The library portal Metis

The library portal is a web application that integrates various data sources and information systems and allows users to centralized access under single login. The user can simultaneously browse and use a database of library books, as well as various external databases and services that the library subscribes to.
 
The library portal usually contains own library catalog as an basic source of information. In this case portal can fully replace their own web catalog because it also has integrated all active operations of the library system.
 
The main part of the product is the public web part that the library makes available to its readers. The portal can provide different content for anonymous visitors and registered users.
 
The second part is the web administration interface through which library staff can effectively manage prepaid services and external databases.

Portal benefits

The main benefit for the library is a single access point to all own and external data. The reader uses this library portal under a single login and with single user interface. One has not have to switch between different electronic databases with different authentication mechanisms. The reader can very effectively and at once search database of books of the library, as well as various external specialized databases and services that the library subscribes to.
 
Key benefits:
 
   1. creation of a single access point to all own and external data of library,
   2. searching all data sources simultaneously,
   3. unified user interface and functionality for working with different sources,
   4. central solution for authentication and identity providing to work with different sources,
   5. effective management of all external sources and subscriptions.
 

Co-financing from EU

The project is co-financed by the European Union.
 
Project title: Development of the library portal Metis
Project registration number: CZ.01.4.04/0.0/0.0/16_066/0009378
Description: The project is implemented under the Operational Programme Enterprise and Innovation for Competitiveness. The project goal is to develep a new product - library portal Metis that allows integration of different data sources and information systems and allow users to centralized access under a single login. The output of the project will contribute to reaching new customers, expanding the product portfolio and increasing the competitiveness of the company. The project is set from 1. 3. 2017 to 28. 2. 2019.