The Hampton Book Circle discussions will be meeting on Tuesday, March 26 from 12:30-1:30 pm in the Wythe Hall Library Gallery.
This semester’s Book Circle will be be a discussion of Fairy Tales. For ideas and background check out this site SurLaLune.com.
The Hampton book circles also feature the opportunity for online discussion, to participate, go to the Book Circles main page and post your comments.
The Spring Learning Resources Newsletter is now available. Click here for content.
The Hampton Library has installed up a new document scanning station. The BookScan Station Document Center is a high-volume, high-speed, easy-to-use, self-service scanning kiosk for books and documents. The station has both a high speed sheet-feed scanner and an LED-based book-edge scanner along with an easy to use touch screen monitor that guides the user through the scanning process.
Users may scan books and documents into PDF, text-searchable PDF, JPEG, and Word file formats by simply touching the screen for the preferred file format. Searchable PDF files allow you to search for any word in the PDF file or copy text out. Word files may be opened and edited in any Word compatible text editor. Scanned documents can be saved to a USB, emailed, posted to Google docs, or printed from the station. Scanning and saving is FREE, though users must still pay to print from the scanning station.
The library has this station set up on a one month trial. We will be purchasing permanent stations in the near future and are very interested in any comments users have about this new equipment and service. Please enter your comments here on the blog.
The VCCS Library System Newsletter for Fall 2012 has been published. This issue features articles about system-wide projects on e-book acquisition, a new resource discovery tool, and a review of the Lincoln and the Constitution exhibit that was hosted by TNCC. The full issue is available here.