What products work for my academic library?
Does your library software drive library engagement with students and faculty? Do you worry about effectively managing eResources? Is your library under pressure to perform higher even though you expect your budget to be lower?
In an age that is ever digitizing, your students' digital needs are more important than ever. From mobile phones to laptops, new content can be downloaded straight into students' hands with the click of a button, from the coffee shop across the street or from a dorm room during a late night study session. Faculty and researchers must also have the resources they need to compile multitudes of information from around the world. Now more than ever, libraries must be at the leading edge of technology. Library doors must be expanded so that students, faculty, and staff are able to open them from anywhere, any time. Why consider Symphony and the upcoming BLUEcloud suite of products?
Key Benefits of Symphony for Academic Libraries:
- All the tools you need. Instructors, students, and staff all have access to simple tools to find and reserve the items they need. Users can also use DocutekERes to provide electronic reservations, automatic copyright clearance, and Blackboard Learn integration.
- Easy-to-use features. Symphony's flexible circulation policies allow you to track and fulfill user needs with simple demand management tools.
- Expand your reach. Reach your users outside of your library's walls with books by mail, intelligent holds processing, and user groups for book clubs and more. Symphony's SMS notifications feature also allows you to notify students wherever, whenever.
- Simple cataloging. No matter your needs, your catalog is in your control. The MARC editor with built-in validation and MARC help will assist you with simple editing. Whether you need to catalog videos, images, or PDFs, Symphony and BLUEcloud cataloging have got you covered.