Session recordings from the European User Conference are now available to watch online

Session recordings from the European User Conference are now available to watch online

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Arena

Your home on the web – simple, stylish and intuitive

Arena is our web-based discovery tool and content publishing software. A perfect tool for libraries, archives and museums that want to organise and display their collections publicly.

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How Arena works for you

Powerful & simple search for libraries

Arena provides simple catalogue search and borrowing for library users:

  • Seamless integration with your Library Management System
  • Helps users find items through creation of dynamic lists of popular titles and recently returned items
  • E-books and audiobooks are discoverable in the catalogue search
  • Users can pay fines and charges online
  • Present personalised recommendations for an improved user experience
  • Patrons can reserve items, renew loans, review content and save searches

Simple, user-friendly search for museum and archive collections

Arena provides simple, user-friendly item searching for collections:

  • Seamless integration with your Collections Management System
  • Enable users to access items easily with the ability to refine their search further with the use of faceting functionality
  • Cross selection search allows users to find multiple items with one simple search
  • Present personalised recommendations for an improved user experience

Promote your institution and grow your audience

Promote all you have to offer and extend your reach:

  • Use slideshows and image carousels to present your collection and increase borrowing
  • Promote events and other revenue generating activities through the events calendar
  • Create event lists and slideshows to make your events stand out
  • Create news items to promote upcoming author talks or start a blog to help users discover new authors
  • Measure success through Google Analytics
  • Optimise for search engines (SEO)

Customise to meet your branding needs

Arena is designed to fit in with your organization’s branding and to make you stand out as a forward-thinking cultural organization:

  • Responsive design for desktop and mobile browsing
  • A range of modern and attractive templates
  • Highly customizable to meet your brand guidelines and to make you stand out
  • Design experts available for those with limited design resources

Why choose Arena

Content management system

Control your content on your Arena pages - use dynamic content to keep your pages looking fresh

Publish information to your users

Show opening times, post news articles and display collection / book carousels to inspire users

Improve engagement with social features

Embed your own social widgets and enable users to share content via their own social media channels

Integrate other services

Arena can integrate other services linked to the library, archive or museum

Arena works with a range of products

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