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January 9, 2016

(Capita) Capita’s software services business has been selected by North Yorkshire County Council to deliver its library management system (LMS) following a competitive tender process. The new contract with Capita will help the local authority to reduce costs while protecting the service that it delivers to its customers.

July 29, 2015

(Capita) Capita’s software services business has been selected by National College of Ireland to deliver its library management system, following a competitive procurement process.

February 10, 2015

(Capita) Capita’s software services business has been selected to deliver its library management system to York St John University following a competitive tender process. York St John has purchased Capita’s cloud-based Chorus LMS, along with its web-based interface Soprano which will enable library staff to assist students on the spot, anywhere in the library or on campus, using tablet devices. York St John will also use Capita’s PRISM resource discovery solution.

May 20, 2014

(Capita) Bracknell Forest Council has selected Chorus, Capita Software Services’ cloud-based library management system (LMS), to provide an enhanced range of library services across its nine sites. The software will provide staff with an up-to-date and user-friendly library system and customers with an improved user experience.

January 10, 2014

November 7, 2013

(Capita) The University of Roehampton has selected Capita to provide Chorus, its hosted cloud-based library management system, following a competitive tender process. Chorus will integrate into the University’s core systems including, finance, HR, student records and the virtual learning environment. The integration will remove duplication of effort and allow library staff to have access to real—time information. The students’ experience will be enhanced as they will be able to search for books, electronic resources (including those provided by Capita’s partner, EBSCO) and archive data from a single search tool.

September 12, 2013

(Capita) Two neighbouring councils have selected Capita’s software service business to deliver a new shared library management system. Working together, Gloucestershire County Council and Swindon Borough Council will use Capita’s library management software to provide staff with user-friendly and up-to-date library systems, and their customers with greater access to increasingly intuitive library services.

May 22, 2013

(Capita) Capita launched a cloud-based web application, Soprano, that allows both public and academic library staff to access Capita’s library management system (LMS) from any location at any time of the day. As part of the ongoing commitment to ensuring that the LMS meets the requirements of all libraries, Capita developed and tested Soprano with public and academic libraries and in response to their requirements – including University of Sussex, Leeds City Council and University of South Wales. With benefits for both librarians and library users in mind, the application assists librarians to swiftly complete their day-to-day tasks anywhere using their mobile devices, delivering a faster and increasingly efficient service for library users.

March 13, 2013

(Capita) In 2012, approximately 200 public libraries closed their doors and in the coming three to four years, the industry is expecting a 10-25% reduction in budgets. Capita’s recently launched whitepaper, Protecting library services"", considers how libraries must adapt to survive and how technology can support these new ways of working.

September 26, 2012

(Capita) Capita has partnered with research database and discovery service provider, EBSCO Publishing, to offer integrated access to extensive electronic resources within Capita’s existing library resource discovery solution, Prism, and EBSCO Discovery Service. Users will be able to search their library’s comprehensive collection of electronic databases and physical library stock using a single search box.

November 1, 2011

(Capita) The University of Central Lancashire’s (UCLan) library has enhanced the student experience by getting books onto its shelves within two hours of receipt, following the implementation of advanced software, which forms part of Capita’s library management system. The library is the first to implement this type of solution, delivered in partnership with 3M, which uses radio frequency identification (RFID) – the next generation barcode - to improve its stock management, automate the purchasing and receipt of stock and improve the quality of data held within the library management system.

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