Digital and analogue media lending, streaming, communication: Nexbib’s new library app, called Nex.App, fulfils the wishes of today’s smartphone owners and library users. Everywhere and any time, the community is now connected to its library. Reservations, media and account management, information about events, due dates, fees: Everything is available at two clicks on the smartphone. The app can even read ISBN barcodes, so that you know immediately whether a title is available in the nearby library. The corresponding eContent could be borrowed, downloaded or streamed immediately. Never before has new reading material been so quickly at hand. Furthermore, the advanced app user experience will attract new library users to join the library community.
Nexbib builds on an app technology that is successfully in use at almost 8,000 libraries worldwide. “We are constantly keeping an eye on the rapid development of mobile applications in order to be able to promptly implement modern features and a continuously simplifying user experience”, points out Sven Carlson of Nexbib. “The community expects self-service, autonomy and fast processes in dealing with digital and analogue media. Communication today happens preferably with a few simple clicks. The Nex.App makes it possible for public and academic libraries to speed up and modernise services for their users,” says Sven. Within the library, personal smartphones can be used for borrowing and returning physical items. Barcode or RFID labels are scanned directly at the shelf and the media are borrowed and unsecured without the use of any additional hardware. Browsing through the digital stock and downloading is just as uncomplicated. Fees and account management take place discreetly and independently of location on your own mobile phone.
Information about planned events or current library news can be viewed directly in the app. The integration of social media channels makes communication even faster and more up-to-date. Since several accounts can be maintained in the app, all family members always have a complete overview of the lending history and due dates. There is a choice of 30 languages.
The appearance of the app is defined by each library for itself. The library also creates its own app name under which it can be found for both iOS and Android users in the common online portals. In addition, library users can customise their own views and preferences.
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Nexbib is a provider of future-proof RFID solutions for libraries of all types and sizes. The company develops dynamic library concepts based on contemporary digital strategies and flexible, modularly expandable technology. Together with libraries, Nexbib puts the needs of the community first: Nexbib’s solutions not only respond to the habits of today’s smartphone society, rather Nexbib is always thinking one step ahead in the interest of the next generation.
The Nordic influence is evident in the use of intuitive technologies combined with sleek, timeless, functional designs. The development team has already made its mark with the equipment of the Oodi Central Library in Helsinki, awarded with the Public Library of the Year Award 2019 by IFLA. Continuous exchange and a collaborative partnership with libraries shape innovations in a practical way. The extensive portfolio enables modern self-service in terms of check-out, return, security and media management. Open Library concepts grant the time flexibility expected today and strengthen the standing of libraries as attractive Third Places within the community.
The company attaches great importance to long-term, trusting customer relationships and reliable partnerships based on continuous project support.
Throughout Europe, Nexbib is represented in Denmark, Sweden, Germany, Switzerland and in the UK. The Nexbib team has many years of experience in the international library industry and brings extensive technological know-how.
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