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April 13, 2016

(Softlink International) Findings from the 2015 Softlink Australian and New Zealand School Library Survey are now available.

March 2, 2015

(Softlink International) The Melbourne Cricket Club (MCC) Library has partnered with Softlink to implement the Liberty Library Management System, a move that has allowed the reference library to offer online access to their extensive catalogue of sporting resources.

February 11, 2015

(Softlink International) Sydney Catholic Education Office schools are excited to be providing students with an engaging new interface for their Oliver v5 library solution. The new interface, ‘Orbit’, was designed specifically for junior and middle school students and is proving to be an inspiring tool for young readers. Orbit enables students to personalise their own library home page, using different backgrounds, avatars and colour schemes.

February 9, 2015

(Softlink International) Key findings include the statistical linking of school library funding and the number of professionals employed within the school library and NAPLAN Reading Literacy results. Softlink’s Managing Director, Nathan Godfrey, said these results have been consistent over the survey’s five year history and reinforce industry research that continues to link well-resourced school libraries to improved literacy. Additional findings indicate that school library budgets stabilised somewhat in 2014, with a smaller percentage of schools reporting a budget decrease.

September 2, 2014

(Softlink International) Softlink is inviting school and teacher librarians and library managers across Australia to participate in the 2014 Australian School Library Survey.

July 16, 2014

(Softlink International) After six years as CEO, Kim Duffy has stepped into the position of Non-Executive Chairman, with Chief Operating Officer of five years, Nathan Godfrey taking the reigns as Softlink’s new Managing Director.

May 28, 2014

(Softlink International) As an Australian start-up in a fast moving environment, Softlink is proud to have grown and evolved, and to be celebrating our thirtieth year at this year’s EduTECH conference. From the outset, Softlink focussed on supplying Australian educators with quality library management solutions, so EduTECH is the perfect place to be celebrating.

January 22, 2014

(Softlink International) Softlink announced an update to Liberty v5, the leading knowledge, content and library management solution, will be released early this year. The new enhancements support Liberty’s ‘one platform’ development philosophy and enable users to search, read and download OverDrive eBooks, as well as, undertake a google-like federated search – all without leaving Liberty’s search interface within the library catalogue

December 16, 2013

(Softlink International) The Softlink and The Catholic Education Office Sydney project to integrate OverDrive eBooks and audiobooks with leading knowledge and library solution Oliver v5 is now live at 16 CEO Sydney schools and ahead of schedule.

December 11, 2013

(Softlink International) Wilcannia-Forbes Catholic Education, the largest geographically and diverse Diocese, will implement Oliver v5 in 2014 as its digital knowledge, content and library management solution for its New South Wales schools.

October 24, 2013

(Softlink International) Softlink will be in Chicago on 7 November, 2013 to demonstrate the next-generation request and research management solution, illumin, and discuss how and why service organizations are implementing to help improve productivity and profitability.

October 18, 2013

(Softlink International) The 2013 Australian School Library Survey has revealed a positive relationship between a school’s literacy results and the library’s resourcing levels.

September 12, 2013

(Softlink International) Preliminary findings from 2013 Australian School Library Survey suggest prioritising school libraries could help lift literacy levels, says Nathan Godfrey Softlink Chief Operating Officer. For the fourth year the survey, conducted by Softlink, identified a positive relationship between library resources (budgets and staffing levels) and improved reading results.The findings revealed schools with a higher than the national average NAPLAN reading literacy score reported higher levels of library funding and staffing. Similarly, school libraries with low student literacy scores reported lower levels of funding and staffing.

August 22, 2013

(Softlink International) Softlink anounced its latest innovation in primary education knowledge, content and library management solutions, Scout, would be released across Australia and New Zealand in the coming months.

August 5, 2013

(Softlink International) Sydney Catholic Education Office (CEO) has partnered with Softlink to deliver OverDrive eBooks and audiobooks to the 150 schools within the Archdiocese across Sydney.

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