Increase patron use of your eBooks, audio books, electronic magazines and databases. Niche Academy is a new solution, offered in Australia and New Zealand by EnvisionWare, that provides ready-to-use online tutorials for common library resources. This is a must have addition to your library web page.
Many patrons are not aware that your library offers these resources and often patrons who know they exist don’t know how to use them. Help your patrons to use these resources and increase your return on investment. Visitors to your website will view tutorials that easily explain how to use your web resources. You can even create your own training tutorials for your patrons or even training and education instructions for library staff. Your Niche Academy is completely customisable by your team and includes integration with your web site in a range of implementation models. View examples of the current courses here. More courses are being added.
Help your patrons find the items on your shelves.
StackMap is an web-based mapping application that helps your patrons easily locate where your library resources are shelved. It guides patrons from your OPAC directly to the shelf. When patrons locate the item on the OPAC StackMap launches a map that guides the patron directly to the right shelf for the item that they have searched in your catalogue. The maps display on your computers, the patron's home computers and even on smart phones or tablets.
Your StackMap is integrated into your OPAC and uses maps of your floor. No updating of lists, the maps are dynamic as new items are added to your system. View an example of StackMap integrated into an opac here. Look for the "View Map" buttons.
Control access to your Wi-Fi network. SIP2Surf wireless access controller gives your patrons and visitors an easy way to access your library wireless network while providing your library with a method of authentication and tracking connectivity. SIP2Surf supports authentication via SIP2 for library patrons as well as mobile phone authentication for non-library patrons.
The package delivers ready to plug in, with easy to use reports and an option for rule setting based on the patron's ILS record. We even include your first access point.
SignUp is the library-based event promotion, online booking and reporting tool.
Developed specifically for libraries, SignUp means that patrons can register for events online. Library staff can easily update the calendar so that your programming schedule is never out of date. A range of reports mean that you can provide accurate and easily accessible statistics on program attendance while a range of web widgets promote your events via your website.
Patrons won’t ever miss your programs again as they can easily sign up to be notified by email or SMS about similar events in their particular areas of interest. Increase your program attendance with SignUp. Click here to view a library events calendar.