Singapore: New App Brings Self-Checkout Direct to End Users Smartphone, Simply Scan Barcode and Go
From Channel News Asia:
The National Library Board (NLB) officially launched a new mobile application on Tuesday (Sep 23) that will allow visitors to use smartphones to borrow books, instead of queuing at a book borrowing station or using a library card.
Library users can simply scan the library barcode found on the book using the NLB mobile app, and the borrowing process will be complete. If users want to borrow more than one title, they can repeat the process.
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See Also: Additional Info About the New App and Other New Services (via NLB, Singapore)
The new app also includes personalized recommendations.
See Also: Earlier this Month, NLB Singapore Launched “OneSearch”
…the new portal allows users to search across databases for the National Archives, the National Online Repository of the Arts and The Singapore Memory Project (along with library materials, articles, audio/video, and more).
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