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Gothenburg chooses WeLib for more efficient school libraries

Lund, Sweden, 10 May 2021 – Axiell, the world’s leading software and services provider for the cultural sector, announces that Gothenburg’s 146 primary schools has chosen Axiell’s cloud-based school library system WeLib. The new system aims to give all 44,000 pupils access to a more equal and digital school library service.

When Gothenburg’s primary schools were organised into a single primary school administration, it was found that the school units had small local installations of library systems from different suppliers. The idea of a common school library system for all school units with common integrations to other business systems and services was born. The choice fell on WeLib as it meets the needs of all school units today as well as the needs of the future.

“A common solution for all school units will provide higher quality and more equal school library services. We will have better conditions for using more digital services and using our physical books more efficiently,” says Per Wikström, Head of the Department for Quality, Coordination and Development at the Primary School Administration in Gothenburg.

WeLib is a modern, complete school library system with educational functionality. It is an accessible system that allows educators, librarians and students to interact digitally from anywhere. WeLib is a repository for all educational material at the school and handles both digital and physical resources. Students can take the school library with them wherever they go.

“Gothenburg joins the growing number of municipalities that are currently reviewing the existing system flora. The fact that Gothenburg, after a careful evaluation process, has chosen WeLib to best support an equal distribution of digital services, is of course great news for us and it will be a privilege to have the opportunity to develop the service together with the City of Gothenburg. This means that WeLib is now used by all primary schools in Sweden’s three largest cities, which gives us a unique opportunity to accelerate our digital school initiative. As a parent of children in one of Gothenburg’s fine primary schools, I also have the privilege of following the development closely,” says Joachim Läckberg, Axiell’s Public Library Manager in Sweden.

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