PRESS RELEASE: Axiell has formed a unique partnership with SOLUS, which will bring enhanced mobile benefits to Axiell library customers and will provide library patrons with a state of the art, platform-independent mobile library app.
The app is now available.
Library patrons at Axiell customer sites will be able to:
- View their library account on mobile devices such as Android, Windows and Apple phones or tablet devices
- Benefit from a simple one-click renewal of items including real-time synchronisation with the library management system
- Perform advanced searches on the library catalogue for both physical and digital media
- See a full breakdown of item location showing consortia, branch availability and location
- Benefit from the built-in ability to download digital media such as ebooks and audiobooks to their mobile device through Axiell eHUB’s integration with digital content providers
Axiell: unique market-leading approach to digital libraries
Grant Palmer, Managing Director at Axiell UK Ltd commented, “We at Axiell are delighted to be working with the team at SOLUS, their approach to innovation, ingenuity and flair complements that already in place at Axiell and this partnership will have significant benefits for our customers.
“We already have a ‘go create’ attitude together and are excited by what we will offer to the libraries sector across a broad spectrum of agile, lean and very effective solutions which deliver a unique and market-leading approach to digital libraries.”
SOLUS: an exclusive range of innovative services for Axiell customers
Neil Wishart, Director at SOLUS, commented, “We are delighted to have formally agreed this partnership with Axiell that will see SOLUS deliver mobile apps for Axiell UK’s library customers.
“Patron engagement for libraries is at the heart of everything we do at SOLUS and we believe that the best way to do this is through innovative product and software development that delivers a ‘digital experience’ for library users. We have agreed a development pathway with Axiell that will ensure Axiell customers benefit from an exclusive range of services moving forward.”
The technology behind the developments
Axiell supplies innovative and feature rich products that give its customers full and unrivalled public access to their library services for members of the public using the Axiell Arena web portal.
Grant Palmer explains, “Axiell’s public interface is designed to provide patrons of cultural services with a powerful online experience, integrating both library functionality and third party data into one seamless interface.”
The SOLUS mobile app takes advantage of the Axiell Arena functionality through Axiell’s Integrations Framework (a set of APIs (application programming interfaces) exposing core Axiell functionality). Through this arrangement Axiell customers have access to a set of state-of-the-art mobile library apps to run on the leading mobile platforms (Android, iOS and Windows).
Note to editors:
Axiell serves libraries, schools, archives, museums and authorities with technically advanced and innovative solutions developed in close cooperation with its customers. More than 1000 library organisations with thousands of branches use an Axiell library management system and Axiell Arena, a tool for the virtual library.
The systems for archives and museums, are used by over 2600 archives and museums over the world. More than 3000 schools use an Axiell system.
The Axiell Group, with its Headquarter based in Lund has more than 260 employees, has offices in Sweden, Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, the UK and in the USA. Together, we form one of the world’s largest companies in these sectors.
About SOLUS UK Ltd
SOLUS UK Ltd is headquartered near Glasgow, UK. It was established in 2005 and focused exclusively on digital signage systems development and sales until 2011. It has a broad portfolio of clients in national and local government and the NHS across the UK. Having developed www.yourlibraryapp.com in February 2011 for City of Edinburgh Libraries, it established a rapid growth libraries division and it has subsequently grown a large product portfolio on the back of integration with library systems suppliers. This product portfolio includes; interactive digital signage, touch and discovery tables, RFID systems and library gaming. It has a number of other exciting products in development, all of which aim to drive a new breed of customers to engage with library and cultural services.
Read more at www.solus.co.uk