With Amlib, you can:

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Customise the interface

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Enrich your content

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Manage circulation and interlibrary loan


Manage items, periodicals, orders and patrons

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Gain insight about patrons, circulation and more

Customise the interface

The extensive range of parameters of Amlib NetOpacs and OpenOPAC enables your library to customise the interface with your required layout, text, fonts and colours, together with controls for statistical capture and borrower self-service functions.

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Enrich your content

The ability to add electronic images, pictures and documents to catalogue records is a standard feature of the Amlib system. You can also automatically expand the content of your catalogue to include additional content, such as front covers, book reviews, table of contents and first chapters and excerpts. You can further enrich your content with tag clouds, a virtual shelf browser, and reviews. 

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Manage circulation and interlibrary loan

The Circulation module provides complete management of all library loans, issues, returns, reservations, fines and location transfers.

The Offline Circulation module enables continued operation of Circulation Issues (Loans) and Returns from a local PC when a server/network failure occurs. After online access is restored, the captured offline circulation data can be loaded into the live Amlib database.

The Amlib DIY module can be used to create Public Self-Serve Kiosk by providing a barcode-only self-circulation terminal on Windows-based PC and is also ideal for unattended libraries. The SIP2 Service Manager provides for integration with Amlib of 3rd party SIP2 compliant products such as RFID, PC booking, print management, e-commerce solutions and e-book authentication.

Amlib provides the facility for staff to quickly create ILL requests, reserve for library patrons and manage the circulation of the ILL item received from an external library including automatic alerts for staff in the Circulation module.  

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Manage items, periodicals, orders and patrons

The Amlib Stock Item module manages all items/holding records within the database featuring user-defined Item Formats (form) and Classification (stats) that are also used to determine the item display and circulation statistics retained.

The Amlib Periodicals module provides flexible serials management of all subscription materials.

The Amlib Orders and Finance modules enable complete order processing and assist libraries with monitoring budgets, commitments and expenditures. 

The Borrower/Patron Maintenance module provides detailed management of all library patrons.

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Gain insight about patrons, circulation and more

The Amlib Report module is a flexible and comprehensive reporting module operating across all Amlib modules. Amlib reports allow SQL-style functionality (such as Borrower Type='A' and Due Date > Start of Month) within an easy-to-use environment (i.e., without operators having to know field names and join tables to create reports).

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Web Application Server

  • Operating System: Microsoft Windows Server 2008, 2008 R2, 2012 with IIS pre-installed (NetOpacs only). Microsoft Windows Server 2008, 2008 R2, 2012; Windows 7   (OpenOPAC only).
  • Web Server: IIS
  • Windows Client Operating System Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
  • Web Client Browser: Internet Explorer 8 and above (will also work with other JAVA enabled browsers)
  • Display: SVGA 800x600 for Windows Client

Database Server

  • Operating System: Microsoft Windows Server 2003 – 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2 Linux (and Unix)
  • RDBMS: Microsoft SQL Server 2008, 2008 R2, 2012 R2 Oracle 10g, 11gR2

Amlib is an integrated library system that allows libraries to manage all aspects of their work through a customizable interface. Amlib modules allow libraries to support catalog enhancements, circulation, interlibrary loan, acquisitions, patron management, reporting, and more.