Hublio is a modern Patron Driven Acquisition tool for Public Libraries. Patrons are empowered to discover, recommend and reserve forthcoming titles. They feel acknowledged and valued whilst helping your library build relevant collections and identify changes in lending trends to better develop your collection profiles
Patron Driven Acquisition
Patron Driven Acquisition has numerous benefits to offer Public Libraries. The role of libraries has moved from passive provision of books on shelves to more active engagement with patrons. Implementing a PDA program not only engages patrons, it also improves the whole acquisition process.
Promote Patron Engagement
Increased ROI on Acquisitions
Build Relevant Collections
Frees Up Staff Time
Recognises Patron as a Valued Partner
Streamlined Acquisition Process
Books acquired through this user-initiated program have higher circulation rates than books acquired through the normal selection channels. The difference is quite large, a mean of 4.1 compared to a mean of 2.4.
Hublio provides true Patron Driven Acquistion in an innovative and modern way
Hublio has a number of features and benefits which set it apart
Full LMS Integration
Curated Lists of Books, DVD's and Music
A web-based application with your branding applied
Optional email service to notify your patrons when a title becomes available to reserve
Integrated ordering carts
Hublio's Administration features provide a dashboard, reports and processes which bring efficiencies and time savings to the acquisition process.
Recommendation and Reservation Reports
Patron Visits and Pageviews
Demonstrate your commitment to have your communities play their part in developing yours and their library collections.
Browse, recommend and reserve
Full LMS Integration
Rich patron facing experience
Manage their activity in “My Space”
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No Hublio is a tool to aid and inform the process. You have ultimate control over what is ordered
Hublio Supports various authentication methods such as API, SIP2 and membership sequence number recognition. Your library service will receive a unique Hublio URL to direct patrons via web link to the Hublio service directly from your library service’s website.
Hublio supports APIs with most Library Management System providers so titles are cross checked with your library service’s catalogue prior to Hublio displaying an option for a patron to “Recommend” the title. For titles held by your library or on order, your patron will have the option to place a reservation on that title directly through Hublio.
Hublio provides your library staff with the controls to be able to customise what formats and lists are made available in the Hublio service.
Hublio will provide your library service with administration access that includes an overview and reporting module for patron visits, pageviews and total recommendations received by format. All reporting can be date specific and are available to print or export.
Yes. Hublio provides your library service with the flexibility to be able to purchase titles recommended from a preferred supplier of your choice. Hublio does partnership with MDM Entertainment and MDM Print to create an automated seamless process so orders carts are created including requesting patron member numbers.
Hublio provides technical support, Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm.
Hublio works as a subscription model and is billed annually. The billing for this service is facilitated by MDM Entertainment Pty Ltd, who is a supplier on many preferred suppliers lists such as Local Buy, LGP, MAV, WALGA and Procurement Australia.
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