April 24, 2018

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Softlink To Launch New School E-platform

Softlink, a global provider of content and library management solutions, has announced the upcoming launch of a new, cloud-based knowledge and library management solution specially designed for elementary schools. The new product will be added to the company’s existing tech offerings of Oliver, Oliver Junior, and Alice.

“The new solution, which will be fully-hosted and supported, has been engineered to engage student learning through anywhere, anytime access to digital resources,” says Nathan Godfrey, Softlink’s COO, in the announcement. He notes that it will include an interactive picture interface for young students that is designed to make it easy for very young users to find and engage with resources of interest.

“In a recent education trial more, than 80 percent of students agreed that technology helped them read,” Godfrey adds in the announcement. “Our own research shows the positive correlation between resource funding and literacy outcomes. Today’s students were born into the digital age. It makes sense that students want to learn through the technologies they use every day, outside the school, and at home.”

The platform will also allow schools to seamlessly integrate with ebook platforms and provide 24/7 access to resources on modern digital devices, according to Softlink Europe’s Chris McPhee.

“This solution will revolutionize primary school library management,” says McPhee in the announcement. ”It will help keep primary school pupils up-to-date and enable them to learn through the technology they like…and provide a cost effective option to embrace new technologies.”

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Karyn M. Peterson (kpeterson@mediasourceinc.com) is a former News Editor ofSLJ.