Nottingham, United Kingdom, July 29, 2012 –(PR.com)– North East Lincolnshire Libraries has chosen to replace its existing library management system with Axiell’s Open Galaxy and has chosen a new customer-facing interface: Axiell’s 24/7 digital library website system, Arena. The installation went live in April, allowing the county to see a dramatic improvement in the library website as part of a wider upgrade of the Library Service system. Not only is the Library Service’s page on the web now more engaging and attractive but the introduction of a new online catalogue means searching for items to reserve or renew is smoother, faster and easier. Borrowers now benefit from cover images of DVDs and CDs being embedded in the new catalogue, making it a much more exciting way to browse and choose items. Visitors at any of the service’s 10 branches or online can also use the catalogue to search for information from the online reference resources to which the library service subscribes.
The library service has also moved to a ‘Software as a Service (SaaS)’ model. Steve Hipkins, Head of Cultural Services for North East Lincolnshire, explains, “We weren’t specifically planning to move to a SaaS environment but this has provided both planned and unforeseen benefits, such as significant financial savings with improved functionality. Also having a web-based library management system
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