Library Services Platform


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

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.

Supporting Services

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

To build and provide a total solution to meet customer objectives, a variety of integrated components must inter-operate with each other. PTFS provides integrated content management, process and workflow systems, consulting services and portal solutions. Services include requirements analysis, software evaluation and selection, business process re-engineering, hardware and software installation and integration, training, data migration support and maintenance. PTFS specialists have a deep understanding of library and intelligence systems that empowers them to advise clients on the best 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

Finding the right solutions requires the right people. The PTFS team can help augment, recruit and provide highly specialized skill sets to drive your organization’s productivity forward. PTFS’s cost-effective, customer service driven professional support services includes program management, staffing and subject matter experts. Staffing areas of expertise include research center operations, records and document management, FOIA, Privacy Act and declassification processing.