Previously using Alice, the Surrey Archaeological Society has changed to Heritage after an on-site demonstration and a thorough trial of an evaluation copy. Surrey Archaeological Society was established in 1854 'for the investigation of subjects connected with the history and antiquities of the County of Surrey'. The Society's headquarters are at Castle Arch, Guildford, where the Society's Library, which includes a large and diverse collection of research material, is also housed.
Milford Care Centre in Limerick has purchased Heritage to manage their library resources.The librarian at Milford is a previous user of Heritage and so purchased the system again after taking her current post. The Care Centre incorporates Milford Hospice, Milford Day Care Centre and Milford Nursing home.
Castletown Library, on the Isle of Man, has purchased their first library management system and opted for Heritage. A small, self-funding, private library serving the community of Castletown, they chose Heritage partly because it is used in so many libraries on the island and offers the benefit of an experienced community of users to join in with.
Basingstoke College have won the first BCOT award for their implementation of biometrics in their library
Congratulations to Basingstoke College’s LRC staff, who have been awarded a team award at the first-ever BCOT Staff Awards ceremony. Winners on the day were handed awards after being nominated by departmental managers based on specific criteria, such as demonstrating exceptional imagination and enterprise on a project or piece of work.
The LRC team was recognised for the implementation of a significant new development - the Heritage Biometrics module.
It was felt that the use of biometrics was indicative of a very modern service, promoting customer service by making the issue of books faster and easier and getting rid of the traditional card system.
Basingstoke College are one of only four FE colleges to have installed this system and consequently are receiving visits and telephone calls from people wanting to know more.
Most importantly the students have accepted and enjoyed the change – the library is now seen as being ‘cool’!
Another Heritage customer, Southport College, won a Tribal award for their biometrics implementation in 2007.