With students studying at both Further and Higher Education levels, the new system needed to be simple enough for younger students to use, yet have the scope and depth to support research and more academic needs.
Oxord, UK (PRWEB UK) 29 March 2012
With a Learning Resource Centre (LRC) that provides resources and study space to around 3500 students and 450 staff, Hartpury College was looking for a Library Management System that could support their very busy college. Their previous system was very large and complex, Emma Stevens, the Library Manager was looking for an easy to use system, which still retained the core functionality they needed. Emma explains the decision to choose Liberty,“Our previous system was shared with the University and when we separated we needed a simpler system that could still deal with the high volumes of stock and users we have at the college. With holdings of 55,000 books, 500 journals and a growing selection of e-books, we also needed a system that would help us add approximately 2000 items each year and present this to us with a simple and easy to use interface”.
Emma continued “We were looking for a system that would be engaging and provide the functionality we needed, Liberty ticked all the boxes. With students studying at both Further and Higher Education levels, the new system needed to be simple enough for younger students to use, yet have the scope and depth to support research and more academic needs. It will help us deal with the 35,000 items we loan out every year and the 155,000 visits our LRC receives”.
After going to tender for their Library software, Hartpury College chose Liberty V5 as their preferred system, Jane Webber, Sales and Marketing Director at Softlink Europe was delighted with the outcome. “Gaining Hartpury College as a customer is a sign of the success we have been enjoying with colleges recently. We have spoken to many different colleges and are finding that as budgets and ways of working are changing, so are their requirements. The big archaic systems of the past are being replaced by more nimble and engaging Library systems, Liberty V5 is able to give customers choice, and we are delighted that Hartpury College have joined our ever growing Softlink family”.
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.
In cooperation with librarians, Softlink has developed Liberty v5 for Libraries - a solution so flexible it can align with the workflows of a wide variety of users. Liberty is truly capable of managing the most unique collections. Features facilitate the ability to integrate, index, and manage any number of resources with ease and efficiency.