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Improved Literacy for Queensland Schools the Focus for BCE and Softlink

Press Release: Softlink International [July 29, 2010]

Copyright (c) 2010 Softlink International

Abstract: Softlink’s Oliver is now installed in over 130 of Brisbane Catholic Education’s schools across South East Queensland. The partnership between Softlink and BCE reinforces Softlink’s long standing position as the preferred Library Management System of Australian schools.


Brisbane, July 29, 2010. Softlink’s Oliver is now installed in over 130 of Brisbane Catholic Education’s schools across South East Queensland.

The partnership between Softlink and BCE reinforces Softlink’s long standing position as the preferred Library Management System of Australian schools.

With the current focus on literacy in schools, Softlink’s Chief Executive Officer Kim Duffy sees the partnership as a step forward for school libraries and literacy in schools.

"Brisbane Catholic Education is at the forefront in terms of development programs and literacy awareness" Mr. Duffy said.

"With the focus in the political arena at the moment regarding library resources and literacy levels, it is paramount for schools to be able to utilise their libraries and their teacher librarian’s time to produce the best literacy outcomes for the students."

"This means implementing a Library Management System like Softlink’s Oliver to improve efficiency and productivity, allowing the library staff to focus on assisting students and staff with their literacy requirements."

BCE has schools in all regions of south east Queensland, from the Gold Coast to Hervey Bay in the north, and west as far as Gatton. Not only do the schools cover a vast area they also range in size from smaller regional schools to larger colleges. This has not been a challenge for Softlink’s Oliver. Oliver’s scalability allows efficient management of single small schools, large schools or groups of schools.

"The vast range of sizes the schools represent is a great opportunity to illustrate Oliver’s ability to function successfully in handling the cataloguing of resources for different school sizes, from a variety of locations." Mr. Duffy said.

The Brisbane Catholic Education consortia project benefits over 60,000 students from Prep to Year 12 who now have access to the latest in library management system technology.

About Brisbane Catholic Education

Brisbane Catholic Education is a learning community in diocesan Catholic schools and the staff of the Brisbane Catholic Education Centre. With 137 schools, Brisbane Catholic Education is founded on Christ and the schools are at the service of students, the Church and society, and aim to provide quality teaching and learning outcomes for Prep to Year 12 students.

BCE schools are shaping lives, nurturing individuals and encouraging each student to realise their full potential. Through its partnerships with parents, governments and the community, BCE schools are providing social responsibility, self-discipline and Christian values for all its students.

The Archdiocese of Brisbane covers a geographical area that includes much of south-east Queensland spanning metropolitan Brisbane, the Gold and Sunshine coasts, west through Ipswich and the Lockyer and Brisbane valleys and through the South Burnett district and north to Childers.

Brisbane Catholic Education operates as the executive arm of the Catholic Education Council in the implementation of policies and under the authority of the Executive Director of Brisbane Catholic Education to whom the Archbishop of Brisbane delegates authority for the administration and management of Catholic education in the Archdiocese of Brisbane.

For more information of BCE visit: http://www.bne.catholic.edu.au

About Softlink

Softlink is a world-leading developer of Library Management Systems, and information management software solutions. Softlink’s software which is developed at its Brisbane head office is now installed in over 10,000 libraries in 108 countries covering ten major languages.

Solutions built with world-leading technology are strengthened by a range of local support services, delivered by Softlink’s product experts, experienced library and IT specialists on staff.

Softlink have won two major export awards; The Premier of Queensland’s Award for Export Excellence - Information Technology and the Australian Exporter of the Year – Information Technology.

For more information on Softlink and its Liberty and Oliver products, visit www.softlinkint.com.

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Publication Year:2010
Type of Material:Press Release
Language English
Issue:July 29, 2010
Publisher:Softlink International
Company: Softlink International
Products: Oliver
Libraries: Brisbane Catholic Education
Subject: System announcements -- installations
Record Number:14918
Last Update:2012-12-29 14:06:47
Date Created:2010-07-30 07:11:46