Halton Borough Council

Halton Borough Council Goes Live with New Reading List Service from PTFS Europe

We are delighted to announce that Halton Borough Council has just gone live with the new reading list service provided by PTFS Europe. This service has been developed in conjunction with The Reading Agency and delivers the Reading Agency’s high quality reading lists seamlessly to your library web site.

The service uses PTFS Europe’s Rebus:list reading list management system and includes the titles recommended by The Reading Agency’s Reading Programmes, such as Books on Prescription, Mood Boosting Books and the World Book Night lists. It also delivers lists relating to The Reading Agency Promotions such as the Radio 2 Bookclub and the British Sports Awards.

The service integrates with your library management system for up to date holdings and item status information.

Halton Borough Council

Halton Borough Council’s Executive Board Member for Libraries, Cllr Phil Harris, said: “We are very pleased to be able to enhance our own local reading lists with this new service.  The Reading Agency’s lists are loaded directly into our front end service with links to our OPAC and up-to-date availability information.  This saves a significant amount of staff time and provides a more immediate response to our customers”

PTFS Europe

Lesley Jones, Business Development Manager at PTFS Europe added “We are very pleased to be working with Halton Borough to deliver this new service and are confident that it will streamline the process of giving access to material from The Reading Agency’s Programmes and Promotions to library customers”

About Halton Borough Council

Located between Liverpool and Manchester, the borough of Halton straddles the River Mersey encompassing the towns of Runcorn and Widnes and the parishes of Hale, Daresbury, Moore, Preston Brook, Halebank and Sandymoor. Our bustling town centres; business and employment opportunities; excellent transport and communication links make Halton a vibrant, modern borough. Quality parks, leisure facilities a choice of housing and places to learn, make the borough a great place to live, learn and work.

Halton Borough Council is a dynamic and achieving unitary authority that is creating real opportunities for all. Their aim is to continue to deliver excellent services that help ensure our communities enjoy a good quality of life and achieve their full potential.

About PTFS Europe

PTFS Europe provides a wide range of products for the library market. These include the open source library systems Koha and Evergreen, Rebus:list for list management, RT: request tracker for enquiry management, Rebus:tutorial to support information literacy, the VuFind discovery portal, WordPress for Libraries and the ArchivalWare digital repository. An ISO27001 company, PTFS Europe provides the full range of services needed to implement, host and support these products.

For more information on this service please contact Lesley.jones@ptfs-europe.com