Mission

DCA aims to help public libraries to become more successful by growing
usage, attracting new cardholders and protecting budgets and jobs.

We can achieve this by offering compelling content, effective online learning
for users and staff, and powerful marketing tools.

Partners

DCA partners include leading content and service providers

Network

Selected library, sector and channel partners.

Service

DCA was established in London in 2010 to serve international libraries.We have long experience of working as trusted partners of leading vendors and libraries worldwide.

More libraries in the UK and beyond are discovering the benefits of our services at this critical time. In all cases, access is direct, with no major LMS configurations required.

Public Library E-resources and services

DCA offers resources that attract, engage and drive usage and visits to public libraries. Our vendor partners offer unmatched depth and diversity of content.

Library Marketing and SEO

DCA can get your library thousands of pounds worth of FREE online advertising from Google to help increase visibility of your library’s services, content, news and events.

Training and tutorials

DCA helps your library promote their e-resources through our essential staff training and online tutorial partners.

Special Projects

DCA offers library vendors and content providers market research and content development services.

Platforms

Enjoy the world’s leading opera, classical music and ballet performances on MEDICI.TV.

A Netflix for classical music with access to more than 150 events each year – live from the world’s most prestigious venues and festivals.

Watch over 3,500 musical works filmed from the 1940’s through to the present day and 2,000 films including concerts, documentaries, operas, ballets and master classes in HD

Join a community of classical music lovers from 180 countries with digital content available in English and French on all devices across iOs and Android platforms.

Our partnership with the award-winner HOPSTER offers safe, educational pre-school content that helps kids learn through the stories they love.

Hopster brings your users shows, games, books, music and learning, including children’s favourites such as Peppa Pig and Thomas the Tank Engine.

Reviewed and certified by educational experts, this simple and fun interface designed with little fingers and developing brains in mind. Children won’t see any ads on Hopster, ever.

KOIOS Increase visibility of your libraries services, content, news and events with free online advertising from Google.

Koios Google Ads product, helps librarians support and engage with their communities by making them appear first in a Google search result.

Google Ad Grant Koios help public libraries apply for Google Ad Grants, a free program that gives nonprofits up to £7,500 month worth of free advertising credit to use on specific campaigns based on your libraries priorities.

NICHE ACADEMY Supporting Libraries with effective online learning for users and staff.

Niche Academy provides tutorials and online learning tools specifically for the needs of public libraries helping to deliver better experiences for the library’s users.

Ready to use tutorials Website widgets and tutorials help patrons become more aware of library eBooks resources, language learning tools, streaming movies and research databases.

Niche offers essential library staff training in basics like tech skills and how to deal with angry customers and much more. A powerful LMS supports and unites your teams in learning when it suits them. And a sharing economy of online training for libraries worldwide.

Founded in 1940, Infobase offers public libraries a powerful suite of dynamic online reference and learning tools for both children and adults, including databases, streaming video services, elearning modules, career development resources, and entertainment.

Infobase Learning Cloud is a new service that offers on-demand learning platform for professional development, training, and information literacy. Self-paced, customizable modules allow libraries to tailor their reference and learning support to the needs of their service populations.

Infobase’s offerings such as Credo, Access Video on Demand, Just for Kids, Science Online and Blooms Literature online help libraries to provide more support for users looking for personal and career development.

Access Video On Demand offers public libraries unlimited access to a unique collection of thousands of high-quality videos from award-winning documentaries, to how-to programs , top-quality performances spanning the arts, biographies of history-makers past and present, a variety of TV shows and films, and more.

AVOD offers over 40,000 titles from 1,200 international producers, including BBC Learning, PBS, National Geographic, ABC News, NBC News, CNBC, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, HBO® Documentary Films, Open University, TED, Films for the Humanities & Sciences, and many more.

This platform makes it easy for users to find content by subject, under popular topics such as health and wellness, family and living, history, sport, music, career and job skills, business and economics, travel, technology, and many more. All titles come with public performance rights, giving your library the opportunity to hold free public screenings.

Credo offers exceptional reference content from the world’s best publishers across a wide range of subjects, including art, history, technology, careers, psychology, business, and health. Appropriate for users of all types and ages, Credo includes 3.5 million entries from leading encyclopedias, guides, and handbooks, as well as more than 2,000 instructional videos and 600,000+ contextual visual aids, images, maps, and photographs.

3.5 million full-text entries are searchable alongside thousands of images, audio files, and videos. Features like Mind Map, Research Quick Tips, Key Concepts, summary articles, curated Pro/Con entries, and more help patrons learn valuable research and digital literacy skills at the point of need.

Long a favourite resource of libraries worldwide, Credo helps users of all backgrounds and skill levels find what they need; from school students gathering sources, lifelong learners, and individuals looking for context around the events shaping the headlines will all find answers with this easy-to-use database.