This dashboard brings together data, trends, news, and other resources from Library Technology Guides describing the organization,
its executive leadership, personnel employed, business history, as well as related features and news articles.
November 30, 2020.
Biblionix fee reductions and COVID-19.
Biblionix's subscription model is helping libraries with COVID-19 related budget challenges. If usage of the Apollo ILS is lower, normal company policy is to reduce fees at renewal time to match the actual usage over the previous 12 months. This is counter to common behavior of other vendors; locking-in prices for years, and in some cases applying automatic yearly increases.
June 2, 2020.
Biblionix Announces a Battery of COVID-19 Coping Tools.
Biblionix today announced the completion of its Mobile Checkout capability for the Apollo® ILS/LSP. This brings the number of closure and partial-closure tools that are now available to all Apollo customers to eighteen. All are free of charge.
July 30, 2019.
Biblionix announces Reserve Express enhancements for media and series.
Biblionix announced that its ground-breaking Reserve Express capability has been significantly enhanced. The Apollo ILS/LSP Reserve Express feature has allowed patrons to subscribe to their favorite authors for receiving new titles. Whenever staff catalogs such new books, they simply click a button to add all subscribers to the reserve list, in random order. This lets patrons rest easy and not be concerned with the arrival timing of new books; as subscribers, they know they’ll receive them. And staff need not maintain manual lists of subscribers.
February 11, 2019.
Biblionix announces the Dashboard for its Apollo ILS/LSP.
Biblionix announced that a new staff interface is available for its Apollo LSP at no charge. The Dashboard brings a sleek, contemporary look to staff’s primary access/home page. It provides unprecedented access to key information with up-to-the-minute status. Tabs are managed internally to the Dashboard allowing for features like auto-restore and precise labeling.
July 10, 2018.
Biblionix announces Kids’ Catalog version for its Apollo ILS/LSP.
Biblionix announced the availability of a “Kids’ Catalog” option for the award-winning Apollo ILS/LSP. It allows children to browse and discover materials related to their age-level. Each library chooses what classes of materials are made accessible through the new catalog. And optional links to toggle between the general catalog and the Kids’ Catalog can be deployed. An example image of the new catalog is shown below and a live version is accessible here.
June 4, 2018.
Biblionix announces Inter-Library Reserves for VersaCard Ad Hoc Consortia.
Biblionix announced that cross-library reserve capability is available for its unique, bottom-up consortium solution; VersaCard virtual consortia. VersaCard virtual consortia functionality is available with the Apollo ILS/LSP and breaks out of the box of normal consortial architecture.
May 21, 2018.
Biblionix announces elimination of auto-calling setup fees.
Biblionix announced that setup fees have been eliminated for its “Auto-Calling”, automated call placement option for its Apollo Automation service. When selected by patrons, Auto-Calling places overdue and reserve calls without any dedicated action by library staff.
Oct 19, 2006 Biblionix announces Apollo Automation Service Biblionix announced formal availability of its Apollo Automation Service. Apollo was designed by and for small and medium sized public libraries. It is hosted over the Internet from Biblionix’s servers, eliminating the need for an on-site server. No software installation is required, only a Web browser on any operating system.
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2019 Biblionix Accomplishments Narrative
Biblionix grew again in 2019, continuing an unbroken string since its inception. Sixty-eight new customers joined the Apollo family. Apollo’s retention rate remains extraordinarily high. Also the trend of more new customers migrating from ‘live’ systems also continued.
The use of the VersaCard® ad hoc consortia capability continues to catch on and grow. There are now 11 VersaCard groups. Also, libraries are joining existing groups without ado or cost.
Enabled HTTP Strict Transport Security, or HSTS, across the entire biblionix.com domain, rendering a set of potential attacks impossible.
Apollo earned Platinum rating from LibraryWorks for 2020. That’s 6 years in a row when Apollo won either Product of the Year or Platinum.
Two policy changes that have taken the library world by storm have been embraced by Apollo:
Going fine-free: new tool created to allow staff to remove amount-owed balances en masse.
LAuto-renewal: any customer can opt-in for this capability. It includes auto-notification of the patron (text, email, phone) and separate tracking in reporting.
Other enhancements include
Reserve Express® expanded to Series and Media
Our servers continue to be managed and used solely by us, thus keeping our customers insulated from the risks of hardware-based vulnerabilities like Meltdown and Spectre. In other words, we have never and do not ever plan to use shared/”cloud” services such as Amazon AWS.