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May 24, 2023

Biblionix Biblionix offers award-winning automation software to public libraries. Library efficiency is the vital focus of Biblionix, the innovative and respected developer of public library automation systems. After much research and collaboration with libraries and library professionals, Biblionix offers efficient, easy-to-use, and award-winning automation software to Public Libraries. Biblionix proves that an ILS is a straightforward way to connect patrons, public library systems, and their collections. It saves time and prevents errors. It is not only how Biblionix continues to win awards for its Apollo and Artemis automation services, but the 99.3+% customer retention rate is a testimonial to the Biblionix effectiveness [Full Announcement].

January 11, 2022

Biblionix Fresh, Gallery View in Apollo Catalogs. The Apollo® LSP public catalog has a new look. We've added “Gallery View” for search results. This is in addition to the existing List view. Library staff can decide which view to use or allow patrons to choose. This is available immediately at no charge to Apollo customers who have a catalog enhancement option. [Full Announcement].

January 4, 2022

Biblionix FlexShare is new moniker for VersaCard and VersaCat. Biblionix today has renamed VersaCat and VersaCard. “FlexShare Consortia” now takes center stage. [Full Announcement].

February 23, 2021

Biblionix Apollo LSP boosted with Advanced Reserves and Library of Things. Biblionix announced Advanced Reserve and Library of Things (LoT) capabilities for its Apollo ILS/LSP. Libraries can choose to implement either one or both on anything in their Apollo catalogs. [Full Announcement].

November 30, 2020

Biblionix Biblionix fee reductions and COVID-19. Biblionix's subscription model is helping libraries with COVID-19 related budget challenges. If usage of the Apollo ILS is lower, normal company policy is to reduce fees at renewal time to match the actual usage over the previous 12 months. This is counter to common behavior of other vendors; locking-in prices for years, and in some cases applying automatic yearly increases. [Full Announcement].

September 21, 2020

Biblionix Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library Launches New and Improved Online Catalog. The Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library invites residents to explore the new and improved online library catalog [Full Announcement].

June 2, 2020

Biblionix Biblionix Announces a Battery of COVID-19 Coping Tools. Biblionix today announced the completion of its Mobile Checkout capability for the Apollo® ILS/LSP. This brings the number of closure and partial-closure tools that are now available to all Apollo customers to eighteen. All are free of charge. [Full Announcement].

April 27, 2020

Biblionix Biblionix announces Quarantine Capability. Biblionix announced a quarantine capability for its Apollo® ILS/LSP. Returned items, checked in by staff, can be isolated for any number of days. [Full Announcement].

July 30, 2019

Biblionix Biblionix announces Reserve Express enhancements for media and series. Biblionix announced that its ground-breaking Reserve Express capability has been significantly enhanced. The Apollo ILS/LSP Reserve Express feature has allowed patrons to subscribe to their favorite authors for receiving new titles. Whenever staff catalogs such new books, they simply click a button to add all subscribers to the reserve list, in random order. This lets patrons rest easy and not be concerned with the arrival timing of new books; as subscribers, they know they’ll receive them. And staff need not maintain manual lists of subscribers. [Full Announcement].

February 11, 2019

Biblionix Biblionix announces the Dashboard for its Apollo ILS/LSP. Biblionix announced that a new staff interface is available for its Apollo LSP at no charge. The Dashboard brings a sleek, contemporary look to staff’s primary access/home page. It provides unprecedented access to key information with up-to-the-minute status. Tabs are managed internally to the Dashboard allowing for features like auto-restore and precise labeling. [Full Announcement].

July 10, 2018

Biblionix Biblionix announces Kids' Catalog version for its Apollo ILS/LSP. Biblionix announced the availability of a “Kids' Catalog” option for the award-winning Apollo ILS/LSP. It allows children to browse and discover materials related to their age-level. Each library chooses what classes of materials are made accessible through the new catalog. And optional links to toggle between the general catalog and the Kids' Catalog can be deployed. An example image of the new catalog is shown below and a live version is accessible here. [Full Announcement].

June 4, 2018

Biblionix Biblionix announces Inter-Library Reserves for VersaCard Ad Hoc Consortia. Biblionix announced that cross-library reserve capability is available for its unique, bottom-up consortium solution; VersaCard virtual consortia. VersaCard virtual consortia functionality is available with the Apollo ILS/LSP and breaks out of the box of normal consortial architecture. [Full Announcement].

May 21, 2018

Biblionix Biblionix announces elimination of auto-calling setup fees. Biblionix announced that setup fees have been eliminated for its “Auto-Calling”, automated call placement option for its Apollo Automation service. When selected by patrons, Auto-Calling places overdue and reserve calls without any dedicated action by library staff. [Full Announcement].

October 18, 2017

Biblionix Faceted searching is added to Apollo public catalogs. Biblionix, the award winning and leading provider of automation solely for public libraries, today announced the addition of faceted searching to its Apollo ILS/LSP. [Full Announcement].

March 4, 2017

Biblionix Biblionix adds twenty-eight new customers from August 2016 through February 2017. Biblionix, the major award winner for library automation systems, today announced that twenty-eight (28) new customers migrated to its Apollo system in from August of 2016 through February of 2017. Apollo is devoted solely to public libraries. [Full Announcement].

January 11, 2017

Biblionix Biblionix's Apollo receives 2017 Product of the Year Award from LibraryWorks. Biblionix, a leading provider of automation solely for public libraries, today announced that its Apollo ILS/LSP has again received the Product of the Year award in LibraryWorks' Modern Library Awards. LibraryWorks created the MLAs to recognize the top products in the library industry in a truly unbiased format. [Full Announcement].

November 17, 2016

Biblionix Unprecedented leveraging of ILS/LSP resources with libraries' websites. Biblionix announced unprecedented integration opportunities for all customers' websites. These opportunities for the Apollo Library Services Platform enhance security, add pizzazz, and increase user access to resources. [Full Announcement].

August 8, 2016

Biblionix Biblionix adds nineteen new customers during May, June, July of 2016. Biblionix announced that nineteen (19) new customers migrated to its Apollo system in the three-month period from May through July of 2016. Apollo is devoted solely to public libraries. [Full Announcement].

May 2, 2016

Biblionix Biblionix adds seventeen new customers during February, March, and April of 2016. Biblionix announced that seventeen (17) new customers migrated to its Apollo system in the three month period from February through April of 2016. Apollo is devoted solely to public libraries. [Full Announcement].

February 2, 2016

Biblionix Biblionix adds eight new customers in the January of 2016. Biblionix, the major award winner for library automation systems, today announced that eight (8) new customers migrated to its Apollo system in January of 2016. No customers migrated from Apollo during this period. Apollo is devoted solely to public libraries. [Full Announcement].