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3rd Party applications and LINKcat


Recently, one of the SCLS member libraries was shown an application for the iPad called Library Books (http://librarybooksapp.com/) by one of their patrons.  Library Books can link to many libraries, including LINKcat, and allows patrons the ability to monitor there current checkouts, holds, and overdue materials.  Library Books works great, but it can be confusing to patrons who think that their library (or SCLS) has developed the app and can fully support its use. We've had several successful tests of the application using the SCLS-owned iPad but can't modify the code or troubleshoot the internal workings of any third-party applications, unfortunately.

If a patron of yours comes in with questions concerning the Library Books app, you can point them to the Support Documentation on-line and explain that the company that developed Library Books can best help them with any issues.

There are several other applications and services out there that link patrons to their local libraries through third party applications and it's most likely that there will be many more in the months and years to come.  Moving forward, SCLS will do its best to inform you of the various applications, do internal testing if necessary, and point you and your patrons to the appropriate on-line support.


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