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Horry County Memorial Library Named 2014 Innovision Award Finalist

On September 12, 2014 in County News, General

Conway, South Carolina – The Horry County Memorial Library System is the only library amongst seventeen other finalists for the 2014 InnoVision Awards.  The InnoVision Awards Program was founded in 1999 by Deloitte Development and is presented by the McNair Law Firm.  The program is dedicated to the advancement of technology in South Carolina through communication, education and recognition of the spirit of innovation and technological progress.

The Horry County Memorial Library is a finalist in the Technological Application Division that recognizes a company or organization for the innovative application of an existing technology for a product, process or service that may be utilized in the state of South Carolina. The Horry County Memorial Library’s entry involved the revamping of its website by:

  • The use of PHP, Java Script, and MYSQL to create a materials browsing program and a new arrivals wall of images that runs on a virtual webserver.  This enabled users to more easily find library materials.  Also, this allowed the library to make ebooks, selected full-text periodical databases, and their digital collections available in a single, seamless integrated experience. 
  • The creation of an application for library patrons to use on their smart phones and tablets. 
  • An embedded catalog widget on their Facebook pages. 
  • SMS messaging so users could get notices more quickly. 
  • Enhanced telephone messaging for library patrons without computer access. 
  • To assist with the promotion of library events, Google Events was added to the website which also allows staff to put information on the website directly without having to wait for an IT specialist.

Horry County Memorial Library Director, Clifton Boyer, said of being nominated, “It is an honor to be a finalist for this award and extremely satisfying that the high quality of work done by our staff is being recognized by an organization who promotes technological innovations.”

Winners will be announced at the 16th Annual Innovision Awards Dinner on November 11, 2014.

For more information, contact the Horry County Memorial Library at 843-915-5285.