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!
Group 8 surpass presentation
PowerPoint created by: Kristin Boles, Debra Crain, Sarita Molina and Melissa Yanez