|divine/Faxon Library Services has announced several new components
of kLibrary, its integrated Web-based service. These include a comprehensive
online-renewal module, expanded security functionality, and easy access
to Adobe PDF invoices and other documents online. Combined with the system's
current extensive features and ease of use, these new enhancements make
kLibrary an unparalleled service in the industry today, according to the
The new kLibrary renewal function allows clients to easily manipulate
their renewal checklists online; mark titles for renewal or cancellation;
and make all necessary quantity, fund, and other changes to the titles.
Users can also send notes to their client service representative for review
and record their own local notes on the system. Selected parts of the renewal
lists can be e-mailed to faculty and departments for recommendations and
approval. kLibrary keeps a running dollar total of the various categories
of titles in process, which is instantly updated as publications are marked
for renewal or non-renewal or are held for future decision. According to
the announcement, this new functionality greatly streamlines the renewal
and budgeting process for all kLibrary users.
Users of kLibrary can now assign various levels of security for each
module; an administrator at each client site will be able to change user
permissions and passwords for his or her staff. Examples of user permissions
include the ability to place claims, place orders, run reports, view catalog
records only, etc. These new security features allow the library to control
its own systems access and make kLibrary an ideal service for use by all
Clients of divine/Faxon Library Services can view their invoices and
other types of reports online in PDF via kLibrary. In addition to providing
access to these important documents, this feature has the potential to
significantly reduce the amount of paper that a library receives from Faxon.
Clients also are now able to forward these documents and post them electronically
within the organization.
"What makes kLibrary unique is that it is truly integrated and provides
the user with a single interface to Faxon's full bibliographic and account
information, as well as data at valuable external sources such as the Library
of Congress," said Amira Aaron, Faxon's vice president of library services.
"A single click from the title screen provides the user with access to
dispatch data from publishers, an inventory of orderable back issues for
the publications, a MARC record for the title, and much more. Our clients
love using kLibrary, and I know they will be excited about this next round
of important enhancements."
According to the announcement, kLibrary's easy-to-use, attractive Web
interface provides clients with quick access to the current bibliographic
and financial data for more than 350,000 serial, continuation, CD-ROM,
and electronic journal titles available through the global divine/Faxon
Library Services catalog. Clients can also review their subscriptions and
order history, process claims and view claim responses, order expert management
reports, review vital financial and invoice information, view valuable
dispatch data and issue information, and utilize an array of bibliographic
features that will enhance their cataloging and collection-development
activities. kLibrary is used globally by libraries in Canada and Europe
as well as in the U.S.
Source: divine/Faxon Library Services, Westwood, MA, 800/766-0039, 781/329-3350;