Farmington Libraries Now Offers Thousands of Pieces of Digital Content at No Charge to Patrons through Biblioboard® Library

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Farmington Libraries now offers no-charge access to BiblioBoard Library to all patrons at both its main branch and the Barney Library. BiblioBoard Library is an easy-to-use platform that allows Farmington Libraries to offer high quality content to patrons digitally, via an intuitive consumer-grade interface.

"Farmington Libraries' collaboration with the town's historical society is a wonderful way to create collections with greater content and depth," says Mitchell Davis, Biblioboard's Chief Business Officer.

Farmington Libraries now offers free access to BiblioBoard Library to all patrons at both its main branch and the Barney Library. BiblioBoard Library is an easy-to-use platform that allows Farmington Libraries to offer high quality content to patrons digitally, via an intuitive consumer-grade interface.

Covering a wide range of topics including literature, philosophy, history, geography and science, BiblioBoard Library contains over 400 thematic collections, which allow patrons to search and browse content easily. Users can access BiblioBoard Library through the Farmington Library website or sync with the device of their choice, including the iPad®, iPad® mini, Kindle Fire HD®, Galaxy Tab®, Nexus® and more.

"BiblioBoard Library hosts an extensive wealth of content, and it allows library patrons to access that content without limitations such as number of books checked out, hold lines or due dates," says Laura Horn, Director of Information & Teen Services.

In addition, Farmington Libraries is working to digitize its own historical collections to make them available on BiblioBoard Library. Using BiblioBoard Creator, a dynamic tool that allows cultural organizations to create their own multimedia collections for BiblioBoard Library, Farmington Libraries will extend personalized digital collections to its patrons. This project will include everything from photographs of the Old Stone Schoolhouse and historic maps to volumes revealing the rich history of the town.

Mitchell Davis, founder and Chief Business Officer of BiblioLabs, believes this is a great opportunity for Farmington Libraries to enhance patrons' reading and learning experience. "At BiblioBoard, we love to see libraries creating a more personal experience for their patrons. Farmington Libraries' collaboration with the town's historical society is a wonderful way to create collections with greater content and depth," says Davis.

Farmington Libraries also offers eBooks from local indie authors through SELF-e, an additional service that allows authors in the library's community to submit their eBook(s) for display and patron access. Furthermore, these authors may opt-in to allow Library Journal to evaluate and select titles for inclusion in curated genre-collections that participating public libraries will make available to their patrons all over the United States. SELF-e submissions will be accepted on a rolling basis, with the first collections set to be released later this year.

About Farmington Libraries
The Farmington Library is a comfortable, dynamic environment where current technology, friendly, professional service, equal access to a wide variety of materials and cultural, educational and recreational programs encourage the exchange of ideas, kindle the pleasure of reading and life-long learning, preserve the memories and history of Farmington and its neighbors and foster community spirit. We are Farmington's Living Room.

About BiblioBoard
BiblioBoard is the PatronsFirst™ mobile library. The folks behind BiblioBoard are a powerful team based in Charleston, SC. They aim to transform access to information by providing a world-class user experience that thrills library patrons and is profitable for publishers. BiblioBoard is moving library content delivery into the future in a sustainable way. BiblioBoard, used by nearly 2,000 libraries and in three statewide eBook projects, reaches 15 million patrons. BiblioLabs is also a proud member of the Charleston Digital Corridor. To learn more, visit http://www.biblioboard.com.

Contact:
Laura Horn
Director of Information & Teen Services
lhorn(at)farmingtonlibraries(dot)org
Farmington Libraries

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