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  • Our team will focus on the Surpass Centriva automation system since it pertains to school districts. All three parts complete the package.
  • The advantage of using Centriva is that there is one central database for all data, at all locations.
  • This Hub runs at the administrative stations and at the library circulation desks providing many features. Circulation & Fines Collection Management & Original Cataloging Patron Management Extensive Reporting Capabilities System Administration & Security Functions Printing Functions : Barcode Labels, Catalog Cards, ID Card
  • The Hub has visible tabs that are easy to navigate. Both the screens and grid displays can be resized. The “Help” button is always located at the top right.
  • The circulation portion has “Universal hot-keys”. This allows for easy check-in and check-out. Users will only have to use a single keystroke.
  • Library staff will be able to access and view the patron information in an uncluttered format. The “Fines” tab allows the library to “forgive” a fine. Library personnel can also create “rules” based on temporary or regular users. Users can access their account.
  • This is what a Home page can look like. Some features include: Choice of color and design themes; An Events Calendar; Library news tab; A save to “my bookbag” button; Sort by author, title, call number, material type; You can also search by Accelerated Reader & Reading Counts; Materials can be placed on hold or reserve; View book jackets, summaries, table of contents & excerpts.
  • The Safari “Explore” tab features icon-based graphics of the subject matter. It’s very visual!
  • The portable barcode scanner provides for easy end-of-year inventory, remote check-in, and circulation tracking.
  • Edit or view the Full MARC record; Before exporting, fields and subfields can be added, edited, or deleted; Conduct a single search to connect and search multiple libraries; You can copy information Surpass can save MARC files
  • You can manage catalog subscriptions and periodicals.
  • Users will be able to check their own items in and out.
  • These are some of the Enchancements features.
  • The library will be enhanced with Book jacket cover images Table of Contents Author Notes Fiction Profiles: main characters, setting & Awards Biography profiles Professional reviews from publications Chapter excerpts
  • MARC records are updated to include the points, quiz numbers and reading levels.
  • You can order your scanners, monitors, and scanners online.
  • Supplies can be ordered online.
  • A Subscription for the “Awards & Honors” to enhance the catalog cost $80 annually, with an optional renewal every year.
  • Your conversion time is 6 to 8 weeks. The complete MARC records are transferred . The Surpass database is backed up to the server. Student/Employee information can be imported or exported to another school with scheduled “run” dates. Updates, software installation, hosting, and 24 hour access. Surpass handles it ALL!
  • Average cost is $3,500 per library plus $1,895 per system in the district.
  • Our team feels it is important to recommend Surpass for our new automation system .
  • Surpass has over 25 years of experience in library automation. Since 1985, it has remained a long-standing leader.
  • The Surpass support team offer great customer care support and treats their customers with white glove service.
  • Surpass gets new features to the customer quicker than the larger corporations. Librarians feel Surpass has responded to their needs.
  • With competition fierce, Surpass created low maintenance, reliable and easy to use full-featured software.
  • Surpass truly believes in their program that they are willing to offer full access to their system.
  • Let’s not pass on Surpass!


  • 1. PowerPoint created by: Kristin Boles, Debra Crain, Sarita Molina and Melissa Yanez
  • 2.  
  • 3.  
  • 4. Surpass Programs for Library Types
  • 5. Centriva
  • 6.  
  • 7. “ Hub Central” Windows-based desktop application
  • 8.  
  • 9. Features
  • 10. Central -Circulation
  • 11.  
  • 12.  
  • 13. Shuttle
  • 14. Copycat
  • 15. Serials
  • 16. Self-Check
  • 17.  
  • 18. Safari Selections
  • 19. Reading Program Service (RPS)
  • 20. Hardware
  • 21. Supplies
  • 22. Awards & Honors
  • 23.  
  • 24.
    • Pricing Varies.
    • Competitive discounts are given for upgrades.
  • 25. Weaknesses
    • Sources searched:
      • Google
      • Library Journal
      • Facebook- Surpass’ Page
      • Phone Interview with retired librarian who used Surpass
      • Databases
      • List_Serv
      • LM_NET
  • 26. Reasons to Recommend
  • 27. Experience
  • 28. Supportive
  • 29. Responsive
  • 30. Simple
  • 31. Trial versions
  • 32. It’s a winning decision.
  • 33. Resources:
    • Breeding, Marshall. "Surpass Software Company Profile." Library Technology Guides. N.p., 2010. Web. 21 Jul 2011. .
    • Elementary Library website using Surpass:
    • Julie Stevens, retired Library Media Specialist
    • Surpass News." Surpass Software. Surpass Software, 2011. Web. 21 Jul 2011. .
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