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Small School Library.

We have been using School Library Organizer Pro at Talitha Kumi School for about 3 years to keep track of the school books. Talitha Kumi is a secondary Christian German school serving the Palestinian students in the West Bank. It receives support from Berlin Mission Work in Germany, church and through fund raising to keep the school running. The software is user friendly with very good functionality and very stable. It is also affordable compared to other library software. The items being tracked in the software are mainly the school books, periodicals and borrowed items. The librarians are looking after checking items out/in. The library is fairly small. Currently there was a need for recording books with Arabic titles for a small community college (with about 75 students) which is part of the school. This is why we needed the Handy Library Software. The librarians at the school library and the secretary at the community college use application roughly about twice a week. We keep backups of the database on regular basis. The good thing about the software is that the database is easy to maintain.
Talitha Kumi School, Nader


Bilingual school in Chihuahua, Mexico

We're a small private bilingual school in Chihuahua, Mexico. Our students have a variety of books to choose from. We have books in multiply languages, German, Spanish and English books, also a smaller collection of Audio books.

We love your software because its easy to manage our library items! We're very happy with it! Especially with the new update. (Handy Library Manager) Our students mostly read German. The majority loves to read. They get the opportunity to borrow 3 books per week!

Our librarian, Mary has been in charge of our library for the past 5 years! She's the one who's been running the software from the start... We're very happy how our library is organized and how it runs with your software!
Librarian: Escuela La Esperanza


An Aspire Public School

Thank you SOOOOOOOO much this is incredible!! I am so impressed with the responsiveness and quick turnaround of this company! You guys rock! Can I request one more adjustment? I would like to make it so that in the Check-Out feature, kids can ONLY check out a book by scanning their library card...NOT by using the borrower "lookup" tab? would it be possible to disable or hide that tab so that kids can't sneakily check books out to anyone other than themselves? that would make this program basically perfect!

I am a middle school teacher running a small middle school library. I am often not available to check books out for students since I also teach. So students need to be able to easily check books out independently.

When I look at the check out/check in tabs, on the left hand side there is a button that says "return all". But I don't want a kid to click "return" without actually having returned the books...this is why I have volunteer librarians handle all book returns. Is there a way to disable this feature so that kids cant pretend to return a book while actually keeping it?
Health Educator & Literacy Interventionist
Berkley Maynard Academy: An Aspire Public School


school supplemental learning small library.

We run an after school supplemental learning program. We are starting a small library of books for our students. We have a little over 400 books (around 250 unique books) that are being managed by this library. When I investigated library software offered on the web, I found that they are mostly difficult to use. I first tried the Small Library Organizer Pro, and it has pretty much all the features that we need. The price is reasonable. But after communicating with a support team, I found that the Handy Library Manager is a newer program. So we adopted it. When I evaluated these two programs, I found that able to lookup (and download) the book information from Amazon (or Library of Congress) by just scanning the UPC barcode, is a great time-saver. Students will check items in and out. The software will be used by one of our assistants, a couple of days a week.
Chesterfield Kumon Center, Kam Chan


Higher Education Commission, library

My organisation is a statutory body that is the regulator for higher education in Fiji. Your library automation software is affordable and user-friendly, so we are government funded. Most of the local IT companies don't have similar types of software that is readily available, thus customisation will cost thousands of dollars. I have just had a brief look through the content of the features, and I must say that it is very appealing.
Frentina A.
Fiji Higher Education Commission


Small Catholic School.

I want to create bar codes for the books in our collection and for the borrowers. I am new to this area and need help with this task. We are a small Catholic school with about 300 students and 20 staff members. Our book collection is about 4000 books and about 500 pieces of resource materials that the teaches borrow for classroom use.

My principal is open to the idea of purchasing the Handy Library Manager, the price is right and I think the system is straightforward.
L/D Catholic School, Sister K.


HOTEL SCHOOL RIGA College

HOTEL SCHOOL RIGA College We use software in a private college. We organize books, CDs, journals. At present we plan organize about 12000 items. Librarian is responsible for checking in/out process and she is in charge of running the software as well. We decided to use your software because of affordable price.
HOTEL SCHOOL librarian


Israel Henry Beren High School Library

We are a small, all-boy high school with about 250 students. We are using your software in a library that consists of approximately 10,000 books. Both students and faculty check out books from this library. We have a librarian with student assistants who check items in and out and run the software on a daily basis. We also have an undergraduate and graduate program that utilize works in other languages, your new software supports Unicode, which will enable to use it with some of our other libraries that contain texts in other languages. (approximately 20,000 audio recordings and 50,000 religious works in other languages). The audio recordings are checked out but the religious works are for in house use only. We have been using book organizer deluxe for several years and have enjoyed it organizational and tracking qualities; we're looking to upgrade to simplify the check in/check out process.
David Cynamon
Israel Henry Beren High School/Ner Israel Rabbinical College


Asian Christian University is a private Christian College located in Bugallon Philippines.

In a scale of 0-5, I would give the company a 5!

Handy Library Manager is used primarily to catalog Christian based books, periodicals, and pamphlets. Library also catalogs a small number of general education and Philippine books. The maximum number of materials they can hold in their library is around 20,000. Library currently has about 13,000 items now.

I decided to go with Primasoft Software because of the price and after scoping out the product decided it was user friendly. The staff at Primasoft had been very helpful from the start and continue to be so. The librarian, Beverly Najchoom, and her library aides are checking the books in and out for students. Beverly also runs the software program.

I needed to bring ACU a lot more bar code labels this spring, so I contacted Primasoft explaining my situation. Primasoft proceeded to get 3,000 labels all ready on pdfs for me and posted it on the web. I was able to easily access them and print them all up on my laser printer. I am so grateful for that! It saved me a lot of money not having to order them from a printing company.

Kathleen W. Eiring, CEO
Zgouvas, Eiring & Associates



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