One simple to use, powerful search tool that reaches your library’s full universe of physical and digital assets to retrieve relevant search results. The user experience transforms from the frustration of multiple database searches with search rules and different search results lists, to the satisfaction of a single search that combines relevant results from unified indexes, independent databases, library catalogs, and local digital collections.
The Bibliovation Library Services Platform (LSP) is a highly flexible, unified software system offered as a SaaS solution. The entire platform is 100% web-based, providing mobile access from all devices. Bibliovation uses relational databases storing all data types, including bibliographic, patron, transaction, acquisitions, and digital objects. By design, Bibliovation is highly customizable to support a variety of different library workflows. Users can select individual system components (i.e., Acquisitions and Discovery Layer to be used only to complement an existing ILS), or the entire suite of services can be provided to create the complete platform. MARC records, as well as other flexible metadata formats, are created as part of the digital object import process.
How Bibliovation Works
Our customers include librarians from many different backgrounds – they have different workflows, different missions, different user communities, and different external resources. LibLime works closely with individual or groups of sites to develop requirements for new functionality or enhancements to existing functionality. The librarians participate in all steps of the design process — feature identification, design description, specification approval, alpha testing, beta testing, and final production deployment. Bibliovation has been developed by librarians for librarians as an open development platform with a very active user community. This process is better than the closed proprietary model used for the last 30 years. Designed By Librarians and Used By Librarians!
Tools and Functionality
Unique features and benefits of Bibliovation include:
Fully integrated digital content management module
Full-text searching of digital documents
Relevancy ranking in the Discovery Layer delivers best results first
Dynamic and rich contextual faceted search options
Enriched content support, and eBook integration
Esri and Google Maps search interfaces support GeoMARC cataloging for visual retrieval
Multi-language search translation
ILL requests, purchase requests and reference requests
Saved searches and alerts for new materials
Record tagging, ratings, reviews, and personal list creation
Self-checkout and Self-renewal
Digital object downloads
Mobile device support
Suspend/reactivate holds, recall materials and e-call slips