Our clients with libraries in the health sector range in size from membership organisations with over 50000 members to small libraries run by volunteers.
Feedback from health libraries suggests that they use and like the following features:
Easy to use - volunteers require intuitive solutions.
Easy check-in and check-out.
Excellent membership management makes communicating with a large membership easy and straightforward.
Good periodicals management saves a significant amount of time by automating tasks such as subscriptions, circulation lists, renewals and claims
Extended use of powerful eMail facilities saves money on posted overdue notices and produces a much better response based on items subsequently returned.
Good management of items loaned by post.
Interlibrary loans services picks out the cheapest or quickest lending library, which is required by health researchers.
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 by health and social care organistions.
Publication of meeting reports, health directives and priorities on to the OPAC has proved cost-effective compared to any other mechanism.
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.