Providing a hosting service means that we can offer our customers greater flexibility. This means that librarians can control how they want to run their library, I believe this is why our customers choose Softlink.
Oxford, UK (PRWEB UK) 24 February 2012
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.
“We want our Softlink librarians to feel comfortable that we are managing their services and that they can focus on using our Library Management System and managing their libraries.”
The Oliver Hosting solution helps librarians maintain their system, assisting with routine but time consuming tasks such as back-ups and system updates.
The key reasons that customers choose hosting are a reduction in hardware that is needed to buy and maintain a LMS, downtime of the system can be drastically reduced, and software updates are carried out by the Softlink team rather than the library staff.
Stephen concludes, “Providing a hosting service means that we can offer our customers greater flexibility. This means that librarians can control how they want to run their library, I believe this is why our customers choose Softlink.”
The Oliver LMS has been built to run in schools with complete flexibility over the system and the appearance of the OPAC. As Oliver is entirely web based the system and OPAC can run from any machine with an internet connection, meaning an app for mobile devices is not necessary. In some schools the Oliver OPAC is currently being accessed through iPads by students and this approach has helped librarians engage with pupils and improve the usage of their library.
About Softlink Europe
Softlink Europe is a leading provider of Library Management Systems to the Education sector. Softlink’s world renowned systems including Oliver and Liberty have been helping Librarians for over 25 years to deliver innovative solutions to their customers. Softlink has built a reputation for excellence in the library industry over a quarter of a century through its focus on its customers - providing quality Library Management Systems, support and services.
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