September 14, 2007
Environmentally friendly construction practices are generating a lot of press lately, and the trend towards “green construction” is becoming more prevalent in the library world. The Portsmouth Public Library is a leader in this area:
The new Portsmouth Public Library has become the first municipal building in New Hampshire to receive LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification, City Manager John Bohenko announced today.
The new $8 million “green” library, which was formally dedicated in January, is also the first new library construction project and one of the first public buildings of any type in New England to receive LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. The USGBC is the nation’s foremost coalition of building industry leaders working to promote buildings that are environmentally responsible, profitable and healthy places to live and work.
September 13, 2007
In order to enable patrons to easily register for events and classes online, Plymouth Rocket, Inc. announced today the release of EKRegistration, the latest addition to its suite of web based applications developed for use by libraries.
“As we spoke with librarians around the country about their web site priorities, we came to understand that enabling patrons to register for events online is incredibly important,” said Ric Bailey, President and Principal Developer for Plymouth Rocket, “We are very pleased to offer this application, which works in tandem with our web calendar application, EventKeeper, to create a simple, intuitive, and very powerful event registration tool. Librarians from the State Libraries of North and South Carolina assisted in creating the specification, and are among the early adopters of EKRegistration. We’re very grateful for their assistance.”
Today’s announcement is further evidence of Plymouth Rocket’s commitment to providing library patrons with web-based tools necessary to access and monitor the unique resources available at libraries. In addition to the EventKeeper calendar, Plymouth Rocket offers software that lets users reserve museum passes, register for events and classes, and submit room and equipment reservations.