The Bibliovation™ is a highly flexible Library Services Platform (LSP) offered as a SaaS solution. The platform is completely web-based -- providing mobile access from all devices. Bibliovation™ uses relational databases storing all data types including bibliographic, patron, transaction, acquisitions as well as digital objects. By design, Bibliovation™ is highly customizable to support a variety of different library workflows. Users can select individual system components (i.e., Acquisitions and Discovery Layer only to be used to complement an existing ILS), or the entire suite of services can be provided to create the complete platform. MARC records, as well as other flexible metadata formats, are created as part of the digital object import process.
Runs on Amazon AWS
API Driven Discovery Layer
- Intuitive and powerful Keyword searching with relevancy ranking for accurate search results
- Visual map based searching as well as traditional Browse-style searching
- Dynamic and Rich contextual faceted search options
- Enriched Content support, and eBook integration
- ESRI and Google Earth search interfaces
- Full-text searching of digital objects
- Multi-language search translation
- ILL requests, Purchase requests, and Reference requests
- Saved searches and alerts for new materials
- Record tagging, ratings, reviews and personal List creation
- Self-checkout & Self-renewal
- Digital object downloads,
- Mobile device support
- Suspend/reactivate holds, recall materials, & e-call slips
Bibliovation Discovery Layer
The Bibliovation Discovery Layer can incorporate the results from database vendors such as Ebsco, ProQuest and even ‘boutique’ databases that are not part of database aggregator’s offerings. The Bibliovation Discovery Layer configuration editor included in system administration allows libraries to customize the look and feel of the Discovery Layer themselves. The Discovery Layer has a basic search page (Google-like); an advanced search page for power searchers, a browse search predicated on authority records, and a Googlemaps & ESRI visual search for libraries that Geotag their bibliographic records.
Biblios Cataloging Editor
Biblios is a MARC21-compliant, web-based cataloging editor which provides full support for bibliographic, holdings, and authority records. MARC21 validation rules are built into Biblios and provide staff with color coded displays when there are rule breaches. Each field in all of the three MARC formats provides a direct link to the Library of Congress AACR2 rules so staff can easily view the rules and make proper corrections to breaches. The Biblios MARC 21-based editing screen allows for the display of all tags, fields, indicators as well as foreign language diacritics. Records may be edited individually or in batch. Biblios is fully compliant with RDA, LC classification, GeoMARC, and LCSH.
GetIt Acquisitions is a web-based, EDI-compliant fund accounting application. It includes support for purchase orders, invoices, multi-layer fund hierarchy, and Z39 searching. The fund hierarchy has a structured layout covering fiscal period, ledger, summary account, controlling account, and reporting account. Purchase order support covers various types – standing orders, ad hoc, blanket orders and others. GetIt Acquisitions has its own relational database and uses APIs to exchange data with the catalog.
As full service content management provider, PTFS has collaborated with libraries and government agencies to develop high performing teams and systems. To augment our proprietary software, we offer three core services.
Systems Integration and Content Management Solutions
Digitization and Content Conversion
Companies are challenged to efficiently and properly preserve and improve access to important documents. PTFS offers specialized secure and high volume digitization and content conversion services at cost-effective pricing. Our 6,000 square foot conversion center provides a full range of services including digitization, automated metadata creation and re-keying. Material formats include paper, engineering drawings, 16MM/35MM Microfilm, photographs/slides, books, microfiche, video, movie film and audio.
Professional Support Services