VERSO

VERSO Integrated Library System is to help libraries manage their resources while significantly improving patron information discovery and service delivery.

Biloxi Public Library – Harrison County, MS
Argyle Public Library – SouthWest Wisconsin Library System
West Biloxi Public Library – Harrison County, MS
C.E. Weldon Public Library – Tennessee Public Library
Gulfport Public Library – Harrison County, MS
Greeley County Public Library – SouthWest Kansas Library System
Orange Grove Public Library – Harrrison County, MS

Pennington Public Library – Pennington, NJ

The Colony Public Library – Colony, TX

 

 

VERSO satisfies the needs of library systems ranging in size from single-branch libraries to multi-branch city and county systems. Regardless of size, libraries provide their patrons a bright, attractive, welcoming, and familiar user interface. Libraries can configure and brand their OPACs with a look-and-feel consistent with the library’s city or county website.   VERSO is designed to offer a large range of UI configuration, localization, and staff function options.

System Modules

  • OPAC
  • Circulation
  • Statistics
  • Report and Report Writing
  • Cataloging
  • Acquisitions
  • Serials

Administrative Modules

  • CIRC Admin
  • UX Admin
  • PAC Admin
  • User Admin
All VERSO modules interoperate with each other

All VERSO modules interoperate with each other

Circulation

  • Completely web-based
  • Unlimited number of patron types
  • Unlimited number of material types
  • Three levels of location
  • One-click navigation
  • Check-in backdating
  • Fines and fees negotiation and management
  • Payment processing and logging
  • Paper or email checkout receipts
  • Find patrons using as many as to 20 indexes

OPAC

  • Display cover art in the gallery and list displays
  • Grouping option – clustered or merged results display
  • Presentation option: gallery or list results
  • Patrons can place item level or title level holds
  • Extensive My Account capability for patron self-management
  • Patrons can send themselves SMS text messages with item information
  • Ebook searching and integrated checkout process using vendor APIs
  • Federated search
  • Self-registration option
  • Active Alerts Email Current Awareness service

VERSO’s web-based administrative modules obviate the need to install clients on staff workstations. Library managers and front-line staff manage all staff functions from a web browser. Administrative modules such as Circ Admin, Cataloging Admin, UX Admin, PAC Admin, Acquisitions, and Serials enable staff to configure and manage all aspects of library operation.

Dashboard showing all ILS functions available to staff

Dashboard showing all ILS functions available to staff

Cataloging

  • AGCat MARC record editor or original cataloging
  • Copy cataloging from Z39.30 sources
  • Batch MARC import
  • Batch MARC export
  • Bib Record merge
  • Full or partial record overlay in AGCat
  • Authority control
  • Inventory
  • MARC 856 URL Checking report
  • SAGE – Smart Application Group Editor
  • Spine and pocket label printing
  • MARC Export to CollectionHQ

Statistics

  • 15 Circulation Statistics Categories, totaled by day, month, and year
  • PAC Usage and Search statistics
  • Google Analytics support

SmartReports™ Report Writer

  • Build Your Own Report – using Wizard
  • MARC Tag Reporting
  • Select fields for output
  • Assign operators (<,>,=) to queries
  • Reports can be scheduled – once, daily, weekly, monthly

Acquisitions

  • Selection list import and vendor subfield mapping
  • Firm Order Data Entry
  • Real-Time Fund Calculation
  • EDI 810, 850, 855 messaging
  • Holds Notifications For New Arrivals
  • Processing Slips
  • Overspending Alerts

Serials

  • Prediction Pattens
  • Multiple Copy Check-in
  • Routing Slips
  • Issues are Treated as Item Holdings

Reports

  • 50+ system supplied reports, including:
    • Patrons
    • Overdue items, lost items, claims returned items
    • Hold Ratio
    • Collection items and holdings
    • Fines collected and financial summaries
  • Can be emailed or printed
  • Most Produced in Spreadsheet Format

PAC ADMIN

  • Configure and Define Kids Cat categories and collections
  • Configure MARC tags and subfields to display in full bibliographic records
  • Select indexes available to patrons and staff
  • Configure Z39.50 targets and select reference databases to offer logged-in patrons to focus searching
  • Set scoping levels and groups

UX Admin

(User Experience Look and Feel)

  • Set up and manage splash pages and other secondary library pages
  • Library branding – color, logo, header, footer, etc.
  • Manage login screen messaging
  • Configure search results presentation and grouping
  • Define and organize facets
  • Configure and organize Advanced Search
  • Manage full record display

USER ADMIN

  • Configure system fields in Patron records
  • Define and configure up to 20 library-defined fields
  • Set up User Registration Duplication checking
  • Configure patron self-registration parameters

Patron Checkout screen – staff view