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Liberty Flexible Options for Advanced Functionality

Liberty Flexible Options for Advanced Functionality

Enhance your Liberty Library Management System with dynamic, media rich and engaging optional modules.


Acquisitions

Softlink’s Acquisitions efficiently streamlines order processing and receipt management of catalogue resources. With the ability to set up cost centres, access and review running budgets, it helps to ensure library staff are able to easily monitor expenditure and commitments against budget.

Benefits

  • Configurable funds, budgets and cost centres
  • Keep track of your library budget at anytime
  • Quick entry of catalogue records at the ordering screen.
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eZRead for OverDrive

eZRead for OverDrive offers the ability to download OverDrive eBook and audiobook titles with one click, directly from Liberty, without having to leave the search interface. This high level of functionality is achieved by having the deepest available integration between Softlink and OverDrive.

eZRead modules are also available for Wheelers, EBL and Browns.

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Federated Search

A perfectly integrated, true federated search engine with access to over 1600 popular research databases for Liberty users. Liberty Federated Search allows you to search multiple data sources, including your local catalogue, in real time, direct from the Liberty search screen. It’s a deeply integrated, cost effective solution, which makes streamlined federated search accessible through Liberty.

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LibraryThing for Libraries

LibraryThing for libraries (LTFL) is a subscription based service that supplements your catalogue’s existing records with comprehensive book reviews. As a Web 2.0 product, it allows people from all over the world to share information via written text in the form of peer reviews, thereby promoting titles and ultimate library collections.

With over 500,000 high quality book reviews from LibraryThing.com students can access, rate and review information at a glance as well as share their own opinions with fellow students or a wider library community.

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Serials

Serials allows easy management of electronic journal and periodical subscriptions, from claims, to circulation lists and orders.  With a flexible prediction system and the ability to provide supplements and non-arrivals, this can help maximise your library’s investment in electronic journals with system features such as instant email notification of new issues arrival to interested borrowers.

Benefits

  • Quick & easy check-in, claims, subscriptions processes
  • Flexible prediction patterns
  • Automated check-in processing by publisher barcode
  • Ability to catalogue individual journal articles
  • Ability to upload contents page
  • Instant email notifications of new issues.
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SIP2 Integration

Standard Interchange Protocol (SIP2) provides a standard interface for communications between automated library systems and self-checkout machines, Security Gates and OverDrive (Review Module).

By integrating your system with the SIP2 protocol it means that if you are using any additional software in school that works with the SIP2 protocol, you can link this with your Softlink system.  The integration lets Liberty and the addition system talk to each other.

SIP2 employs barcode and RFID technologies and is tested with a variety of hardware providers. The integration currently works with:

  • Self Service Machines
  • Security Gates
  • OverDrive (eBooks)

Benefits

  • Enables self-checkout for users, reducing staff assistance in this area
  • Improves existing circulation methods
  • Authentication with the OverDrive system to ensure users will only need to use a single login to Liberty.
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Syndetic Solutions – Bowker

You can enhance your OPAC by subscribing to “more information” about each book. Wherever there are summaries, table of contents, reviews, first chapters and cover images available on the Syndetic Solutions databases, a “more info” link appears in the Softlink system OPAC. The user can then opt to view that additional information “live” by clicking on the link.

Syndetics offers a wealth of descriptive information relating to books, eBooks, audio books, DVDs, and CDs. With Syndetics, you gain access to dozens of content enrichment elements for hundreds of thousands of titles.

Elements include:

  • Cover images
  • Tables of contents
  • Summaries and annotations
  • First chapters/excerpts
  • Author biographies
  • Authoritative reviews
  • And more

Benefits

  • Visually appealing for users
  • Live link to data—saves time scanning covers
  • Author summaries
  • Seamless integration with the OPAC.
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Web Services API

Benefit from complete integration between Liberty and any third party system or application including Microsoft SharePoint. Delivering advanced functionality and enrichment of your Liberty system. 

Benefits

  • Integrates the library system with other organisation services 
  • Enables the library catalogue to be searched directly from the school your intranet  
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