The challenge

The challenges facing libraries today

The challenges and requirements for libraries are subject to continual change in today’s environment. Libraries no longer only manage classical media such as books, newspapers and audiovisual media, but are also increasingly responsible for the provision of digital data content from databases and the internet. In an ideal case this would occur via web-based library services.

One of the main tasks for a library is therefore to impart information literacy to users and to guide them through the confusing flood of information to the really useful information.

Libraries therefore need to be able to offer their users an attractive offering of up-to-date information – online, digital or print media. Libraries can enhance their appeal further by integrating Web 2.0 and social network services into web-based library services, thereby actively engaging the user in the provision of information.

Despite all these new challenges, libraries still need to fulfil their classical activities such as media acquisition, indexing and archiving. For this task libraries require reliable library software which can manage inventory data and transaction data effectively and as quickly as possible, so that librarians have more time to meet the new challenges.

Core problems to be solved

  • The complexity of the information must be managed
  • The correct information must be made available 'just in time'
  • Enhancing the appeal of the library by using the latest technology
  • Stable, integrated management of data
  • Ensuring a reasonable cost/performance ratio of the library software

Objectives

  • Less time required for the management of data - more time for the user
  • Cost savings due to increased automization

LIBERO not only fulfils your requirements more effectively than other products, but is also more cost-effective.

LIBERO v6 at the 103. German Library Days in...

Congress Center, Hall 5, Stand 19 - 03. to 06. June 2014.

LIBERO Digital Library is launched

Exciting innovation

WiDGET 2.0 for LIBERO released

The demand for mobile services is constantly growing and with LIBERO libraries can meet their users' demand.