Soutron Search Portal

 

Soutron PortalsIt’s new. It’s simple. It’s fast and it’s mobile friendly.

Soutron Library Management System’s new Search Portal technology is now available, fully integrated, to improve the user experience and enhance the image of the library.

The Library has complete freedom to design a preferred search interface that can be easily accessed from desktop and mobile devices. Soutron’s Search technology offers complete control over the way results are presented:

  • The layout and style
  • Colours & fonts
  • Branding, graphics & carousels
  • Feeds and links to promote library services

Soutron’s Search Portal technology uses template driven forms incorporating HTML5 and CSS style sheets making it easy to seamlessly integrate with web sites. Web masters can use their skills to custom design the interface or the library can call on Soutron to provide customisation to their own design.

For many libraries a single Search Portal is ideal but if multiple portals are needed these can be simply created. And to make it even easier the library can choose from Soutron’s pre-designed templates each with a different theme that can be branded and applied within minutes.

 

Enhance the user experience

Create a unique entry point / portal for your users, clents and visitors, across your organisation and outside. Simplify their access to your content and services and provide My Account facilities to help them self manage their searches and loans, set up RSS feeds, get the latest Library and Archive news and events, how to access your services and more.

Standard Themes

Below are our 8 standard themes to help get you started. Click on each to be taken to an example of each portal.

Customisation of an existing theme

It is easy for you to make changes to an existing theme using our template design editor that is available to the System Manager. This allows changes to the portal pages, results page and full record display pages. You can control headers and footers, amend text, change layout etc. Alternatively you can request Soutron to make changes to your specification at our standard hourly rate for customisation work.

Custom theme

Where you have specific ideas that you want to implement, you can create your own theme and portal design from scratch.

If you want to integrate the system with your web site and your web master has already laid out styles via CSS and you want to apply these you can do so using the integrated template designer with HTML5 tools.

If you need this type of approach but don’t have anyone to do it in-house you can request our services and we will work with you to create the design that best meets your needs. This is a chargeable service that can be provided at our standard hourly rates for customisation work.

 

Multiple portalsSoutron multiple portals linked to your single database...

Would your organisation benefit from multiple portals or search pages?

We can create portals for specialist subjects, secure portals with restricted access to help support knowledge search and enquiries, image repositories and even portals for different offices.

This is a great opportunity for you and your organisation to share your knowledge and to help you to promote the services you provide to users via your own branded portal.

There is a set-up charge for multiple portals, but once again contact us for further information if this is of interest.

Live Examples!

You can get some measure of the different approaches taken when deploying our Search Portal technology here with access to some of our great client portals that are live and on the web.

>> Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust
>> The Wiener Library for the Study of the Holocaust & Genocide
>> Chatham House – The Royal Institute of International Affairs


Set your knowledge free using Soutron’s Search Portal technology!

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Client Feedback

St Edmund Hall College Oxford“Thanks to Soutron and their new Cloud Based solution we now have software that is taken care of for us, much to the joy of our own IT department.”

Rob Petre

College Archivist, Oxford University, St Edmund Hall College

The Wiener Library” it has made a big difference in how we manage our documents now that we are all connected and with a seamless flow from our site to the portal with end users not realising just how amazing it is” Kat Hübschmann

Head of Collections, The Wiener Library

View more Soutron client testimonials.

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