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Designed for Libraries
The adaptive nature of our business means we have also created bespoke products for our clients.
Contact us for a full list of products we have available or to discuss your libraries unique needs.
Aurora Montage’s is our modern and seamless public catalogue discovery solution, that provides the ability to search and interact with the entire library collection.
Montage produces a natural and intuitive user experience. With each search the user becomes aware of the books, maps, toys, and more in the library collection and it’s easy to use design encourages further discovery of your collection.
Montage Key Features
- Individual branding options
- Format result grouping
- Gallery displays for photographs and other images that allows the library to create online exhibitions.
- Integrated digital collections including eBook, databases etc,
- Stream music, video, and oral histories directly from Montage via our inbuilt media player
- Non-traditional collections e.g. toys, tools, plans
- Member login with self-profile management, reserve, renew and payment options.
- New membership processing.
- Responsive web design for all device types
- Social media and sharing devices.
- Moderated item review systems for authenticated users
- Fine payments online via secure pay, provided in conjunction with Australia Post
- Collection Suggestion
- Optional static web pages for services and programs
- Attractive default page with hero search feature, carousels, image links, list links, and a footer
An elegant web based circulation module designed for the librarian on the go.
Aurora Astria is being made progressively available to customers now with an official launch in 2023. Astria will become the new standard in LMS staff applications, with simplicity as the key and AIT has created a clean look to complement Aurora Montage and eventually replace Aurora Desktop.
Utilising the latest technologies Aurora Astria builds on the smarts of the Aurora Web Service to give the operator a fast and secure online experience.
Aurora Desktop provides a single consolidated environment for all staff functions including:
- Serials Management
- Interlibrary loans
- System Management
- Offline mode
- Notice management
- Reporting Analysis
Designed to be run via an internet connection, this responsive, intuitive, and powerful application is suited to cloud based or in-house computing.
Aurora Desktop is designed using .Net technologies and is offered as a locally installed or hosted system.
In a locally hosted implementation, the local systems administrator has control over the system, with an extensive range of parameters to define user types, item formats, locations/collections, etc. and their interactions, e.g. loans, reservations, and other access.
With hosted systems, we take the pressure off your IT staff and deliver fast and efficient data storage and backup with no down time. Our hosted package incudes all technical support and system maintenance. AIT will liaise with your library to select the best hosted service available, and this will be monitored to ensure cost-effectiveness.
Aurora supports single sites, large widely distributed multi-branches, and consortium libraries by facilitating unified library management. This results in improved public access, flexible and intelligent stock management, HTML email & SMS notices, and greater administrative control.
Aurora Geo is a fun, interactive search tool that links geographic locations to the settings of your works. The brightly coloured interface is great for engaging children and informing them of the world of diversity available in your collection.
Aurora Geo links directly to your catalogue and selecting a country or state will display works that are set in that location. Any location that does not have a match are not selectable and locations that can’t be mapped are displayed in the side menu for selection. The interface is fully responsive and built for touch screen. The vector graphics cater for large in library displays as well as home use.
Zooming into Australia, the United States, or Canada will allow the user to Seach at the state level providing. more detailed searching. Compatible with both traditional PC devices and touch screen mobile devices. Aurora Geo utilises the Aurora secure web API over encrypted HTTPS.
Aurora Payment Portal
The Aurora Payment Portal allows customers to pay off their charges by using their credit card. It runs on a secure web site with an interface to the Australia Post owned SecurePay payment facility (https://www.securepay.com.au).
No customer information is passed in the URL when charges are paid. Once an Aurora Payment Portal licence is obtained and SecurePay account is created your library, staff can then begin to accept customer payments.
Order the Portal now, setup a SecurePay account linked to your organisation’s bank to accept payments into a library account and the library can be receiving revenue this way from early in the New Year.
Aurora Post provides a message interface application, integrating with Aurora Web Services (AWS) and Aurora Desktop to allow the bulk sending of HTML Emails or SMS Messages to pre-selected users.