How do I choose a library system?

With many library systems on the market, how do you choose the one that’s right for you? This post assumes that you have already taken the decision to replace your library system, perhaps because the support and maintenance costs are high, or your present system no longer meets your requirements. You are now faced with…

Why be an innovator?

How can you pay less for library management software, and yet lower training and maintenance overheads while gaining other tangible benefits? All products have a life cycle, and with computer software products this cycle is even more pronounced. In the last thirty years we have seen Microsoft platforms change from DOS to Windows 95, 2000,…

How user friendly is your library software?

All library software vendors will describe their product as “user-friendly”, but how can you determine if a product meets this claim? This article explains how to find out if a product is truly user-friendly. What is usability? “Usability” is a term used to denote the ease and efficiency with which people can employ software in…

Is open-source library software really free?

Open source library software – software for which the source code has been made available for modification and distribution by its creators – is promoted as an inexpensive or even free alternative to purchasing library software licences. But is open source library software really a free or low cost option?

Think you can’t afford library software? Think again!

Bailey Solutions offers affordable library software for small libraries. Bailey Solutions created Simple Little Library System to replace PenLib, its successful library system for small libraries. If you need affordable library software that doesn’t cost the earth and doesn’t tie you into lengthy contracts then this is the software for you. A subscription starts from…

KnowAll Matrix: quality library management software

KnowAll Matrix for medium sized libraries Bailey Solutions has developed KnowAll Matrix as the web based library management system of choice for medium sized libraries. KnowAll Matrix offers quality for single to multi-site libraries and information centres. Bailey Solutions offers good value and excellent customer services. We can boast a 99% client retention rate! Manage…