Waterloo, Ontario, January 20, 2023. Library Bound, a premier provider of acquisitions, cataloguing and processing to Canadian public libraries, is pleased to announce it has received a platinum award from LibraryWorks' ninth annual Modern Library Awards (MLAs.) The MLAs were created to recognize the top products and services in the library industry in a truly unbiased format. Products and 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 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 them, resulting in a truly unbiased score.
Each judge scored the product on a numeric basis from 1-10 on a series of questions regarding functionality, value, customer service, etc.
"Library Bound has always taken pride in innovating to offer the best services to our customers. Our web app and platform were created based on decades of experience serving Canadian libraries. Our software system was designed to permit us to continually improve how we serve libraries—now and in the future. Library Bound is honoured to receive this MLA." –Jeffrey Begley, CTO
Library Bound's proprietary web application and ordering platform was launched in 2017. This robust web application along with the back-end architecture provides efficient solutions to Library Bound's customers and throughout its organization. Preeminent features include:
- A web design that incorporates features requested by customers
- A complete technology stack developed and maintained by Library Bound staff
- In-house development, allowing for continuous and easily deployed updates and improvements, with no reliance on 3rd parties
- Ongoing advancements that implement the latest technologies
- Flawless integration with library interfaces (e.g., Z39.50)
Jenny Newman, publisher and MLA program manager said, "It's hardly a surprise that Library Bound scored so well. They've been at the forefront of the industry since their company entered the market in 1993."
For more information about Library Bound and its products, please visit www.librarybound.com or call 1-800-363-4728, Terry Palmer x 63.
About Library Bound
Library Bound's mission is to provide library material acquisitions in all formats and media types, while delivering cataloguing and customized processing services in a timely and cost-effective manner.
LibraryWorks helps administrators to make informed decisions about library technology, automation and software, collection development and management, facilities and furnishings, staffing, purchasing, and other areas that drive effective strategic planning and day-to-day operations. Our family of resources can enable you to identify best practices, monitor trends, evaluate new products and services, apply for grants and funding, post or find a job, and even enjoy some library humor.
About the Modern Library Awards program
The Modern Library Awards (MLAs) is a review program designed to recognize elite products and services in the market which can help library management personnel enhance the quality-of-experience for the library user and increase the performance of their library systems.