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|

Creating a sustainable public library through technology

Public libraries are an enduring part of our culture and remain a foundation for learning, social inclusion, equality and democracy. But with budget pressures and competition from the internet as an alternative source of information, sustainability has become a key area for libraries to focus on in 2017. Indeed, in Arts Council England’s report, [...]

2017-03-08T15:55:33+00:00 7 March 2017|Blog|

How do you manage the diverse responsibilities of volunteers in your library?

“It is time to re-assert the value, role and purpose of public libraries and point to how they can respond to change in order to remain at the heart of the community.” - Arts Council England It is obvious that the UK’s public library landscape is undergoing a great deal of change and change brings [...]

2017-04-05T10:52:20+00:00 21 February 2017|Blog|

2017: The Year Ahead at Axiell

Mark Allcock, Products & Services Portfolio Manager at Axiell: I am delighted to have this opportunity to outline Axiell’s thinking about how we approach the challenges we have seen in 2016 and 2017 and what we see coming in the future. Axiell’s new move to One Axiell, combining our ALM and Public Library offers [...]

2017-02-21T13:15:58+00:00 21 February 2017|Blog, News|

Free Webinar, with Marshall Breeding

We would like to invite you to join us at a free Webinar, with special guest presenter Marshall Breeding, creator of Library Technology Guides and libraries.org. What you can expect: Marshall has recently conducted an international study of library systems currently in use. The study is an objective look at the user experience of different library systems used around the [...]

2017-02-17T08:25:28+00:00 17 February 2017|Blog, News|

Public Libraries – driving a new public governance model?

The criticism of the last 30 years of public management (the so called NPM, New Public Management model) is how it aimed to rationalise public services. Now, however, the idea of “New Public Governance” is on the rise. The belief is that, instead of control and so called ‘lean management’, staff employed in public [...]

2017-02-15T14:15:30+00:00 10 February 2017|Blog|

Registration now open: Axiell User Conference 2017

We are extremely pleased to announce that registration for the Axiell User Conference 2017 is now open. You can register your place online for free, or find out more here. The date is the 3rd of May 2017 and the location is the stunning Oxford University Museum of Natural History. The Axiell User Conference event is [...]

2017-02-02T11:47:37+00:00 2 February 2017|Blog, News|

When is library automation right for your library?

Read this case study to see how this library uses their Axiell Aperio library automation solution. By extending your library's opening hours you can build engagement with your community through a more available service that's more flexible to people's daily routines. But you're probably wondering when, and how, to implement this; among other things. To help you [...]

2016-11-30T15:01:16+00:00 22 November 2016|Blog|

Join us at the CILIP LMS Showcase

We're going to be at CILIP's LMS Showcase in London on November the 18th so please come along to see us, our stand is in the Lorna Paulin room on the 2nd floor. We will be demonstrating a number of our digital solutions, including our latest release: Axiell Content, the e-Media and Publishing Platform that [...]

2016-11-02T16:42:12+00:00 2 November 2016|Blog|