Tel Aviv, Israel – December 1, 2010. Lib-Portal is truly the new gold standard in Internet library management systems – it has been sold and successfully deployed in libraries throughout Israel – a country renowned for its high degree of technical innovation – for the better part of two years now. The system presently serves highly satisfied librarians, subscribers and community centers in more than 250 public and educational libraries.
IP-DOT Ltd. has sold to 18 libraries and schools networks in Israel their state-of-the-art Internet library management system (ILMS) Lib-Portal during the past month of November. This continues the fast growing expansion of Lib-Portal as one of the most sold software for libraries.
At IP-DOT Ltd. We are currently starting our distribution in the UK and USA to make our software available to the USA and European markets.
Based entirely on Web technologies and offered on Software as a Service (SaaS) basis, Lib-Portal features all of the functionality and capabilities required to address any management need in modern libraries, as well as in archives and museums. The system is highly intuitive and is easily accessible via any standard Web browser, with no OPAC module required. Lib-Portal grants transparent access to its key functional modules, library items, content and services, posing very modest computer skill and user training requirements. It offers full, UTF-8 multi-lingual support, can be adapted and localized to any horizontal language, and even supports seamless interoperation with barcode and RFID systems. With robust, scalable system design, Lib-Portal can be set up to manage library chains of any number of branches, and catalogs of millions of titles.
Librarians may easily upload and edit rich media content, producing a truly compelling library and community portal experience featuring pictures, internal and external links, news, events, surveys, discussion forums and much, much more. Lib-Portal supports visual customization, enabling libraries to adjust its design to suit their particular preferences.
Subscribers may browse content of interest, with advanced search capabilities granting them easy access to any item in the library's catalog. Individually assigned login credentials allow them to access their personal library cards, extend durations for items on loan, and even order books via the Web.
The platform supports budgeting, subscription fee accounting and deposit follow up, as well as overdue book fining policy setting and enforcement. Dedicated Lib-Portal modules enable highly efficient management of purchasing and reservations of multiple copies, statistical reporting, automated group messaging, and dispatch of book return reminders to subscribers via a range of media, including e-mail and SMS.