MediaSurfer - The iPad Lending Machine

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David Bart from TechLogic Corp shared a new system which allows for the seamless the lending of iPads in a public library. Presented at Keeping Up With Library Technology (KULT) November 1, 2013 at Hamilton Public Library.

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MediaSurfer - The iPad Lending Machine

  1. 1. Keeping Up With Library Technology 2013 November 1, 2013 Hamilton Public Library Hamilton, ON MediaSurfer- The iPad Lending Machine David Bart TechLogic Corporation
  2. 2. Overview 1. About Techlogic 2. What We Do Next Libraries 3. Generation Thinking 4. The Next Chapter 5. What is MediaSurfer 6. MediaSurfer Benefits 7. MediaSurfer Demonstration 8. Mediasurfer Connections MediaSurfer, January 2012
  3. 3. About Techlogic + Founded in 1997 – Focus is exclusively to serve Libraries + 67,500 square foot manufacturing facility based in White Bear Lake, MN + Invented and developed the concept of Automated Material Handling systems (AMH) for libraries + Invented “Self Pay” at Checkout + Invented MediaSurfer + Profitable and Successful + Family-owned company MediaSurfer, January 2012
  4. 4. What We Do For Libraries + + + + + + + Self Check-Out Check-In RFID Security Tagging Solutions Inventory Automated Sorting Technology MediaSurfer – iPad lending kiosk MediaSurfer, January 2012
  5. 5. Next Generation Thinking + Today’s library patrons are defined as “mobile-centric information consumers” with an unprecedented appetite for information. + 44% of academic libraries and 34% of public libraries currently offer patrons some type of mobile services (the most popular are mobile-optimized web sites and catalogs, and SMS reference and notifications). + In order to remain relevant to patrons and prevent the erosion of membership, two out of five libraries of all types plan to “go mobile” in the near future. MediaSurfer, January 2012
  6. 6. The Next Chapter MediaSurfer bridges the gap between traditional libraries and today’s digital information hungry patrons, putting the power of hand-held technology within easy, affordable reach for both. MediaSurfer, January 2012
  7. 7. What is MediaSurfer? + MediaSurfer is a stand-alone kiosk that lets patrons borrow hand-held tablets, automatically, simply by completing a few steps on an intuitive touch-screen and swiping their library card. + MediaSurfer securely dispenses the tablets, recharges them when returned, and manages the content for you. MediaSurfer, January 2012
  8. 8. MediaSurfer Benefits + Kiosk keeps iPads secure + Manages content on iPads – to fit needs of patrons and library – save $$ on an internal resource + Swipes iPads clean once returned – back to original state + Connected to your ILS – you know who checked them out + Prevents theft + Case protects the iPad from damage + Conveniently organized + Small footprint to fit anywhere within your library MediaSurfer, January 2012
  9. 9. Checkout- Steps One and Two MediaSurfer, January 2012
  10. 10. Checkout- Scan Library Card and Removal of iPad MediaSurfer, January 2012
  11. 11. Checkout- User Agreement and Acknowledgment MediaSurfer, January 2012
  12. 12. Checkout- ILS Connection and Dispensing Directions MediaSurfer, January 2012
  13. 13. Checkout- Relock Warning and Thank You MediaSurfer, January 2012
  14. 14. Check In- Prompt Screens MediaSurfer, January 2012
  15. 15. +Check In- Instructions MediaSurfer, January 2012
  16. 16. MediaSurfer Data Checkout MediaSurfer, January 2012
  17. 17. MediaSurfer Administration MediaSurfer, January 2012
  18. 18. Welcome to the next chapter.
  19. 19. getmediasurfer.com

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