Brisbane, January 19 2010. Libero continues to deliver new functionality for Australia’s Public, Academic and Corporate Libraries with the development of its fully-integrated federated search portal, Libero Uno.
To be made available with Libero’s web-based Version 6, Libero Uno will provide users a simple Google-like search interface with massive search capabilities. Libero Uno will simultaneously search the library catalogue, multiple subscription databases, electronic publications, internet search engines, other library catalogues and information repositories and return results to the Libero OPAC.
Development of the functionality was scheduled in response to the Libero customer base. The LMS is widely deployed across Australia’s Public and Academic Libraries, where federated search functionality is valuable - and third-party options are expensive.
"We want to ensure Libero remains one of the most functional solutions available to Australia’s libraries. The development of Libero Uno will help our customers continue to deliver library best practice and leading service standards. That requires an industry leading solution – and that’s what I always aim to provide with Libero," said Libero’s Founder, Sam Patane.
Unlike Libero, most LMS do not offer a fully integrated federated search function. Libraries in need of the functionality usually require a third-party system, introducing additional software integration, maintenance and cost considerations for the library system.
"The development of our own federated search function is just another way we are ensuring Libero is a single point to everything you need," he said.
The latest version of Libero, Version 6 is a fully web-based solution built with features to optimise services for Public, Academic, Corporate Libraries and consortia. Libero Uno’s federated search functionality will help maximise database useage and service levels for patrons who demand comprehensive, yet easy to use search facilities.
"I’m very excited about this new feature for Libero users. It will also provide users the ability to search any other Libero catalogue. The base module and any Libero to Libero connectivity will come free, with a standard charge for connectors to other systems and databases," said Libero’s Ben Cronin.
Currently in development, Libero Uno is on schedule to be made available in Libero Version 6 in the second quarter of 2010. Version 6 has been the focus of four years product development and research to deliver a fully integrated web-based version of the solution with all features refined by more than 30 years experience at 400 Libero sites around the world.
Development of Libero Uno coincides with work on integration with NoveList, Overdrive and LibraryThing for Libraries to maximise Libero’s functionality for Public, Corporate and Academic Libraries of all size. For more information on Libero, Libero Uno and Version 6, contact Ben Cronin at Insight.