Price: Pricing is based on service population.
Software: Browser-based electronic resource.
Why this project? As we added equipment and services, we could not provide assistance to patrons. Lynda.com provides high-quality video training for software, technology and other topics. Each course is fully indexed so users can go straight to a topic and don’t have to watch an entire course.
Appeal Factors: Lynda.com has such a variety of offerings that almost anyone looking for IT, business, or education topics will find courses of interest.
Tech savvy needed to implement: Beginner.
Staff training: Staff attended a 30-minute introductory session to inform them about the product, and all are encouraged to make their own login.
Implementation tips and hints: The Chamber of Commerce has been a great group to help us advertise the availability of this service.
Marketing: This resource has been very popular. We added an Intro to Lynda.com class to our regular computer class rotation. We have marketed through a partnership with the local Chamber of Commerce and held sessions for Chamber members. Lynda.com is now integrated with LinkedIn, and completion certificates can be posted to LinkedIn profiles.
Patron feedback: Very positive. When we started with Lynda.com, the library model was kiosk licensing and limited to in-house use. Lynda Library, which allows for home use and individual logins has been a great step forward and our usage for this product is impressive.
Things we should have done differently: