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100 Congress Avenue Suite 2000
Austin, Texas 78701
United States
Phone: 877-800-5625

Resource Management Products (ILS or LSP)

Executive Leadership

photo of Clark Charbonnet
Clark Charbonnet
photo of Alexander Charbonnet
Alexander Charbonnet

Company Ownership

Privately owned by Clark Charbonnet and Alexander Charbonnet

Documents or articles featuring Biblionix

Breeding, Marshall. VersaCard: A New Ad Hoc Consortia Option from Biblionix. July 2018. Smart Libraries Newsletter. Biblionix, the supplier of the web-based Apollo ILS, recently introduced a new set of features to help libraries share their collections with selected library partners without the overhead and complications associated with prevailing models of consortial infrastructure. The company's VersaCard Ad Hoc Consortia enables multiple libraries using the Apollo ILS to let their patrons borrow materials from each other's collections. This new service complements its VersaCat discovery interface, which enables patrons to search multiple library catalogs. Biblionix recently launched a new inter-library reserves feature that can let patrons request materials from other libraries.

Breeding, Marshall. Biblionix: Specializing in Technology for Small Public Libraries. September 2014. Smart Libraries Newsletter. Biblionix has developed its Apollo ILS specifically for small public libraries. The company has seen steady growth in terms of the numbers of libraries subscribing Apollo and in ever broader geographic areas beyond its home turf of Texas. The customer base of Apollo remains a bit more concentrated in the Midwest and Northeast of the United States, with increasing penetration in other states, including Washington, Oregon, Alabama, Florida. While still in the small-library niche, some of the recent sales of Apollo have been to multi-branch libraries or small consortia. Biblionix has not ventured to offer its products outside the United States or to other types of libraries

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News Announcements

December 6, 2023. Biblionix retools school libraries with Artemis library automation software tailored for educational excellence. Biblionix, a leading provider of cloud-based library management systems, today announced the availability of its Artemis library automation software for schools. Artemis is a powerful and easy-to-use solution that provides schools with similar high-end tools used in Apollo public libraries, plus incredible customer support from a team of experts.

September 6, 2023. Biblionix revolutionizes library services with seamless access to e-books, databases, and more. For more than 17 years, the innovative and dynamic focus and commitment of Biblionix has been helping public and school libraries manage and deliver information, and maximize the library's user-friendly efficiency. Now it gets even better, easier, and more convenient, because Biblionix revolutionizes library services with seamless access to select vendors e-Books, Databases, and more. Biblionix makes it fast, direct, and delightful. Easy access to e-Books, Databases, and more is consistent with the Biblionix commitment to provide libraries with the best possible and most up-to-date and effective automation software.

August 12, 2023. Library automation leader Biblionix celebrating 17th Year in business. Biblionix, the industry-respected developer of leading-edge and easy-to-use library automation systems for public and school libraries, continues to earn rave reviews from Biblionix clients. Particularly about how the state-of-the-art technology and systems continue to achieve user-friendly efficiency.

May 24, 2023. 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

January 11, 2022. 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.

January 4, 2022. FlexShare is new moniker for VersaCard and VersaCat. Biblionix today has renamed VersaCat and VersaCard. “FlexShare Consortia” now takes center stage.

February 23, 2021. 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.

November 30, 2020. 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.

September 21, 2020. 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

June 2, 2020. 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.

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Corporate Chronology

Oct 19, 2006 Biblionix announces Apollo Automation Service
Biblionix announced formal availability of its Apollo Automation Service. Apollo was designed by and for small and medium sized public libraries. It is hosted over the Internet from Biblionix’s servers, eliminating the need for an on-site server. No software installation is required, only a Web browser on any operating system.

2003 Biblionix founded by Alexander Charbonnet

Apollo Satisfaction Ratings

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Annual Accomplishments Statements

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2022 Biblionix Accomplishments Narrative

Biblionix grew again in 2022, continuing an unbroken string since its inception. Fifty-six new customers joined the Apollo® family. Apollo’s retention rate remains extraordinarily high. The trend of new customers migrating from “high-end” systems also continued. Two Texas consortia dissolved during 2022: The Tejas group (Koha) and the North Texas Library consortium (NTLC on Evergreen). The lion’s share of each chose Apollo. The Tejas migrations happened in 2022. The NTLC migrations are planned for early 2023. The NTLC group is migrating with FlexShare™ in place.

Apollo 2022 enhancements include

  • Chat feature for Gabbie® for the catalog and library websites
  • A new report structure to allow for easier use, saving parameters, and scheduling of when a report should run.
  • Square payment processing
  • Faster catalog results display (still no paging)
  • Download and graphed options for click-through statistics of e-Resources in the catalog and remotely authenticated links.

In general, pricing that was lowered due to Covid-induced lower usage has continued to increase or return to normal. In other words, libraries are still getting busier.

Interest in FlexShare and partnering of school and public libraries (like Nashville’s Limitless Libraries operation) drove the creation of a new product and business segment for Biblionix: the Artemis™ ILS/LSP. Artemis is an offshoot of Apollo and is designed for schools. Apollo and Artemis were brother and sister after all. With its own Support staff, Artemis will not interfere with Apollo’s superior customer support. And Apollo will not be cluttered with school features. So, with the Artemis/Apollo duo, "FlexShare Community" is becoming a reality to allow public and school libraries to take advantage of the unique sharing opportunities of FlexShare.

In 2022, eight school systems adopted Artemis.

Our servers continue to be managed and used solely by us, thus keeping our customers insulated from the risks of hardware and other vulnerabilities. In other words, we have never and do not ever plan to use shared/”cloud” services such as Amazon AWS. Biblionix continues to be privately funded, profitable, and debt-free.

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