Professional and intelligent
The integrated Alfios cataloguing system
When we decided to create the Alfios system, we wanted it to be exceptionally intuitive, functional and comprehensive at the same time. Thus, we set out to simplify complex operations as much as possible while enabling the comprehensive servicing of library processes. We also sought to fully integrate all faculties (departments) at the client university, which is why Alfios enables users to work in one central catalogue used in common by all the university’s faculties.
The ultimate determinant of a library’s successful performance of its mission are its readers. Accordingly, the most important task is to ensure that readers have online access to it from the moment the very first book or research paper is catalogued. Thanks to the system’s integration, every faculty member and student has access to all collections catalogued at the university in one place.
Contemporary academic and pedagogical library system requirements were taken into account when designing the Alfios system, which can be used via any web browser (Firefox, Edge, Safari, Opera…) and does not require installation on library computers. Thanks to a central server operating the system, it is independent of the number of computer stations, number of users and size of book collections. Cloud-based cataloguing technology enables almost unlimited access (after users enter their login and password) to the e-biblio system from any device (desktop computer, laptop, tablet, smartphone) from anyplace in the world.
The Alfios library system was designed on the basis of the Hybrid Central Catalogue of bibliographic descriptions, which provides librarians the greatest capabilities in the process of compiling their collections. The Hybrid Central Catalogue contains closed bibliographic descriptions from the National Library, NUKAT (National Universal Central Catalogue) and other libraries that use the Alfios library system; it also enables all library employees to co‑catalogue, i.e. build their own bibliographic descriptions containing all the necessary information in accordance with the MARC21 format. The system features modular design, which simplifies management of library employee authorizations and facilitates the system’s expansion and development in future.
Modules and functionalities available in Alfios 4.0
For public libraries:
- People in school
- People who are working
For pedagogical libraries:
- University students
For academic libraries:
- University employees
- University students