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June 22, 2017

(collectionHQ) collectionHQ, the world's leading collection performance improvement solution and SOLUS, a global library technology provider, announced a new joint initiative to support collection management in public libraries. The joint initiative surrounds the launch of SOLUS' Gizmo mobile device and the compatibility of collectionHQ Action Plans with the SOLUS Staff App. Gizmo, an Android-powered handheld tool, supports the SOLUS Staff App to allow librarians to deliver better customer service by responding to patron queries, searching the collection and placing hold requests all from the library floor. The compatibility of collectionHQ Action Plans with Gizmo via the Staff App takes that portability one step further by allowing users to carry out multiple collection management tasks simultaneously from anywhere in the library. From Gizmo, users can then update item statuses and locations directly to their Integrated Library System, saving valuable staff time.

June 26, 2016

(collectionHQ) collectionHQ, the world’s leading collection performance improvement solution is pleased to announce a new partnership with SOLUS to offer customers of both services the opportunity to use the SOLUS Library App in conjunction with collectionHQ.

March 16, 2015

(collectionHQ) collectionHQ, the world’s leading collection performance improvement solution that helps libraries increase efficiencies and improve collection performance, is pleased to announce the addition of a new module to its evidence based toolset. The Scheduling Module is one of the product’s most significant enhancements to date, allowing library staff to coordinate all collection management and development tasks centrally and monitor the progress of these actions.

September 3, 2014

(Civica) Civica announced the latest version of the collectionHQ interface which further enables libraries to manage and evaluate their collections. The new features include new fields for 65X subject areas for more in-depth analysis of your subject areas, series information that conform to the new RDA practices, Edition, Publication Dates, Added author, and Corporate author, as well as holds/reservations data to activate collectionHQ’s Holds Reporting Tools. The update also allows for the auto upload of data from Spydus to collectionHQ.

August 18, 2014

(collectionHQ) collectionHQ collection performance improvement solution that helps libraries better manage their collections, announced the release of its latest version, v4.0.

March 31, 2014

(collectionHQ) collectionHQ, the world’s leading collection performance improvement solution, has announced the launch of Community: a new online forum which will allow collectionHQ customers worldwide to discuss best practices and share experiences of using the evidence-based tool.

February 27, 2014

(Axiell) Axiell have selected library solutions provider collectionHQ as its partner. collectionHQ is the powerful collection performance improvement solution that helps libraries maximise stock management and development. With company headquarters in Glasgow, Scotland, collectionHQ originally launched into the United Kingdom and Ireland where the solution is now used in over 50% of public libraries. The company is now introducing the product to the Scandinavian market for the first time with Axiell as its partner.

April 25, 2013

(Baker and Taylor) collectionHQ, the leading collection performance improvement solution that helps libraries better manage their collections, today announced that many of its popular, evidence-based tools available for print and A/V titles are now available for ebooks as well. The addition of these tools, called the ebook module, means that for the first time, librarians can easily access data that compare ebook and print holdings. The ebook capabilities are included in the cost of a collectionHQ subscription.

January 23, 2013

(Baker and Taylor) collectionHQ, the collection performance improvement solution that helps libraries better manage their collections, announced it has secured 106 subscriptions from public library systems since January 2012. That means collectionHQ now manages over 200 million items and 800 million circulations in more than 7,200 library branches worldwide.

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