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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: http://www.softlinkint.com
Email: info@softlinkamerica.com


Board of Directors

  • Kim Duffy -- Non-Executive Chairman

Executives

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

A total of 15 library facilities included in libraries.org 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

Monday Jun 18, 2018

All 111 Press Releases from Softlink International

10 most recent items:


June 6, 2018. See the Liberty library management system at the ANZ Theological Library Association Conference. Softlink Information Centres, provider of the Liberty library management system, is sponsoring and exhibiting at the 2018 Australian and New Zealand Theological Library Association (ANZTLA) conference in Brisbane, July 11-14. <<more>>


May 20, 2018. Softlink Information Centres responds to changes in data privacy regulations such as GDPR. There are a number of changes to data privacy regulations occurring around the world. Among them is the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The personal data privacy of customers, and that of their end users, has always been important to Softlink Information Centres. The company has released an overview on what Softlink Information Centres is doing to keep pace with changing regulations. <<more>>


April 8, 2018. Mobile Apps in the law library - see the Liberty Link mobile app at ALLA 2018. Released as Library Link in 2013, Softlink’s enhanced mobile app for libraries has been renamed Liberty Link, and is being demonstrated at the Australian Law Librarians Association Conference in Darwin in May.ALLA delegates will be able to download the new Liberty Link app for free and use it to interact with a virtual law library. Instructions on how to take part in the virtual experience will be included in delegate satchels and on the Softlink stand in the exhibition hall. <<more>>


March 27, 2018. Softlink Information Centres: Warm wishes to Lyn Walker on her move to retirement. After 12 years with the Softlink team, and over 35 in the library and information field, Softlink Information Centres would like to extend our warm wishes and thanks to Lyn Walker on her move to retirement.Lyn Walker joined Softlink in 2006 and has spent much of her time working closely with Softlink’s Oliver and Liberty users in training, support, implementations, business account management and sales.For the last few years, Lyn’s role has been the Business Development Consultant for our Information Centres division. <<more>>


March 27, 2018. Liberty user group meeting discusses how to catalogue non-traditional library material. The first of the quarterly Liberty library management system Virtual User Group Meetings for 2018 was held in March, with two sessions one each for the Northern and Southern hemisphere customer communities on the 13th the 15th of March respectively. <<more>>


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>>