality of the SimplyE app. Amigos Library Services will extend the functionality of the mobile app to computers and laptops by creating a web-based service that includes functionality and an interface like the one used by the SimplyE app, making it more accessible to those that do not use mobile devices such as smartphones or tablets or those that prefer to use their library's public computers. In addition, these changes will aid academic library patrons as that functionality comes to fruition. [Full Announcement].

August 21, 2017

Amigos Library Services. Amigos Library Services Receives Texas Grant for SimplyE. Amigos Library Services recently received a Cooperation Grant from the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. Funding from this grant allows Amigos to assist public libraries who are interested in implementing the SimplyE app. [Full Announcement].

April 12, 2017

Amigos Library Services. Amigos Library Services partners with BCLS to support SimplyE. Amigos Library Services submitted a grant proposal to the Texas State Library & Archives Commission to implement the SimplyE app with the Brazoria County Library System. It addresses an area identified in the Library Cooperation Grant guidelines [Full Announcement].

August 5, 2013

Amigos Library Services. Amigos receives TSLAC grant to fund e-book project. Amigos Library Services received a Library Cooperation Grant from the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. The grant will help fund a project to develop a new e-book distribution platform. The planned service will provide e-books for library patrons, searchable through an Amigos search interface or a local library catalog. Amigos will create the platform and negotiate directly with publishers to obtain content. The grant funds will be provided from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services to TSLAC under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act and will aid in underwriting the projectís costs. Prior to receipt of the TSLAC grant, Amigos had begun an e-book distribution platform project using resources provided by North Texas Library Partners. [Full Announcement].