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Nasmyth Building, Scottish Enterprise Technology Park Nasmyth Ave
Glasgow, Scotland G75 0QR
United Kingdom
Phone: +440-1355813600

Executive Leadership

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Neil Wishart
Chief Executive Officer
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Andrew Daye
Chief Technology Officer
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John Richardson
Director - Solus North America
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Liz McGettigan
Director of Digital Library Experiences

Company Ownership

Solus is privately owned by its founders.

Documents or articles featuring Solus

Breeding, Marshall. SOLUS Expands through Acquisition of Boopsie. November 2020. Smart Libraries Newsletter. SOLUS has acquired the Boopsie Mobile division from Demco, Inc. The deal strengthens SOLUS's presence in the global library market. Boopsie was one of the pioneers of mobile technology in libraries, though its presence has since been eclipsed by SOLUS and other providers. The technology platform developed by Boopsie was quite advanced and forward-looking when it was launched in 2005, though it may not necessarily be optimal for the current generation of patron-facing mobile interfaces. This business event provides libraries using Boopsie's products an opportunity to shift to more recently developed technologies provided by a vendor with established success in the library mobile technology sector. While consistent with the pattern of consolidation within a market niche, it runs a bit counter to the trend for smaller specialized companies to be acquired by large businesses with diverse product portfolios.

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News Announcements

March 13, 2023. SOLUS enters US academic market - debuts at ACRL 2023 in Pittsburgh. SOLUS is well known for its mobile app in public libraries and has recently introduced a new events and room booking platform. SOLUS is now entering the US academic market with its debut at the ACRL conference in Pittsburgh held March 15 – 17. The company states they have approximately 20 academic customers with their mobile app in Australia, UK and USA and are ready for expansion.

February 10, 2023. Kapiti and Hutt Libraries choose the new SOLUS Library App. SOLUS announced two more members of the SMART Libraries Consortium in the Greater Wellington area in New Zealand onto the brand new Library App. Kapiti and Hutt Libraries have followed Masterton and Wairarapa Libraries in purchasing the App.

February 3, 2023. SOLUS and Patron Point announce major new integration. SOLUS and Patron Point are pleased to announce a new integration between eb#1, SOLUS's Events and Room Bookings platform and Patron Point's Library Marketing Automation platform. Launching with Moonee Valley Libraries in Australia the development deeply integrates Patron Point's automated email marketing and SOLUS's Events & Room Bookings solution and enables libraries to seamlessly market their Events and Rooms.

January 27, 2023. SOLUS launches a brand new Library App for 2023. SOLUS is pleased to announce that it has launched a brand new Library App. The App will be rolled out to all it's customers and reseller partners over the course of February. Featuring a brand new, cleaner and more engaging home screen, the UI hints at major changes to incorporate some much requested new functionality.

October 7, 2022. The Libraries Consortium launches TLC Discover. SOLUS announced that it has launched it's new Discovery Platform with The Libraries Consortium in the UK.Promoted locally as TLC Discover, the platform was officially launched in London with an initial 9 members of the TLC Consortium live and the remaining 14 going live over the next two months.

September 9, 2022. SOLUS signs reseller agreement with Nexbib. SOLUS announced that it has signed a reseller agreement with Nexbib. Nexbib will be reselling the SOLUS Library App throughout it's customer network. This agreement has been born from the rapid uptake of SOLUS's in-App RFID Self-Check functionality, just enhanced to include support for multi-part tag release. SOLUS and Nexbib will furthermore be working on enhancing their product offering for the library market.

August 26, 2022. SOLUS pushes new Library Apps to the Stores. SOLUS announced that it has pushed App no.'s 460 and 461 to the App Stores in the last week. These latest launches are for an Innovative Interfaces Inc. and a direct SOLUS customer on Koha in North America. Additionally, in the same period reseller partners have confirmed two new Library App sales.

June 28, 2022. SOLUS releases Ukrainian language support. OLUS announced the release of Ukrainian language support in The Library App and in active reseller partners Library Applications. Following the recent mass migration as a result of the tragic war in Ukraine, we received a request from Surrey County Council in the UK to add support for the Ukrainian language to The Library App. As a result, the Ukrainian language translation has been completed and added to the CMS and as with the other language packs, this is now free to add to customer Apps via the Content Management System.

April 19, 2022. Lake Agassiz Regional Library deploys SOLUS mobile Library App. SOLUS announced that the Lake Agassiz Regional Library System has deployed its Library App. Lake Agassiz Regional Library is a consolidated public library system serving the residents of Becker, Clay, Clearwater, Mahnomen, Norman, Polk, and Wilkin counties in northwest Minnesota. LARL is comprised of 13 branch libraries and 9 LINK sites. The LARL Administrative Office is in Moorhead, MN.

February 17, 2022. SOLUS offers consortia-friendly app within an app mobile option. SOLUS announced the growing deployment of consortia “templates”, essentially an app-within-an-app, for member libraries within a consortium. A unique-to-the-SOLUS-mobile app is its ability to support consortium subscriptions, and then allow member libraries to have their own template, akin to an app-within-an-app. These templates then link to the master subscription – but at a fraction of the price of another stand-alone subscription.

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Corporate Chronology

Sep 30, 2020 Solus UK acquires Boopsie Mobile App Division from Demco, Inc
Solus UK announced it has acquired the Boopsie mobile app and customer base from Demco, Inc. All Boopsie customers will be migrated to the latest Solus Library App at no additional cost to their existing subscription.

2005 Solus founded by Neil Wishart and Andrew Daye