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Clear screen layout , intuitive menus, context-related help text, extensive validation files and the standard spellchecker all help to make your work easier and more efficient. The flexible GUI gives the user the opportunity to modify toolbars, background colors, image viewer, font types and size, icon-size and more to suit their requirements.
The Adlib Library system is centred on the catalogue. The standard catalogue includes templates for the detailed cataloguing of books, audio-visual materials, serial titles, articles and URL’s, all presented in a clear and structured manner. The degree of detail in catalogue entry can be determined by the user. Links to external Word, Excel and Pdf files are standard options.
Cataloguing functions standard in Adlib Library:
All publication types can be managed in Adlib Library. Not only books, but also digital and multimedia publications, as well as magazine articles. Other possibilities include maps, sheet music, (scanned) documents, websites and other digital information. Adlib Designer is the perfect tool for tailoring fields to suit all of the above, and comes as standard with Adlib Library. Click the column on the right for more information or click here.
In order to optimise the exchange of data, Adlib Library complies with relevant applicable international standards. SRU, ISBD/AACR2, Z39.50
An Adlib Library system is fully scalable and is therefore suitable for use in large, medium-sized or small organisations.
Your data is completely secure in Adlib. Adlib Library offers various options for protecting your data against unauthorized use and accidental deletion. For example, there is an automatic ‘recover’ feature and roles and rights for controlling access to both data and system functions.
All adlib applications have full multi-lingual capability, and store data as UNICODE.
The print wizard makes printing easy and efficient. You can use pre-defined reports and lists, such as the Acquisition list or the ISBD list. You can also (interactively) compile and design your own reports, and export data to your own Word templates. This is useful for letters, loan agreements and simple lists.
The Adlib Thesaurus functionality is among the best of its kind: a clear layout, easy to expand and simple to manage. The thesaurus offers the same functionality as an authority file, but is also able to establish hierarchical relationships between terms. Control of the status of each term, i.e. candidate, preferred/non-preferred is also supported. In addition to an internally managed thesaurus, Adlib is also able to use external or even web-based thesauri.
At Adlib, we understand the value of your data. That is why Adlib Library allows you to independently and easily export your data to, for example, XML format. Naturally, it is also possible to import data from your legacy system to Adlib Library.
The Adlib API interface makes it possible to directly import bibliographic descriptions from the Copac, Library of Congress or similar hosts.
You can choose from MS SQL Express, MS SQL Server and Oracle database platforms.
To enhance the functions of your library system, you can expand it using optional software modules. Further information about these modules can be found on our website. Of course, all modules are fully integrated with the catalogue and thesauri, so data entered is immediately available across the whole system.
The main modules are:
The Adlib Internet Server enables you to use a web browser to make your collection accessible to colleagues or online visitors. You define which fields from your database can be searched on and/or displayed.
Three options are available as add-ons to the Internet Server software;
The API (Application Programming Interface) makes it possible to connect to data in Adlib from other software. Thus you can share metadata with a “Digital Assets Management System” (DAMS) or serve data for use in a web application or web store. The API connection facility is part of MS SQL Server version of Adlib.
Adlib Library is available in three versions that differ in terms of functionality and flexibility.
If you also have a library and/or an archive collection, you can use Adlib Plus or Adlib XPlus versions.
Organisations that manage material which encompasses these three professional areas can now do so in a single, sophisticated Adlib application. You can search across collections with a single query, and can establish hyperlinks between material of different collection types. Uses the same consistent thesaurus and validation files across all collections.