Your Integrated Library System (ILS) is an important tool for your school library’s current and future development. This guide details how to make the most of your ILS.
Your library online
Your library’s online presence includes many elements, from selecting a suitable Integrated Library System (ILS) for 24/7 access, to its web presence and interactivity with users, to RFID technology for streamlining issues and returns.
BYOD stands for 'Bring Your Own Device'. Devices include smartphones, tablets, laptops and other digital devices that are owned by the student and can be used at school for educational purposes. Read what the research says, how the library can play a leadership role, and the shift in focus from devices to student learning outcomes.
Digital resources, tools and mobile technologies have revolutionised curriculum delivery. Your school library can become a central virtual hub within your school’s e-learning environment. It can provide your learners, teachers and parents/whānau with 24/7 access to a far wider range of quality resources to support their learning.
Integrated Library Systems or Library Management Systems are integral to the access and management of resources within your school. These systems support the integration of print and online resources into your teaching and learning programmes.
Changing your Integrated Library System (ILS) involves careful research. This guide outlines the major factors involved in selecting the best ILS option, preparing a business case, and planning the change processes.
You can enhance your library’s resources and services for engaging readers and supporting learning by having a dynamic online presence. One way to achieve this is to build a web presence – either operating through your school’s website or intranet, or having a standalone website that links with your school’s website.