Friday, April 18 2008. BCE Campuses integrate with Softlink’s Oliver
Brisbane Catholic Education (BCE) has chosen Oliver – Softlink’s advanced library management solution – for its 133 schools across a region from the Gold Coast to Hervey Bay in the north and west as far as Gatton.
The selection of Oliver comes at the end of a comprehensive evaluation process at BCE that commenced early 2006.
"A large number of school and BCE Centre staff have been involved in the evaluation process to ensure that products chosen for the iSAS Project best meet the needs of our schools as we plan for quality teaching and learning. Oliver and Softlink have a presence in our schools already and we are happy to be moving forward with them for school resource centre management," said BCE Senior Program Manager, Carmel Wikman.
"One of the main objectives of the project is to provide a future-focused, integrated information management that will improve process efficiency and we feel confident that Oliver will meet this need." said Project Manager, Jennifer Adams.
Oliver will replace a variety of legacy systems, including Softlink’s Alice and Oasis, in addition to a number of other library products currently used to manage library and school resources.
The implementation of Oliver will allow BCE schools to manage their resources more effectively and provide the potential - into the future - for resource sharing of electronic documents, books, multimedia and other learning resources with other BCE schools. The new model for provision of the software to schools will also release funds at the school level to be re-allocated to teaching and learning.
"Softlink is delighted to be working closely with BCE," said Softlink CEO Bob Dunne, "The BCE community includes all sizes of schools that are helping to serve the education needs of Queensland families." he said.
"Softlink and Oliver will continue to play their part in improving the literacy and research skills of the next generation of teachers, doctors and community leaders as they continue their journey of life-long learning", said Dunne.
The consortia project will benefit over 60,000 students from infants to Year 12 who will have access to this latest technology.