Choose the access option that works best for you. Today, smaller and mid-sized libraries and consortia choose to access software over the Internet with Hosting/SaaS. Larger libraries tend to run the traditional way, with database and library software residing on their own servers. Either way you achieve the same advanced technology from world-class product designers.
|System Service Requirements||Service Provided By|
|In House Server||Hosting/SaaS|
|Installation and Server Set up||Library||CyberTools|
|Install Product Upgrades||Library||CyberTools|
This is the easy, cost-effective way to achieve a professional integrated library system. Enjoy the convenience of secure, web-based, flexible access to your staff functions and OPAC. Any reliable Internet connection will do.
The library does not need to purchase, install, maintain, secure, and update their computer servers. Instead, CyberTools does this for you for an all-inclusive, modest fee.
Why Choose Hosting/SaaS? Low Costs, Fast Start-Up!
- Hosting is often less expensive: one low fee covers all you need. CyberTools hosting represents dramatic savings, year after year, in any Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) analysis. CyberTools hosting is below the cost of ownership.
- Hosting lets libraries focus resources on core activities. The library is only responsible for its workstations.
- Libraries can start-up much sooner with hosting, usually within 1-2 days!
- Some organizations do not have sufficient technology infrastructure to get the help they need in their libraries for product installations, upgrades, and backups.
How Reliable is Catalog Access With Hosting?
You only need fast and reliable Internet connections in order to participate. CyberTools has redundant Internet providers, redundant hardware with UPS technology, and redundant, co-located servers offsite to ensure your operations. CyberTools Hosting/SaaS libraries have realized better than 99.999% uptime since 2005.
Secure Database. Multiple Daily Backups Performed For You.
Your database is your property. It is shadowed in real-time to another server, protected and shared only with authorized users. You can always update or copy your data. CyberTools host servers are protected from unauthorized intrusions by multiple layers of security. CyberTools performs daily backups for you in multiple ways, on multiple servers, in multiple secure locations.
CyberTools for Libraries is available in a traditional, site-managed server model. In-house server requirements are minimal, running Linux or Microsoft.
Experts with in-depth knowledge answer your questions quickly and completely. Our background in mission-critical object technology promotes high performance and minimizes costs.
Manage millions of titles and thousands of simultaneous users!
CyberTools employs the same commercial post-relational database technology as the world's largest network at Harvard University teaching hospitals. This technology is Caché from InterSystems Corporation, one of the top five database suppliers in the world, headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Caché is a highly scalable, powerful scripting language with an integrated database that uniquely combines object and relational technologies. Lightning speed and massive scalability make Caché a perfect match for library systems. CyberTools for Libraries comes to you loaded with powerful reports, and supports SQL and ODBC so you can also design your own searches and reports with popular off-the-shelf database tools such as Crystal Reports.
Workstations. Workstation and browser requirements are the same for hosting or in-house server access. You'll never need to install an update on a workstation, since the server delivers updates for you automatically. Workstation requirements are minimal: any current workstation works well, and most libraries can work with the workstations they already have.
Browsers. Patrons can use any browser to access the online catalog. Library staff can use any browser that works with a current version of Java™ technology, a trademark of Sun Microsystems. Alternate non-browser solutions are also available for Library staff.
Servers. Requirements apply only to those running in-house servers and are minimal. Hosting/SaaS libraries do not have server requirements.
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