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Solus

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Nasmyth Building, Scottish Enterprise Technology Park Nasmyth Ave
Glasgow, Scotland G75 0QR
United Kingdom
Phone: +440-1355813600
Web site: https://www.solus.co.uk/
Email: info@sol.us

Executive Leadership

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

August 19, 2021. Dundalk Institute of Technology (DKiT ) deploys the SOLUS app. Dundalk Institute of Technology De Chastelain Library has chosen the SOLUS app to engage students and enable 24/7 remote access to library services and resources. It is designed to simplify communication between libraries and students and to make that 24/7 access to the libary and resources simple and intuitive from a smartphone.


July 20, 2021. South Central Library System (WI) deploys Solus Library App. Solus announced that after an industry market-wide search, the South Central Library System has selected – and deployed the Solus mobile Library App. SCLS is one of Wisconsin's largest public library systems serving 49 member libraries through its consortial ILS and in turn serving 440,000 registered patrons.


July 15, 2021. North America’s largest library consortium selects the Solus Library App. Solus announced that the Illinois Heartland Library System automation group SHARE selected the Solus mobile Library App, based on recommendations from the SHARE Executive Council, E-Resources Committee, Finance & Policy Committee, and SHARE members.


June 18, 2021. Solus mobile Library App now integrated with the Bibliovation Library Services Platform. Solus announced that its mobile Library App product fully integrates with the Bibliovation Library Services Platform. This includes its Content Management System, unique consortium support, patron self-service via both barcode and RFID tagged collections, advanced Click & Collect curbside pickup functionality and support for 24 languages.


February 23, 2021. Solus Library App now supporting 24 languages. February 24, 2021 - Solus Ltd. is pleased to announce the addition of 4 new languages, bringing the total to 24, with 12 local country variations. The Solus Library App has seen tremendous growth both internationally, as well as in the North American market through itself and reseller partners.


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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