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Axiell

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Box 24914
Lund, 224 21
Sweden
Phone: +46-46-270-0400
Fax:
Web site: http://www.axiell.com/
Email: axlg@axiell.com


Board of Directors

  • Mats Hentzel -- Chairman
  • Andrew Fraser -- Board of Directors Member
  • Gunnar Sahlin -- Board of Directors Member
  • Joel Sommerfeldt -- Chief Executive Officer

Executives

  • Mats Hentzel -- Chairman
  • Magdalena Schultze -- Vice President Communication and Human Resources
  • Annika Jägenstedt -- CFO, Finance Manager
  • Grant Palmer -- Managing Director, Axiell UK
  • Janne Rouhiainen -- CEO, Ab Axiell Kirjastot Oy
  • Joel Sommerfeldt -- Chief Executive Officer
  • Malcolm Howitt -- Managing Director, Axiell CALM
  • Göran Hultén -- Vice President, Manager Corporate Development
  • Bert Degenhart Drenth -- Chief Technology Officer
  • Graham Wakerley -- Operations director, Axiell, Ltd.
  • Morten Nørgaard Berg -- Vice President, Sales
  • Suzanne Richter -- Human Resources Manager
  • Boris Zetterlund -- Vice President Strategy

Company Ownership


Library automation systems

Axiell offers the following Integrated Library Systems:

  • BOOK-IT (177 libraries, 742 facilities in libraries.org)
    Public libraries: 174
    Academic libraries: 2
    School libraries: 0
    5 libraries have migrated away from this system.
  • Libra.se (91 libraries, 324 facilities in libraries.org)
    Public libraries: 84
    Academic libraries: 2
    School libraries: 1
    4 libraries have migrated away from this system.
  • LIBRA.FI (14 libraries, 28 facilities in libraries.org)
    Public libraries: 14
    Academic libraries: 0
    School libraries: 0
    1 libraries have migrated away from this system.
  • DDElibra (1 libraries, 1 facilities in libraries.org)
    Public libraries: 0
    Academic libraries: 1
    School libraries: 0
    81 libraries have migrated away from this system.
  • BOOK-IT (177 libraries, 742 facilities in libraries.org)
    Public libraries: 174
    Academic libraries: 2
    School libraries: 0
    5 libraries have migrated away from this system.
  • OpenGalaxy (27 libraries, 622 facilities in libraries.org)
    Public libraries: 27
    Academic libraries: 0
    School libraries: 0
    59 libraries have migrated away from this system.
  • PallasPro (38 libraries, 77 facilities in libraries.org)
    Public libraries: 38
    Academic libraries: 0
    School libraries: 0
    66 libraries have migrated away from this system.
  • Origo (104 libraries, 176 facilities in libraries.org)
    Public libraries: 104
    Academic libraries: 0
    School libraries: 0
    53 libraries have migrated away from this system.
  • Axiell Aurora (61 libraries, 139 facilities in libraries.org)
    Public libraries: 61
    Academic libraries: 0
    School libraries: 0
    3 libraries have migrated away from this system.

A total of 2851 library facilities included in libraries.org use an ILS provided by Axiell.


Corporate Chronology

May 25, 2016   Axiell acquires Mobydoc, the market leader for French museums.
Mar 9, 2015   Axiell acquires seventy percent of Elib e-book distributor from publishers Bonniers, Norstedts, Natur & Kultur and Piratförlaget.
Apr 3, 2014   Axiell acquires KE Software.
Oct 8, 2013   Axiell acquires Selago Design.
Aug 21, 2013   Axiell and Publit Launch Atingo for E-book lending.
Mar 1, 2013   Axiell Group acquires ADLIB Information Systems.
Jan 5, 2009   DS Ltd changed its name to Axiell Limited.
Apr 28, 2008   Axiell acquires DS.
Jan 1, 2008   Axiell Library Group formed as new parent company.
Dec 12, 2007   Axiell invests in Akateeminen Tietopalvelu ATP Oy.
Apr 2007   Axiell acqires TietoEnator Libraries Oy, Finland for 2.4 million Euros.
2005   Axiell engages with TietoEnator in joint venture for library systems development.
2004   Axiell acquires CSC's Consulting Group's Library Section.
2001   Axiell Biblioteksystem AB and BTJ System AB merge to form Axiell Bibliotek AB.
2001   eHuset Ltd goes into receivership and CSC Consulting Group is formed by CSC Denmark A / S takes over the most essential activities eHuset..
Jan 2001   DS Ltd acquires Crossnet Systems Ltd.
Jul 1999   ADLIB Information Systems acquires ROTA and Ocelot automation system from Reekx.
1999   Danish Data Elektronik becomes Ehuset A / S.
Jan 1999   Databasix Information Systems renamed to ADLIB Information Systems.
Aug 1, 1998   Adlib acquired SAILS from Swets & Zeitlinger.
1991   BTJ System AB is formed.
1991   Databasix Information Systems changes ownership through management buy-out led by Bert Degenhart-Drenth.
1988   BTJ 2000 launched.
1986   Bert Degenhart Drenth joins Databasix Computer Systems and launches a subsidiary office in the Benelux.
1985   Axiell Biblioteksystem AB Founded.
1975   Danish Data Elektronik Founded.
1960   BTJ converted into a limited company..

Selected Articles from Library Technology Guides

The following are a sample of articles related to the major events in the corporate history of Axiell, or you can view all articles related to the company from Library Technology Guides.

Breeding, Marshall, Smart Libraries Newsletter (April 2013). Axiell Group Acquires Adlib Information Systems

In a move that consolidates two companies that produce systems for managing museum, archive, and library collections, Axiell Group has acquired Adlib Information Systems. Axiell offers a variety of library automation systems used in Scandinavia and the United Kingdom as well as Axiell CALM, for the management of archive and museum collections. Adlib's products find use primarily in museums, archives, and special libraries. The acquisition of Adlib, a company with particular strengths in the museum and archive automation sector, significantly expands Axiell's reach, especially into the museum sector and also into many new geographic areas. While it has not yet ventured into the North American library automation market, Axiell, with its growing arsenal of products, warrants attention as a major, global contender with the potential to expand into new geographic regions.



Axiell News

Sunday Dec 16, 2018

All 138 Press Releases from Axiell

10 most recent items:


November 13, 2018. Axiell Quria expands customer base in Norway with additional libraries. Axiell, the leading vendor to public libraries in Europe, today announces new customers for Axiell Quria in Norway. In September 2017, Drammen Library became the first library in the world to use Quria, Axiell’s cloud-based library services platform. With the forthcoming municipal assembly between Drammen, Svelvik and Nedre Eiker, libraries in these municipalities will all switch to Quria. This means that Quria will go from serving over 68,000 inhabitants to almost 100,000. <<more>>


April 9, 2018. Axiell extends presence of digital-first Library Services Platform to Germany. Axiell announced that Mediathek Lahr will be the first public library service in Germany to use its new cloud-based, digital-first platform, Axiell Quria. The customer, which currently uses the BIBDIA LMS, will pilot the new system and will also implement Axiell Arena for patron engagement. With Axiell Quriaâ, the customer will benefit from a platform which makes daily work routines more efficient, which completely revamps how staff are guided by workflows and how search is done in the catalogue, and which removes all barriers between physical and digital assets. <<more>>


February 5, 2018. Northamptonshire Libraries to pilot Axiell Quria. Axiell, the leading vendor to cultural institutions in Europe, announced the launch of a pilot project for its new Library Services Platform, Quria. Northamptonshire Libraries delivered by First for Wellbeing CIC will be the first public library service in the UK to use the new cloud-based, digital-first Platform. <<more>>


January 31, 2018. Axiell Media delivers Swedish ebooks and audio books to the Helmet Library Consortium in Helsinki. Axiell Media, the largest distributor of e-booksand audiobooks in the Nordic region, has signed a cooperation agreement withHelmet Libraries for the distribution of Swedish e-books and audiobooks. Currently,Axiell Media distributes over 20,000 titles from 650 publishers to about 300 libraries inSweden and Finland. In addition to the Helmet library consortia, nine other Finnishlibraries are using the service. <<more>>


December 20, 2017. Marks kommun väljer Axiell för satsning på digital läsning för sina 4000 elever. Marks kommun satsar på digital läsning för sina 4000 elever som nu får tillgång till över 13 000 titlar som enkelt både kan lånas och laddas ner och strömmas till datorn, mobilen eller plattan. Kommunen fortsätter att satsa på att tillhandahålla ett skolbibliotek i världsklass och väljer att samarbeta med Axiell för sin fortsätta investering i läsande och lärande. Welib är ett digitalt skolbibliotek där lärare enkelt kan dela skolans resurser med eleverna och jobba med självpublicering. <<more>>


October 13, 2017. Axiell acquires ATP Automation LTD Oy. Axiell announced that the company has acquired ATP Automation Ltd Oy, a company specialized in library logistics. Through the acquisition, Axiell will broaden its offering in the Finnish market to cover market leading self-service machines and conveyor solutions for libraries, in addition to the already existing offer which the company is working with. ATP represents top Finnish know-how, guaranteed by a membership in the Association of Finnish Work. The four staff at ATP will join Axiell and will continue to serve existing customers. <<more>>


September 19, 2017. World premiere at Drammen Public Library for Axiell’s digital-first Library Services Platform. Axiell announced that Drammen Public Library in Norway has gone live with Axiell Quria, the company’s new cloud-based, digital-first Library Services Platform. The platform makes daily work routines more efficient, completely revamps how staff are guided by workflows and how search is done in the catalogue and removes all barriers between physical and digital assets. In addition, the cloud-based platform will dramatically reduce the lifetime cost while also being able to reduce the time it takes for launching additional functionality, for continuous improvement of the library service. <<more>>


August 9, 2017. Public library industry leader Ann Melaerts joins Axiell. Axiell announced the expansion of its operations in Europe. Ann Melaerts, formerly General Manager Library Division and VP Independent business units at INFOR, joins Axiell as Vice President & Business Area Director for Axiell Public Libraries. Ann will be responsible for sales from Axiell’s solutions and services portfolio to public libraries in Europe, which includes Axiell Quria, a cloud based library services platform, and Axiell Arena, an advanced and robust online discovery portal for libraries. <<more>>


June 19, 2017. Axiell expands library business in Germany with key staff and new solutions. Axiell, the leading vendor to public libraries in Europe and the market leader in Scandinavia, announces the expansion of its operations in Germany. Jürgen Keck, formerly with OCLC, joins Axiell as Sales Director. In his role, Jürgen will be responsible for sales to public libraries in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. In addition, Axiell Arena, an advanced and robust online portal for libraries, is now available for the German library market. The solution is adapted for BIBDIA and Axiell Quria. <<more>>


February 8, 2017. Axiell UK combines UK business areas to provide integrated cultural solution. Axiell UK announced a major operational change to its business in the UK, which will see the merging of two of its primary business areas - the Public Library business and the Archives, special Libraries and Museums business, creating one team working collaboratively to benefit its customers. <<more>>