We use this Oliver library management system from Softlink
Our school is seriously considering giving Eclipse the heave-ho (the ongoing cost and alleged upgrade cost has caused some wincing higher up).
(Apologies if this is the wrong forum to stick this)
So, what options are there for a (basic?) Library Management System? Ideally a single upfront cost rather than subscription but I think they're willing to entertain anything reasonable.
Another Oliver user here. We are just in the process of upgrading to version 5 (we are VERY out of date, using v3.5!!!). Going for the cloud hosted option so all backups and updates are managed by Softlink
Oliver here very out of date as well but works fine never really had to do anything with it , check the backup runs role the pupils forward which is easy thats it
Anyone got any figures for this Oliver thing? I hate calling these places up and getting called by salesmen for weeks afterward
Thanks for the help.
It all depends on the options you want to go with, there are various bolt-ons for integration with your MIS / VLE systems.
Taking into account we are paying extra to have our data upgraded to the newer database format and also adding in training etc, you are probably looking at around £1000 a year for a support contract and their hosting. Don't quote me exactly on that though, we found it worth while trying to haggle a bit
For a contact, speak to Sharon Huxley at Softlink
The issue I've been cited is that this software is coming out of the librarian's own budget and therefore anything that goes on that isn't going on books.
I think all they need is a pretty basic tracking system for books, although I'll go over and quiz them on what they're willing to compromise on or actually NEE
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