London, 17th October 2013. University of Cumbria has chosen Rebus:list - the reading list management system from PTFS Europe. Rebus:list offers a significant advance in cost effective management of the entire workflow involved in the delivery and presentation of reading lists. With an elegant user interface, a comprehensive web services API and a contemporary software architecture, Rebus:list delivers truly seamless integration with any library system, eDiscovery service, VLE and back office systems. Rebus:list offers libraries a real alternative when choosing a new reading list management system.
Margaret Weaver, head of Library and Student Services at the University of Cumbria, outlined her reasons for choosing Rebus:list: "Reading lists are an important aspect of student learning. Implementing Rebus:list will allow students to engage more effectively with their reading materials online, and we also want to encourage learners to consult a wide range of resources, not only the set text, but the wealth of print and electronic resources, selected carefully by the university. Rebus:list will also enable our learning advisers to become further integrated into the academic process - supporting strong working relationships with tutors. A great many of our students study off campus and Rebus:list will underpin our strategy for flexible and distributed learning at the university."
Nick Phipps, Rebus:list Business Manager at PTFS Europe said: "It is great news that the University of Cumbria has chosen Rebus:list to replace its existing system. In addition to the new features introduced with the latest release of Rebus:list, a student interested in buying a reading list item can use Rebus:list to check prices and place an on-line order directly with the university's book supplier."
About the University of Cumbria
The University of Cumbria may be one of Britain's newest universities, but its history of educating professionals reaches back over 150 years. Formed in 2007 from Cumbria Institute of the Arts, St Martin's College and the Cumbrian campus of UCLan, the institution has academic strengths in education, healthcare, sports, visual and performing arts, humanities, social science, law and criminology, science, outdoor studies, forestry and land studies.
About PTFS Europe
With over 60 customers in 12 countries, PTFS Europe provides a wide range of products and services to the library market. These include the open source library systems Koha and Evergreen, Rebus:list for resource management, the VuFind discovery portal, CUFTS for electronic resource management, WordPress for Libraries and the ArchivalWare digital repository. An ISO27001 company, PTFS Europe provides the full range of services needed to implement, host and support these products.
More information on Rebus:list: http://www.ptfs-europe.com/products/Rebuslist/