22 January 2014. Softlink is excited to announce 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.
Softlink Chief Operating Officer, Mr Nathan Godfrey said the enhancements would empower librarians and information professionals to improve their client-facing services, while creating further efficiencies to support organisational productivity.
Nathan said "From the convenience of the Liberty library catalogue, patrons can undertake a single search and access electronic resources including eBooks, audiobooks, eJournals, videos and other digital formats.
"Never before has this deep level of eBook integration been available," he said. "Softlink is proud to offer this innovation in digital integration which enables special, government, public and academic libraries to improve access to eResources through modern mobile devices."
Softlink Product Development Manager, Steve Mayocchi said Liberty's custom built search would enable librarians, information professionals and other users to broadcast a query to external and customised databases simultaneously and in real-time.
"In addition to ranking, clustering and categorising retrieved results, Liberty's unique federated search enables the customisation of search channels, offering greater flexibility for organisations with diverse or changing requirements," he said.
Nathan said the new enhancements highlighted Softlink's ongoing commitment to developing leading digital and physical resource management, discovery and delivery solutions to support Australian libraries.
To find out more about updates to Liberty v5, for current customers, please contact customer support (firstname.lastname@example.org), or for new Liberty v5 enquiries please contact sales (email@example.com).
Softlink is a world-leading developer of knowledge, content, library management solutions, supporting more than 10,000 corporate, education, government and public organisations and libraries across 108 countries. Softlink's leading solutions Oliver and Liberty are integration and functionally rich, fully customisable platforms for digital and physical knowledge asset management, discovery and delivery. Softlink is based in United Kingdom, America, Australia and New Zealand. www.softlinkint.com Media Contact: Susan Tierney, Marketing Manager, 07 3124 6111, stierney@softlinkint