Lund, Sweden, May 17 2016 – Axiell, the leading vendor to libraries in Europe, today announces Axiell Quria, a cloud-based, digital-first Library Services Platform, designed to facilitate the transformation of the modern public library. Axiell Quria is unique in how it supports library staff, making daily work routines more efficient, dramatically reducing the number of systems that staff need access to, and providing a complete overview of what is happening in the library.
The platform enables the cost efficient management of all services in the library – from books to information, learning and entertainment. All assets and workflows are accessible and manageable from one place: the physical collection, community events, handling of e-media and engaging and managing the complete communication process with patrons.
The user experience and workflow efficiency in Quriasets new standards for how a library services platform should support library staff, ensuring they can work as they have always aspired to, engage with their community in new ways and spend their valuable time on important and high value activities.
“Axiell Quria is ideal for libraries that want to continue on their digital journey. The modern library services platform will help public libraries manage their move from building and managing collections to actively promoting them,” says Sven Totté, Managing Director Axiell Public Library. “Libraries strive to deliver relevant services to their citizens and community. As the community evolves, and as the demands from patrons shift, so must the library and its offerings.”
Quickly understanding and foreseeing change is crucial to ensuring the future of libraries and Axiell Quria provides advanced statistics and gathers insightful management information from a range of different channels, such as the library’s own website, social media and email. The collected data enables library staff to quickly gain a rich understanding and comprehensive view of its patrons and identify patterns and trends to determine relevant future strategies.
“We view public libraries as a central institution in the community and we are developing Axiell Quria to ensure that libraries can transition and continue to promote reading, learning and creativity, and be a democratic and inclusive forum in those communities. Axiell Quria is unique in how it allows the library to plan campaigns and promotions of the library’s activities, by connecting the customer register, the collection, programs and events, with the appropriate and most effective communication channel,” says Sven Totté.
The 35 years of experience in Axiell, now servicing over 1000 libraries, is implemented in the new innovative true cloud sharing based platform. The new solution is developed in cooperation with selected libraries across Europe. The Quria platform encompasses an integration framework and modern technologies, which will make it suitable and easily enhanced for different markets now and over time. Library staff are welcome to sign up to be included in the beta program at www.axiell.co.uk/quria. The library services platform will also be showcased at CILIP in Brighton in July.
Axiell serves libraries, schools, archives, museums and authorities with technically advanced and innovative solutions developed in close cooperation with its customers in 35 countries globally. More than 1000 library organizations with thousands of branches use an Axiell library management system and Axiell Arena, a tool for the virtual library. The systems for archives, libraries and museums, are used by over 3000 cultural institutions over the world. In addition, more than 3000 schools use an Axiell system. The Axiell Group, headquartered in Lund, has more than 290 employees based out of 24 offices in Sweden, Abu Dhabi, Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, the UK and the USA. Together, we form one of the world’s largest companies in these sectors.