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LibCal + iPads = Happy Students @ Duke University Libraries

When we heard that Duke University Library was doing something cool with their surplus iPads, we had to find out more. In a nutshell, they upcycled several gen1 iPads to create touchscreen room booking interfaces, using LibCal, outside their reservable Project rooms. Bottom-line, students love the convenience of booking a Project…

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LibCal v2.2 Update Now Live

We’re super-excited about this LibCal v2 code update. It brings major new functionality to the system as well as several nice-to-haves and bug fixes: 2-Way Sync with Outlook for MyScheduler. With the previous update which covered Google Calendar 2-way sync, we now have full integration with two most widely used…

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Outstanding LibGuides v2 Customization – Interview with University of North Florida

If you haven’t had a chance to preview the UNF’s LibGuides customizations, run (don’t walk) your typing fingers over to http://libguides.unf.edu. We chatted with Jeremy Hall, UNF’s Virtual Services Librarian, about their LibGuides customizations, CMS functionality, Springy Tools integration, and the answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything. Okay, we’re kidding about that last…

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New in LibCal v2’s My Scheduler – Your Free/Busy Times from Google Calendar

You asked, we coded!  Many of you use Google Calendar for your personal calendaring, and until now, you had to manually remove availability times from My Scheduler whenever a new meeting came up.  Duplicate that effort no more! Configure My Scheduler to check your Google Calendar, and your busy times…

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LibCal v2.1 Release is on its way!

LibCal version 2.1 is coming to a browser near you!  This update will be released on March 15 during the late afternoon US time, which is Monday morning, 16 March for our Aussie friends. Why save the best for last? The best–and biggest–feature in LibCal 2.1 is the integration of LibCal…

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LibCal Service Disruption, December 1, 2014

Starting at about 11:40 am EST, LibCal version 1 was responding extremely slowly or even timing out for some clients. Our support and tech teams jumped into action a few minutes thereafter, as soon as we were able to confirm the issues. After extensive troubleshooting and two server reboots, our…

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Sign up for a LibCal v2 Beta Site!

We’re happy to announce that LibCal site admins can now request a LibCal v2 beta site via your Libcal v1 Admin dashboard! Inspired by the same ideas that made LibGuides and LibAnswers v2 possible, we’ve redesigned LibCal from the ground up. We’ll give you the quick breakdown of all the new features below, but trust…

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New in LibCal – Edit Room Bookings and Clone Availability

You asked for it – we’ve made it possible! Do you need to change room booking info for your patrons? Maybe you need to update the information they entered in the room booking form, or change the time they’ve booked. Well now you can! Head to the Room Availability tab; click…

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New in LibCal: the Hours Module is here!

Unlike our last post, this post is no joke! We’re really excited to announce a big new LibCal feature – the Hours module is here! We’ve fielded lots of questions from LibCal users on customizing the calendar display to show open hours for libraries and library departments. We decided to create…

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LibCal Update Now Live!

The LibCal Update is now live! Check out our previous post or the video walkthrough for an overview of all the Calendar changes we’ve implemented. In addition to the major Calendars overhaul, we’ve added several frequently requested features: Keep Track of Patrons with Room Bookings We’ve added new tools to the Room…

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