Derby, Derbyshire, 25th November, 2010: Soutron , long established supplier of library automation systems for corporate and special libraries, new features alert.
Reviews and Ratings has been designed to benefit librarians and library users alike. Although it may not be unique in the market, Soutron's version of Reviews & Ratings certainly offers some of the most advanced functionality of its kind.
Not simply a platform for users to air and share their views on resources, this feature allows users to upload submissions for approval and then for rating and review by peers.
Multiple questions can be applied and personalised for rating and comment, with timeframes if required, adding value to your content and service for your users or member base.
And by promoting interactivity between librarian and user, this multi-lingual feature supports the development of a more engaged and involved user base.
The Chartered Management Institute is one of the first organisations to benefit from the advanced features of SoutronGLOBAL V3.2. Knowledge Manager Piers Cain had this to say:
"At CMI we are proud of the information services we provide to our members. We closely monitor what information is downloaded so we can continually improve the service. But until now, it has been difficult to gather detailed, granular level information about what exactly our members like or dislike about individual items of content. Reviews and Ratings will be a big step forward in enabling us to understand our members' needs, so we can make our service even better. I am really excited about this development to the SoutronGLOBAL product."
Of course, with this level of interactivity, Enhanced Level Security is essential to allocate and control flexible, granular access and rights for individual users.
And this wouldn't be a Soutron release without a raft of time-saving features. Cue, amongst other enhancements, predictive search (search assistance) and an AutoCat which allows librarians to search external sources including COPAC, Library of Congress and Google Books by ISBN or title from within the system.
Visit Soutron on stand 212 at Online Information to discover how, without the need for capitable expenditure or IT support, Soutron's simple, scalable Library Management Systems and Digital Repositories could revolutionise your service.
Soutron, established in 1989, is the longest established supplier of software solutions exclusively for Corporate and Special Library Management in the United Kingdom. The company is the developer of SoutronGLOBAL and SoutronSOLO Library automation systems, SoutronTHESAURUS software and has been the sole representative for Inmagic, Inc software in the UK and Ireland since 1991 selling and supporting the full range of Inmagic's products. Soutron's clients represent all sectors including government, charity, legal, industrial manufacturing and service industries.