Monterey Park, California upgraded from a high-overhead/”cadillac” system to Apollo. Here’s their press release and the director’s take on the impact of Apollo:
“Making the switch to Apollo is saving our library over $40,000 in our first year of service alone. And the savings came with an increase in functionality. As a library with a tight budget we can’t overestimate the importance of these costs savings to us – and this is doubly impactful with the economic uncertainty we’re all experiencing right now.” -Diana Garcia
Biblionix today announced that its ground-breaking Reserve Express℠ capability has been significantly enhanced. The Apollo ILS/LSP Reserve Express feature has allowed patrons to subscribe to their favorite authors for receiving new titles. Whenever staff catalogs such new books, they simply click a button to add all subscribers to the reserve list, in random order. This lets patrons rest easy and not be concerned with the arrival timing of new books; as subscribers, they know they’ll receive them. And staff need not maintain manual lists of subscribers.
With this enhancement, libraries can now let patrons choose among non-book media as well as to subscribe to series. For example, patrons can opt to get new titles from favorite authors as ‘book’ or ‘CD’ or ‘Large Print’. Similarly, series can be subscribed to, but typically only for those authors that author multiple series.
The enhancement is available to all Apollo customers immediately and is free of charge.