University of the Highlands and Islands chooses Rebus:list 2.0 from PTFS Europe

London, 31st October 2016

University of the Highlands and Islands rolls out Rebus:list 2.0, PTFS Europe’s reading list management system. Rebus:list has always offered libraries a more cost effective alternative when choosing a reading list management system. This major new release incorporates the latest technology and standards, such as a responsive web design, FRBR and CSL support, custom report generator, RESTful API and LTI VLE integration.

To streamline the overall process of accessing and maintaining reading lists Rebus:list 2.0 has been integrated with the University of the Highlands and Islands’ Summon Discovery system, Millennium LMS and Shibboleth.

Richard Hughes, Systems Librarian at University of the Highlands and Islands, said

“The distributed nature of our university meant that version control for reading lists has been a long-term challenge. Rebus:list will address that by providing a centralised resource, streamlining access for students and improving staff workflows. We have worked closely with PTFS Europe during implementation to ensure the system achieves these objectives. Being able to accurately report on our reading list content is a huge step forward, we have only just started exploring the many possibilities “.

Nick Phipps, Business Manager at PTFS Europe said:

“Not only were we delighted that the University chose Rebus:list, they also agreed to be our first Rebus:list 2 implementation. It will give students the advantage of a responsive display, ideal for accessing their lists from smartphones and tablets; staff will have the option of breaking down lists into sub-lists and library management will be able to tailor reports to best suit their needs.”

About the University of the Highlands and Islands

The University of the Highlands and Islands is the United Kingdom’s leading integrated university encompassing both further and higher education. Based in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, its distinctive partnership of 13 independent colleges and research institutions is locally based, but has national and international reach. There are 40,000 students at the heart of the partnership.

The university’s innovative approach to learning and distinctive research and curriculum are enriched by the people, natural environment, economy, culture and heritage of the Highlands and Islands and its communities. The curriculum portfolio across both further and higher education is designed to meet current and future local and regional needs and to attract other students to the Highlands and Islands to study.

About PTFS Europe

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 list management, RT: Request Tracker for enquiry management, Coral for electronic resource management, WordPress for Libraries and the Knowvation enterprise content management system. An ISO27001 company, PTFS Europe provides the full range of services needed to implement, host and support these products.

More information on Rebus:list

To arrange a demonstration or discuss pricing please contact

Nick Phipps, Rebus:list Business Manager, nick.phipps@ptfs-europe.com

LAMDA (London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art) selects the Koha open source library management system for its libraries, hosted and supported by PTFS Europe.

London, 1 October, 2016

We are pleased to announce that LAMDA has chosen the Koha library management system to assist with its library service provision. PTFS Europe will carry out a full range of implementation services and will provide on-going hosting and support services.

Koha Library Management System

The Koha library management system is a completely web-based application for staff and end-users.  The system comprises core modules: acquisitions, circulation, cataloguing, serials and comprehensive reporting functionality. The Koha online catalogue (OPAC) offers excellent search capabilities together with a full range of personalisation services.  Koha’s depth of functionality continues to develop meeting the changing needs of libraries and their users.  

LAMDA is a world-leading higher education provider, offering exceptional vocational training to actors, stage managers, technicians and directors, regardless of their background. The Sackler Library & Study Centre houses Film, TV and play scripts, as well as titles covering theatre and film history and critical theory.  Melkorka Oskarsdottir, Library and Courses Officer from LAMDA said

“Koha offers us a cost-effective solution for our library which meets our business requirements as well as offering our students and staff a user-friendly experience.”

Nick Dimant, Managing Director at PTFS Europe added

“We are delighted that  LAMDA has chosen the Koha system and we welcome them as new customers.  They will be joining our well established base of customers from all library sectors in the UK hosted and supported by PTFS Europe.”

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, WordPress for Libraries and the Knowvation enterprise content management system.    An ISO27001 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

More information on LAMDA: www.lamda.org.uk

Any questions please contact:

Sarah Jane Chapman: sarah-jane.chapman@lamda.org.uk