Participate in the 2017 International Library Automation Perceptions Survey

Library Technology expert Marshall Breeding is again collecting responses for his annual survey on Library Automation and has asked for your participation: "Please respond to this year's International Library Automation Survey conducted through Library Technology Guides. The survey measures the levels of satisfaction that libraries have in their strategic technology products and their perceptions [...]

2017-12-12T13:20:16+00:00 12 December 2017|Blog|

Understanding APIs: 4 key facts

As Ian Anstice's recent guest blog discussed, libraries are part of an ever more connected world, providing an integral link in the web of our communities. Yet, with the growing domination of tech giants such as Google, libraries don't have the monopoly on knowledge they once had. But among the threats posed by technology, [...]

2017-12-12T12:33:10+00:00 8 December 2017|Blog|

Everything is connected: the library management system of tomorrow

Ian Anstice, Public Libraries News: There’s a sign visible from Manchester Piccadilly Station that says “Everything is Connected”. As I’m waiting for a train back home from a public library meeting or conference there I often see it and realise how true it is in these days of the internet and partnership working. That [...]

2017-11-30T15:04:34+00:00 30 November 2017|Blog|

Axiell Receives CyberEssentials Plus Assurance Certificate

Axiell is pleased to announce that, after an independent assessment, we have been awarded the CyberEssentials Plus Assurance Certificate. The award covers our Nottingham and Manchester offices and our UK data centre. This follows an announcement in August that we had passed the Certificate of Assurance from the Government’s Cyber Essentials Scheme. "Cyber Essentials Plus [...]

2017-12-07T09:55:59+00:00 16 November 2017|Blog, News|

IFLA Conference 2017: Diary

Sharing some short notes and thoughts from IFLA, Wroclaw. August 2017. By Boris U Zetterlund, Senior Advisor at Axiell Group The IFLA meeting in Wroclaw has “Libraries. Solidarity. Society” as the motto. This is appreciated and positively referenced by many speakers and delegates. The brand new approach by IFLA to introduce an open voting [...]

2017-09-18T12:45:37+00:00 12 September 2017|Blog|

6 Ways to Supercharge Your Arena Site

Just as it important that you have friendly and helpful face to face interactions with your users, so it is important that the experience your users have when interacting with the library online is a positive one. Yet, when it comes to the digital world, the goalposts are always shifting. Things that were merely [...]

2017-09-29T10:30:24+00:00 12 September 2017|Blog|

Axiell UK Receives Cyber Essentials Certificate of Assurance

We are pleased to announce that Axiell UK has received the Certificate of Assurance from the Government’s Cyber Essentials Scheme. The certificate demonstrates our dedication to internet security, covering aspects such as: Cloud Security, Data Backup, Disaster Recovery, ISMS, Password Management and Security Vulnerability Process. IT security is a fundamental part of the service [...]

2017-08-11T10:02:45+00:00 11 August 2017|Blog, News|

5 reasons why your library should offer online reading groups

Reading groups offered by libraries play an incredibly important role in supporting the library’s mission to improve reading and literacy.  A recent blog post by the Libraries Taskforce serves to highlight just how important they are.   Based on research that was supported by the SCL and The Reading Agency, the authors of the [...]

2017-08-15T11:36:29+00:00 10 August 2017|Blog|

The role of technology in creating sustainable, community-centric library services

Ben Sullivan from Axiell explores how, in the face of economic challenges, today’s libraries can use technology to expand the delivery of library services to the community and make the most of volunteer resources.   The Government’s Libraries Taskforce document, Libraries Deliver, highlights how more than half of the UK population has a current library [...]

2017-06-08T12:18:38+00:00 8 June 2017|Blog|