Our clients with libraries in the government sectors have pointed out the following features as deriving the most benefit:
Easy to use - 247lib.com is intuitive and requires little training
Complies with highest library standards in library management.
Fast cataloguing using Z39.50 enables high standards of cataloguing to be maintained.
MARC import facilities are fast and efficient.
Good periodicals management saves a significant amount of time by automating tasks such as subscriptions, circulation lists, renewals and claims.
Full document content searches allow the rapid retrieval of items containing specified keywords. This can be combined with bibliographic searches to save hours of time which would otherwise be spent finding an appropriate procurement notice, paper or document.
Security options allow for sensitive information to be accessible only by authorised parties.
Compliance with government security standards.
Configuration options can restrict access to users sitting at specific workstations.
Biometrics authentication can be configured.
Easy check-in and check-out.
Comprehensive acquisitions module allows for efficient commissioning and payment.
Budgeting solution saves time and provides up-to-date figures on actuals, commitments and budgets on tap.
Extended use of powerful eMail facilities saves money.
Processing bulk requests for items by researchers with tight deadlines is much appreciated.
Date search facilities can greatly reduce searches to recent publications and focus researchers on up-to-date information.
Mass mailing facilities allow rapid communication with big audiences with little effort.
Publication of news, events and discussions are popular and widely valued.
Publication of meeting reports and priorities on to OPACs has proved cost-effective.
Web pages cater for staff with visual disabilities.
The electronic survey option allows target audiences to identify gaps in services.
Weighted surveys help health organisations determine priorities.
The results of electronic surveys are presented in graphical format, which are elegant and conclusive.