Inmagic Genie is a web-based application designed to handle the typical collection management functions of a corporate or specialized library. It is bundled with DB/TextWorks and WebPublisher PRO in the Inmagic® DB/Text® Library Suite.
- A web search interface for end users to search the catalog.
- An Infocart selection option for users to add items to their cart and then print, email or request these items from the library.
- A My Library option for end users to manage their loans, reserves, serials and orders.
- A web interface for administrators, staff and other specified users to manage the library collection, check-in serials, place orders and interlibrary loans, circulate items, and other management tasks.
Unlike many modular library management systems, Genie includes all typical library functions without requiring the purchase of any add-ons. Genie is a great solution for libraries with multiple offices, as the web based updating allows organizations to easily create a merged catalog of holdings, and to sign out materials remotely.
Andornot provides a demonstration Genie site.
New users of Genie can be up and running almost immediately using the default settings, however many aspects of Genie can be configured to your specific requirements. Some examples Andornot has completed for Genie clients are available in our Genie Configuration Options (.pdf) document. The latest tips are tricks are also published in Andornot's blog. An archive of posts related to Genie is available.
All of our typical Genie customizations are bundled together into our Genie Starter Kit, a quick way of moving forward with Genie configuration.
You may also wish to replace the default Genie OPAC search interface with a customized one built from the Andornot Starter Kit, or a discovery interface such as VuFind or the Andornot Discovery Interface.
Andornot provides training in all aspects of Genie, from management activites such as cataloging and serials set-up, to configuration options that tailor Genie to your library. We conduct training both on-site and remotely using web conferencing technology.
Conversion from Other Systems
Andornot can assist with conversions from the Library Module, earlier versions of Genie and other library systems. We always recommend consulting assistance for both new and upgrading users to ensure the process goes smoothly. Initially there are many decisions to be made and Andornot has developed a checklist to assist you with understanding the options.
- View a detailed list of features added to each version of Genie.
- Read the DB/Text Library Suite Data Sheet (PDF).
- Read about configuration options available from Andornot (PDF).
- Try the Andornot Genie demo.
"Throughout our project I was consistently impressed by Andornot's expertise, patience, and perseverance as they worked their way through a complex data migration and implementation process. They were painstaking in their information-gathering process and achieved a near-flawless data conversion despite having to convert data from both a MARC and Access environment. They provided thoughtful solutions to our localized requirements and were always ready to answer our many questions. We are very happy with the new features such as enhanced searching, canned searches, "My Genie" features, and our brand new external Web catalogue." Thora Gislason, Librarian, Harry Lash Library
Please contact us for price quotes for switching or upgrading to Genie, or to schedule a web based demo.
Andornot is an authorized value-added reseller of Inmagic products.
Read more about some of Andornot's Genie projects in these blog posts: