New resources for Orbit connect library life and learning

(24 March 2015) Softlink has released new backgrounds and avatars representing historical and community celebrated events and holidays for Orbit, the junior and middle school interface for Oliver v5.

The new backgrounds and avatars allow school libraries to promote the celebration or observance of important events that are occurring at the school and in the community.

Softlink New Zealand Business Manager, Lyn Walker said libraries are a cultural and educational hub for schools and central to activities designed to mark community celebrations.

‘The background images and graphics encourage younger students to really engage with the event, and libraries can use the interface to feature sets of books or educational resources about the occasion.’

With Orbit, students personalise their own library home page, using different backgrounds, avatars and colour schemes.

The new seasonal backgrounds and avatars include Easter, Christmas and Halloween sets as well as a special Anzac Day background to help schools commemorate this year’s 100 year anniversary of World War I.

The complete announcement is here.