The British Library for Development Studies chooses Rebus:list from PTFS Europe


By PTFS-Europe

3rd April 2013 | Press Release

The British Library for Development Studies at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) has chosen Rebus:list – the new reading list management system from PTFS Europe. Rebus:list offers a significant advance in cost effective management of the entire workflow involved in the delivery and presentation of reading lists. With an elegant user interface, a comprehensive web services API and a contemporary software architecture, Rebus:list delivers truly seamless integration with any library system, eDiscovery service and VLE. Rebus:list offers libraries a real alternative when choosing a new reading list management system.
Helen Rehin, Deputy Librarian, British Library for Development Studies outlined their reasons for choosing Rebus:list: “We are very pleased to be implementing Rebus:list and look forward to being able to provide our users with a radically enriched experience of finding and using course resources, and our staff with an improved and streamlined workflow in the management and maintenance of resource lists. We are particularly excited about the rate of enhancements and development to the system, and we hope that this will mean continued improvement and innovation in the way that lists can be used.”
Nick Phipps, Rebus:list Business Manager at PTFS Europe said: “We are delighted that the British Library for Development Studies has chosen Rebus:list. It not only delivers the functionality demanded by major academic libraries, Rebus:list meets needs of smaller academic libraries too.”

About the British Library for Development Studies/ Institute of Development Studies
The British Library for Development Studies (BLDS) is based at the Institute of Development Studies, a leading global charity for international development research, teaching and communications. Founded in 1966, IDS enjoys an international reputation based on the quality of its work and commitment to applying academic skills to real-world challenges. Its library, BLDS, houses the largest collection of economic and social development materials in Europe. As well as closely supporting the needs of IDS teaching and research, the BLDS is open for reference to all, and operates innovative projects designed to raise the profile and accessibility of research published in developing countries and to address issues around information literacy in a Southern context.
Seminar at Manchester Metropolitan University
If you want to learn more you would be welcome at our free seminar which will be held at Manchester Metropolitan University on 16th April 2013. There are still a few spaces available. As well as looking at Rebus:list we will also be discussing and demonstrating the Koha library management system, the VuFind discovery portal, the CUFTS ERM system and WordPress for Libraries. More info and booking form at:



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