ILSaS: Integrated Library System as a Service
Uni Systems integrated 26 different standalone academic libraries with a great diversity of library management systems, policies and procedures into a central infrastructure in order to provide an Integrated Library System as Service (IlSaS) for all the members, achieving economies of scale.
The Hellenic Academic Libraries Link (HEAL-Link), is a consortium, of 49 members of which are all public Universities and Technological Educational Institutions of Greece. With a purpose to save resources and provide improved support services for teachers, library staff and students. Through HEAL-Link, the academic community has access to 24,784 electronic journals, databases (bibliographic or full text) and collections of e-books.
The Hellenic Academic Libraries Consortium needed a new central infrastructure for the provision of an Integrated Library Environment as a Service that would replace the local library systems of 26 academic libraries.
Uni Systems offered a solution that included a mix of applications in order to simplify the library management system, integrate it with a searching platform and make its remote management feasible.
Integrated Library System
WebBridge LR & PathFinder Pro
Service of third-party interface through smart linking & OpenURL Link Resolver
Catalog service through mobile devices
Public Directory with unlimited number of users and separate WebPAC environments for each library.
Web Access Management
Remote System Management
Web-based Statistics and Reports
• Integrated Library System with modules that include cataloging, circulation, serials, acquisitions, interlibrary loan and statistics
• Remote Central Management
• Web Reporting
• User Profile
• Custom Forms.
The advantages of this project include the reduction of support and software costs, easier and faster software updates for 26 academic libraries, services with emphasis on interoperability with third-party systems, central management, the promotion of the bibliographic wealth of Greek academic libraries by displaying a central bibliographic catalog, implementing shared policies, collaborative policies and services between libraries.