Web application

Web applicationThese days web applications are among users very popular because of their great accessibility - just knowing web address is enough for using them.

Tritius is modern web application, which is able to run on many kinds of devices without regard to hardware or operating system. Tritius runs on all popular operating systems (Windows, Mac, Linux) just as on modern mobile devices (Android, iOS) - and all that without necessity of complicated installation.
 

Main advanteges of web applications:

  • user accessibility - ordinary web browser is enough,
  • no installation and configuration for each workstation,
  • very easy updating and smooth configurition (centralized),
  • availibility of advanced functions of web browsers (zoom in, zoom out),
  • wide possibilities of integration with other web systems.
     

All popular web browsers are supported:

  • Mozilla Firefox,
  • Google Chrome,
  • Internet Explorer,
  • Safari,
  • Opera.

However for everyday work using we recommend browser Mozilla Firefox which provides the widest availability of advanced features supported by Tritius (mainly range of supported keyboard shortcuts).

Web catalog

Web catalogWeb catalog (OPAC 2.0) serves your data to users and to the public.

Catalog provides powerful searching in your collections, sorting, filtering, exporting, sharing at social networks and many others.

Easy-to-use searching is basic and the most important feature of catalog given to the public.

Catalog uses modern technologies, which allow not only very fast searching but also relevant results. Search results are sorted by significance based on entered search query.


Key features:
  • easy user interface,
  • electronic document lending,
  • users can log in with MojeID (or other OpenID providers),
  • noticeable presentation of novelties,
  • integration with public databases and services,
  • user account administration,
  • user content support and sharing,
  • modern and clear desing.

You can find more information in description of module Web Catalog.

Adaptability

AdaptabilityNew information system Tritius is designed as general information system allowing record keeping of every collection of items.

Thanks to almost unlimited variability of data structure of records it's possible to keep items of all kinds. Not only regular documents from library (books, periodicals, musical media) but also specific items as map materials, technical drawings, constraction plans, contracts and many others. All is possible to be defined on the level of system configuration.

We count with implementation of few other default configurations based on futher requirements.

It's allowed to use library standards as well as configurate your owns based on special needs.

You can find more information in text dedicated to Standards support.

User interface

User interface We understand how important is high quality and user-friendly interface.

We used our experience from previous systems but also we tried to design new modern user interface without bad influence of historical needs and limits. We put emphasis on intuitivity for new users as well as on optimalization based on real experience of using.

Thanks to the latest technologies of current browsers, the web interface of system Tritius is fully comparable with original desktop applications in richness of controls, response time and overal user comfort. By this Tritius differs significantly from regular web applications.

For everyday using comfort of user interface is crucial feature of every system. Therefore we implemented in Tritius advanced features which are not usual in regular web applicaitons. System supports keyboard shortcuts, fast searching by typing in tables and others.

Structurability

System Triitus is designed to keep more separated organization units in one database. Organization unit can be library, subsidiary or workplaces. It allows sharing data across all organization units despite their location. 

System Tritius allows users easy manipulation with own data as well as with shared data. This means working with own data without worries they will be available to someone else as well as their easy sharing in the case of requirement. Naturally Tritius includes searching and presenting of all common data or selected organization units.

Thanks to these essential features of system Tritius there is great opportunity to create groups of libraries (in state, area, city etc.) with one shared system. It provides complex catalog of area and offers many advantages:

  • sharing of bibliographic record of authorities and works,
  • sharing of user accounts (one reader's card across all),
  • optimalization of acquisition of new items within cooperating libraries.

Tritius also significantly simplifies administration and configuration Tritius by specially developed tools allowing hierarchical configuration. Every group of libraries, library, group of users and even user can specific setting share (inherited from superior unit) or can have own one. This tool is develepoed on the basis of long-time experience with administration of shared systems within many organization units.

Standards support

Our aim is to enable and facilitate connection and cooperation of Tritius with the world around - with other organizations and systems. We undestand how important is to support standards in this task.

We support all modern standards for integration with other systems:

Our long-term goal is to apply international library standards in the simpliest way which helps and leads less experienced users.

Currently system internally supports all main library standards:

New library system Tritius is set to use internal format MARC21 with using of rules RDA (before also AACR2). Using of different format is only about configuration of system and it's possible to define any MARC formats.

Optionally you can use FRBR method to categorize works and clarify the results of the searching of large funds of more libraries stored in one system.

OAI-PMH protocol is available for batch transfer of records. Tritius includes provider for providing of data as well as harverster for collecting data.

Unicode

Thanks to Unicode standard Tritius supports all national alphabets with more than 100 000 characters.

All texts is allowed to write in standard Latin script (Roman script) as well as in Cyrillic script (azbuka), Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese and many others. For easier typing the feature of virtual keyboard with predefined special characters is available.

However support of international characters is not limited only to text insertion but is also reflected in all features and outputs. For example searching is configurable that you can set replacement of non-standard character by the most similar one. Then Tritius allows searching for users who don't have special characters available on their keyboards.

RFID technology

Tritius is designed and optimalized for new technologies of batch processing.

On the basis of our previous experiences with libraries using RFID technology, the Lending protocol module is developed with focus on RFID (or barcodes).

RFID chips allow primarily batch processing of items which means mainly loading more items (documents) at the same time. New system Tritius is design to deal with all of that.

System includes optional support for self-service machines for lending and returning using standard protocols.

Payment gateway

Tritius allows readers to pay online fees through integrated payment gateway.
 
Readers can pay various fees (such as renewal of registration) and any debts at any time, from anywhere.
 
The integrated payment gateway allows readers to pay via standard bank card payments and so-called payment buttons - online payments directly through online banking for the most used banks.

Modules description

Cataloguing

First step to create electronic catalog is cataloguing  of one work. Every cataloged object is built by fields like title, author, publication date etc. Tritius is designed to meet standard MARC21 and rules RDA or AACR2. By default Tritius contains complete definition of MARC21 format for documents and authorities. However it's prepared to any custom changes of basic field definitions or adding new user defined ones beyond MARC21 standard.

Standard part of this module is built-in Z39.50 passive client.

Tritius contains fully prepared forms especially for these types of works:

  • monograph,
  • audio-visual media,
  • music,
  • periodicals,
  • analytic reviews of periodical articles.

Cataloguing forms offer many useful features which make inserting of records easier:

  • every field has detailed help including examples,
  • inserting of date is simplified by dictionaries and code builders,
  • support of new multimedia fields (image, sound, video, link, etc.),
  • all the time available bibliographic record in the form of ISBD ticket,
  • instant validation of mandatory field and correct format of all entries,
  • creating relations between objects,
  • separated keeping of item's entries and easy copying
  • every item can have own barcode for automatized lend protocol.

Web catalog

Web catalog (OPAC 2.0) makes your data accessible to chosen users and optionally open to the public. It is designed for the unprofessional public.

Catalog provides searching across your collections including sorting, exporting, sharing on social networks and many others.

Easy-to-use seaching is basic and most essential feature of any catalog opened to the public.

Catalog uses modern technologies which allow very fast and high quality searching based on relevance of results. Search results are sorted by its significance or importance based on user query.


Key features:
  • easy and comfortable user searching,
  • noticeable presentation of novelties,
  • integration with public databases and services,
  • interactive user accounts,
  • support for creation of user content and sharing,
  • modern and clear design.


Characteristic of searching:

  • easy use of search for common user (without necessity to specify type of entered query term),
  • search results sorted by relevance (score based on how user query correspond with found documents),
  • search results divided to facets which allow additional filtering of results,
  • wide configuration of searching (definitions of weights of stored data),
  • cloud of the most popular searched terms (shows trend and it's inspirative for visitors),
  • user configurable RSS channels (every query can be presented as RSS).
     

Web catalog also supports creation of user content and sharing of information (Web 2.0):

  • sharing in social networks (Facebook, Twitter and others),
  • rating by star system (option of global sharing),
  • user reviews (option of global sharing),
  • rating of user reviews.
     

Users can administrate their user accounts:

  • reservations (requests),
  • shelves (storing and sharing chosen items),
  • history of book loans,
  • user configuration (prefered type of searching, color schema, etc.).
     

Integration with public sources/databases provides more information to users:

  • database of book covers, TOC, etc.
  • possible integration with other public databases and services.
     

Modern and clear desing:

  • support of mobile devices (dynamic adaptation based on size of screen),
  • switching over different result presentations - detailed list, brief table.
     

Lending protocol

This module allows record keeping of users, book loans and fees.

It allows lending works to users (readers) and keeps complete history of every book loan, sent reminders and fees. On the basic of entered rules it evaluates amounts of specific fees for events like reservation, prolongation, sending reminder, etc. 

Key features:

  • complete circulation of loans,
  • categorization of users (readers),
  • user account credit support,
  • both absent and attendance loans support,
  • full support for barcodes and RFID chips,
  • full configuratiin of all fees and their formulas,
  • reservation to general works or specific items,
  • printing of loan reminders and reservation announces (or their sending via email),
  • statistics of loans (overview, daily reports, top lists, etc.),
  • rich reporting (exports),
  • support for interlibrary loan protocol,
  • user accessible information about actual loans, fees and history.

ILS

ILS (Interlibrary Loan Service) is interlibrary service for lending one document between libraries.
 
Library with system Tritius can be in role of requesting library (library borrowing item from another library) or lending library (library owning requested item). Tritius supports both directions with special forms, including user-friendly administration with useful filters and automatic informing via email.

Exchange Stock Collections

This module serves for lending collection of documents between two different libraries or location inside one library.
 
It's useful especially for bigger public libraries that circulate part of their fund between smaller libraries.

Acquisition

Acquisition module helps with acquiring new documents to your collection.

It supports searching for required documents (desideratum) in internet databases including information about price.

Key features:

  • users can submit requested documents (desideratum) directly in web catalog,
  • prepared orders can be printed or send by email,
  • automatic order numbers generation,
  • automatic monitoring terms of expected deliveries,
  • checking budget spending and protection against exceedings,
  • checking budgets of suppliers and their statistics,
  • record keeping of order documents (invoices),
  • complete history of every ordered work including related documents,
  • simplified cataloguing of ordered works (reusing data inserted during order).

Auditing

This module allows you to do effective audition of library's volume inventory..

Auditing module fits for libraries which have all their fund of specific department entered into system and they use lending protocol for at least half a year.

As advantage the module doesn't check only presence of document, but also right place in the bookshelf.

Result of audit is list of missing books,

Key features:

  • check of presence of document,
  • check of correct location of document,
  • support for barcodes and RFID,
  • automatic write off of longterm missing documents.

We offer lending of audit scanners.

Z39.50 Passive Client

Z39.50 client is internal part of module Cataloguing and serves for searching and receiving cataloguing data from remoted (public) databases.

Protocol Z39.50 is used for exchanging information about documents between libraries and other information systems.

Passive client directly embedded in Tritius allows:

  • searching in remote Z39.50 servers of national and international libraries,
  • overtaking of bibliographic data of documents and authorities. 

Z39.50 Active Client

Z39.50 client serves for searching and receiving cataloguing data from remoted (public) databases.

Protocol Z39.50 is used for sending information about documents between libraries and other information systems.

Active client allows:

  • uploading proposals for new authorities (personal names, corporations, etc.) to the National Library,
  • updating of existing authority records,
  • automatic batch updates of local records from remote batch update files.

Z39.50 Server

Z39.50 Server exposes fund of your library by worldwide used communication protocol..

Protocol Z39.50 is used for exchanging information about documents between libraries and other information systems.

Use of protocol Z39.50 offers many possibilites:

  • other libraries and information systems are able to search your fund with their Z39.50 clients,
  • found results can be downloaded for futher processing,
  • Z39.50 server also ensures easy and full connection of your library to JIB (or another inter/national central portal).

OAI Provider

Protocol OAI is used in similar way as Z39.50 for exchanging information about documents between libraries and other information systems.

OAI provider implemented in Tritius provides data about fund to other systems. It's typical feature is communication on the base of last changes.

Key features:

  • allows effective queries for changes for last period,
  • provided data can be diveded to groups,
  • communication is based on standard HTTP (it's uncomplicated to connect and use through firewalls),
  • data are provided in the XML format structured as MARC21 or UNIMARC,
  • with this module it's possible to contribute to central databases (for example national catalogs etc.).