London, 15th September 2014. Aston University implements Rebus:list – the reading list management system from PTFS Europe. Rebus:list offers a significant advance in cost effective management of the entire workflow involved in the delivery and presentation of reading lists. With an elegant user interface, a comprehensive web services API and a contemporary software architecture, Rebus:list delivers truly seamless integration with any library, eDiscovery service, VLE and back office system. Rebus:list offers libraries a real alternative when choosing a new reading list management system.
Heather Whitehouse, Director of Information Resources, Library Services at Aston University said,"For the past few years Library Services have worked with our academic colleagues to provide reading list information for our students through Blackboard, our Virtual Learning Environment.The approach has been well received by the students but without a reading list system it has been a little ‘clunky' and time intensive for staff. Rebus:list has provided us with a high quality interface for students, accessed through Blackboard, as well as the opportunity to improve our workflows and create a single reading list repository, linking reading list reviews into the wider module reviews ".
Nick Phipps, Rebus:list Business Manager at PTFS Europe said: "Aston University's implementation uses front end and back office integration: students access their reading lists using Blackboard and a substantial proportion of Rebus:list's administration updates are automated using regular data feeds from their SITS student registry system.
About the Aston University
Aston is a long established research-led University known for its world-class teaching quality and strong links to industry, government and commerce. Aston has been a leading university for graduate employment success for over 25 years and is ranked 8th overall for graduate employment putting even the likes of Oxford in the shade (2013 Sunday Times University Guide). The University is consistently ranked in the UK's top 40 universities confirming our place amongst the elite.
About PTFS Europe
With over 60 customers in 12 countries, PTFS Europe provides a wide range of products and services to the library market. These include the open source library systems Koha and Evergreen, Rebus:list for resource management, the VuFind discovery portal, CUFTS for electronic resource management, WordPress for Libraries and the ArchivalWare digital repository. An ISO27001 company, PTFS Europe provides the full range of services needed to implement, host and support these products.