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
Library type: Church library
Library items: books, a few periodicals, VHS/DVD
Number of items: plus or minus 2000
Software summary: Your software is affordable while at the same time having a lot of features of the more expensive programs. I am very happy with every aspect of the program I have used. There are a lot of features that I haven't needed and therefore haven't spent the time learning.
Application users: when up and running, hopefully church members will do their own check in/out, presently, a librarian is responsible for all aspects of the program
Support comment: I am pleased with support which has always been prompt. Andre has always worked tenaciously with me to get the search fields that I particularly want, set up. Online help is also useful.
Suggestions: Perhaps as I use the program for a longer period of time I will have suggestions for new features. At this point I have nothing to offer here....
Conclusion: As a former public school-, college- and public librarian, I have worked with a few large library automation systems. And at this point I have no complaints about this program's capabilities and the support you offer. I don't hesitate to recommend this program for its affordability and for its capabilities.
Grace United Methodist Church
The Community Television Network is a non-profit Public Access TV station in Portland, Maine. We use the Handy
Equipment Tool Manager to keep track of about 200 pieces of video equipment that we loan out to our Access
Producers for their video projects. The equipment we manage includes video cameras, tripods, batteries,
microphones and cables. We selected Handy Tool Manager because it provides all of the features of programs
that are written specifically for Access Stations but at a much more affordable price a big concern for a non-profit
like ours. One staff member administers the program and the Check In/Out process is done by one of four staff
members using a barcode scanner. The program helps us keep track of overdue equipment so we can ensure
that nothing goes missing. The program is very reliable and easy to learn and use.
Community Television Network
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
We are a small private elementary school that is connected
to a church. Our library is 99% books--primarily children's books.
But we also have a fair number of theological books that church
members can borrow if desired. The maximum number of items we
plan to manage is about 4000. We chose this program primarily
because of the reasonable price. When I finish inputting all the data,
the students and teachers themselves will be checking the books out.
There is currently a part-time librarian who is in charge of the software.
Karen C., Olivt New Church and School
My organisation is a statutory body that is the regulator for higher education in Fiji. Your 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.
Fiji Higher Education Commission
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