Prosentient's inter-library loans module provides an online union list for journals.  Interloans is a full-feature inter-library loan system developed to meet the needs of libraries who face the administrative and cost pressure of existing ILL arrangements.   

Libraries can request journals from other libraries in the network by searching an aggregated catalogue of holdings.  A load-balancing algorithm distributes the request workload across participating libraries to ensure that all libraries contribute equally.

Prosentient Systems has developed a practical web-based product that provides an document exchange system for collaborating institutions to share their document or subscription holdings, and using intelligent automatic ranking and workload distribution. 

Interloans features include:

  • librarian can raise interlibrary loan request by email or by fax
  • automatic intelligent workload distribution and ranking of requests
  • automatic processing of citations into ILL requests
  • bulk holdings upload and management
  • a sophisticated and fast search engine
  • links to electronic resources
  • optional gateway to the Fulltext full text database resources with a federated search interface

Seven library networks catering for different library specialisation have more than 400 library members in the Asia-Pacific region.  These networks and their library members are identified on the Interloans menu.

The web-based service has enrolled over 300 libraries across the seven separate library networks since 2007.  Its success rests on distributing the workload among the participating libraries and providing a very low cost infrastructure for participating libraries. The  annual subscription for the service costs less than a single journal subscription! 

 

Our Library Systems Mission

Build, integrate and manage efficient and sustainable systems.
Innovate in functionality, design and building technology, tailor-suiting them to the needs and preferences of each library.
Assist and advice librarians and staff with all levels of technology expertise.
Use the best available open source components and our own integration systems to create well-rounded solutions.


Case Studies


Koha, Interdocs and GratisNet in Northern Territory Health

The Northern Territory’s Health Library Network signed up for Prosentient System’s document delivery system and were impressed with the after sales service.  “We found Edmund to be very good to work with” explained Resources Management Librarian, Ruby Lindberg.  “No matter how many times we rang he was always patient and helpful.  After sales service and support is very important to us because we don’t have the technical in-house knowledge of the applications to do it ourselves”.  Their good experience with Interdocs soon led the library to join GratisNet, and then to take up the hosted Koha Library Management System.



DSpace: Australian Open Access Support Group

In this case study published by the Australian Open Access Support Group, Gemma Siemensma, Library Manager at Ballarat Health Services, describes the thinking and processes behind the introduction of their DSpace repository



Koha and DSpace in the NSW Parliamentary Library

When the Parliamentary Library of New South Wales began using Koha as its Library Management system and DSpace as its digital repository, the staff didn't do so to make a political statement about the viability of open source software. “This was just the software that fulfilled our requirements,” said Deborah Brown, Parliament’s chief librarian.

While having a physical collection, NSW Parliament library's lifeblood is digitized news media. Through their parliamentary copyright exemption they reproduce and store dozens of articles each day for the use of the Members of Parliament (and their staff) who make up their user base.


... more Case Studies


Who We Are


We are an IT company that builds, integrates and manages efficient and sustainable systems. We innovate in functionality, design and building technology according to the client needs and preferences. Assist and advice clients with all levels of technology expertise. Use the best available open source components and our own integration systems to create well-rounded solutions.

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