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Nasmyth Building, Scottish Enterprise Technology Park Nasmyth Ave
Glasgow, Scotland G75 0QR
United Kingdom
Phone: +440-1355813600
Web: https://www.solus.co.uk/
Email: info@sol.us

Executive Leadership

photo of Neil Wishart
Neil Wishart
Chief Executive Officer
photo of Andrew Daye
Andrew Daye
Chief Technology Officer
photo of John Richardson
John Richardson
Director - Solus North America

Company Ownership

Solus is privately owned by its founders.

Documents or articles featuring Solus

Breeding, Marshall. SOLUS Expands through Acquisition of Boopsie. November 2020. Smart Libraries Newsletter. SOLUS has acquired the Boopsie Mobile division from Demco, Inc. The deal strengthens SOLUS's presence in the global library market. Boopsie was one of the pioneers of mobile technology in libraries, though its presence has since been eclipsed by SOLUS and other providers. The technology platform developed by Boopsie was quite advanced and forward-looking when it was launched in 2005, though it may not necessarily be optimal for the current generation of patron-facing mobile interfaces. This business event provides libraries using Boopsie's products an opportunity to shift to more recently developed technologies provided by a vendor with established success in the library mobile technology sector. While consistent with the pattern of consolidation within a market niche, it runs a bit counter to the trend for smaller specialized companies to be acquired by large businesses with diverse product portfolios.

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News Announcements

January 19, 2024. SOLUS and Convergent Library Technologies Inc. announce Partnership. SOLUS and Convergent have announced a partnership that will see Convergent sell SOLUS products to Canadian libraries. Commencing with immediate effect, Convergent will be reselling the new SOLUS Library App, the eb#1 Events Calendar, the LUCi Discovery platform and SOLUS's Staff App.


June 2, 2023. SOLUS welcomes City of Randwick to The Library App. SOLUS announced that City of Randwick has gone live with the SOLUS Library App, transitioning from the BLUEcloud Mobile App. City of Randwick in Sydney's Eastern suburbs, have launched their upgraded app to provide a consistent search experience across Randwick's existing Web and new Library App platform on top of their SirsiDynix's Symphony ILS connected via standard Web Services.


April 28, 2023. SOLUS appoints Shelbi Schollenberger as Product Manager for the SOLUS Library App and LUCi Discovery platform. Shelbi Schollenberger has joined SOLUS as Product Manager for the SOLUS Library App and LUCi discovery platform. This key appointment allows SOLUS to take the next step in delivering on their exciting roadmap for their library discovery platforms. As Product Manager of BLUEcloud Mobile with SirsiDynix until January 2022, Shelbi joins SOLUS following a year outside the Library space as Project Manager with Logixboard.


April 21, 2023. SOLUS welcomes MCLS to The Library App with their updated connector for the Symphony ILS. SOLUS announced that Manitowoc Calument Library System has just gone live with the SOLUS Library App.


March 13, 2023. SOLUS enters US academic market - debuts at ACRL 2023 in Pittsburgh. SOLUS is well known for its mobile app in public libraries and has recently introduced a new events and room booking platform. SOLUS is now entering the US academic market with its debut at the ACRL conference in Pittsburgh held March 15 17. The company states they have approximately 20 academic customers with their mobile app in Australia, UK and USA and are ready for expansion.


February 10, 2023. Kapiti and Hutt Libraries choose the new SOLUS Library App. SOLUS announced two more members of the SMART Libraries Consortium in the Greater Wellington area in New Zealand onto the brand new Library App. Kapiti and Hutt Libraries have followed Masterton and Wairarapa Libraries in purchasing the App.


February 3, 2023. SOLUS and Patron Point announce major new integration. SOLUS and Patron Point are pleased to announce a new integration between eb#1, SOLUS's Events and Room Bookings platform and Patron Point's Library Marketing Automation platform. Launching with Moonee Valley Libraries in Australia the development deeply integrates Patron Point's automated email marketing and SOLUS's Events & Room Bookings solution and enables libraries to seamlessly market their Events and Rooms.


January 27, 2023. SOLUS launches a brand new Library App for 2023. SOLUS is pleased to announce that it has launched a brand new Library App. The App will be rolled out to all it's customers and reseller partners over the course of February. Featuring a brand new, cleaner and more engaging home screen, the UI hints at major changes to incorporate some much requested new functionality.


October 7, 2022. The Libraries Consortium launches TLC Discover. SOLUS announced that it has launched it's new Discovery Platform with The Libraries Consortium in the UK.Promoted locally as TLC Discover, the platform was officially launched in London with an initial 9 members of the TLC Consortium live and the remaining 14 going live over the next two months.


September 9, 2022. SOLUS signs reseller agreement with Nexbib. SOLUS announced that it has signed a reseller agreement with Nexbib. Nexbib will be reselling the SOLUS Library App throughout it's customer network. This agreement has been born from the rapid uptake of SOLUS's in-App RFID Self-Check functionality, just enhanced to include support for multi-part tag release. SOLUS and Nexbib will furthermore be working on enhancing their product offering for the library market.


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Corporate Chronology

Sep 30, 2020 Solus UK acquires Boopsie Mobile App Division from Demco, Inc
Solus UK announced it has acquired the Boopsie mobile app and customer base from Demco, Inc. All Boopsie customers will be migrated to the latest Solus Library App at no additional cost to their existing subscription.

2005 Solus founded by Neil Wishart and Andrew Daye