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:

  • Discovery Layer
  • 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

Discovery Layer

  • Intuitive and powerful Keyword searching with relevancy ranking for accurate search results
  • Dynamic and Rich contextual faceted search optionsEnriched Content support, and eBook integration
  • Enriched Content Support, and eBook integration
  • Full-text searching of digital objects
  • Visual map-based searching (ESRI and Google Earth search interfaces) as well as traditional browse searching
  • Multi-language search translation
  • Patron dashboard including:
    • ILL requests, Purchase requests, and Reference requests
    • Saved searches and alerts for new materials
    • Record tagging, ratings, reviews and personal List creation
    • Self-checkout & Self-renewal
    • Digital object downloads,
    • Mobile device support
    • Suspend/reactivate holds, recall materials, closed stacks call slips requests

Web-based Circulation

  • ‘Green’ holds algorithm
  • Patron record ownership for union catalogs
  • Agency based multiple circulation policies for union catalogs
  • Patron messaging options (RSS feeds, email, lists, and pop-ups)
  • Course reserves
  • Parent/child record relationships with support for proxy borrowing
  • LDAP/ registrar services / automatic patron record creation
  • ILL request tracker, holds management with pass/ trace for union catalogs
  • Batch delete of unused patron records
  • Message creation dashboard

Web-based MARC21-based Cataloging Editor

  • Full MARC21 support and record templates for bibs, authorities and holdings
  • MARC21 validation rules with support for local cataloging rules (with embedded local validation)
  • Record cloning and multiple record display
  • Batch delete/edit with support for cut/paste between records
  • Authority control for multiple thesauri
  • Z39 search from Cataloging Editor
  • Reservoir workspace
  • Batch import with matching profiles and data field deletion
  • Digital document management administration
  • Site-defined terminology picklists applicable throughout the MARC record

Web-based Serials Control

  • Support for the MARC format for holdings
  • Central ordering and distribution
  • Multiple subscription support and flexible routing slips
  • EDI claiming through acquisitions
  • Full support for enumeration and chronology
  • Holds for specific issue support

Web-based Acquisitions

  • Enhanced EDI support with EDI claiming
  • Unlimited PO lines per PO and purchase requests tracker
  • Controlling and managing funds hierarchy
  • Vendor shopping cart upload and Z39 searching
  • Invoice rectification
  • ‘Send to catalog’ feature for ‘On Order’ display
  • Support for multi-FY funding with FY fund hierarchy auto-rollover
  • Support for Firm Orders, Standing Orders, Blanket Orders, and Serial Orders

Web-based System Administration

  • Discovery Layer Configuration Editor
  • SQL query creator with saved queries and ODBC access
  • Staff permissions (roles and individual accounts)
  • Batch record export and batch patron import
  • Label printing, message manager and email messaging support
  • Z39 search target management
  • System preferences controlling workflow functions
  • Security – modification log viewer

What you need to know

  • No software installed on desktops, and no servers required in the libraries
  • Completely Web-based and built on MySQL – all data is readily accessible to all users via a Web browser
  • Hosted in LibLime’s cloud computing data center and distributed via Software as a Service (SaaS) – hundreds of libraries worldwide are able to alleviate their internal IT support needs
  • Highly scalable: hundreds of libraries, tens of millions of records
  • Includes a ‘sandbox server’ for training and testing functional upgrades and fixes throughout the year
  • Includes a report server so lengthy reports do not affect system response time
  • Access to LibLime Support Desk, Online manuals and Knowledge base as well as the LibLime users group and users list-serv
  • Unlimited customization options through shared sponsored development
  • Backed by LibLime’s professional support team

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