Resource Sharing Trials Posts Big Numbers!

Scott ThomasUncategorized

On October 3rd the Lackawanna County Library System, Cambria County Library System, and Altoona Area Public Library began a resource sharing pilot. This was the first time non-neighboring, non-related libraries have shared resources via SPARK. During October 628 items were circulated to patrons through this pilot, and this is just the start. Thank you to the staff at all of these libraries for making this a success.

Scott ThomasResource Sharing Trials Posts Big Numbers!

Shamokin-Coal Twp. Public Library Goes Live on SPARK!

Scott ThomasUncategorized

The Shamokin-Coal Township Public Library in Northumberland County is now live on SPARK! A big thank you to Equinox and everyone who helped to migrate them in record time. They were on an older system with a fragile server. Getting their data out before the server blew up was a challenge, but we did it! Welcome!

The migration wasn’t THAT scary.

Scott ThomasShamokin-Coal Twp. Public Library Goes Live on SPARK!

Lehigh Valley Libraries Now Live on SPARK!

Scott ThomasUncategorized

We are please to announce that the Allentown Public Library, the Easton Area Public Library, and the Bethlehem Area Public Library are now live in SPARK! These are large, vibrant, forward-thinking libraries, and we are thrilled to have them.

Dawn Fritz, Dan Solove, and Peggy Nichols from the Bethlehem Area Public Library check items into SPARK for the first time.

Scott ThomasLehigh Valley Libraries Now Live on SPARK!

New Member: Huntingdon County Library

Scott ThomasUncategorized

The Huntingdon County Library has just joined our consortium! They will be migrating in January 2018. This means that the entire Altoona Library District will be on SPARK. Let the sharing begin! Welcome Huntingdon!

Scott ThomasNew Member: Huntingdon County Library

Bedford County Goes Live on SPARK!

Scott ThomasUncategorized

We would like to welcome the Federated Library System of Bedford County to SPARK. This includes these libraries:

Bedford County Library

Everett Free Library

Hyndman-Londonberry Public Library

Saxton Community Library

As you can see, the move to SPARK generated community excitement:

Pictured in the photo (left to right) are Gail Claycomb Smith, Bedford County Chamber of Commerce; State Representative Jesse Topper; Tonya Clark representing State Senator Wayne Langerholc; Paul Crooks, Bedford County Commissioner; Gwen Querry, Downtown Bedford Inc.; Dorothy Egolf, Bedford County Library Board of Directors; Annette Godissart, UMPC Bedford; Matt Godissart, Bedford County Library System; and Peg Koeng, Bedford County Chamber of Commerce Ambassador.

 

Scott ThomasBedford County Goes Live on SPARK!