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    Library Systems Access-IT

    Hi Guys,

    Anybody had any experiance with Access-IT.

    Ordered it for our new Library and have now had a few bad reports and our new Libarian is asking for us to cancel the order and go with Micro Librran.

    I am running a RM CC3 network.


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    Re: Library Systems Access-IT

    Not on RM here, but we have Access-IT and I can honestly say that in my year of working here - I've never had to touch it. Once set up it just works...

    Ours runs on its own server and sits in the library - librarian isn't the most techie but seems to cope quite well with it :-)

    I'm sure we could assist with any queries seeing as you're local!

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    Re: Library Systems Access-IT

    I have been looking at both Micro and Access-IT, and I prefer the Access IT as for the money you pay for Access-IT you get everything they do where as Micro you buy box A, then to do the next bit buy another module etc and when I priced them up you ended up paying nearly £1000 more for all the features Access-IT has to have them in Micro. Also Access-IT seemed far better on the back-end of it, SQL based, seemed to have more web enablement from the demo and info I had of it.

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    Re: Library Systems Access-IT

    We have Eclipse 2 and from what I've seen from it so far we have had numerous problems with the database looseing things.

    Their support don't seem all that clued up either and the librarian is always going on to me about the thing even though she's got the support help I know no more about it than she does.

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    Re: Library Systems Access-IT

    We have Eclipse 2 as well and dont seem to have any problems.

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    Re: Library Systems Access-IT

    We use eclipse 2 as well no problems here in 2 years, even though our Librarian freely admits she’s useless with PC's

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    Re: Library Systems Access-IT

    We bought Access-It last year and threw it out after a month. It is a very sophisticated system but it is not geared to school libraries and it does not allow you to customise pages to work around the conflicts. Worst of all though is that the Access-It office are not supportive, open to suggestions and have very limited manpower.

    We moved on to Eclipse 2, which isn't perfect but can be moulded to suit a school's needs.

    Hope that helps!

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    Re: Library Systems Access-IT

    We use Eclipse 2, only had to repair the database once in the last few months.

    Last place I worked used Softlink Alice, it was utterly bomb proof.

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    Hows it all going on Access-IT? Just we are looking at getting it.

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    We have several schools on it and it is really decent, integrates with almost everything and just keeps ticking. The one time we had a DB corruption was when a RAID controller fell apart underneath it, we sent them the DB and they managed to fix it overnight.

    I would not say flawless by any stretch but it is the best bit of software that I don't really have to support as it just works for our primary school libraries.

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