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Biblionix Converts All 106 Iowa Customers to New OverDrive Consortium

Press Release: Biblionix [July 15, 2015]

Copyright (c) 2015 Biblionix

Abstract: Biblionix announced that overnight, it migrated all of its 106 Iowa customers of its Apollo system to the new Bridges: Iowa’s eLibrary OverDrive consortium. Previously the libraries were in either the WILBOR or NEIBORS consortium. Bridges combines the two. It is provided through the State Library of Iowa.


Austin, Texas – July 15, 2015 – Biblionix, the major 2015 award winner for library automation systems, today announced that overnight, it migrated all of its 106 Iowa customers of its Apollo system to the new "Bridges: Iowa's eLibrary" OverDrive consortium. Previously the libraries were in either the WILBOR or NEIBORS consortium. Bridges combines the two. It is provided through the State Library of Iowa.

Apollo's normal operation automatically manages the addition/removal of MARC for consortium and Advantage titles in the library's public catalog. This connection, as well as all download URLs in every library's catalogs, were changed to Bridges without customers doing anything. Also, all mentions of WILBOR and NEIBORS were changed to Bridges.

From their public catalog, logged-in patrons are sent directly to the OverDrive page for the title of interest _and_ they are logged-in to their OverDrive account, in a ‘single-sign-on' approach. These connections were also changed overnight for all 106 customers.

This free service is yet another example of the power and flexibility of Apollo's multi-tenant, cloud-based architecture. In this case, Biblionix was able to perform detailed technical tasks for all of its customers.

For more information on Biblionix, contact Dick Moeller at dick@biblionix.com.

About Biblionix, LLC

Biblionix and its Apollo Automation System are devoted solely to public libraries. This singular focus lets Biblionix excel at delighting just one type of customer. Already in 2015, its Apollo Automation System has received 3 major accolades:

  1. Apollo topped all ILS products in Marshall Breeding's "Perceptions" survey; for the 6th year in a row
  2. Apollo topped 45 ILS and IT companies in LibraryWorks' "2015 Library Purchasing Survey"
  3. Apollo received the top/Platinum ranking in LibraryWorks' "2015 Modern Library Awards"
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Publication Year:2015
Type of Material:Press Release
Language English
Issue:July 15, 2015
Publisher:Biblionix
Company: Biblionix
Record Number:20862
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