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CommunityConnect and Nevada State Data Initiative

The end of the year is never quiet at CIVICTechnologies. We will be releasing the completely new and redesigned CommunityConnect. It’s part of the model Nevada State Data  Initiative that will integrate library usage information statewide. We’re introducing a new, robust market segmentation system called LandScape that’s integrated with demographic data, social and environmental indicators,…

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Fairfax County Public Library Community Engagement Project

We just completed another amazing project.  The Fairfax County Public Library Board of Trustees wanted to undertake a community engagement project before starting strategic planning.  CIVICTechnologies and our partner, The Ivy Group, were hired for the project.  Working with the Library Board, we created a comprehensive plan for gathering input from the residents of fast…

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Libraries Check Out Patron Data to Deliver Better Services

The Core Customer Intelligence Report caught the eye of Scott Etkin, Managing Editor of Data Informed.  He interviewed my co-author, Danielle Milam, to learn more about the study, the findings, and how the findings and insights are being used by libraries.  It is an insightful interview. You can read the interview here. Data Informed is…

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Public Library Core Customers are All Over the Map

Public Library Core Customers Are All Over the Map New Study of Core Customers Demonstrates Library Reach, Relevance, and Resilience LAS VEGAS, NV—March 29, 2016— The first public library industry report to combine “big data” on library use with market segmentation data shows that public libraries have strong, stable and consistent use by core customer…

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Great Press for Gail Borden Public Library

We love it when libraries are featured in their local newspapers for the great work they are doing.  Gail Borden Public Library, Elgin, IL, was featured in the Chicago Tribune and the Daily Herald for the work they have been doing on their strategic plan.  Building on their strengths, we’ve been helping Gail Borden focus on…

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North Las Vegas Library Turns the Corner

Congratulations to Forrest Lewis, Director of the North Las Vegas Public Library District, for winning the 2015 Nevada Library Association’s Librarian of the Year, the most important honor awarded within the library profession in the state of Nevada. Forrest has done an incredible job leading the effort to bring the library back from the brink…

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Libraries Nationwide Adopt Data-driven Strategic, Marketing, and Facilities Planning to Better Connect with Community Needs

Marc Futterman, president and CEO of CIVICTechnologies, says that 2013 may well turn out to have been the “tipping point” for libraries recognizing that the old methods of assessing community needs are no longer good enough predictors of what people want from their public libraries. According to Futterman, public libraries of widely differing sizes and…

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CIVICTechnologies, The Library of Michigan, and Gale Partner to Make Business Resources Available for the Michigan Business Community

Gale, part of Cengage Learning and a leading publisher of research and reference resources for libraries, schools and businesses, the Library of Michigan and CIVICTechnologies, a leading provider of market research and analytics software for libraries and businesses, today announced a partnership to make business resources available at no cost to local Michigan business owners…

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