Thursday, January 23, 2014

New Feature Poll Suggestions

We want to thank all LibraryWorld members who submitted feature requests in the last few weeks. We have received several hundred entries. Thank you!

Many were small features or enhancements of current features.  They will all go into the process for future development opportunities.  A few were even implemented in the last week.

The major feature suggestions are now being organized for the formal poll.  Some of the feature requests include: spell checking or suggestions for searching, enhanced advanced Boolean search in Manage (similar to OPAC), a Z39.50 server to allow other systems to search your library collection, using that standard, more powerful and flexible reports, enhanced catalog editing, inventory and circulation using mobile devices, placing reserves and holds using patron names and titles, a dedicated self-check out service, acquisition module,
enhanced serials module, and ebook lending.

The formal poll will be limited to several dozen main features and members will be asked to pick their top five feature requests.  We'll announce the top features and put them into our development cycle.  This doesn't mean other feature suggestions will not be worked on.  On the contrary, many features may already be in the pipeline,
or easy enough to implement shortly.

We at LibraryWorld are looking forward to an exciting 2014 and the opportunity to continue to bring you a friendly, easy to use online integrated library service that is both powerful and affordable.

LibraryWorld Team

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Feature Suggestions

During the last few years we’ve implemented some amazing features in LibraryWorld.    We will be sending out a poll in the next few weeks asking you to rank which new features you would like to see in the service.   We have our favorite list, but we think our customers might have theirs too!  So we would like to do a poll to get feed back.   Before doing the poll, we need your input on what features you would like listed.    So this is your chance.  Use the comments link below to send one or more features.  Be brief, one sentence per feature.   We will combine the features and do an online poll where everyone will get a chance to pick their top 5 choices.   We’ll announce the TOP 5 and do another poll to find out which is the number one choice.   Of course we’ll be doing many new features in 2014, but this will drive much of our development efforts.  

Thank you again for all your support.

The LibraryWorld Team.