Thursday, June 28, 2012

Union Cataloging Draws Florida Technical College to LibraryWorld

At LibraryWorld we take a lot of pride in our work. Our team has decades of experience in the library automation and software business, and we care deeply for our customers. That is why we offer such a cutting edge product at the price we do, with the functionality and application we do: it's for you! A few weeks ago we had the pleasure of welcoming Florida Technical College (FTC) into the LibraryWorld family. FTC represents five campuses of like-minded individuals working toward the common goal of increased career potential and brighter futures. FTC was founded in 1982 to provide post-secondary training in specialized business fields. I had the opportunity to connect with Dr. Mitchell McClay, the campus librarian at the FTC Deland campus, to hear from him first hand how moving his libraries to LibraryWorld has impacted the quality of the services he offers.

Tell me a little about the services your library offers, and why you were searching for a new service provider?

My role is working as the Campus Librarian at the FTC Deland campus. I provide library services to students, faculty and staff on a daily basis. I have been with FTC Deland since July 2006. I manage the all daily operations of the FTC Deland campus library which includes reference, collection development, acquisitions, cataloging, exam proctoring, and provide tutoring assistance to students on research papers and computer skills. I was selected to spear-head a project to develop an online Union Catalog that would be accessible from the World Wide Web.

How did you find LibraryWorld and why did you choose to sign up with our service?

LibraryWorld was recommended by a colleague of mine and I was sold on this product from the beginning. It is a very affordable platform for the great services that can be provided to any college library. Mr. Fred Zaccheo and Ms. Susan Angley have been just wonderful in promptly answering any questions or concerns I had addressed during this process.

Will you share some feedback on the customer service you received from the LibraryWorld team?

The customer service provided by the LibraryWorld team including Mr. Fred Zaccheo and Susan Angley was outstanding and prompt. They are true professionals who are dedicated to assisting your library with this implementation of LibraryWorld. One can “sense” their pride in this product and both are very friendly and positive individuals to deal with on the LibraryWorld team.

You mentioned union cataloging, how has this helped your libraries and patrons?

This has allowed students, staff, and faculty to easily access via online through the world wide web an ability to search individual catalogs at our five campuses or do a “Union” search of all five campuses at once in looking for resources. Fantastic product!

Thank you, Dr. McClay for sharing your experience with our customers. We look forward to serving you for many years to come!

Florida Technical College has many great programs to offer and is expanding into additional online programs at the associate and bachelor levels. A great value for the outstanding educational training and preparation for future employment! Check out our weblink: 

Thursday, June 7, 2012

LibraryWorld doubles storage space for standard membership

The value of the LibraryWorld's online subscription has been increased substantially this week with the expansion of the storage capacity for standard membership subscribers. For the yearly price of $425 users can now store up to 100,000 records per library and 40,000 patron records. In April LibraryWorld rolled out a .pdf & .jpeg attachment feature allowing users to attach files up to 512k to their library catalog records. That storage capacity has now been increased from 1,000 to 2,000 records.

"At LibraryWorld we are constantly pushing to make our product the most accessible, affordable, and cutting edge library automation tool available on the Internet," says LibraryWorld's CEO Norman Kline. "The choice to double the storage space for our users shows our commitment to achieving this goal. We are excited to watch our over 3,000 libraries worldwide grow and welcome new members to our online service."