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|

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|

Drammen Public Library selects Axiell’s digital-first Library Services Platform

Axiell, the leading vendor to libraries in Europe, today announces that Drammen Public Library in Norway has selected Axiell Quria, a cloud-based, digital-first Library Services Platform. Through the cooperation with Axiell to pilot and implement Axiell Quria, Drammen will start its digital transformation and become one of the most modern libraries in Europe. The [...]

2017-08-03T12:23:48+00:00 4 April 2017|Press|

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 [...]

2017-08-03T11:53:05+00:00 21 February 2017|Blog|

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 [...]

2017-08-03T12:02:49+00:00 10 February 2017|Blog|

Axiell Launches new Content Platform

Axiell UK launches Axiell Content, a new content offer for libraries with a range of digital discovery tools for the web and mobile. With Axiell Content you can: Engage your community with relevant digital content on any device Manage and distribute digital content to users quickly and easily Create a publishing platform for your library [...]

2017-08-03T12:22:06+00:00 14 October 2016|News|

Recommendations Engines: Let your users’ reading habits do the talking

Crime writer, Ann Cleeves, shared memories of her trips to the local library with her parents. She said: “I don’t remember any of my teachers from then but I do remember the librarian, Mrs McGregor. She knew the sort of books that I would like. Every trip was such a huge anticipation. She’d pull out [...]

2016-10-20T04:57:29+00:00 21 July 2016|Blog|

Axiell announces its digital-first Library Services Platform

It’s been a productive few months for us here at Axiell, we’ve made a number of announcements about our comprehensive Digital Library solutions, but we have one more still; and we’ve saved the biggest and best for last.... Say hello to Axiell Quria Quria is a cloud-based, digital-first Library Services Platform, designed to facilitate the [...]

2016-10-20T04:57:29+00:00 17 May 2016|News|

Axiell launches range of library self-service solutions

We’re pleased to be able to announce the launch of something very exciting – not one, but two new library self-service solutions that between them offer a complete range of library automation, RFID and self-service options for your library, helping you to deliver a more efficient library service and meet the demands of your patrons. [...]

2016-10-20T04:57:29+00:00 18 April 2016|News|

Are Idea Stores a Vision of What the Library Must Become?

Towards the end of last year, we published the findings of research into the Library of the Future and one thing that was very apparent was that the public are looking to libraries to innovate. In a recent blog post for CILIP, Axiell customer and LLC member with the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, Kate [...]

2016-10-20T04:57:29+00:00 16 March 2016|Blog|