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Where do you see us in Ten Years?

I recently took a look back at Keystone's 2019, but New Year's isn't just about looking back... it's also a time to look ahead. The 2010s are coming to a close, the '20s are moving in, and our library customers are at a turning point in Talking Books service.

So what might be coming over the next decade?

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2019 Holiday Potluck & Gift Exchange

Every year, Keystone's staff get together for a bit of fun one Friday during December. Everyone contributes a dish to our potluck lunch and brings a gift for our White Elephant gift exchange. For this week's blog post, I thought y'all might enjoy a look at some of last Friday's festivities.

We had a wonderful spread of food including all the holiday favorites like sweet potato casserole, green bean casserole, cranberry sauce, and more!

 Dishes of many different kinds wait for our staff to partake.

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Keystone Holiday Decorations

Our office tree went up yesterday, and this morning Tracey and I decorated it. I love that we have a live tree because it makes the lobby smell wonderful! Here are some pictures of us decorating the tree and some of our other holiday decor. I hope you enjoy and have a lovely Holiday season!

 The 2019 Keystone Tree with lights waiting for ornaments.

It's beginning to look a lot like...


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2019 Year in Review

I don’t know about you, but when I stop and look back at how far we’ve come since January, how my goals and focus have shifted to keep up with your needs and all of our new developments...it’s been a long year!

KLAS Version 7.7

The new version of KLAS is a major update, with some big changes on the back-end, high-volume Duplication on Demand support, and a rapid “Agile” development cycle.

The Beta deployment of 7.7 to North Carolina Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped at the beginning of the year allowed us to track down and fix a ton of issues -- all while getting Gutenberg integration in place and developing the new deployment processes. We were finally able to start bringing more libraries on board in May, and are now working on bringing our IRC/IMCs up on the new system as well.

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Hello from DC

Drea and I are in Washington, DC exhibiting at the ASAE TEC 2019 trade show, meeting Association KLASusers and potential users. We'll be back with a regular blog post next week!

Our booth, with tall banners displaying KLAS' features for Associations and a whiteboard inviting attendees to share what is in their libraries.

Drea taking a slightly-silly selfie in front of the booth.

Join us next Tuesday for our regularly scheduled Key Notes blog posts.