Rio Community Library Goes Live on the South Central Library System’s Bibliovation 7.0 Shared Catalog

Rockville, MD, November 10, 2021 – The Rio Community Library in Rio, Wisconsin has joined the South Central Library System (SCLS) Bibliovation shared catalog. By joining the shared catalog, the Rio Community Library now will manage print and digital collections as well as resource sharing using the Bibliovation Library Services Platform. The migration processes were completed in late August. The Rio library staff is now enjoying the benefits of a 100% browser-based library management solution in a FedRAMP-certified hosting facility. The users of the library are accessing their collections and related resources using the Bibliovation Discovery Layer.

About Rio Community Library
The Rio Community Library provides vital services such as computer workstations, internet access, and digital scanning to its community of nearly 1,100. It provides programs for all ages and supports local activities such as gardening, quilting and Lego building. Rio patrons now have direct access to the 950,000 unique titles and 3.4 million items in the SCLS LINKcat shared catalog. Patrons may search and request items remotely, and the items are delivered directly to their local library by the SCLS delivery service. Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds offset the costs of the data migration to LINKcat.

About South Central Library System
The South Central Library System is a consortium of 53 member libraries that works to provide the best possible service to the public. SCLS assists its member libraries with sharing materials, providing members with guidance and direction in technology solutions, and supplying them with the training and expertise to cope with constantly changing technologies and demands for service. SCLS is a sponsor of many key features that have allowed Bibliovation to be a feature-rich and innovative ILS solution. SCLS is an active leader within the LibLime User Group and works to help all LibLime customers benefit from their innovative ideas and services.

About Bibliovation
The Bibliovation LSP is 100% web-based, providing all system access to researchers, library staff, and system administrators through web browsers. With FedRAMP authorized IaaS and PaaS certification made available through the Amazon AWS Cloud, Bibliovation offers libraries a secure and cost-effective hosting solution. Supporting MARC21, Dublin Core, RDA, and geotagging, Bibliovation helps libraries manage both physical and digital content all in a single Rest API-based platform. Bibliovation includes an EDI-compliant acquisitions component; a completely MARC-based cataloging editor for bibliographic, holdings and authority records; and full patron empowerment for purchase requests, ILL requests, and reference requests directly from the Discovery Layer. Bibliovation provides local control of cataloging rules that complement the MARC structure; includes expanded call slip functionality; offers expanded statistical reporting features; and supports multiple time zones in a single database for enhanced autonomous circulation policies among libraries within a union catalog.

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