We already provide support for iPads and Android tablets via browsers and this is very popular with Libraries that are using our systems, ‘Library Link’ is the next step in offering extended access to the library for mobile users
Oxford, UK (PRWEB UK) 30 April 2012
Softlink, world-leading provider 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.
Stephen Daniels, Marketing Manager for Softlink Europe explains “We already provide support for iPads and Android tablets via browsers and this is very popular with Libraries that are using our systems, ‘Library Link’ is the next step in offering extended access to the library for mobile users.”
Stephen continued, “Our current focus is to provide mobile solutions for all Libraries to enhance their service delivery. This means we are continually offering the latest technology innovations for our users.”
Softlink customers can download ‘Library Link’ for free from the iTunes App Store or Google Play. The application can then be used with Oliver / Liberty v5 Build 4 or higher with a web services API module.
“We are extremely proud of the developments we are making and the positive impact this is having on the services our customers are able to provide. The mobile app will be used by very diverse institutions and it will be exciting to see the different ways they make the most of this technology” finished Stephen.
Softlink Europe provides Library Management Systems for Health. Law, College, Charity, Special, Corporate and School Libraries – the demand for a mobile application has come from all of these with the primary purpose of improving the reach of the library, outside of the traditional library walls.
For more information on ‘Library Link’, please visit: http://www2.softlinkint.com/?uk/librarylink
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.
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.
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.