The first of the quarterly Liberty library management system Virtual User Group Meetings (VUGMs) for 2018 was held in March, with two sessions one each for the Northern and Southern hemisphere customer communities on the 13th the 15th of March respectively.
Softlink Information Centres had a record turnout for the first of their 2018 Liberty Virtual User Group meetings. For Liberty library management system customers who were unable to attend, the recordings are accessible via the Softlink customer support portal (http://softlinkic.freshdesk.com/). Customers can also access recordings of previous VUGMs in the Portal Video section of the support portal.
The VUGMs were, as usual, packed full of useful content about recent & coming enhancements demonstrated live by Maida Rubin, Softlink Informaiton Centres Customer Community Manager and included presentations by several Liberty customers.
At the Northern VUGM, Sara Belmonte, Librarian at the Congregational Library and Archives in Boston, demonstrated how she uses Liberty to catalogue non-traditional material such as digitised images of photographs, old documents, and even bones. The records include comprehensive bibliographic information with the corresponding images ensuring researchers can be confident it is the information they are seeking.
One of Softlink Information Centres New Zealand customers, from an architecture firm library, presented at the Southern Hemisphere Liberty VUGM. She demonstrated how information, which may not be perceived as typically "library" material (but is of importance to the library's users) can be added to the catalogue by using Liberty's Pages customisation tool.
This enabled her to relabel field names thereby accommodating the descriptions needed for the type of material samples she wanted to add to the catalogue. The library also uploaded images of the samples to their corresponding records as a visual confirmation for her users.
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