Kangan Institute, leading Victorian TAFE with six campuses across Melbourne, has chosen Liberty to facilitate its resource management and learning objectives.
Developed by Softlink, a world leader in library and knowledge management solutions, Liberty is a web-based information management solution that offers 24/7 connectivity to resources across multiple devices.
"Liberty presented the strongest overall package, with specific features such as Moodle integration and federated search already developed and included within the package," said Mehmet Tuncel, Learning Resource Services Manager of Kangan Institute.
"Our selection panel felt the look and feel of the product was very innovative and fulfilled the expectation of our staff and students. We felt that the circulation and back-end functions were superior to other products we looked at."
Softlink's Liberty package won out over several other international library system vendors after the Kangan Institute went to tender for the Library and Learning Centre's new system. Their main requirement was for a "cutting-edge Library Management System" and Liberty became their preferred option.
"We believe Liberty will not only offer significant improvements to our customers in terms of online functionality and services, but it will also save us considerable time in back-end functions such as ordering. Liberty will enable us to concentrate on more face-to-face interaction with our customers.
"We are excited with our partnership with Softlink and look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship."
Mr Jon Jeffrey, Business Development Consultant of Softlink Australia welcomes Kangan Institute to Softlink's customer community.
"I am pleased to welcome Kangan Institute to our customer base and look forward to providing a comprehensive solution to the Library and Learning Centre," he said.
For more information on the Liberty solution, visit http://www2.softlinkint.com/?au/liberty_specials
Softlink is a world-leading developer of Library Management Systems and information management software solutions, which is used by over 50% of Australian schools. Softlink's software which is developed at its Brisbane head office is now installed in over 10,000 libraries in 108 countries covering ten major languages.
Solutions built with world-leading technology are strengthened by a range of local support services, delivered by Softlink's product experts, experienced library and IT specialists on staff.
Softlink have won two major export awards; The Premier of Queensland's Award for Export Excellence - Information Technology and the Australian Exporter of the Year – Information Technology.
For more information on Softlink and its Liberty and Oliver products, visit www.softlinkint.com.
About Kangan Institute
With more than 80 years of experience in vocational education and training, Kangan Institute is a flexible, innovative and friendly place of learning with a dynamic multicultural atmosphere.
Ranked the #1 Victorian TAFE for converting unemployed students to employment upon study completion*, Kangan Institute builds the skills of more than 40,000 students and industry participants seeking practical and nationally accredited training every year. We are the major training provider for the automotive, aerospace, polymer and transport industries and have built a strong presence in a range of industries such as fashion, business, hospitality, horticulture as well as justice and legal. As one of the state's largest providers of apprenticeship and traineeship training, we also have strong relationships with many businesses and cater for students seeking industry-relevant training in a wide range of disciplines.
With six campuses across Melbourne, we offer courses from basic certificate to diploma and advanced diploma levels. A range of pathway opportunities and credits into university level study are readily available and students can progress from our courses into degree and post-graduate studies.
*TAFE Selected Measures 2008/09, Skills Victoria