Friday, September 23, 2011

Potential New Vendor:

We are exploring working with, a company that provides computer and software training videos.  They are only beginning to enter the library market, and this would be one of their first statewide consortial agreements (though they do work with the Massachusetts Library System to provide training for all staff:

Below is an email from Craig at, explaining their offerings and giving the dates for two upcoming webinars.  I am trying to gauge the interest from our members right now, to see if this is something that our members want.  Right now they only offer access to their videos from inside the libraries, but they are realizing that they will have to move to remote access at some point, and are figuring that part of it out.  In the meantime, is this something that would appeal to you as a member?  Please let me know so I can count your interest when we begin negotiating (you aren't committing to anything by showing interest).

Also, please note that if you read this and decide it's really awesome, and you want to move forward right away, if you call them direct, you won't get a discount.  You will need to order through us to get the best price.  Email me with your interest.


It’s not easy for a library to keep in front of the latest technology trends. alleviates this challenge by providing cost effective tools to keep staff and patrons up to date on the skills they need to be successful.
With over 1,100 video tutorials catering to all different learning levels, our content range and quality are what make the industry leader in online software training.

We deliver 2-7 minute, HD-quality, task specific videos from recognized experts, and we have seen success in increased adoption, user satisfaction and proficiency in some of today's most commonly used and often under utilized software applications. highlights:
    1. Over 1,100 courses with new courses added weekly, including Microsoft, Adobe, Apple, Google and much more.
    2. Highly integrated courses for those going through Microsoft Office migrations with access to content directly from the MS Office Ribbon.
    3. No re-purchasing of training for mixed software environments.
    4. Unique training methodology designed for to meet the specific needs of the just-in-time learning.
    5. Solutions that support organization wide initiatives or those within specific departments.
I want to introduce, and provide you with the opportunity to learn more. Please join us at an upcoming webinar to learn more about the Online Training Library®:
            Wednesday, September 28, at 10am PDT
            Wednesday, October 5, at 10am PDT

RSVP for your preferred session by sending me an email at, and I will respond with the webinar details.

Or, please explore our library of content with a complimentary trial. No obligation or additional information is required. Just send me an email ( and I will set up the trial for you and your team.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Best regards,

Craig Borchardt
Government Training Solutions Advisor
805-477-3963 - Direct

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