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Softlink International

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2603 Main Street Suite 710
Irvine, California 92614
United States
Toll free: 877-454-2725
Phone: 323-525-1767
Fax: 310-943-2393
Web site:

Board of Directors

  • Kim Duffy -- Non-Executive Chairman


  • Alasdair Darroch -- Managing Director, Softlink Europe
  • Iain Dunbar -- Managing Director, Softlink Europe
  • John Dunne -- Chief Information Officer
  • Catherine Leonard -- President, Softlink America
  • Chris McPhee -- Director of Marketing
  • Hillary Noye -- Director of Business Development Asia Pacific
  • John Crook -- Professional Services Director
  • Nathan Godfrey -- Managing Director
  • Nathan Godfrey -- Chief Operating Officer

Company Ownership

Softlink is owned by the public company, Constellation Software Inc.

Library automation systems

Softlink International offers the following Integrated Library Systems:

  • Liberty5 (7 libraries, 7 facilities in
    Public libraries: 1
    Academic libraries: 2
    School libraries: 0
    1 libraries have migrated away from this system.
  • Oliver (4 libraries, 4 facilities in
    Public libraries: 0
    Academic libraries: 1
    School libraries: 3
    3 libraries have migrated away from this system.
  • Alice (5 libraries, 7 facilities in
    Public libraries: 1
    Academic libraries: 2
    School libraries: 2
    21 libraries have migrated away from this system.

A total of 18 library facilities included in use an ILS provided by Softlink International.

Corporate Chronology

Sep 3, 2009   Catherine Leonard appointed as General Manager for Softlink America.
Sep 3, 2009   Nathan Godfrey has been appointed Chief Operating Officer for Softlink International.
Jun 8, 2009   Robert Corrao Resigns from Softlink America.
May 5, 2009   Softlink International acquires Softlink Europe.
Sep 1, 2008   Softlink America relocates headquarters from Los Angles to Seattle.
Aug 15, 2008   Kim Duffy joins Softlink International as Global Chief Executive Officer.
Jul 29, 2008   Softlink CEO and co-founder, Bob Dunne retires.
Jun 27, 2008   John Dunne returns to Softlink International the role of Chief Information Officer.
2006   Softlink International launches Liberty4.
2006   Softlink International launches Oliver Junior for primary schools.
Feb 22, 2005   Softlink partners with VIP Tone.
Jan 31, 2005   Softlink Europe acquires Limes Software.
Dec 9, 2004   Softlink International launches Oliver.
Mar 25, 2004   Robert Corrao appointed as president of Softlink America.
Mar 2002   Softlink introduces Liberty 3 into United States.
2002   Softlink Pacific established.
2002   Softlink Pacific acquires New Solutions Limited.
2000   Bob Dunne named Chief Executive Officer of Softlink International.
1998   Softlink Hong Kong established.
1997   Softlink launches Alice for Windows.
1996   Softlink International launches Alice.
1994   Softlink Asia established.
1993   Softlink International opens North American office.
1993   Softlink launches Oliver.
1992   Softlink Europe established.
1988   Softlink introduces OASIS.
1985   ALARM -- Softlink's first LMS introduced.
1985   Bob Dunne joins Softlink.
1983   Softlink International founded by John Dunne.

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Softlink International News

Thursday Apr 26, 2018

All 106 Press Releases from Softlink International

10 most recent items:

April 13, 2016. Sixth annual Softlink School Library Survey report released. Findings from the 2015 Softlink Australian and New Zealand School Library Survey are now available. <<more>>

March 2, 2015. Melbourne Cricket Club Library selectors impressed by Liberty from Softlink. The Melbourne Cricket Club (MCC) Library has partnered with Softlink to implement the Liberty Library Management System, a move that has allowed the reference library to offer online access to their extensive catalogue of sporting resources. <<more>>

February 11, 2015. Sydney Catholic Education Office schools’ students are expanding their reading Orbit. Sydney Catholic Education Office schools are excited to be providing students with an engaging new interface for their Oliver v5 library solution. The new interface, ‘Orbit’, was designed specifically for junior and middle school students and is proving to be an inspiring tool for young readers. Orbit enables students to personalise their own library home page, using different backgrounds, avatars and colour schemes. <<more>>

February 9, 2015. Fifth annual Softlink Australian School Library Survey report released. Key findings include the statistical linking of school library funding and the number of professionals employed within the school library and NAPLAN Reading Literacy results. Softlink’s Managing Director, Nathan Godfrey, said these results have been consistent over the survey’s five year history and reinforce industry research that continues to link well-resourced school libraries to improved literacy. Additional findings indicate that school library budgets stabilised somewhat in 2014, with a smaller percentage of schools reporting a budget decrease. <<more>>

September 2, 2014. Softlink conducts fifth Annual School Library Industry Survey. Softlink is inviting school and teacher librarians and library managers across Australia to participate in the 2014 Australian School Library Survey. <<more>>

July 16, 2014. Softlink building on growth. After six years as CEO, Kim Duffy has stepped into the position of Non-Executive Chairman, with Chief Operating Officer of five years, Nathan Godfrey taking the reigns as Softlink’s new Managing Director. <<more>>

May 28, 2014. Softlink celebrates thirty years of innovation at EduTECH. As an Australian start-up in a fast moving environment, Softlink is proud to have grown and evolved, and to be celebrating our thirtieth year at this year’s EduTECH conference. From the outset, Softlink focussed on supplying Australian educators with quality library management solutions, so EduTECH is the perfect place to be celebrating. <<more>>

January 22, 2014. One search, one click, one library platform – now more achievable with Liberty v5. Softlink announced an update to Liberty v5, the leading knowledge, content and library management solution, will be released early this year. The new enhancements support Liberty’s ‘one platform’ development philosophy and enable users to search, read and download OverDrive eBooks, as well as, undertake a google-like federated search – all without leaving Liberty’s search interface within the library catalogue <<more>>

December 16, 2013. OverDrive eBooks arrive with impact at CEO Sydney Schools. The Softlink and The Catholic Education Office Sydney project to integrate OverDrive eBooks and audiobooks with leading knowledge and library solution Oliver v5 is now live at 16 CEO Sydney schools and ahead of schedule. <<more>>

December 11, 2013. NSW Catholic Education Diocese Wilcannia-Forbes selects Oliver v5. Wilcannia-Forbes Catholic Education, the largest geographically and diverse Diocese, will implement Oliver v5 in 2014 as its digital knowledge, content and library management solution for its New South Wales schools. <<more>>