Birmingham City University chooses Rebus:list from PTFS Europe

London, 19th August 2013
Birmingham City University has chosen Rebus:list – the reading list management system from PTFS Europe.  Rebus:list offers a significant advance in cost effective management of the entire workflow involved in the delivery and presentation of reading lists.  With an elegant user interface, a comprehensive web services API and a contemporary software architecture, Rebus:list delivers truly seamless integration with any library system, eDiscovery service, VLE and back office systems.  Rebus:list offers libraries a real alternative when choosing a new reading list management system.
Paul Williams, eLibrary Manager at Birmingham City University, outlined their reasons for choosing Rebus:list:  “At Birmingham City University, we’re committed to ensuring that our students receive the best possible access to library resources, especially those key text resources which form part of the reading list. Rebus:list offers us a vehicle to provide this access in a much smarter form, making full use of both the underlying data from our Summon service, and also the engaging user interface which students rightly expect from our systems.”
Nick Phipps, Rebus:list Business Manager at PTFS Europe said: “Birmingham City University deciding on Rebus:list is a fantastic way for Rebus:list to complete its first academic year!  A key element of this implementation will be integrating Rebus:list with their Serials Solutions Summon discovery service.”
About Birmingham City University
With around 23,500 students from 80 countries, Birmingham City University is a large, diverse and increasingly popular place to study. We put students at the heart of everything we do, giving them the best opportunities for future success.
The University has an enviable reputation for providing quality, student-focused education in a professional and friendly environment. Our superb courses, state-of-the-art facilities, first-rate staff, and focus on practical skills and professional relevance is producing some of the country’s most employable graduates, with the Sunday Times University Guide 2013 ranking us in the UK top 30 for the proportion of our students entering graduate-level jobs.
http://www.bcu.ac.uk/
About PTFS Europe
With over 60 customers in 12 countries, PTFS Europe provides a wide range of products and services to the library market.  These include the open source library systems Koha and Evergreen, Rebus:list for resource management, the VuFind discovery portal, CUFTS for electronic resource management, 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.
More information on Rebus:list: http://www.ptfs-europe.com/products/Rebuslist/
To arrange a demonstration or discuss pricing please contact Nick Phipps –
Rebus:list Business Manager nick.phipps@ptfs-europe.com

Department of Health chooses Koha, hosted and supported by PTFS Europe

London, 1st August, 2013
As part of a major enhancement of its library service, the Department of Health has chosen the Koha open source library management system to replace its existing Symphony solution. An ISO 27001 company, PTFS Europe carried out the initial implementation and is providing on-going hosting and support services.
Koha Library Management System
With Koha, library staff access to the system is completely web-based; acquisitions and EDI, circulation, cataloguing, serials and reports are all done through a web browser. The online catalogue offers an excellent search capability and a full range of personalisation services. Koha’s depth of functionality continues to evolve and expand to meet the changing needs of its user base.
Department of Health
Karen Lewis, Section Head of KM & IT skills development, explains, “Koha offered economic savings, is open source and is cloud-based, all ticking boxes for desirability across a number of government strategies and giving us greater flexibility and an increased ability to manipulate and tailor for ourselves”
Nick Dimant, Managing Director at PTFS Europe added “We are delighted that the Department of Health has chosen Koha. Government departments are increasingly embracing open source systems as a way of getting the best of modern technologies whilst at the same time achieving value for money in an open, flexible environment.”
About Department of Health
The Department of Health is a department of the United Kingdom government with responsibility for government policy for health and social care matters and for the National Health Service (NHS) in England along with a few elements of the same matters which are not otherwise devolved to the Scottish, Welsh or Northern Irish governments.
About PTFS Europe
With over 60 customers in 12 countries, PTFS Europe provides a wide range of products and services to the library market. These include the open source library systems Koha and Evergreen, Rebus:list for resource management, the VuFind discovery portal, CUFTS for electronic resource management, WordPress for Libraries and the ArchivalWare digital repository. An ISO 27001 company, PTFS Europe provides the full range of services needed to implement, host and support these products.
More information on PTFS Europe: www.ptfs-europe.com
Any questions please contact:
Nick Dimant: nick.dimant@ptfs-europe.com