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100 Congress Avenue Suite 2000
Austin, Texas 78701
United States
Phone: 877-800-5625
Web: http://www.biblionix.com/
Email: info@biblionix.com

Resource Management Products (ILS or LSP)

Executive Leadership

photo of Clark Charbonnet
Clark Charbonnet
Owner
photo of Alexander Charbonnet
Alexander Charbonnet
Owner

Company Ownership

Privately owned by Clark Charbonnet and Alexander Charbonnet

Documents or articles featuring Biblionix

Breeding, Marshall. VersaCard: A New Ad Hoc Consortia Option from Biblionix. July 2018. Smart Libraries Newsletter. Biblionix, the supplier of the web-based Apollo ILS, recently introduced a new set of features to help libraries share their collections with selected library partners without the overhead and complications associated with prevailing models of consortial infrastructure. The company's VersaCard Ad Hoc Consortia enables multiple libraries using the Apollo ILS to let their patrons borrow materials from each other's collections. This new service complements its VersaCat discovery interface, which enables patrons to search multiple library catalogs. Biblionix recently launched a new inter-library reserves feature that can let patrons request materials from other libraries.

Breeding, Marshall. Biblionix: Specializing in Technology for Small Public Libraries. September 2014. Smart Libraries Newsletter. Biblionix has developed its Apollo ILS specifically for small public libraries. The company has seen steady growth in terms of the numbers of libraries subscribing Apollo and in ever broader geographic areas beyond its home turf of Texas. The customer base of Apollo remains a bit more concentrated in the Midwest and Northeast of the United States, with increasing penetration in other states, including Washington, Oregon, Alabama, Florida. While still in the small-library niche, some of the recent sales of Apollo have been to multi-branch libraries or small consortia. Biblionix has not ventured to offer its products outside the United States or to other types of libraries

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News Announcements

June 4, 2024. Library Automation Leader Biblionix offers security and privacy to subscribing libraries. Biblionix announced its steadfast commitment to providing unmatched security and privacy features to its subscribing libraries throughout the United States. With a focus on serving libraries exclusively, Biblionix ensures that their needs remain the sole focus of the company's efforts. Biblionix achieves this comprehensive security through a multi-layered approach.


March 9, 2024. Biblionix FlexShare Consortia helps library partners share resources while retaining autonomy. Biblionix, a leading provider of cloud-based library management systems, today announced the continued innovation of its FlexShare Consortia, a unique program that empowers libraries to share resources with other institutions while retaining complete autonomy over their own operations. FlexShare allows libraries to create custom consortia with select partners, enabling patrons to search and request materials from other libraries within the consortium, all using their home library card. This collaborative approach expands access to a wider range of resources without the complexities and costs associated with traditional consortial models.


February 9, 2024. Biblionix unveils self-guided demos for Apollo and Artemis library management systems. Biblionix, a leading provider of cloud-based library management systems, today announced the launch of self-guided demos for its flagship library management systems, Apollo and Artemis. These interactive demos offer librarians a convenient and comprehensive way to explore the features and benefits of both systems, empowering them to make informed decisions about their library's technology needs.


December 6, 2023. Biblionix retools school libraries with Artemis library automation software tailored for educational excellence. Biblionix, a leading provider of cloud-based library management systems, today announced the availability of its Artemis library automation software for schools. Artemis is a powerful and easy-to-use solution that provides schools with similar high-end tools used in Apollo public libraries, plus incredible customer support from a team of experts.


September 6, 2023. Biblionix revolutionizes library services with seamless access to e-books, databases, and more. For more than 17 years, the innovative and dynamic focus and commitment of Biblionix has been helping public and school libraries manage and deliver information, and maximize the library's user-friendly efficiency. Now it gets even better, easier, and more convenient, because Biblionix revolutionizes library services with seamless access to select vendors e-Books, Databases, and more. Biblionix makes it fast, direct, and delightful. Easy access to e-Books, Databases, and more is consistent with the Biblionix commitment to provide libraries with the best possible and most up-to-date and effective automation software.


August 12, 2023. Library automation leader Biblionix celebrating 17th Year in business. Biblionix, the industry-respected developer of leading-edge and easy-to-use library automation systems for public and school libraries, continues to earn rave reviews from Biblionix clients. Particularly about how the state-of-the-art technology and systems continue to achieve user-friendly efficiency.


May 24, 2023. Biblionix offers award-winning automation software to public libraries. Library efficiency is the vital focus of Biblionix, the innovative and respected developer of public library automation systems. After much research and collaboration with libraries and library professionals, Biblionix offers efficient, easy-to-use, and award-winning automation software to Public Libraries. Biblionix proves that an ILS is a straightforward way to connect patrons, public library systems, and their collections. It saves time and prevents errors. It is not only how Biblionix continues to win awards for its Apollo and Artemis automation services, but the 99.3+% customer retention rate is a testimonial to the Biblionix effectiveness


January 11, 2022. Fresh, Gallery View in Apollo Catalogs. The Apollo® LSP public catalog has a new look. We've added “Gallery View” for search results. This is in addition to the existing List view. Library staff can decide which view to use or allow patrons to choose. This is available immediately at no charge to Apollo customers who have a catalog enhancement option.


January 4, 2022. FlexShare is new moniker for VersaCard and VersaCat. Biblionix today has renamed VersaCat and VersaCard. “FlexShare Consortia” now takes center stage.


February 23, 2021. Apollo LSP boosted with Advanced Reserves and Library of Things. Biblionix announced Advanced Reserve and Library of Things (LoT) capabilities for its Apollo ILS/LSP. Libraries can choose to implement either one or both on anything in their Apollo catalogs.


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Corporate Chronology

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.

2003 Biblionix founded by Alexander Charbonnet

Apollo Satisfaction Ratings

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Annual Accomplishments Statements

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2023 Biblionix Accomplishments Narrative

Biblionix grew again in 2023, continuing an unbroken string since its inception. Forty-one new customers joined the Apollo® family. And 4 schools joined the Artemis family. Apollo’s retention rate remains extraordinarily high. The trend of new customers migrating from “high-end” systems also continued.

Apollo 2023 enhancements include

  • Roll out of Events & Rooms scheduling option to Michigan customers. Now adding functionality prior to full-blown roll-out.
  • There’s now a "Library Action Log" report with 15 event types available. More will be added over time. This allows management to view who did what actions. It is done by login credentials/password.
  • Public catalog searching can now be globally limited to only Kids items or only "non-Kids" items.
  • Redesigned server configuration to take advantage of semi-synchronous clusters for redundancy and performance, while maintaining our security policy of running on dedicated servers that never share hardware cloud-style with unknown third parties. Improved server failover response time, in most cases we can now move any number of libraries from one server to another in a matter of seconds rather than minutes.
  • FlexShare™ continues to gain popularity.
    • We have 20 total FlexShare groups, comprising 93 libraries.
    • 18 groups and 81 libraries are accepting each other’s cards.
    • 15 groups and 80 libraries are accepting each other’s returns, that is, you can drop a book off at the "wrong" library and it gets checked in off the patron account immediately and sent home.
    • 10 groups and 49 libraries are doing cross-library reserves, where patrons can place reserves for items owned by other libraries in their own library’s catalog and have it delivered to their own library.
    • 464 libraries are showing at least one other library’s catalog in their own.
    • All uses of "library" here mean a single Apollo account, which may consist of multiple branches.

    Biblionix continues to be family owned, profitable, and debt-free.

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