Austin, TX, February 28, 2013. Biblionix today announced that remote authentication capability for LearningExpress has been implemented overnight for all 72 Iowa customers of its Apollo automation system. And customers didn't have to lift a finger. Patrons can now log-in to their Apollo account, then click the LearningExpress icon for instant access.
"Our patrons log-in to their library account and create their LearningExpress account. I did not have to do anything to set up the authentication. Love it. Love it. Love it. Biblionix continues to anticipate the kind of support that public librarians need to serve their patrons," said Patricia Ipsen, Director of the New Hampton Public Library.
LearningExpress is a premium resource that is underwritten by the State Library of Iowa for all Iowa public libraries. Such resources normally require library technical staff to take time to configure the access/authentication path. To save its customers this hassle, Biblionix configured all 72 in one fell swoop.
"As soon as Biblionix heard about Iowa libraries gaining access to LearningExpress Library, they proactively contacted the company to figure out a way to add the product's authentication to the Apollo system. They quickly implemented it which allowed the Apollo libraries, and their patrons, fast access to this new resource," said Marie Harms, Library Consultant at the State Library of Iowa.
This type of "single log-in" authentication typifies how Biblionix continues to help patrons better utilize their library's precious resources as well as prevent access by blocked and expired patron accounts.
About Biblionix, LLC
Biblionix is located in Austin, Texas and was founded in 2003. The company is devoted solely to non-big-city public libraries. This singular focus lets Biblionix excel at delighting just one type of customer. This is borne out by four years of top-of-the-charts ratings in the annual "Perceptions" survey (http://www.biblionix.com/news-4/). The company partners with industry leaders such as OCLC and OverDrive. Biblionix staff members volunteer at their own community library.
LearningExpress is a leading provider of print and online educational and professional resources that are used in over 4,000 libraries and 5,000 schools and benefit over one million students, teachers, administrators, and career professionals around the country.