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…