DigiTech Committee

The Digitech Committee was formed via a merger of the Digital Services and Technology Committees in Q1 2019. It serves as a sounding board for library staffs to compare notes and discuss best practices in the realms of both digital/electronic services and technology. It also acts in an advisory capacity for making MAIN‐wide digital purchases, changes to the monthly hardware group purchase offerings, and developing the MAIN Handbook of Services. Finally, the committee helps to develop the skills of staff members through training and vendor presentation opportunities. They meet the first Friday of every month.

Committee Co-Chairs
Radwa Ali, Roxbury Library
Karen Vaias, Bernards Library

Meeting Notes

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MAIN’s Current Digital Resources:

A collection of downloadable e-books and audio e-books. MAIN purchases NYT bestsellers and works to maintain a reasonable copy-to-hold ratio. Member libraries are encouraged to purchase additional content as needed for their patrons.
Links: Support site & how-toMarketing KitCreate Custom ShelvesVideo Tutorial for PatronsVideo Tutorial for StaffPPU FAQPPU Price TiersCommon IssuesAccessing Digital Holds
Consumer Reports
Get unbiased ratings and reviews for 9000+ products and services from Consumer Reports, plus trusted advice and in-depth reporting on what matters most.
Links: BookmarksButtons
EBSCO The NJ State Library subscribes to many EBSCO products, which are listed on the public website. Use the link to the left to view them all.
Links: Promotional Materials
Gale Business: Plan Builder
(ended as of 12/31/20)
Step-by-step online planning tool for starting, managing and optimizing a business or nonprofit.
Links: SupportTrainingTutorialWebinarIconsResource GuideQuick Tips
HeritageQuest is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources, rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, convenient research guides, interactive census maps, and more.
Links: Tools and Resources
Mometrix A database of study guides, flashcards, and practice question materials for over 1800 different exams.
Links: BookmarksFacebook PostInstagram PostTwitter PostPrint FlyerMore Print FlyersSocial Media Suggested TextQR Code FlyersTraining Video
PressReader Digital newsstand featuring 7000+ of the world’s most popular newspapers & magazines.
Links: Promotional GraphicsMarketing ResourcesStaff Training Videos
RBDigital A collection of over 100 full text, simultaneous access magazines.
Links: SupportMarketing and instructional resourcesComics & Graphic Novel MarketingHow to Generate Monthly Statistics
ReferenceUSA Directory of millions of American businesses, healthcare providers and residents.
Links: Marketing and Training Materials
Tumblebooks A collection of over 1,000 talking books for children, along with videos, music, puzzles & games.
Links: SupportMarketing materials
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