Introducing Rebus:list, VuFind and WordPress for libraries – a seminar

This seminar will introduce and showcase several further products which are now being supported and promoted by PTFS Europe.
These include:
Rebus:list – the new reading list management system recently released by PTFS Europe. Based on a comprehensive review of the current systems available, Rebus:list offers a significant advance in the effective management of the entire workflow involved in the delivery and presentation of reading lists.
VuFind – a resource discovery capability that can be used to provide a single point of access to a wide range of information sources. The resources that can be harvested include your library catalogue, digital archives, institutional repositories and a wide range of other resources. Records are harvested from the various resources needed and then indexed using the SOLR search engine. Users can then search these multiple resources with a single search.
WordPress for libraries – a content management system that can be integrated with library management and discovery systems to provide the library’s entire web presence.
The agenda will include:

  • An overview and demonstration of Rebus:list
  • User presentations on their experiences with Rebus:list
  • An outline of the VuFind discovery portal and its implementation
  • A look at how WordPress can be used in the library context

More details and booking form at: http://www.ptfs-europe.com/seminar-registration-form/
Where and When:
Library Conference Room,
Cadman Building
The Thompson Library
Staffordshire University
College Road
Stoke on Trent
ST4 2DE
5th December 2012 from 9.45 am – 4.15 pm

Swansea University chooses Rebus:list – a new reading list management system

London, 12th October 2012
Swansea University has chosen Rebus:list – the new reading list management system recently released by PTFS Europe. Based on a comprehensive review of the current systems available, Rebus:list offers a significant advance in the effective management of the entire workflow involved in the delivery and presentation of reading lists.
With a focus on simple, clear and attractive design together with the application of underlying intelligence, Rebus:list offers libraries a real alternative when choosing a new reading list management system. It is designed to be able to connect to any library system on the market.
Mark Hughes, Head of Collections at Swansea University outlined their reasons for choosing Rebus:list “We strongly believe in innovation in our systems to provide the best possible student experience. Rebus:list to us offers a good, user friendly design, great flexibility in terms of integration with our other systems such as the VLE, and a very pleasing rate of development and enhancement. “
Nick Dimant, Managing Director at PTFS Europe said “It is fantastic to see the team at Swansea join our community of early implementers. Rebus:list has evolved rapidly and is getting a great reception from the libraries that have seen it. It can be deployed quickly and easily and also has a migration path from pre-existing systems.”
If you want to know more about Rebus:list please come to a seminar being held at Staffordshire University on 5th December 2012 – more details and a booking form can be found here
About Swansea University
Swansea University is a research-led university with over 15,000 students. It aims to provide an environment of research excellence, with research being undertaken that is world-leading and internationally recognised, an outstanding student experience, with teaching of the highest quality, and to be a powerhouse for economic growth in the regional economy.
Further information about Swansea University: http://www.swansea.ac.uk/
About PTFS Europe
PTFS Europe implements and supports the Koha and Evergreen open source library management systems and the Rebus:list reading list management system as well as distributing and supporting the ArchivalWare range of products from PTFS Inc in North America. PTFS Europe is able to provide full implementation services, including installation, configuration, data conversion, software development and training through to ongoing hosting and customer support.
More information on Rebus:list:
Any questions please contact:
Nick Phipps – Rebus:list Business Development Manager nick.phipps@ptfs-europe.com

Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust goes live with Rebus:list from PTFS Europe

London, 1st October 2012
The library at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust is the first in the UK to go live with the Rebus:list reading list management system from PTFS Europe. Rebus:list is hosted at the PTFS Europe data centre in Manchester.
Rebus:list
Based on a comprehensive review of the current systems available, Rebus:list offers a significant advance in the effective management of the entire workflow involved in the delivery and presentation of reading lists.
With a focus on simple, clear and attractive design together with the application of underlying intelligence, Rebus:list offers libraries a real alternative when choosing a new reading list management system. It is designed to be able to connect to any library system on the market.
Angela Douglas, Head of Library and Learning Resources said “We envisaged a product that would give our users much more than just straightforward lists of references. We wanted lists that looked inviting, linked back into the catalogue so that people could see availability and be able to reserve material, as well as linking out to the full-text collections. We needed the lists to be easy to maintain and having discussed all these possibilities with PTFS Europe, Rebus:list seemed to satisfy all our needs and more…. The Reading list team found managing the reading lists much easier than before and since the launch in September we have had lots of great feedback from users”
Nick Dimant, Managing Director at PTFS Europe said “It is exciting seeing the first Rebus:list site go live. The library staff at the Tavistock and Portman contributed some fantastic ideas towards the development of Rebus:list and were keen and pragmatic during the implementation, for which we would like to thank them. Without compromising on functionality Rebus:list is specifically designed to cater for the needs of not just larger academic libraries but also for smaller libraries as well.”
About the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust
The Tavistock and Portman is a specialist mental health trust focused on psychological, social and developmental approaches to understanding and treating emotional disturbance and mental ill health, and to promoting mental health. It has a national and international reputation based on excellence in service delivery and clinical innovation, and high quality clinical training and workforce development. The Trust achieved authorisation as an NHS Foundation Trust in 2006. The library’s resources at the Tavistock and Portman reflect the multidisciplinary approach of the trust and span all aspects of the behavioural sciences.
About PTFS Europe
PTFS Europe implements and supports the Koha and Evergreen open source library management systems and the Rebus:list reading list management system as well as distributing and supporting the ArchivalWare range of products from PTFS Inc in North America. PTFS Europe is able to provide full implementation services, including installation, configuration, data conversion, software development and training through to ongoing hosting and customer support.
More information on Rebus:list:
Any questions please contact:
Nick Phipps – Rebus:list Business Development Manager nick.phipps@ptfs-europe.com