Monday, December 29, 2014

Highlights from 2014

We are finished up another great year here at LibraryWorld and are looking forward to 2015.  We’d like to take a moment and thank our customers and review some of our achievements.

We began the year by asking our users to suggest new features they would like to see within our service.  We compiled a poll and asked users to prioritize over two dozen feature requests that were originally generated by LibraryWorld users.  The top five features were chosen and implemented into our service throughout the year.  The top five features were:

1. Self checkout service, so patrons can check items out themselves. - Scheduled release  in Jan. 2015.
2. In OPAC provide spelling correction, “Did you mean.” - Completed!
3. In the circulation module, place holds or reserves by patron name as option to patron number.  -  Completed!
4. Allow use of Temp Due Date for renewals. - Completed!
5. Add a ‘print report’ option to the Clipboard in Manage.  - Completed!

We would like to thank everyone who took the time to participate in our ‘New Features’ poll.  We always appreciate feedback on ways in which we can improve upon our current service.  We will be conducting another New Features poll in early 2015,  so be sure to keep an eye out for more information.

Another important highlight to mention from this year:  we converted our service from running on Berkeley Unix to the world class Ubuntu Linux operating system running on new high end hardware.  We also contracted the Level 3 Internet Service Provider for server warehousing and telecommunications.   With these investments, we continue to provide state of the art technology to support the thousands of libraries that depend on our services.