Worthington Libraries is an interactive skill created for the library system by Pellucent Technologies LLC. as an initiative to connect with its members and enhance civic engagement. Using alternative voice assistive technology, Worthington Libraries was designed, developed, and debuted as an attempt to promote equal access to information across its community members. This voice skill is an extension of the library’s exemplary services to showcase how a customized voice skill can benefit members and keep them updated on upcoming events.
The business world is changing in the new knowledge economy and in the digital age, libraries of all types are undergoing drastic changes. Libraries have had a long tradition of resource sharing and networking. These have been greatly expanded by the rapid development of digital technologies.
For a librarian, the logical question to ask is: What library and academic services can be supported on smart devices? In this post, let’s take a quick look at how voice tech can help libraries and explore a library-related Alexa skill that is currently available.
The Save Settings component when configured becomes a permanent placeholder to capture and store the user input values. The values saved via this persistent component can be accessed at any stage within or beyond a session during the course of interaction with the custom skill.
Rosetta Stone developed by Rosetta Stone Ltd. is an interactive skill that delivers language training in multiple languages to its users. This voice skill is different from the usual version of language learning programs. The Rosetta Stone attempts to help users who are traveling to a new country yet are not well versed with the language native to that country. The voice skill supports the learning of languages such as French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, German, Japanese, and Russian.