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January 28, 2019

(Axiell) Axiell, the leading vendor globally to public libraries, museums and archives, today announces the acquisition of Bibliotekenes IT-senter (Bibits) in Norway. Through the acquisition, Axiell adds 300 municipalities in Norway, Sweden and Finland which use the ILS-solution MikroMarc for public libraries, and 100 number of customers using SAGA, an OPAC. As the largest partner for IT solutions and services to public libraries in the Nordics, Axiell now expands its operations and strengthens its position in Norway. Axiell makes this move to pave the way for Quria, Axiell’s cloud-based library services platform and WeLib, the digital school library, as well as integration of additional solutions across the cultural sector.

(Axiell) Axiell, som är en global leverantör för IT-lösningar till kultursektorn somfolkbibliotek, skolor, museer och arkiv, förvärvar nu norska Bibliotekenes IT-senter (Bibits),Bibliotekscentrum Sverige AB samt Open Library Solutions (OLS) med biblioteksplattformarnaMikromarc och Saga. Genom köpet får Axiell samarbete med ytterligare 2000 bibliotek och300 kommuner i Norge, Sverige och Finland. Förväret medför att Axiell kan stärkautvecklingen mot att ge biblioteken tillgång till världens modernaste biblioteksplattform.

December 28, 2018

(Axiell) Axiell Media announces the win of the competitive procurement for digital media to all the 790 Finnish public libraries. The company is with the framework the main supplier of systems and products for the distribution of digital literature to the libraries. With the solution, Finland’s patrons will have improved access to digital reading when Axiell Media enters the Finnish market.

(Axiell) Axiel announced it has won the Zug City and Cantonal Library in Switzerland as a customer for its public library software. After an evaluation project which lasted nearly a year, the city council of Zug decided in favour of Axiell Arena and Quria. The Library will use these solutions to present and manage its entire media inventory (physical and digital) and all other offerings and information via a single platform. With Axiell Quria, the customer will benefit from a platform which makes daily work routines more efficient. It completely revamps the way staff are guided by workflows and how catalogue search is performed, which therefore removes all barriers between physical and digital assets.

November 13, 2018

(Axiell) Axiell, the leading vendor to public libraries in Europe, today announces new customers for Axiell Quria in Norway. In September 2017, Drammen Library became the first library in the world to use Quria, Axiell’s cloud-based library services platform. With the forthcoming municipal assembly between Drammen, Svelvik and Nedre Eiker, libraries in these municipalities will all switch to Quria. This means that Quria will go from serving over 68,000 inhabitants to almost 100,000.

October 2, 2018

(Axiell) Axiell announced that the Swedish municipality Järfälla has selected the digital school library solution WeLib for their 8200 students. The procurement process was designed to ensure that the municipality could secure its vision for the students to have access to a modern digital school library solution. WeLib was considered the only system that met every requirement. Järfälla’s selection of WeLib means that approximately 24% of all students in Sweden have a modern digital school library.

September 26, 2018

(Axiell) Axiell, the leading supplier of software to the cultural sector, today announces that it has been selected by Broken Hill City Council to manage their archive, art and geology collections. The city is looking to build on existing economic platforms, like art, culture and tourism to reinvigorate the local economy. Axiell's EMu Collections Management System will centralise collections from the Broken Hill & Outback Archives, Albert Kersten Mining & Minerals Museum (Geocentre) and Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery, opening up the City's significant history to a much wider audience.

May 17, 2018

(Axiell) Axiell, the leading vendor globally of collections management software today announces that its Adlib software has been selected by the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame to integrate and manage its archives, library and museum collections data. Bringing these separate collections together will help the Hall of Fame make their collection more accessible to music fans around the world and help staff work in a more efficient way.

April 9, 2018

(Axiell) Axiell announced that Mediathek Lahr will be the first public library service in Germany to use its new cloud-based, digital-first platform, Axiell Quria. The customer, which currently uses the BIBDIA LMS, will pilot the new system and will also implement Axiell Arena for patron engagement. With Axiell Quriaâ, the customer will benefit from a platform which makes daily work routines more efficient, which completely revamps how staff are guided by workflows and how search is done in the catalogue, and which removes all barriers between physical and digital assets.

February 5, 2018

(Axiell) Axiell, the leading vendor to cultural institutions in Europe, announced the launch of a pilot project for its new Library Services Platform, Quria. Northamptonshire Libraries delivered by First for Wellbeing CIC will be the first public library service in the UK to use the new cloud-based, digital-first Platform.

January 31, 2018

(Axiell) Axiell Media, the largest distributor of e-booksand audiobooks in the Nordic region, has signed a cooperation agreement withHelmet Libraries for the distribution of Swedish e-books and audiobooks. Currently,Axiell Media distributes over 20,000 titles from 650 publishers to about 300 libraries inSweden and Finland. In addition to the Helmet library consortia, nine other Finnishlibraries are using the service.

December 20, 2017

(Axiell) Marks kommun satsar på digital läsning för sina 4000 elever som nu får tillgång till över 13 000 titlar som enkelt både kan lånas och laddas ner och strömmas till datorn, mobilen eller plattan. Kommunen fortsätter att satsa på att tillhandahålla ett skolbibliotek i världsklass och väljer att samarbeta med Axiell för sin fortsätta investering i läsande och lärande. Welib är ett digitalt skolbibliotek där lärare enkelt kan dela skolans resurser med eleverna och jobba med självpublicering.

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.

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