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.
Niche Academy delivers immediately accessible, white-labeled, online training at the point of need. Tutorials embed effortlessly into your site with a tiny fragment of code, delivering eResource and digital support tutorials to your customers and staff when and where they need it.
This is your new Helpdesk: branded as your library, customisable by your library, and promoting your library.
“I can’t think how we ever managed without Niche. It’s been fantastic for Renfrewshire Libraries!”
– Susan McIver (Digital and Systems Coordinator) of Renfrewshire
Niche Academy is a platform packed to the brim with pre-made and always updated tutorials for anything a librarian or customer could need. Niche empowers you to customise and even create your own tutorials specific to your community’s needs.
- Increase usage of other eResources with Niche’s splashy Widgets, fully integrated with your website
- Free up librarian time spent teaching customers how to use eResources
- Train staff with custom tutorials
- Host your children’s Storytime or crafting videos in one convenient and easy-to-use place, without fear of copyright strikes
Koios helps libraries and non-profit library affiliates to reach new people, expanding your library website’s reach by 20-40%. With Koios, you can make your resources more discoverable, drive traffic, and engage new users.
Koios empowers you to:
- Bring new people to your library
- Bring people directly to resources
- Make your catalog and databases discoverable online
Through Google’s Ad Grant program for nonprofits, Koios can apply for and manage $120,000 worth of free online advertising on behalf of your library. Our unique algorithms expose your library’s catalog to online searches, and we also provide analytics that can give library decision makers useful context and insight. With a focus on data and performance, Koios makes a measurable impact on your library website traffic.
- Help you get the Ad Grant
- Set up your campaigns and keywords
- Convert your catalog into a series of Ads
- Make sure you stay in compliance with Ad Grant rules
- Help you analyze the results and fine tune your campaigns
Free set-up and management for 60 days. The grant is yours to keep should you decide not to continue.
Already have an Ad Grant? Let us do a free review with recommendations to improve performance.
Medici TV is the leading video resource for classical music, opera, dance and jazz.
A Medici TV subscription includes unlimited access to over 150 live video events every year , in addition to 3,500 high-quality musical works from the 1940’s through to the present day, plus an impressive range of documentaries and master classes.
Easy to authenticate and with simple but high quality navigation, Medici TV adds a stunning new dimension to your library’s video offering.
Rock’s Backpages is the world’s largest database of music journalism online, featuring over 45,000 articles on thousands of artists from the Beatles to Taylor Swift.
“An essential acquisition for public libraries”. – Library Journal
The articles are full text, from primary sources and fully searchable by artist, date, genre, publication and key word. They are taken from the widest possible range of publications in the US and UK: from Creem and Rolling Stone to NME and MOJO.
Rock’s Backpages also features a library of over 750 audio interviews, including classic conversations with musical giants such as Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Freddie Mercury, Patti Smith, Bob Marley, David Bowie, Kate Bush, Marvin Gaye, Kurt Cobain, Fleetwood Mac and many more.
Over 50 new text articles and one audio interview are added to the database every week.
This service will appeal to old rockers and young guns alike.
Contact us today for your library’s free trial.
Credo Reference: Complete Core helps users of all backgrounds and skill levels locate the information they need.
Students gathering sources for an assignment, lifelong learners investigating their passions, and individuals looking for context around the events shaping the headlines will all find answers with this easy-to-use database.
With hundreds of searchable, full-text titles from the world’s foremost publishers, Credo Reference: Complete Core covers every major subject.
Access Video On Demand
Access Video On Demand offers public libraries an expansive, curatable collection of thousands of high-quality videos that complement and enhance your library’s content offerings.
AVOD includes exceptional content from around the world that they may never have had the opportunity to see: from Oscar®, Emmy®, and Peabody Award-winning documentaries, to how-to programs that make life easier and richer, top-quality performances spanning the arts, biographies of history-makers past and present, a variety of TV shows and movies, and more.
Fully customizable playlists, homepage and topics ensure you deliver the best content to engage your own community.
Bloom’s Literature features more than 800 full-length videos of great literary works, from comedies to dramas to musicals—including Hamlet (starring David Tennant), Death of a Salesman (starring Lee J. Cobb), Julius Caesar (starring John Gielgud), and The Glass Menagerie (starring Katharine Hepburn)—that engage readers and make the literature come to life. Also included are video clips featuring major scholars such as Harold Bloom discussing important literary topics.
Readers can filter from hundreds of full-text, classic works. Bloom’s Literature includes a Literary Classics eBook shelf containing the full contents of more than 1,000 classic works of literature—including the essential works of the most important authors in world history and literature.
With a wealth of content and a dynamic design that facilitates STEM research and learning, the award-winning Science Online offers a comprehensive overview of a broad range of scientific disciplines.
Topic Centers feature specially selected content on core science disciplines to help researchers find a starting point for their research.
Users can also access the full, updated content of unique science eLearning Modules, which target a variety of core topics and feature valuable Educator Support materials for seamless in-class integration.
Today’s Science bridges the gap between the science taught in class and real-world discoveries—giving in-depth explanations of important advances in biology, chemistry, the environment, space, physics, and technology.
Featured articles offer easy access to related content such as crossword puzzles, cartoons, and questions; additional articles that help place news and discoveries in context; and interviews with scientists that bring the research to life.
An extensive backfile dating back to 1992 illustrates how one scientific advance leads to another; the stories focus on the questions scientists ask themselves and, in doing so, reinforce science educators’ traditional emphasis on the scientific method.
‘The Best place on the web to prepare for a job search’ – Fortune
Vault has been publishing business and law career, internship, résumé, employer and interviewing guides since 1996. The valuable support and guidance from Vault is now available online through the Vault database , giving all career seekers access to the best possible career insights, expert advice, and connections.
Vault Law helps legal jobseekers find the employers and career paths that best fit their goals and skills. Evault advises on salaries, industry and employer requirements, advancement prospects and more. Its influential rankings, ratings, and reviews of thousands of top employers and hundreds of internship programs are regularly featured and cited by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Businessweek, Forbes, Fortune, Money, and countless other news outlets.
Hundreds of prestigious university career centers and educational institutions rely on Vault Campus to help students and alumni find jobs and internships, prepare for interviews, and access the career tools and exclusive insight needed for employment decisions.
Used by Harvard University, London Business School, University of Oxford, Trinity College Dublin, Singapore Management University, Erasmus University, LSE, University of Cambridge, CEMS (France)