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Project: Lynda.com

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Equipment: Subscription to Lynda Library product allows patrons full access to Lynda.com online courses.

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.

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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:

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