Austin, Texas – January 11, 2017 – Biblionix, a leading provider of automation solely for public libraries, today announced that its Apollo ILS/LSP (Integrated Library System/Library Services Platform) has again received the Product of the Year award in LibraryWorks' Modern Library Awards (MLAs). LibraryWorks created the MLAs to recognize the top products in the library industry in a truly unbiased format.
This marks two years in a row that Apollo has earned Product of the Year over a large field.
"Fantastic -- congratulations," said Peggy Ashley, director of the Post Public Library in Texas. "Thank you for your support; treating me like I'm your only concern; meeting all my circulation needs; correcting all my problems and mistakes and best of all, doing all of this with kindness and genuine delight in helping others become better."
Products/services were submitted in the fall using a simple application, and then were posted on a private site with an enhanced description and attendant materials. These products/services were batched into small groups and sent to the LibraryWorks database of more than 80,000 librarians at public, K-12, academic, and special libraries. Only customers with experience with these products/services in their facilities were permitted to judge the products, resulting in a truly unbiased score. Each judge scored the product/services on a numeric basis from 1-10 on a series of questions regarding functionality, value, customer service, etc.
Of the array of awards, which includes honorable mentions, silver, gold, and platinum award levels, Apollo received a 9.5 score and the top award of all: Product of the Year, besting all 60+ contenders.
"Repeating this top award is at once humbling and thrilling. We deeply appreciate our customers' enthusiastic approval. We will strive to extend that approval by continuing to share in their experiences and needs," said Clark Charbonnet, founder and principal of Biblionix. "Our company's commitment is solely to public libraries. This singular focus and Apollo's design as an LSP makes for an elegant, easy-to-use product that delights today's public libraries. This recognition inspires us anew to constantly innovate and deliver a superior service to delight our customers."
Recent major enhancements to Apollo include:
- Patron viewing and managing the retention of circulation history
- Relevancy ratings in catalog search results
- See an introductory 1 ¼ minute video here: biblionix.com/introducing-apollo/
Full results are available here.
For more information on Biblionix, contact Dick Moeller at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Biblionix, LLC
Biblionix is located in Austin, Texas and was founded in 2003. The family-owned company is devoted solely to public libraries with fewer than 300,000 holdings. This singular focus lets its Apollo ILS excel at delighting just one type of customer. In addition to the above award, this is borne out by seven consecutive years of top-of-the-charts ratings for Apollo in the annual "Perceptions" survey by Marshall Breeding. All Biblionix staff members have worked or volunteered at a public library.
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About the Modern Library Awards program: The Modern Library Awards (MLAs) is a program designed to recognize elite products and services in the library market which can help library management personnel enhance the quality-of-experience for the library user and increase the performance of their library systems.