DCA is delighted to be launching the Medici.tv service with Singapore’s National Library Board. 

Starting in March 2024, NLB members will have unlimited access to a catalogue of 4000 concerts, ballets, operas, documentaries and masterclasses, as well as over 150 live-streamed performances each year, all in high definition.

We are very happy to welcome National Library Board to medici.tv’s global subscriber base, which includes prestigious public libraries in Helsinki, Copenhagen, City of London, Edinburgh, and Brighton. I am sure lovers of music, dance and opera in Singapore will enjoy access to this wonderful body of content.

Barney Allan, Director of DCA

We are pleased to serve Singapore’s performing arts community through this exceptional digital platform.

Melvin Choo, Executive Director of Alkem, who partnered with DCA and Medici.tv

I am very pleased to be working with such a well-respected and prestigious organisation as NLB. I believe that Singapore’s classical and jazz music lovers will find many hours of entertainment and inspiration in our collection.

David Ryfman VP Sales of Medici.tv

For more information on what Medici.tv offers for your library, click here.

About DCA: Established in 2010, DCA London is a sales agent for leading content providers to public, national, and academic libraries worldwide. DCA’s experience, network and knowledge help publishers and libraries connect users with content they want. 

About Medici.tv: Established by Hervé Boissière in 2010 and now part-owned by LVMH, medici.tv is home to the world’s largest video-on-demand catalogue in the classical and jazz music industry, introducing new, exciting repertoire to the largest possible audience. 

About National Library Board Singapore:  The National Library Board (‘NLB’) nurtures readers for life, learning communities and a knowledgeable nation by promoting reading, learning and history through the National Library, the National Archives and a network of 28 libraries across the country.  

About Alkem: Alkem is the leading South East Asia content fulfilment centre specialising in trade, academic, and children’s publications and is also a leading Singapore Library Services Agency

Oldham’s Heritage, Libraries and Arts (HLA) service has engaged Koios to manage its Google Ad Grant and provide essential analytics support to help expand their reach.

The HLA service combines an art gallery, theatre workshop, libraries and local archives in Oldham’s new Cultural Quarter.

This agreement was brokered by Koios’ international sales partner Digital Content Associates Ltd (DCA).

The Koios subscription will empower HLA to exercise the full potential of Google’s free advertising program by primarily exposing its website to online searches, driving traffic and engagement.

“Having completed a successful pilot project with Koios in 2022, we are very pleased to engage their team to promote our exciting new Heritage Library and Arts service. Oldham HLA wants to connect people to high-quality information and creative experiences. We have seen how Koios’ digital campaigns with the Google Ad Grant improved our library’s reach and impact and we are looking forward to taking advantage of the opportunity to promote our broader cultural offer.”

Vickie Varley, Digital Offer Lead for Oldham HLA

HLA offers a rich array of resources, events and activities that people search for but often don’t find online. Koios makes these resources visible, and reintroduces people to their own public library.

In 2022, Koios successfully applied for Oldham’s Google Ad Grant via a community library and started running a pilot ads program for Oldham Library, including major campaigns for YouTube and the library’s online catalog. These Koios-led campaigns boosted monthly visits to the library website by over 40% plus an 86% increase in visitors to the library’s YouTube channel.

‘We are grateful to Oldham Libraries for showing that a UK library can successfully apply for and secure a Google Ad Grant via associated non-profit bodies. Our experience with Oldham Library showed the HLA how we can increase, significantly, visits to their online resources and programming. When the public is more aware of what libraries do, it is more likely to support libraries.’

Peter Velikonja, Head of Research at Koios

‘For HLA to thrive, people need to be aware of the depth and range of their excellent services. Google is where we start searching for the things we want, so it makes sense to put HLA there. A Google Ad Grant is a great way for Oldham HLA to reach and attract a broad demographic. We are confident we can create a real success story here, and that Oldham’s initiative will become a model for other UK library systems.’

Barney Allan of Koios’ UK agent DCA

Digital Content Associates (DCA) brokers deal between Transparent Language, Inc. and Danish
Central Libraries to bring free language learning to libraries nationwide.

London January 21 st 2024 – DCA and Transparent Language, Inc., a leading provider of
language-learning solutions, are pleased to announce a new partnership with the Danish
Central Libraries. This agreement brings free online language learning to every library
community across Denmark, supporting the country’s commitment to multilingualism and
cultural diversity.

Transparent Language, Inc. will provide its flagship library e-resource, Transparent Language
Online for Libraries, to all branches of the Danish Central Libraries system. Library patrons can
choose from courses in more than 120 languages, including Danish. Courses include interactive
activities targeting listening, speaking, reading, writing, grammar, and more. Learners can
access the platform at the library, at home on their laptops or phones, and even download
lessons to learn offline in the mobile app.

Jim Schmidt, Vice President of Library Sales, highlights how this partnership aims to enhance
language education nationwide: “We’re thrilled to announce our newest national partnership, and we believe it is a significant step forward for both organizations. No one is more passionate about improving their communities than librarians, and by expanding access to Transparent Language Online to all
libraries across Denmark, we can bring language education in over 120 languages to all Danes.”

Dorte Thuesen, project lead for Danish Central Libraries, said: “We are pleased that from January 2024 we can offer online language courses for all citizens in Denmark. We have seen strong demand for this service from both citizens and public libraries, and we have therefore entered into a two-year agreement with Transparent Language Online.”

Barney Allan of DCA said: “We are very pleased and proud to have the opportunity to work with the Danish library authority and TLO on this project. TLO are planning on some exciting enhancements to localize the service for Danish users. Our goal is to make this collaboration a model for other library
systems in the region and beyond.”

About Transparent Language
At Transparent Language, we leverage our expertise in technology and in the research and
practice of language learning and teaching to build unique capabilities for use by US
Government agencies and organizations, as well as hundreds of public libraries, thousands of
schools, and millions of individuals. We care about all languages, regardless of commercial
value. We believe that language technology needs to work for all courses and curricula, not just
a few courses. It needs to benefit not only individuals, but entire programs. We believe that
great language technology not only changes the user experience; it transforms the economics,
logistics, and reliability of language learning.

About Digital Content Associates Ltd 
DCA represents several leading content providers for the international library sector. Our
mission is to help libraries grow usage, attract new cardholders, and protect budgets and jobs.
We bring libraries a range of compelling digital content and effective online learning tools to
support library success.