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October 13, 2017

(Axiell) Axiell announced that the company has acquired ATP Automation Ltd Oy, a company specialized in library logistics. Through the acquisition, Axiell will broaden its offering in the Finnish market to cover market leading self-service machines and conveyor solutions for libraries, in addition to the already existing offer which the company is working with. ATP represents top Finnish know-how, guaranteed by a membership in the Association of Finnish Work. The four staff at ATP will join Axiell and will continue to serve existing customers.

September 19, 2017

(Axiell) Axiell announced that Drammen Public Library in Norway has gone live with Axiell Quria, the company’s new cloud-based, digital-first Library Services Platform. The platform makes daily work routines more efficient, completely revamps how staff are guided by workflows and how search is done in the catalogue and removes all barriers between physical and digital assets. In addition, the cloud-based platform will dramatically reduce the lifetime cost while also being able to reduce the time it takes for launching additional functionality, for continuous improvement of the library service.

August 9, 2017

(Axiell) Axiell announced the expansion of its operations in Europe. Ann Melaerts, formerly General Manager Library Division and VP Independent business units at INFOR, joins Axiell as Vice President & Business Area Director for Axiell Public Libraries. Ann will be responsible for sales from Axiell’s solutions and services portfolio to public libraries in Europe, which includes Axiell Quria, a cloud based library services platform, and Axiell Arena, an advanced and robust online discovery portal for libraries.

June 19, 2017

(Axiell) Axiell, the leading vendor to public libraries in Europe and the market leader in Scandinavia, announces the expansion of its operations in Germany. Jürgen Keck, formerly with OCLC, joins Axiell as Sales Director. In his role, Jürgen will be responsible for sales to public libraries in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. In addition, Axiell Arena, an advanced and robust online portal for libraries, is now available for the German library market. The solution is adapted for BIBDIA and Axiell Quria.

February 8, 2017

(Axiell) Axiell UK announced a major operational change to its business in the UK, which will see the merging of two of its primary business areas - the Public Library business and the Archives, special Libraries and Museums business, creating one team working collaboratively to benefit its customers.

November 16, 2016

(Axiell) Axiell announced Axiell Collections, a new application which provides web-based access to their collections management systems. This new solution has been developed to ensure that museums and archives globally can more rapidly enrich their collections information with existing internal resources and new crowd-sourcing techniques, to move beyond technology barriers and bring cultural and natural heritage to life. Axiell Collections enables museums and archives to access their collections data anytime, anywhere, through a web browser on tablets, laptops and Macs.

November 14, 2016

(Axiell) Axiell announced that the library consortium for Ostrobothnia has chosen to continue to use library management solution, Axiell Aurora, for the coming three years. A new consortia, with 22 different sized municipalities in the regions of South Ostrobothnia, Ostrobothnia and Central Ostrobothnia, will be formed in early December. The name of the new library consortium will be announced on December 1st. This will be one of Finland's largest library consortias, with Seinäjoki Provincial Library as the central hub.

October 27, 2016

(Axiell) Allmänheten och vetenskapen kommer att få mycket bättre tillgång till våra samlingar när vi fått vår nya lösning på plats. Och tanken svindlar när man tänker på vad det kan betyda, nationellt och globalt. Det säger Wilhelm Lagercrantz, digital utvecklingsstrateg på Statens Historiska museer. Där påbörjas nu arbetet med att implementera den avancerade lösning för att hantera Historiska museets omfattande samling och göra den tillgänglig digitalt, som man köpt från det svenska it-bolaget Axiell.

October 20, 2016

(Axiell) Axiell, the leading vendor to archives, libraries and museums worldwide, as well as the leading Vital Records systems provider in Australasia and Canada, Tuesday announces the acquisition of a business division of Gold Systems, Inc., a Salt Lake City-based company. The acquisition further strengthens Axiell’s position in the market for Vital Records, which comprises software systems to help authorities manage births, deaths, marriages and more. By adding Gold Systems’ Vital Records customers, including Washington, D.C., the innovative Vita product and two authorities in the Vital Records field, Steve Gold and Jeff Greenland, Axiell has significantly strengthened its presence in the field.

October 11, 2016

(Axiell) Axiell announced its acquisition of BiBer GmbH, a full service provider to public libraries in Germany and Switzerland, offering Bibliothekssystems BIBDIA, an advanced hosting and library logistics solution. The acquisition extends Axiell’s presence in Germany and adds 160 customers with 230 branches to the 3,000 Scandinavian and UK library institutions that already use an Axiell solution.

September 7, 2016

(Axiell) Axiell, announced its first project with The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation in Williamsburg, Virginia. The Foundation has selected Axiell’s EMu for data management of its Archaeological Collections.

September 6, 2016

(Axiell) Axiell, le premier fournisseur européen de solutions de gestion des bibliothèques publiques, d’origine suédoise, renforce ses équipes avec la nomination de Jean-Pierre Sakoun en tant que Directeur – Bibliothèques publiques – France.

August 24, 2016

(Axiell) Axiell announce a partnership with Odilo, one of the leading digital content providers for libraries. The partnership will enable libraries to easily access and manage digital content, integrate a mix of content sources and quickly distribute high-quality content to patrons.

August 10, 2016

(Axiell) Axiell Sverige och det danska företaget Princh har ingått ett samarbetsavtal som innebär att Axiell Sverige nu kan erbjuda en innovativ utskriftslösning med inbyggd online-betalning på den svenska marknaden. Användaren kan skriva ut både från bibliotekets datorer, sin egen bärbara dator, mobil eller surfplatta utan att blanda in personalen. Det innebär att användare kan göra utskrifter även under bibliotekets meröppet-tider. Tjänsten är utvecklad i samarbete med danska bibliotek.

June 21, 2016

(Axiell) Axiell, the leading vendor for libraries in Europe, announced today that it will deliver library systems throughout the City of Stockholm’ schools. This initiative will see Axiell’s library system BOOK-IT and its modern, cloud-based solution, WeLib, implemented for all staff and students across all municipal schools in the City of Stockholm.

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