Timrå Library chooses Axiell’s cloud-based platform, Quria, and discovery tool, Arena, to streamline the work of library staff. The goal is to increase accessibility for the municipality’s 17,963 residents.
Timrå Library, which includes Söråkers Library and Ljustorps Library branches, has followed the development of Quria since the platform was introduced. Now they are looking forward to getting started with a system they consider unique.
“Axiell has invested in a new and modern platform and the choice was easy for us. We believe that Quria is the library system of the future and in combination with Arena Nova we hope for a new revolution in our work. This will mean that we can be even more flexible than we are today and that accessibility for our borrowers will be further improved,” says Lotta Våge, librarian at Timrå Municipality.
Quria is a platform where all of the library’s resources and workflows can be managed together. This includes physical collections, digital resources, library activities, events, e-media and all communication channels. Quria provides the library with a modern structure for the metadata in its collections. The metadata structure in Quria supports linked data, and is aligned with emerging metadata standards such as FRBR, IFLA-LRM and RDA.
Quria’s data format allows metadata to be better understood and used outside the traditional library catalogue, and creates entirely new opportunities for libraries to promote their information and collections outside their own systems. The structure of works, expressions, manifestations and copies allows the data to be presented in a more intuitive and accessible way for the patron. Search results are clearer and reservations are easier.
The system simplifies the staff’s internal work and frees up time for initiatives like visitor outreach and reading promotion. It is cloud-based and works behind the scenes so that the library does not need to be closed for updates to the solution.
“We note that the interest in and need for a next generation library platform is growing almost exponentially. Quria’s flexible platform format, combined with the system’s advanced metadata management and support for linked data, means that libraries, large and small, are well equipped to meet future challenges. We are therefore very much looking forward to facing the future together with Timrå Library”, says Joachim Läckberg, Axiell’s Public Library Manager in Sweden.
For more information:
Maria Wasing, COO Axiell
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