No matter what issues you encounter in managing or promoting your document services, we provide you with a professional, proven and scalable solution.
Manage my collections
Regardless of the type of library, the ILS or LMS remains the base of the service range offered by any library. Considering the diversity of collections, and the audiences and professionals within each institution, the integration and rationalization of processing networks of physical and digital collections, the adaptability of the solution’s features, the quality of the decision-making environment and the openness of new online services are key assets to look out for.
Spruce up my information system
Regardless of their size or type, libraries today have many more challenges to meet than ever before – increasingly higher expectations from their users, multiplied diversity of content to manage, demands from their governing authorities on their efficiency and productivity. In order to rise up to these challenges, the performance and adaptability of their document information system is a crucial element in the expansion of their service range.
Build a network of libraries
Public policies focus on the sharing of resources for the purpose of preserving an optimal quality of service while keeping control of the resources that have been allocated to them. Sharing does not mean reducing each corporation to the lowest common denominator. A modern platform allows you to bring out individual specificities in a collaborative context.
Create my portal
Libraries today provide access to a wide variety of content – the conventional catalog, online data banks, digitized documents, editorial picks and information on events.
Traditional websites are now making way for document portals that allow accessing all these resources through a unique showcase and profiling services offered according to the user.
Offer an OPAC 2.0
Increasingly internet-savvy readers today wish to access your collections via tools that combine speed with search help, internet access, sociability and automated content enrichment, no matter where they are and the peripheral device used.
Offer a discovery tool
A “discovery tool” allows libraries to provide their users with a single search interface regardless of medium, storage mode and location, and the resources offered in this manner. In a single request, your user will simultaneously query your catalog, any local digital libraries you may have and external sources to which you have subscribed.
Today, libraries need to stay relevant by offering their users the possibility of loaning e-books. Purchased directly from their bookstores, these books can be accessed either through their OPAC 2.0 or all-in-one portal, or through a dedicated e-book corner. In just a click, authorized users can then read the publication via streaming or by downloading it.
The best of the digital world
Having long been at the heart of what academic/research libraries do, providing digital resources offered by specialized publishers currently poses a challenge for any type of institution. Libraries today need to manage and feature their digital collections the way they have done for years with physical resources.
Preserve my heritage
The preservation of heritage is a challenge that is well managed today, as shown by numerous digitization campaigns held over the years. However, drawing the public’s attention to the issue and giving it prominence still remain relatively neglected areas. From the public’s point of view, the growing demand is demonstrated, for example, by the tripling of visits to the Gallica digital library within three years. Wouldn’t you like to be as ambitious with your digital collections?
Share audio/video content
Conference tools, local productions requiring a few enhancements, educational or cultural documents are just some examples of the “sound” and “video” media that readers and users have now come to take for granted. The technologies for sharing data today are mature and accessible to all whether locally or in hosted mode. Add flavor to your collections and resources!
Manage my public workstations
A library is a physical place where users go to work, wind down or exchange information. For them to do so, the various peripheral devices that you offer allow them to access your range of services. The need to manage these peripherals – i.e., the conditions of their use, securing them, prior reservation, etc – quickly becomes a preoccupation.
Wi-Fi for my users
The resources that the public finds in a library are no longer what they used to be. Today, it is not unusual to find a user turning up in a library with his own device (smartphone, tablet, PC/Mac) hoping to take advantage of online services. How can a balance be struck between the flexibility of WiFi and the desired editorial security in a library?
The multiplication of digital resources and services available to readers these days gives rise to the need to retrieve publications and research conducted, either by saving files or by printing documents. In the latter case, it is important for the library to stay in control of the cost of providing printing services so that users may be charged for them or a limit is placed on how much each user can print.
Enrich my OPAC
Today, users are accustomed to adding reviews, illustrations, images or videos to cultural objects over the web. Offer them these complementary services around your collections without adding to your tasks, and regardless of which OPAC or portal you use!