Build community engagement 2017-01-27T14:39:53+00:00

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These are the tools that give your users access to the library, whenever and wherever they need it, and help you communicate what your library has to offer. Axiell’s hardware, software, and content combine to help your library interact with, engage and inform your community, remaining flexible and responsive to the diverse society we live in.

Add accessible & diverse e-Content

Axiell Content extends your digital offer to the community with diverse e-Content available across a suite of intuitive platforms. With more and more users accessing the library online or on the go, you can go beyond the OPAC and make more services available to a wider audience.

  • Dedicated mobile app for a simpler mobile experience
  • Axiell Content Bookclub – interactive online sessions for users too busy, or remote, to join physical book clubs
  • Axiell Content OPAC – for improved accessibility to your catalogue, including customisable content carousels
  • Axiell Content Marketplace – flexible lending models and pricing options for acquiring e-Content, helping libraries under tough budget constraints save
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“We are a fan of ODILO because with our limited eBook budget we are able to provide an easy-to-use platform for our patrons, while allowing librarians control and flexibility due to the different lending models.”

Monika Knapp, Library Director at Helen B. Hoffman Plantation Library (Florida)
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Extend your library’s opening hours

Add library self-service and automation in order to facilitate better offline engagement with your library patrons.

  • Automate administrative tasks to reallocate countless staff hours
  • Ease the pressure on library staff
  • Free staff to focus on high-value patron engagement
  • Offer a more flexible and relevant library service as a hub of the community
  • Improve the patron experience within the library
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“It’s good to find rural meeting places that are still open. It strengthens the sense of community. More municipalities should get Axiell Aperio into their branches instead of closing them down.”

Emelie Ljungberg, Librarian, Municipality of Staffanstorp, Sweden

Go mobile, extend your reach

Using Axiell’s Digital Library tools, libraries are perfectly equipped to engage with their communities in a way that is in line with the needs and habits of the user, whether that is within normal working ours, or late at night; online or in the library.  Faster mobile broadband speeds are driving mobile usage such that even 55-64 year olds are joining the smartphone revolution, with ownership doubling for this demographic since 2012.

  • Make resource discovery and other library services available on mobile
  • Improve the user experience online with responsive design
  • Get an app that’s available on iOS, Android and Windows OS
  • Get discovery and mobile game apps to engage your younger users
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Library websites have experienced 49% YoY visitor growth, which supports Arts Council England’s research that recommends positioning the library as a digital community hub.

CIPFA and Arts Council England

Websites that improved their user experience by introducing automated recommendations engines have shown to increase revenue by between 5% and 20% as a result.


Improve your online user experience

Axiell Arena is the Discovery tool through which users interact with library services, whether in branch or on the go. With this activity taking place online more and more, Arena makes reserving or accessing library content simple. Library staff can use Arena to keep the community informed of news and events, making it an effective engagement tool.

To improve the user experience in Arena further, libraries can add our powerful recommendations engine.

  • A hub of information for library patrons
  • Personalised search results and content via social interaction
  • Can be rebranded and customised to suit your needs
  • Integrates with other digital services, like Axiell eHUB

Solutions to help you build engagement with your community

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