New netloan support for changing library management models
Developments in leading PC booking solution, netloan, support new library management models evolving from funding challenges. Enhancements in the netloan software facilitate computer and printing services management by both regular staff and volunteer workers.
“Many library authorities rely on unpaid staff to help them run services and support customers,” says Richard Terry, netloan Product Manager, “While it isn’t the case for all libraries, it’s a trend we’ve been monitoring carefully to ensure our software keeps pace with changing needs. The latest netloan developments provide vital flexibility for libraries undergoing such changes.”
Netloan makes it possible to allocate levels of responsibility and discretion based on both role and location. For most volunteers, their duties are associated with a particular library branch, and the settings recognise this constraint. At the same time, managers can continue to administer and control public computer access and Wi-Fi across their authorities from the centralised web-based tools, saving them huge amounts of time and legwork.
The changes are in response to consultation at netloan customer user groups. The latest developments have been well received by library authorities using netloan for PC booking.
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Lorensbergs offers a range of market-leading software solutions with expert advice to match. Our range of intelligent and customisable PC booking and online booking solutions, netloan and connect2, have been designed to streamline booking processes and improve efficiencies in universities and colleges, libraries and local authorities. Lorensbergs offers consultancy services and training, working closely with our customers to enhance service provision for university, library and public service users and patrons.