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Liberty Knowledge, Content and Library Management Solution

Liberty is a high performance solution that will grow and change with the needs of your organisation.

Liberty enables vital information be discovered and delivered anywhere, anytime through modern digital devices. Liberty combines advanced functionality with ease of use.Liberty enables vital information to be discovered and delivered anywhere, anytime through modern digital devices. Liberty combines advanced functionality with ease of use.

Management Functionality

Manage every type of resource – physical, virtual, electronic

  • Report on all aspects of library, research and resource centre management including statistics
  • Dynamically view graphical reports using real time library data with Analytical Reporting
  • Information alerts including real-time reminders
  • Facility to create up to seven customised authority files or taxonomies
  • Equipment and asset resource management


User Functionality

  • 24/7 access from anywhere, anytime
  • Predictive text searching
  • Clear presentation of results, with easy links to interactive resources
  • Staff and clients can manage their own library profiles – reserve, renew, request, alerts/SDI, review and save results
  • Faceted search
  • Deep digital integration with eResources for direct borrow and download within the public Search interface
  • Advanced Federated Search
  • Book carousel navigation with available cover images
  • Syndetics Solutions and Google book preview integration
  • Relevancy ranking



Serials allows easy management of electronic journal and periodical subscriptions, from claims, to circulation lists and orders.  With a flexible prediction system and the ability to provide supplements and non-arrivals, this can help maximise your library’s investment in electronic journals with system features such as instant email notification of new issues arrival to interested borrowers.


  • Quick & easy check-in, claims, subscriptions processes
  • Flexible prediction patterns
  • Automated check-in processing by publisher barcode
  • Ability to catalogue individual journal articles
  • Ability to upload contents page
  • Instant email notifications of new issues.



Softlink’s Acquisitions efficiently streamlines order processing and receipt management of catalogue resources. With the ability to set up cost centres, access and review running budgets, it helps to ensure library staff are able to easily monitor expenditure and commitments against budget.


Security and Support Functionality

  • Single Sign-On using latest technologies
  • Ability to secure access to resources according to user profiles and privileges matching business policies
  • Certified T4 hosting facilities available
  • Helpdesk facilities via online, email or phone


  • SQL Technology
  • Microsoft SharePoint and Web portal ready
  • Fully web-based, with no application installation required on any client machines
  • Responsive Web Design
  • Full-text search of catalogue records and electronic files
  • Email and SMS functionality
  • RFID and self-checkout ready
  • URL checker – validates URLs attached to your library’s resources
  • Z-Cataloguing – import MARC21 records from libraries and databases around the world

Liberty Flexible Options for Advanced Functionality

LibraryThing for Libraries

LibraryThing for libraries (LTFL) is a subscription based service that supplements your catalogue’s existing records with comprehensive book reviews. As a Web 2.0 product, it allows people from all over the world to share information via written text in the form of peer reviews, thereby promoting titles and ultimate library collections.


ChiliFresh global book reviews lets users read and write reviews for items in their library. It also uses global reviews to help students find the right book for them. To save you needing to use a third party book review system, you can now cut out the middleman as ChiliFresh brings this feature right into your Oliver catalogue. This easy-to-use tool adds elements of social interaction to the catalogue yet all reviews are moderated by the library system so there is no risk of inappropriate content being displayed.



    Biostore allows a single card or biometric to be used across applications such as:

      Even though these applications and services may be supplied by different vendors, users will only need to be registered once in the BioStore database. BioStore then links to an organisation’s database so that additions or changes to user accounts are reflected in all applications.

      BioStore works with a wide range of identification methods, including:

        You can enhance your OPAC by subscribing to “more information” about each book. Wherever there are summaries, table of contents, reviews, first chapters and cover images available on the Syndetic Solutions databases, a “more info” link appears in the Softlink system OPAC. The user can then opt to view that additional information “live” by clicking on the link.


        Syndetic Solutions – Bowker

        Elements include:

    Federated Search

    eZRead for OverDrive

    eZRead for OverDrive offers the ability to download OverDrive eBook and audiobook titles with one click, directly from Liberty, without having to leave the search interface. This high level of functionality is achieved by having the deepest available integration between Softlink and OverDrive.

    eZRead modules are also available for Wheelers, EBL and Browns.

    Mobile App – Library Link

    The Library Link Mobile App is suitable for small screen, small device use such as smart phones, it is not required for tablets/iPads.

    Accelerated Reader

    Our knowledge, content and library system knows which books in your library catalogue have associated quizzes and indicates their level of difficulty and number of points that will be scored. The students can search and locate the books that have quizzes and are within their expected difficulty level.

    Benefits of Accelerated Reader:

    SIP2 Integration

    Standard Interchange Protocol (SIP2) provides a standard interface for communications between automated library systems and self-checkout machines, Security Gates and OverDrive (Review Module).By integrating your system with the SIP2 protocol it means that if you are using any additional software in school that works with the SIP2 protocol, you can link this with your Softlink system.  The integration lets Oliver and the addition system talk to each other.

  • Self Service Machines
  • Security Gates
  • OverDrive (eBooks)


Web Services API

Benefit from complete integration between Oliver v5 and any third party system or application including school Virtual Learning Environments (VLE’s). Delivering advanced functionality and enrichment of your Oliver v5 system.