KYL adds to digital archive

More historical editions of The Daily Freeman-Journal are now available through The Digital Archives of Hamilton County.

Kendall Young Library Director Angie Martin-Schwarze announced that the archives now host more digital copies of the paper at Monday’s meeting of the Kendall Young Library Board of Trustees. Now, the archives contain issues of paper from its creation to 1984. She said more editions of The Daily Freeman-Journal will be added to the archives in the future and the trustees will look to begin that process later this summer.

The library is also instituting new computer management software for its public computers. Currently, Martin-Schwarze said the library imposes various limits on the amount of time that a patron can use specific public computers. With the new software, Martin-Schwarze said all patrons will be able to check out a computer for one-hour spans with a maximum of two hours a day.

“We’re just trying to even things out,” Martin-Schwarze said.

She expects that the new software will be implemented in two weeks.

The library has also hired a new teen librarian. Lindsay Anderson is set to begin working at the library on Monday.

In other business, the board:

Reviewed the 2013 audit of the library’s accounts with Bill Klein of Potter and Brant, PLC.

Discussed the possibility of decreasing farm rents for next year due to factors including a drop in grain prices with Richard Carlson of Farmer’s National Company.