Managing a library or CD collection is a tedious task. Adding books to the system for example, requires that all a book’s information is manually typed by the librarian. Libramatic solves this, as well as many of a librarian’s other day-to-day problems.
With Libramatic, the only thing a librarian has to do is scan the ISBN code on the back of a book and Libramatic will search the web to find that book’s information. The book’s full information is then stored in a database in the cloud. When the book is being loaned out the librarian simply has to scan the ISBN and the user’s library card using any Smartphone’s camera. This is time saving and reduces drastically the amount of effort needed.
Libramatic has an intuitive, easy to use web interface which allows library management and statistics to be accessed on a computer or other device. It offers the complete range of library/collection management functions including for example an automated reminder system for overdue books and a book reservation service allied with a comprehensive Lending Statistics and Utilisation suite.
Work on Libramatic was started in late 2011 driven by a young, creative and vibrant team based in Dublin, Ireland. You can contact them here: http://www.libramatic.com/
(ACCESS 83, December 2012)