Softlink, world-leading developer of Knowledge, Content and Library Management Systems, is pleased to announce the latest update to Liberty and Oliver, which includes a new, Integrated Help Interface.
The Help Interface will provide users with an Overview and How to Guides from anywhere within the system, eliminating the need to view a separate manual for assistance. Administrative users can also add or edit particular Help guides to further streamline the user experience.
Cheltenham College had been using Oliver for 5 years and had seen a big improvement in the functionality of the OPAC from their previous system. Their next big step was to improve engagement with students. In the summer of 2011, this goal was achieved and the library was refurbished bringing it into the ‘modern world’.
Ginette, Librarian at Cheltenham College, explains, “The main challenge was that the historical use of the library as a 6th form study room was extremely entrenched within college life. We had to raise the use of the library for all years as an area for leisure reading and study”.
Softlink, a world-leading provider of Library Management Solutions, announces the launch of the ‘Library Link’ mobile application for Android and iOS, giving borrower access to Liberty and Oliver information on the go.
Integrated with Softlink’s systems, Library Link enables users to search for resources, place renewals, and check alert messages for holds and overdue items. The application also features a barcode / ISBN scanner to automatically retrieve resource records from the system.
With School librarians facing greater demands than ever on their time, Softlink highlight hosting of Library Management Systems (LMS) to Schools as a way of saving IT costs and reducing time spent on administration tasks.
Stephen Daniels, Marketing Manager at Softlink Europe, explains: “We are receiving more approaches for a hosting solution from schools than ever before; librarians are finding that budgetary cutbacks are putting pressure on IT and this is having a knock on effect to the library. Our ‘Oliver’ LMS has been helping librarians for 7 years, and this extension of our provision is now becoming very popular as we celebrate our 80th Hosting customer.
The v-TV Digital Library is a subscription-based service that offers recorded TV educational programs on demand. The integration with Oliver and Liberty means v-TV video files can be stored within the system and attached to imported catalogue records from SCIS.
“In this digital, electronic and connected world where currency and relevancy of information is everything, patrons are expecting the library to be the one stop shop for information and entertainment,” said Mr Michael Fernandez, CEO of tv4education.