How to Streamline School Library Management with Easy-to-Use Software School libraries are essential to the success of every student, but managing them can be a daunting task for teachers and office staff who may not have the training of a professional librarian. Fortunately, school library software makes it easier than ever for educators to streamline […]
Explore open source library systems’ challenges and uncover budget-friendly alternatives for much more seamless library management.
The article discusses the benefits and challenges of implementing a cataloguing system in various industries, including libraries, museums, e-commerce, and manufacturing. A cataloguing system is a digital tool that helps organizations organize and track their assets, products, or collections. It can improve efficiency, accuracy, and accessibility of information, but it also requires careful planning, data management, and user training. The article provides some tips and best practices for selecting and implementing a cataloguing system, such as defining clear goals, involving stakeholders, using standardized metadata, and integrating with other systems. Overall, a cataloguing system can be a valuable investment for businesses and institutions that deal with large volumes of data and need to streamline their workflows.
Single sign-on (SSO) provides a valuable solution for libraries looking to increase user access and security. It simplifies the login process for library users, helping to make services more accessible while providing library staff with better control over user access. Additionally, single sign-on, with user synchronisation, can reduce library staff time spent on managing user data. Furthermore, single sign-on enables better management information so library staff can keep informed about user behaviour and usage patterns. SSO may already be implemented in your organisation, or you may sign up to a library-specific provider. Using Bailey Solutions’ library software, users can seamlessly log in to your library system, access My Account features, and enjoy a more personalised experience.
How user friendly is your library software? All library software vendors will describe their product as “user friendly”, but how can you determine if a product meets this claim? This article explains how to find out if a product is truly user friendly. Checking usability in each area of the library software What is “usability”? […]
Library software licences explained This article explains the different types of licences available for library software. When purchasing library software, the traditional model for software licences has been a licence “in perpetuity”. In other words the licensee can use the software forever. Unlike a computer or other property, software licences can not usually be transferred […]
Library software – Frequently Asked Questions Answers to common questions about our software and running a library system This article provides answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about starting a library, using library software, switching to SLLS, and what’s involved in getting everything up and running. Whether you’re a new librarian looking […]
Is open source library software really free? Open source library software – software for which the source code has been made available for modification and distribution by its creators - is promoted as an inexpensive or even free alternative to purchasing library software licences. But is open source library software really a free or low […]
How to choose a library system With many library systems on the market, how do you choose the right library system? So, maybe you have already taken the decision to replace your library system, because the support and maintenance costs are high, or your present system no longer meets your requirements. You are now faced […]
Why would you buy new library software? Why would you buy relatively new library software when there are lots of tried and trusted products that have been around for 10 to 20 years? All products have a life cycle, and with computer software products this cycle is even more pronounced. In the last thirty years […]