Toronto, ON — The Pima County Public Library, with 27 branches in Tucson, Arizona and the surrounding communities, has partnered with BiblioCommons for a new integrated catalog discovery layer and website management platform. This new website and catalog will transform the Pima County Public Library online presence into a staff and patron engagement platform, ensuring that the Pima County Library continues to thrive as a community hub, both online and in person.
Pima County Public Library will be joining Chicago Public Library as one of the first to go live with the new BiblioCommons CMS website management platform. BiblioCMS is a continuously iterating, flexible website management service, custom built for public libraries, and designed to stay current with ever-evolving web trends, while helping public library websites become online learning, browsing and community engagement destinations.
"Our library staff is really excited to begin working with BiblioCommons," said Melinda Cervantes, Executive Director of Pima County Public Library. "We're ready to take our website, and how our community connects with the Library and with each other, to a whole new level."
"Pima County has led the way with creative and innovative library programming," said Beth Jefferson, co-founder of BiblioCommons. "We're excited to collaborate with them on new initiatives to extend their visionary approach to service design into the digital realm."
Work on the new integrated catalog and library website will start in late May, and the new site will go live in late 2014 or early 2015.
BiblioCommons first started as a non-profit youth literacy initiative and now provides online solutions to public libraries worldwide. The BiblioCore catalog service replaces all search and account management functionality of the traditional web catalog, works on top of existing Integrated Library Systems (ILSs), integrates seamlessly with the library's branding and website navigation, and delivers a robust social discovery experience. In addition to a full suite of complementary services, BiblioCommons recently released BiblioCMS, a complete solution for content and website management. Details on all services are at: bibliocommons.com/products
About Pima County Public Library
The Pima County Public Library (PCPL), which is headquartered in Tucson, Arizona, enriches lives and builds community through opportunities to learn, know, interact and grow. With 27 public libraries serving nearly one million people in Tucson and the surrounding communities of Arivaca, Green Valley, Sahuarita, South Tucson, Ajo, Marana, Oro Valley and Catalina, PCPL provides a wide range of free services that contribute to the economic development of the community. For more information, visit www.library.pima.gov.