Softlink's soon-to-be-released primary school ePlatform, engineered for digital resources and devices will be launched under the name Scout the company announced today.
Softlink Chief Operating Officer Nathan Godfrey said Scout would enable schools to discover and deliver digital resources through modern devices, as well as provide innovations to captivate the curiosity of young learners.
Nathan said literacy was a high priority for primary schools across the globe and improving engagement with learning resources through e-platforms had proven to achieve results.
"Our primary schools play a vital role in developing early learning skills," Nathan said.
"Scout will help schools with an easy to use and cost effective option to embrace digital resources and engage students with technologies they know and want.
"Scout's unique user experience, including a custom and visually appealing, interactive picture search interface, helps make it easy for very young users to find and engage with resources of interest," he said.
Softlink Europe's Chris McPhee said Softlink was excited about the opportunities the new solution would provide primary schools.
"Digital resources are core to 21st century learning. The majority of schools are now considering digital content delivery at some level. The most common question for primary schools now is not will we deliver digital resources, but how will we deliver them?
Chris said Scout would help schools keep up with digital demands with a platform that will change and grow with their learning resource collections.
"Scout will enable schools to seamlessly manage, discover and deliver eBooks and other eResources, providing anywhere, anytime access, as well as manage a school's diverse range of physical and electronic resources," he said.
Scout is a next generation primary school knowledge, content and library management solution. Out-of-the-box Scout will offer schools a powerful LMS designed for kids. Scout will be fully-hosted and supported to ensure cost effectiveness and reduce reliance on internal IT professionals.
When released Scout will add to Softlink's well established and reputable school suite of knowledge, content and library management solutions such as Oliver, Oliver Junior and Alice.
Nathan said Softlink would release Scout across the United Kingdom in the next few months and throughout Asia-Pacific by the end of the year.
Softlink will make an announcement of Scout's official launch date in the coming weeks.
Softlink is a world leading provider of knowledge, content and library management solutions. Softlink supports more than 10,000 libraries in more than 108 countries. For 30 years, Softlink has focused on developing technology to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness all types of information centres and libraries including School, Special, Public and Academic Libraries.
For more information on Softlink, visit www.softlinkint.com