247lib.com is a comprehensive library management system that is easy to install, easy to use and customisable to your branding.
A colourful online website (OPAC), to your design, engages patrons and provides access to physical, digital and printed resources. The powerful and intuitive search facilities allows library users to find what they want quickly and easily on PCs, tablets and their mobile phones.With libraries committed to reduced budgets and self-funding, 247lib.com:
✔ Provides opportunities for self-funding and income generation
✔ Adds social value
Better than any other library management system
247lib.com embraces the widest range of resources including:
The public may book resources such as rooms and PCs, giving users a one stop shop for many of their activities.
✔ Attractive pricing
✔ Diary management for items that take bookings eg. rooms, PCs
✔ Stock rotation between libraries
✔ Online content management for webpages
✔ Advanced messaging & helpdesk management
✔ Multilingual and unicode compliance
✔ Advanced multilingual search & discovery
✔ Stock checking facilities
✔ Comprehensive management of the reservation queues
✔ Flexible management of replacement barcodes & associated data
✔ Automated real-time messaging when library-defined events occurThe system will allow automatic generation of notices, including:
✔ Replacement costs
✔ Notification of item awaiting collectionThe system will be able to process:
✔ Partial receipt of an order
✔ Return of damaged, incorrect or unwanted items
✔ Variations in price/currency since order
✔ Changes in bibliographic information
✔ Orders received on approval
To all Councillors, libraries can be self-funding...
Public libraries take revenue from administration fees, fines, overdue fees, reservation fees and replacement charges, but this revenue is not enough to keep libraries open.
However public libraries can make more money by offering online services, which the public want and are prepared to pay for, to bridge the funding gap. For some services, library staff aren't involved and additional workload isn't placed upon existing staff.
If you are interested in keeping libraries open, please read on... or call us to make an appointment for a personal presentation.
Don't close libraries, because once libraries are closed you lose the ability to create revenue streams for the Council, which are needed to support other services.