Buckinghamshire New University goes live with Rebus:list 2.0 from PTFS Europe

London, 28th November 2016

Buckinghamshire New University rolls out Rebus:list 2.0, PTFS Europe’s reading list management system. Rebus:list has always offered libraries an effective alternative when choosing a reading list management system. This major new release incorporates the latest technology and standards, such as a responsive screen, 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’s Primo discovery tool and Symphony Library system.

Elizabeth Chamberlain – Systems & Research Librarian, said “The decision was made back in April 2016 to be an early adopter of Version 2. This was decided as the workflow was cleaner than the previous version and it was easier to train academic staff on the latest version rather than train on the previous system and upgrade skills later. To date we have around 600 lists active or in progress with more being put on by academics. We are also pleased with the latest development to allow academics to create, edit and delete lists.

Nick Phipps, Business Manager at PTFS Europe said: “Not only were we delighted that the University chose Rebus:list, they also agreed to be an early user of Rebus:list 2. It has given 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 Buckinghamshire New University

Our vision at Bucks is to be a leading influence, shaping higher education for the benefit of our students and their chosen industries. Within a welcoming and supportive environment, we deliver high-quality scholarship, focused research and professional practice.

Our mission is to put our students first and work responsively to inspire and nurture talent for a range of careers. To achieve this we collaborate with a variety of partners regionally, nationally and internationally to ensure that our graduates are ready for the world of work, and that we are able to meet the current and future demands of employers.

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