Digital Library Systems Group


To create digital information technology for the advancement of study, research and scholarly productivity, copyright law compliant technology that:

  • Maximizes utilization of scholarly library collections content by:
    • providing tools that substantially outperform search engines in identifying the most relevant content
    • removing technological inefficiencies from the research process (e.g. by providing instant access to relevant content with minimal user actions)
    • interconnecting thousands of library collections with advanced new technology
  • Supports scholarly researchers, authors and publishers in creating and delivering the highest quality content to the maximum number of researchers, students, ...


In 2004, DLSG sold its first KIC, BSCAN ILL, and Opus systems. Ten years later, nearly 70% of students at US universities were served by DLSG digitization systems (90% by budget), and public libraries were beginning to investigate and learn the value of DLSG technologies. Then, in 2015, DLSG began developing the Digital Library Ecosystem. After five years and 200,000 R&D professional hours invested, the Digital Library Ecosystem is ready, just in time to serve the social distancing induced challenges for study and research.

The Roles of the Librarian in the Digital Age

In the Digital Age, libraries and librarians have new and essential responsibilities. Instant access to Web search results makes it all too easy to disregard more vetted sources of information. Unlike Web-based information, the $100+ billion libraries have invested in collection development over decades and centuries is immutable and [mostly] factual. If only one in ten citizens are informed by [largely] unbiased information, these people can share their findings with friends and family members, perhaps reducing disagreements in our society to just those topics that are actually arguable.

Urgent News

Controlled Digital Lending (DRM) of course materials and digitized content from your print collections using DLSG’s highly transformative MyDocs free app for PCs, Tablets and phones, solutions with extended Digital Rights Management (DRM) features, including:

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  • Highly Transformative features such as ReadAlong Audio, computer-assisted SKIM, multiple ADA features, and HotLinks Study & Research Tools
  • Digital fence technology allows libraries to ‘display’ a copy on patron-owned phones, tablets and PCs only while in the library
  • Supports Authors & Publishers
  • A Focus on Education, Research and Scholarly Activities
  • New options that allow your KIC systems to digitize whole books in minutes for Controlled Digital Lending

The Digital Stacks Ecosystem with Controlled Digital Lending (DRM)

HotLinks Research & Study Tools provide compelling reasons to digitize and KAT Stacks’ virtual reality browsing facility offers 24/7 virtual access to your stacks. Thousands of existing KIC systems in academic and research libraries across the US and Canada support newly released high-speed whole book digitization options that allow up to four whole books to be digitized in an hour with bookmarks and other ADA features. New, highly transformative Controlled Digital Lending (CDL) technologies for local and interlibrary lending interconnect digitized library print collections in ways never before thought possible, allowing thousands of libraries to share in the digitization effort, reducing the cost to about 1% of existing academic and research library budgets.

KIC Study System - Part of MyDocs with Controlled Digital Lending (DRM)

KIC Study System dramatically improves study efficiency and effectiveness with 9 study tools and methods, including ReadAlong Audio, computer-assisted skim/review, custom flashcards, study progress monitoring, instant access to Open Educational Resources and scholarly content via HotLinks Research & Study Tools.

KIC Self-serve Digitization Kiosks (digitize for Controlled Digital Lending / DRM)

In addition to supporting new high-speed whole book digitization options that allow the thousands of existing KIC systems in US and Canadian academic and research libraries to digitize up to four whole books per hour with bookmarks and other ADA features, KIC systems provide powerful digital age services such as the ability to reorganize study and research materials, semi-automatically and automatically add citations, and order printed books.