AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwired - December 11, 2015) - Biblionix, a leading provider of automation solely for public libraries, today announced that its Apollo integrated library system (ILS)/library services platform (LSP) has received the Product of the Year award in LibraryWorks' second annual Modern Library Awards (MLAs). LibraryWorks created the MLAs to recognize the top products in the library industry in a truly unbiased format.
"I was thrilled when I saw that Apollo was awarded Product of the Year -- and not the least bit surprised," said Jenny Newman, publisher and MLA program manager. "With a product so easy to use and with their level of customer service, the Apollo ILS is pretty hot right now among public libraries."
Candidate products were submitted in fall 2015 and were posted on a private site with descriptions and attendant materials. For judging, the link was sent to the LibraryWorks database of more than 80,000 librarians. Only customers experienced with nominated products were permitted to judge the products. Each judge scored the product on a numeric basis from 1-10 on a series of questions regarding functionality, value, customer service, etc.
Of the array of awards, which includes honorable mentions, silver, gold, and platinum award levels, Apollo received the top award of all: Product of the Year, besting all 50+ contenders. This is Apollo's second consecutive year at the top of the MLAs; in 2015, Apollo earned the Platinum award.
"These results reflect the deeply meaningful win-win arrangement we have with our customers," said Clark Charbonnet, founder and principal of Biblionix. "Our company's commitment is solely to public libraries. This singular focus and Apollo's design as an LSP makes for an elegant, easy-to-use product that delights today's public libraries. We sincerely appreciate our customers and their time spent judging. Moreover, this recognition inspires us anew to constantly innovate and deliver superior service to delight our loyal librarians."
Recent major enhancements to Apollo include:
- A totally new responsive public catalog that is receiving rave reviews
- An acquisitions module for management of materials budget and ordering
- VersaCard® and VersaCat® for consortial borrowing
About Biblionix, LLC: Biblionix is located in Austin, Texas and was founded in 2003. The family-owned company is devoted solely to public libraries. This singular focus lets its Apollo ILS excel at delighting just one type of customer. In addition to the above award, this is borne out by six consecutive years of top-of-the-charts ratings for Apollo in the annual "Perceptions" survey by Marshall Breeding. All Biblionix staff members have worked or volunteered at their own public library.
About LibraryWorks: LibraryWorks helps administrators to make informed decisions about library technology, automation and software, collection development and management, facilities and furnishings, staffing, purchasing, and other areas that drive effective strategic planning and day-to-day operations. Our family of resources can enable you to identify best practices, monitor trends, evaluate new products and services, apply for grants and funding, post or find a job, and even enjoy some library humor.
About the Modern Library Awards program: Modern Library Awards (MLAs) is a product-review program designed to recognize elite products in the market which can help library management personnel enhance the quality-of-experience for the library user and increase the performance of their library systems.
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